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Pheasant Reports?

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Any pheasant reports from Minnesota and/or Wisconsin? South Dakota is looking good both for pheasants and ducks. The moisture levels and potholes are higher than I have ever seen. Seeing lots of pheasant and ducks.

What are the rest of you guys seeing across the region?

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There are absolutely NO, Zero, Nada Pheasants in Lac Qui Parle County wink.gif (And the hatch won't be any good either!)

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I was down by Huston and Rushford turkey hunting last week and we saw roster's every where we went. The cackling in the morning was nuts. Add that to the gobbling and this northern boy was impressed with the sounds of southern minnsota in the morning.

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Latest sighting of a Minnesota pheasant for me was on my dinner plate last night! grin.gif MMM MMM Boy they were good! Tried a new way of cooking them, it was a keeper!

Good Luck!

Ken

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Saw lots of pheasants on the road over the weekend in the St Cloud area. Also pop says lots down around New Ulm area.

Labs have you ever tried pheasant jumbo????? Did it last winter it was great.

Only 3 days till I can get out foxed again by Mr. Tom but half the fun is sitting with my dad maybe some of his luck will finally rub off.

Swabby

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Lots of birds here in the far southwest corner. If it stays warm and dry at hatching time we will be just fine. Another year like the past two seasons would be just fine by me. Also had two different guys tell me they saw the first broods of young honkers today. One had six and the other one had seven. Excellent!

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ya we definitely lost some hens in that big storm, but not as many as I had originally feared and the roosters came through even stronger. Good, warm and relatively dry conditions for the next month or more and we'll be in fine shape for another good fall. Could be the last for a while though, lots of extra corn planted this year and we lost plenty of habitat around the country to accomodate it and less habitat can't carry as many birds for a long period. Blame it on $4 corn!!!

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Pheasant population is strong in this area of SC MN and no sign of major habitat loss at this point. Many of the real good core areas in the LeSueur watershed are in CREP and we're seeing the results. We have a rooster that spends most of his time in the backyard plum thicket and commences crowing at 5:15 AM. There were 4 hens with him a couple days ago. Lucky sucker!

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Why? You think you can handle 4 wives?! grin.gif

I kinda envy them Jake turkeys... slide in... steal the girl... leave before anyone's the wiser! wink.gif

Good Luck!

Ken

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lol! Girlfriends maybe, wives? No way! Just think of that honeydew list... crazy.gif

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I am suprised at the number of birds I have been seeing as of late. I thought that there were next to none left, but have been seeing many as of late. I hope its not to wet of a spring.

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My son is doing the pheasant counts for the DNR in the waterville area. I went along one morning and was surprized at the numbers. it could be a good fall hunt.

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