Where in Gustine? I hunted China Island and no one got anything opening morningI'm gonna say it right here, even though there are no pheasants in Ca and if you do see em they are all very small and weak. NaCl Slough for Sunday, Gustine for Saturday. I heard a big crew put a dent in the population on Saturday, in Gustine, 10 guys pushing the fields, team work. This intel is no mystery, just putting in the time and effort.
I left by noon. Hardly heard a shot. There are still alot of birds there. I flushed a hen. I saw three pheasants. They ran far ahead and ran over the bank and took off. This week will be even worse. I live on a ranch i own outside gustine. We really didnt get any rain last night. I think last year eight roosters were taken the first day. I imagine the numbers this year are close to thatI was at china in the afternoon, saw guys with 2 birds, they said they saw 4 other roosters taken. i knocked one down and the armor plated bugger ran off. We jumped 2 hens and one rooster, guys hunting doves all over. We had two dogs hammering the bush.
Good luck. I am going to take the day off. Guys have been dove hunting around my property. I may go next wednesday or saturdayWe hit Los Banos, 8 miles of thorns and thick bush kicking, the dogs worked hard, not the basic Kick and Shoot.
I'll be at the Pump lot tomorrow, see how things go.