Pheasants in trees
Curious if any of you guys are seeing pheasants in trees this year. I’ve only been out twice but have seen it both times.
On the first day a buddy and I headed out a little bit after sunrise (not first light) and had two hens fly out of the tree tops along a field about 20 mins into our walk. We were the first guys in this field, so I’m guessing they roosted there. I didn’t realize what they were at first, because I was more focused on the field and my dog.
Today I decided to skip a morning archery hunt and take my dog for what was supposed to be a hunt. Unfortunately after the 30 minute drive to the GLs I realized I left my shotgun at home. Nevertheless I decided to just take my dog for a walk. She pointed the first bird in about 20 minutes. I was not real ambitious to get off the trail with no gun and after a bit she broke and crept in. The rooster flushed and flew up into a big tree. I got to watch him sit there for a good 10 minutes as she feverishly looked for him. I eventually walked in to see how close I could get for a picture, flushing him when I was about 20yards away.
Nice to see, as this will certainly help protect them from ground predators.