Awesome, we had 4 guys one Lab. He worked hard with all the water around. Ended up leaving today around 2, 5 birds in the truck. Saw 15-20 roosters.It was great.My dog made a great water retrieve on a sharptail.I found a great ranch.Got some birds, great weather!
I promise you guys coming from out of state and spending hundreds if not thousands of dollars on a pheasant trip absolutely care about the amount of birds seen and bagged. Most out-of-state hunters could hunt in their own state but it’s very very poor hunting. They come to the great state of South Dakota for one reason and one reason only and that is for the amount of birds. If the bird population is low there is no need to come they can stay and shoot Pen raised birds in their home state and save all that money.hunted north east of aberdeen, lots of corn, water and wind. Still had fun and my dog was just as happy. Birds in the bag don't fully measure success.
Great passing shot that resulted in a 200 yd retrieve. I made a true triple, all 60 yds plus. All retrieves were 1/4-1/2 mile, blind, & up hill both ways.My dog made a 200 yard retrieve on a shaptail that fell in a pond.I made a great passing shot, of 60 yards.That was the highlight.