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Pheasant Preserve NEPA?

Hey guys!

It's my pups third birthday the end of this month and I figured since he did an awesome job this fall I'd take em out for a fun hunt, i.e. lots of birds, w/ my gf and dad.

That being said I'm looking at pheasant preserves in Northeast PA, preferably within 90min of Scranton, does anyone have any recommendations?

I've never done one and I guess my biggest concern is that my lab is fast and I'm worried of the birds holding and not flushing and he'll just start picking em off right on the ground.

Thanks!
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Is Berks Co too far for you? http://www.pheasantvalleyfarm.com/

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Hey guys!

It's my pups third birthday the end of this month and I figured since he did an awesome job this fall I'd take em out for a fun hunt, i.e. lots of birds, w/ my gf and dad.

That being said I'm looking at pheasant preserves in Northeast PA, preferably within 90min of Scranton, does anyone have any recommendations?

I've never done one and I guess my biggest concern is that my lab is fast and I'm worried of the birds holding and not flushing and he'll just start picking em off right on the ground.

Thanks!

Ringneck Ridge in Laceyville
Pheasant Hill in Honesdale

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Nightingale shooting preserve near Muncy, PA . They have a facebook page. The owner Barry is a real nice guy.

Martz's in Dalmatia would be a little farther but they are good too, larger operation than Nightingale. Also found on facebook.
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I second Ringneck Ridge. We go there several times a year.
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Martz 's between Dalmatia and Elizabethville is a good place like simoncol said ,a very well run operation
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Awesome thanks guys! I was thinking ringneck ridge and got a referral for them BSing with a guy at the gym and I think it seals the deal w/ 2 more referrals.

Any issues with birds not flushing?

THanks!
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Any issues with birds not flushing?

there is always that possibility with pen raised & kept birds........................

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Awesome thanks guys! I was thinking ringneck ridge and got a referral for them BSing with a guy at the gym and I think it seals the deal w/ 2 more referrals.

Any issues with birds not flushing?

THanks!
John & Mindy are great people. Nice grounds and great service.

Like Bad Primer said, pen raised birds are a gamble. Their birds are usually great birds but there's always a possibility of them not flushing and being caught. Also depends on cover and how hard birds have to be put down. If the cover is in good shape, the birds should hold without having to put them down too hard. Just tell them that is a concern and they'll hook you up.

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My lab is quite quick too, order a bell for her collar. It will cut down on caught birds. Plus you'll always know where she is in the fall cover . Cabalas has bells that just strap on for 10-15$.
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