Post by anthonydykes on Dec 3, 2014 8:22:59 GMT -5
Had a BLAST at Prairie Grove Hunting Preserve today with Justin Sanders and Terrell Craig. HUGE shout out to Jim Jacobs for allowing us out there, and Ron Hayne for providing us with such a GREAT dog and fantastic hunt. Scale of 1-10, they get a 20. I will be making MANY return trips out there. The service, and experience was top notch. Ron brought out one of his older dogs who had spent the whole day hunting the day before at Glendale. She is an 11 year old luellen setter named Kate. This dog ran THE ENTIRE DAY! There wasn't a part of the trip where she wasn't finding birds. We ended up with 11 birds. 4 male pheasant, 1 hen pheasant, 4 quail, and 2 chucker. If you guys are looking for something to do, go check it out. They will be running until April, or when the birds are gone.
Post by goosepondmonster on Dec 6, 2014 12:43:09 GMT -5
Do people see wild pheasants any longer? I kicked one up behind my grandma's when I was ten or so, but that is the only time I recall ever seeing one. All I remember is that it scared the crap out of me when it took off cackling.
I remember jonboy posted a pic of one in front of his house over by Worthington a couple years ago. I haven't seen one here at our place since I was a kid. Use to see them down south of Lyons on the way to my Grandpa's cabin when I was growing up. Looks like if you want to bird hunt it's gonna be game preserves, put and takes, or raise your own.
It might help if farmers didn't clean up so much by not discing up the fields in winter and leaving wind breaks and hedge rows. But we all know that won't happen. I kicked up on quail in Chinook when I was going for rabbits, but thats about it.