Search results

  1. N

    California's No. 1 Wild Pheasant Refuge/Wildlife Area

    I know Yolo is good. I wonder what the average per hunter taken was last year? I think Yolo gets alot of people during the opener.
  2. N

    Worst Opener Ever

    Sometimes it is hit and miss for one person but I asked everyone I came across and everyone I talked to didn't get anything. Even last year which wasn't a good year, some people got birds last year. When I dropped off my permit at the check station after 12:00PM, there was only one bird taken up...
  3. N

    California's No. 1 Wild Pheasant Refuge/Wildlife Area

    Or Grizzly Island?
  4. N

    Worst Opener Ever

    I knew it wasn't going to be good but this one was bad
  5. N

    Pheasant opener

    I am thinking of this Saturday. I think late in the season will be better with the water especially if we can get some meaningful preci[itation and if a lot of hunters give up and the birds have a chance to settle
  6. N

    Pheasant opener

    How did you do the last couple of weeks?
  7. N

    Pheasant opener

    I live five minutes away from China Island and not much of a drive to Los Banos. It is easy to go and it gives both me and my dog good exercise. If I had to drive over an hour to get there I wouldn't go.
  8. N

    Pheasant opener

    I don't know how many go pheasant hunting specifically. All I know is that hunting has declined in California generally as California has become more of an urban culture and there are less places to go on private property. I think more people go Duck and Dove hunting than pheasant especially now...
  9. N

    Pheasant opener

    Wild birds. Pheasants used to be everywhere in agricultural areas in the 70s and 80s. There was a rapid decline in the wild population in the 1990s. Almost nonexistent now even in areas that had the best numbers.
  10. N

    Pheasant opener

    True story back in the early 80s when there was alot of birds everywhere. We used to hunt an this family's asparagus fields. They had maybe 100 acres total. Their fields were dirty inside and the pheasants loved it. We did well there. We probably got 30 roosters that year all season. We happen...
  11. N

    Pheasant opener

    You did good. A lot of people got nothing the first day including me. I made the mistake of working a lot of big fields. They were just running on me. I am probably going to take a week off and get some work done in the orchard and then make another try the Saturday after Thanksgiving in a...
  12. N

    Pheasant opener

    How did you do? I flushed one hen. A few birds were caught but everyone i talked to said it is worse this year. It will get better with more water.
  13. N

    Pheasant opener

    Ok, you might wanna look at the edges. The birds are going to be scattered by noon. depends on how many people are out there
  14. N

    Pheasant opener

    Cool. I wanted to go scout it out but they are keeping it closed for duck season. There is no water out there. Because of state water cutbacks they aren't going to start pumping water in until pheasant season opener. There is going to be no water and alot of open land on the opener. I am hoping...
  15. N

    Pheasant opener

    My hunting partner cant make it over for the first. Anyone looking for a hunting partner let me know. I am hunting the state wildlife refuges in central california. I currently put in for four reservations at China Island, Los Banos, Salt Slough, and Los Banos
  16. N

    Pheasant Season 2021 - Might Be a Tough One

    Might be a tough one this year at some of the refuges early on if we don't get a good amount of early rain. Due to the drought and lack of water storage at Shasta, the refuges are only going to receive 40% of their normal allotments this year. That probably means holding back flooding of some...
  17. N

    Predator (coyotes) question

    I agree with this. Some of the farmers ( I am one also) blamed the loss of the pheasant population here in California on coyotes as the coyote population has spiked in some areas of the state. But that was not based on any science. I have read the opinion of biologists in the state which I tend...
  18. N

    Kinda slow

    Weather plays a big part of it. Having a good hatch is critical. Weather plays a big part. Need a wet spring. Dry springs and unusually wet springs are bad. FY16/17 was disastrous for China Island. Still recovering from that,
  19. N

    Kinda slow

    I think i might have talked to you on the way out. I was driving out in my truck and you were heading out in the fields closest to the entrance
Top