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  1. Miforester

    SD 2019 Report

    Well this was my second week of my western trip, traveled to South Dakota from Nebraska on the 16th of November and gave the pups the weekend off starting our hunt on Monday. A nice surprise, I forgot I had purchased my license on December 15th of 2018 which meant I still had 5 days available...
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    Nebraska 2019

    This year I decided to take a multi-state hunting trip starting in Nebraska. My basecamp was the Plains Motel in Holdrege and I would highly recommend this hotel very hunter friendly! I arrive in Nebraska on November 9th and started hunting on the 10th. My last day hunting was Nov 15th, then...
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    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas to all you fellow pheasant junkies out there! Hope you and your families have a splendid day!
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    Great Trip

    Just returned home from a 4 day trip to SD and boy did my son and I have a great time. For us it isnt about harvested birds but more about the experiences on the trip, don't get me wrong we like to shoot our limits. This trip was special cause we were able to hunt a couple of days with...
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    Dog/Hunter Friendly motel

    Looking for suggestions for a dog/hunter friendly motel in the faulkton vicinity, 30 mile radius. Also what is current snow depth. Planning a trip for dec 14-19th......any suggestions is much appreciated!
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    New DIY Dog Box Build

    Here is my new DIY dog box that was modeled after Waterdog09, he was vey helpful and answered all my questions. My version is a little different, mine has top storage and can either be a 3 dog currently or 4 dog. Roughly 44" wide by 56"Long and just under 27" tall. Dog compartments are approx...
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    Bird Cleaning

    When dressing your birds especially smaller birds, what or how do you remove the lungs and other internal organs. Do you use a special knife or some other tool? Or do you just leave them in the chest cavity. Thanks in advance.
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    Great Quick Bird Camp

    Made a quick trip to south central nebraska for a bird hunt. First time back to nebraska since 1996. What a great trip it was. Hunted Nov 16-18, we moved 40 - 60 pheasants, mainly on the 17th, and 10 coveys of quail. The 17th was a nasty day 20 plus winds and driving snow in the afternoon...
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    New Hunting Rig

    Picked up a new hunting rig, 2018 Ram 1500 Laramie. Hoping the draw system from my tundra will fit.
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    New Hunting Rig

    Picked up a new hunting rig, 2018 Ram 1500 Laramie. Hoping the draw system from my tundra will fit. Dont think picture is attached will try snd figure it out.
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    Kansas Trip

    Ok, just going to put it out here. My son and I are planning a Kansas hunt the week prior to Christmas and I'm looking to focus in this area Russell, Ellsworth, Lincoln, Saline, Osborne, Mitchell and Ottawa counties. Looking primarily for hunter friendly lodging recommendations for 2-3 hunter...
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    Pheasants Forever National Youth Leadership Council

    Had an opportunity today to meet a great group of kids on the leadership council. They are having there meeting here in Michigan and today I assisted with a field tour to discuss Kirtlands Warbler management as well as grouse and woodcock management. This was my first exposure to this group...
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    Habitat Burns

    Crews have been in both SE and SW Michigan the past few weeks doing habitat burns for pheasant cover. More crews are down there this coming week too. I have attached some photos from the burns I was on in SW Michigan. Reports from the crews more bird were seen in SE Michigan.
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    Newest Shooters Collection

    Guess the way I cured my cabin fever was to buy guns, the latest additions are a Remington 3200 Skeet and a Browning BSS, both 12ga. Can't wait to get out and shoot these babies. I did attach a photo not very good quality but who cares.....:cheers:
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    My New Pea Shooter

    Just received my LC Smith 16 ga field grade, 28" barrels, built in 1938. I cant wait to get this out in the grouse wood and SD fields next fall. Going to pattern it tomorrow and try and break a few clays with it. She fits so nicely in my gun cabinet. My dad made the cabinet for me and the...
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    Go tigers!

    The crew is all ready for the game! Make the bird hunting Alumni even more proud tonight!
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    genetically alter grains

    I have often wondered since the big push for biofuels and more resistant grains or genetically modified grains, do you think that has an impact on game birds in states like Iowa and Nebraska? Habitat is the biggest factor. However, I have not come across any articles addressing the altered...
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    Brittany and water

    There has been discussion about Brittany's not liking water here is a video of my 2 year old Brittany crossing a drainage ditch to go and point a pheasant. Then make a water retrieve once the bird was dropped. Unfortunately, she went back the wrong way with her retrieve and we had to cross the...
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    Preserve Hunt

    Since my son and I could make it out to SD for the last week of the season we went down state to Janks Pheasant Farm and let the dogs chase some birds. Not the same as you can imagine, but my son got a CZ Teal for Christmas and we just needed to get it broken in. We ran my setter, River...
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    Browning BXD Shells

    I tried to search the site for any post regarding the Browning BXD shells but didn't find anything. Does anyone have any experience with these? Curious looking to restock for next season(s). I have traditionally been a Winchester fan but looking at other options, not sure why but they say...