Nice pic, glad to see you taking your son out. Good luck in SD. I'm heading out there on Monday. Can't wait!Bird numbers are good where I hunt. We've put up a few different young coveys where the roosters haven't turned yet. Let a couple fly that I wasn't sure on only to have them cackle 80 yards out. We've killed 7 already in this young season, been a lot of guys out but my normal honey holes haven't been pounded yet. Last year I couldn't get one with my little guy, this year I've shot 6 with him on my back. All killed on public without stocking nearby. Leave for SD in the AM, can't wait.
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You don't want to hunt S.WI. It's a complete shitshow. If you insist, make it during the week. It's almost exclusively a put-n-take hunt.Hey guys looking for some advise. Both of my labs are from a breeder in northern WI. Planning a 2022 trip west and want to hunt my way out and back. Hoping to do a 2-3 week round trip. My question is does WI have a population of native pheasant? I know grouse is big up north but I'm thinking of hunting the southern part of the state. Any advise or info is much appreciated.
Western and northwest WI has a wild pheasant population. I'm not going to give you GPS pins or anything but I would be willing to help you get started in a direction if you want to shoot me a PM, I hunt a couple different counties and kill wild birds (I think, no stocking nearby any of my spots). But in my opinion your time would be spent FAR FAR FAR better just heading west right away and get an extra day or two out in the Dakota's.You don't want to hunt S.WI. It's a complete shitshow. If you insist, make it during the week. It's almost exclusively a put-n-take hunt.
If you want to hunt wild pheasants, try western WI...around Eau Claire. It's tough though...no doubt.
I'd just hunt grouse in N.WI. That's the best! Birds have been excellent this year.