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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-27-2013, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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ND Pheasant Hunt

Back from a week in North Dakota pheasant hunting. Had a good time and limited every day. Here's a few pics.







<span style="font-weight: bold">I don't want to say ND buck are big but here is a buck rub</span>

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Re: ND Pheasant Hunt

A week in ND would be awesome. Regardless of those big Buck Beavers.

Did you hunt public land on your own or with someone?

How was the habitat?

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Looks like a great trip. I need to figure out a way to get out west sometime. Was lodging hard to find? I know the oil workers are using up a lot of the lodging.
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Re: ND Pheasant Hunt

We hunted mostly public but some private. habitat is good on public but private is mostly beans & corn. Booked a room online 3 months ago with no problem.

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Looks like a great trip. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: ND Pheasant Hunt

Lilly looks worn out. What did you think of the birds themselves? Did you like ND better than Kanas?

A few more years of antler restrictions and Pa. will have rubs like that too.

It's breeding,training...and something unknown.
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Re: ND Pheasant Hunt

Lynn,
Were the birds any different then the stocked PA birds, i.e. Tail length, body size? Did they hold tight or bust early? Any covey flushes?

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I worked the old girl pretty hard. We both slept well at night. I liked ND better than Kansas but not as much as MT. SD around Chamberlain is also great. The birds were great. Wild birds are just different than stocked birds. It is that difference that makes me drive 1500 miles or spend the last 8 years working on getting wild birds back in PA. While I hunt the game farm birds and fish for stocked trout, there is something special about the wild version.

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Some held but most flushed early. The PGC birds are better looking as far as tail length and size. There were a lot of young roosters due to late hatches caused by poor early nesting conditions. No covey flushes like quail but many cases when multiple birds would flush seconds apart. The closest flushes are always in between reloading

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Very cool. Sounds like a blast! Did you encounter many ticks out there?

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