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Do you shoot them on the ground?

Pheasants.....do you shoot one if you see it on the ground? Been seeing a few but hunt without a dog. Several times I've seen them in the open, but they see me and duck into the brush. After that they dissappear. Once in a while they flush but usually you just see or hear the weeds and brush moving and that's about it.
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Do you have a pheasant stamp?

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if i can shoot everything i go after while its standing still or sitting, I do. head shots are better than picking shot and feathers out of the body. same with deer. if its standing still thats better than running.


if flushing a bird or rabbit is more sporting why not spook the deer and turkey so they run too.
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if i can shoot everything i go after while its standing still or sitting, I do. head shots are better than picking shot and feathers out of the body. same with deer. if its standing still thats better than running.


if flushing a bird or rabbit is more sporting why not spook the deer and turkey so they run too.

Well, mostly because I'm using a shotgun and a dog for birds for starters.
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i have shot birds sitting on the ground while hunting with dogs before. but not near the dog.

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i dont hunt with dogs so i will do ground shots as long as its not a blind hill shot.
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As long as the shot is safe, I have taken birds on the ground. Most times these were birds that ran from the fields and we combed the nearby woods. In the trees they just run ahead, so when the chance appeared, I took them on the ground.
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i have shot birds sitting on the ground while hunting with dogs before. but not near the dog.

Why not call the dog over?

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I’ve shot grouse and pheasants on the ground. As long as it’s safe .....I’ve never hunted gamelands for pheasants. That might be problematic.

To those who turn their nose up at the thought....I bet they all wait and flush a turkey before they shoot. Right?
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Do you have a pheasant stamp?
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