Hitting the long trail north in the morning for Saturday's ND opener. Wet weather is predicted. Maybe I'll have to stay up there an extra day or two. I'm retired so that works.
Thanks for the report. I'm guessing you'll go back when weather cooperates a bit better. So did you have to cook your own lobster???TRIP REPORT: Arrived in Ashley (pop. 661) to rain and a forecast of two more days of it. Had excellent drinks, service, and lobster (yes, lobster) dinner at The Roost, a cook-your-own place, the evening of my arrival. Next morning pulled up stakes and hit the trail for the Bowman-Scranton area where I had fabulous hunting about 20 years ago. Reaching Bowman, hunted a little in the afternoon and the morning and afternoon the next day. Saw a total of seven pheasants (out of range) and one covey of huns. Hadn't seen huns in 25 years and did not recognize them at first. Blew one to pieces on a 10' R to L shot. And that was that. Left for home that afternoon. Poor hunting unfortunately.
A bit of pheasant wisdom: A Hill City old timer told me years ago that when bird numbers are down the birds are spooky and will far flush. While this was opening weekend in ND, this knowledge from forty or so years of boots afield after pheasants proved true.
YOUR TURN: please tell us how your ND hunt went.
Thanks for the report. I'm guessing you'll go back when weather cooperates a bit better. So did you have to cook your own lobster???
I heard nodak was good last year.I would think it would be good this year.Everyone has to cook their own meat at The Roost, so yes I did cook my lobster. The cook-it-yourself thing has to do with gambling laws according to the motel proprietor.
As for returning to hunt ND, the bird population will have to grow before that. Maybe next year.