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EARLY REPORTS ARE MIXED. I VISITED WITH 3 PARTIES AND ALL HAD THEIR LIMITS BY NOON. TALKED TO ONE OTHER PARTY AND NOTHING. THIS HAS BEEN A BOTH PRIVATE AND STATE LAND . WHAT'S ANYONE ELSE HEARING FOR LUCK.

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123fish

All I can say is "WOW!". Six guys done by 10:20 a.m. Timing couldn't have been better as two big cornfields bordering the waterways we hunted came out on Friday. About as good as it will ever get. Didn't have an inrange bird get away and out of the twelve shot only two were longspurs and the other ten were this year's birds which ranged in size from a jumbo to two that you better know what you are doing to be pulling the trigger on them young. Good times for sure and with the rain forecast for tomorrow glad to get at least one good day this weekend.

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MinnesotaMongo

Great report. This was my first time back pheasant hunting in about 10 years. I went to my father's farm, but the corn wasn't out yet.

I Wikipedia'd "pheasant" to make sure I remembered what they looked like after today. LOL

Things will get better, though. I'm sure of that....

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smnduck

I did not make it out but the pals group of six only bagged 2. Lots of corn near the private land they were hunting. The dog ran up many birds in the corn and it should get better as the crops come out.

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koonie

2 shots 2 birds 2 easy.

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PerchPounder

12 guys 24 birds by 11:30. Gotta love private CRP! Topped it off with 12 ducks and 4 geese this evening.

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ivegottabite

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12 guys 24 birds by 11:30. Gotta love private CRP! Topped it off with 12 ducks and 4 geese this evening.


PP~

Were you hunting in MN or ND? I believe in SD you can only Hunt Public right now. Nice job on the birds!

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MN Shutterbug

Four hunters, 1 dog and 4 birds, after 3 hours. In my book, I call it a succesful hunt. Of course, we should have had a couple more. mad.gif Lots of corn out and tons of hunters, over by Canby.

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lawdog

We saw a few birds and heard a lot of shooting in surrounding areas. It will be really good when the corn goes and the weather cools...

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Jaspernuts

2 guys 1 dog and 15 other cars at the WMA. Lots of crowds. We hunted 2 spots from 9-1. Put up 12 birds, only 3 of which were roosters - which we got. If are ratio was better, we would have got our 4. The pressure in Blue Earth county yesterday was unbelievable.

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idratherbefishing

Hunted from 9am-6:30pm solid and ended up with 6 birds for 6 guys and 2 dogs. Overall a good hunt, but I can't hardly walk today i am so sore!!!! Fishing is so much easier!

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fishinfey8

Went down to my grandparents in SW Minn. and had a BLAST on opener! All public land was packed, like usual, but we acctually ended up hunting some private corn fields and saw tons of birds. Can't wait to get down there again! Probably one of the best openers i've seen (as far as numbers). Bagged our limit with four guys and no dog.

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Eric Wettschreck

I ended up working all day. mad.gif

The local dudes told me they did quite well.

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xedge2002

5 guys 3 dogs and 7 birds. We should have had 10 birds but my shooting was a little off yesterday.

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The Donk

5 guys 4 dogs 8 birds, we had to leave at 1 for a wedding, could have gotten our 2 more pretty easy. Private land by Glenwood, awesome numbers. grin.gif

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protiller

Walked one waterway an hour before dark Saturday. Two guys, 1 dog, saw five roosters and three hens. Shot the three roosters who were in range.

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rattlereel

South east ND 3 roosters for 2 guys and one puppy

way too much corn standing

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PerchPounder

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12 guys 24 birds by 11:30. Gotta love private CRP! Topped it off with 12 ducks and 4 geese this evening.


PP~

Were you hunting in MN or ND? I believe in SD you can only Hunt Public right now. Nice job on the birds!


We were in Minnesota we got the pheasants west of Reading. The ducks and geese were all jumped on ponds and sloughs throughout the Iona area.

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Wanderer

Benson: Plenty of hunters from Sat 7am sitting on spots till 5pm tonight (Sun). Must've had as hard a time limiting as we did. smirk.gif

Public and private produced, but not the numbers we've seen in the past. Lotsa hens though. 8 hunters 6 dogs 18 birds recovered. 3 unexplainable lost runners. mad.gif The dogs normally do better than that but they were hyper - maybe overran the scent.

Lotsa geese and some ducks in the area. Saturday evening bow sit showed me 3 young 8 pointers, two of which sparred for a few minutes for a nice show. cool.gif Hopefully they live till next year!

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Snag

Got a 2 person limit on public land Saturday. Hunted for an hour on the way home and kicked up 4 hens this morning near Wilmar. We had a chance to be done by 10:00 on Saturday, but we missed a few shots. My Golden seems to have the birds figured out. It was fun to watch. Got up 25 birds in two hours on Saturday, but only eight were roosters. Saw lots of birds along the roads while scouting friday evening. Should be really good when all the corn gets out. Seemed like less hunters driving around this year.

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dogs

2 guys, 1 kid and 2 dogs 10 roosters shot. Got into a ball of birds early Sat., but out in the Lac Que Parle County was not impressed with number of birds. I never jumped a rooster Sun. Lot of hunters and the thing this year is they never leave WMAs the just seem to want to pound the same one all day.

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lawdog

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2 guys, 1 kid and 2 dogs 10 roosters shot.


Even if the kid is hunting, that's four over your limit (six over if he's not)... mad.gif Care to Explain?

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MOBY RICHARD*

His dogs must have Pheasant Stamps too... confused.gif

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123fish

Cripple city?

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orangestew

9 birds for 3 guys over 2 days.

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