Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

First baby pheasants


Recommended Posts

  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
monstermoose78

Saw the first group of babies this morning 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 months later...
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.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
monstermoose78

Not good I am seeing birds around my area

Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
monstermoose78

Not good for the Dakota's

Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...

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.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
monstermoose78

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

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
monstermoose78

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

Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 10 months later...
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
monstermoose78

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

Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Edited by gimruis
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders
monstermoose78

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

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Coleman
      Just as a note, I got on the chain Saturday around noon.  Main lakes had a skim of ice, 1/2", shallow bodies(East lake) look like the ice was actually walkable, please don't take my word for that though.     Anyways, water temps were 34*.  I didn't fish much at all, just broke up enough ice to get some new data for mapping.  I did mark quiet a few fish, which is a plus.     On another note, has anyone else noticed the large group(15-20) of beds on Horseshoe just north of the meth hole, about 8-9FOW?  I noticed these this spring, and they're still there.  Thought it was kind of interesting they'd still be there even after all the boat traffic this year.  
    • Wanderer
      Sounds like a fantastic fall!!
    • gimruis
      Smith Farms Labradors?  My 8 year old British yellow lab is from that breeder in Grove City.
    • h8go4s
      In New Mexico? Not much. In Minnesota? A little more. Wheel boat, I assume for a 50 HP on a 15' boat. Bench seats? Does the outboard run? What's wrong with the lower unit? Does the steering work? Does the throttle work? Is there a trailer?
    • Bryan P
      Went out to check some ice on one of my lakes that seems to freeze over before most. 2-3". Still early but maybe another week and ice fishing has begun for me. We'll see. Anyone else getting excited. Now only if cold weather would hurry up and come!    
    • Old Boat
      It's got a 50hp Merc that's got the lower took apart. Covered bow, tapered STEARN. Thick aircraft grade aluminum.
    • smurfy
      Thanks I know fishing, graduated with my brother, I graduated with his sister Patty. I miss chasing roosters.
    • IceHawk
      My older yellow Zoe came out of Pete Fischers Rex former owner of Fischer Kennels now with Dogtra and my newest black one Otter is from Mike Feldhege of Richmond AKA (Fishing) his male Drake and a cousins female Avery from a Grove city kennel. Both excellent dogs! both were fairly reasonable I train all my dogs myself done a few already takes a ton of time and paitence  but the rewards are worth it! My dogs are in the house with me and spend time with me in the boat and pretty much are with me all the time they are my second kids 😀  I feel this connection is what truely makes a good dog.  
    • smurfy
      Been good so far 👍 I will take you up on your offer some time.   Where did you get your young lab?? I may be in the market for one this spring as long as I don't need to take a second mortgage on the house.🥴
    • IceHawk
      Thanks Glen been busy fishing and hunting been a banner year for me in the outdoors for sure !!!  Had a phenomenal summer, fall walleye fishing, got a Buck and Doe gun season now my focus is chasing roosters as much as possible until good ice! Might be my last year in the field for my old lab as she is 13 still hunting hard but the joints arthritis are catching up to her. Plus side is my new pup 1 1/2 is really coming along great she's going to b a good one! Your more than welcome to follow me but I will warn you first you have to figure out what I'm driving. Bought a new 2020 pickup this spring with a off road  package now  you have to figure out the color and brand 😀🤣 Seriously anytime your more than welcome to join me just holler Hope retirement is treating you right. 
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.