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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone doing any good in the game lands out in Washington? I've been out 3 times to gl 245 and have only seen a half dozen which were to far to shoot or on the road! I don't know what me and my buddy are doing wrong

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 12:43 PM
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Re: Washington County Pheasants

I've been out 3 times. Between 3 of us with 3 dogs we've limited out every time. With 20+ flushes each trip. You have to let the dogs work. Dont rush through to beat the other hunters. I've been targeting areas were birds get pushed rather than the fields every one runs through. I've also noticed that most of the hunters are out for an hour and quit. It's hunting not a Shootin perserve! You have to work for the birds.
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Re: Washington County Pheasants

Trust me we work for them and we dont have a dog either...

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 07:13 PM
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Re: Washington County Pheasants

Best advice?...Setter Up.

GBE was correct....decades ago.

Rory has a good owner now....lucky lad.

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Anyone doing any good in the game lands out in Washington? I've been out 3 times to gl 245 and have only seen a half dozen which were to far to shoot or on the road! I don't know what me and my buddy are doing wrong
If it's just you and your buddy, you might want to stay out of the very large fields, that offer no chance to pin these running birds down. In these large fields, a zig-zag approach towards a natural block such as a open field might prove successful. With just the two of you and no dog, I would hunt the hedgerows with one of you acting as a blocker. Two guys without a dog can definitely be successful, but you will have to change your tactics.Go at it almost like a military maneuver and have fun. There are plenty of birds out there.

It's breeding,training...and something unknown.
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Great advice FLDBRED! Thats what I did before i got my springers and it works. Game Hunter keep at it and you will eventually be successful. Stop every once in a while and always right before the end of cover. It makes running birds nervous when they don't know where you are when they can't hear you and they will sometimes flush.

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Re: Washington County Pheasants

My buddy and i took 3 pheasants Saturday morning on the sgls with no dog...you cant be scared to lose alittle blood on your flushing tactics.....we got them birds in heavy cover....

Dont complain........Hunt harder!!!
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