Looks like a great trip!Love your cousins camo job!Wonderful hunt this year. Northern Idaho is so beautiful. The birds were thick and some of them came in to my calls for a fabulous hunt. Here are a few pictures from our hunt. My cousin really goes all out on his camo. The birds had nice thick beards and some pretty nasty spurs. I did not manage to get after the steelhead as the turkey took all of our time but I have got to try for them one of these years.
Lets see when elk take over mule deer winter range or wolves displaced "eat" coyotes/moose and take over there habitat its not mans management its habitat. We/man brought in the turkeys 20 years ago and because there is more money to IDFG were over run.If you want pheasants don't let your habitat turn into turkey habitat.
How many pheasants would you typically see in the spring? Not sure about what was the # of pheasants in the spring this was a winter area for pheasants for miles around. The turkeys have pushed out the pheasants from the little remaining nesting cover that's left. Its to late here but if you want pheasants don't let them bring in turkey.