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monstermoose78

First baby pheasants

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monstermoose78

Saw the first group of babies this morning 

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gimruis
On ‎6‎/‎17‎/‎2017 at 8:27 AM, monstermoose78 said:

Saw the first group of babies this morning 

I don't if you saw but the South Dakota bird counts are out and its ugly.  Down a whopping 45% from last season.  Evidently the drought has brought pheasant "carnage" to the state.  Its possible that the counts for North Dakota are even worse.

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monstermoose78

Not good I am seeing birds around my area

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rundrave
10 hours ago, gimruis said:

I don't if you saw but the South Dakota bird counts are out and its ugly.  Down a whopping 45% from last season.  Evidently the drought has brought pheasant "carnage" to the state.  Its possible that the counts for North Dakota are even worse.

The drought we had  here in S D was pretty small relative to the areas of North Dakota that were dry. I was up in  South Central ND back in July and it was awfully dry up that way south of Bismarck. And I know further to the west it was even worse up that way. Sad part is that there was also good sharptail hunting as well as pheasants up that way also.

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monstermoose78

Not good for the Dakota's

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rundrave
On 8/28/2017 at 8:22 PM, gimruis said:

Its possible that the counts for North Dakota are even worse.

Yup just saw report its down 63% what a bummer.

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gimruis

MN opener looks rough.  USDA reports that not even enough corn has been harvested to make tally a mere 1% rate and only 22% of the soybeans have been harvested.  Combined with high winds and a chance of rain, I think I'll wait until there's a better chance at seeing some birds than Saturday.

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monstermoose78

Finn and I jumped a rooster and hen today looking for woodcock.

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JB18

Saw over 10 birds on opener....all before legal shooting hour....Only 1 after before the rain started.

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monstermoose78

I have not seen a bird during season yet but I will get one or two I hope

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gimruis

I'm gonna go but not before some of these crops get harvested.  It may not be until Thanksgiving but at least I'll increase my odds if I wait for a better chance of success.

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monstermoose78

Sounds like bird numbers are up what are you all seeing?

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Mike89

very few around here...

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gimruis

I went 6 times in December last year and saw no less than 300 birds.  Most of those were hens.  If the majority of those survived, I expect it to be even better.  Of course, I can't actually verify that most of them survived until I see them and/or hunt them.

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monstermoose78

Seeing a few on the way to St. Cloud in the morning 

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