first pheasant hunt. had a blast! - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-17-2013, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
Hooked on HuntingPa
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: somewher in pennswoods
Posts: 415
Back To Top
first pheasant hunt. had a blast!

friend of mine went out last year once and found it to be fun so he asked me to come this year and I kept blowing him off figuring we wouldn't see birds and I wanted to bow hunt. Friday the wind was wrong and we knew of an area that was getting birds either wed-fri so we headed up at noon, watched not one but TWO groups with dogs work a field in front of us and were standing there trying to decide how to beat some brush for birds ( we are dogless) when we could hear some leaves crunching in the hedge row next to us.
now this hedgerows are THICK so I was looking inside and saw some twittee birds poping around and started talking, my little brother walked over I see him staring and staring and then a gun come up and he takes a bigs tep forward and BOOM two hens flush. we were all so caught off guard we didn't get shots off till they were far off, but somehow my littlest brother who just started hunting last year and ive never actually seen practice much with a shotgun since he was little nails one wayyyy off, and the other pitches.
I jog off to try to "drive" (?) this little patch to the field again to get the other hen, get a few steps down and put my hand on a tree to step through some swamp mud, turn around and theres a hen creeping behind the tree I was just touching shoot her and a cock bird jumps up right off the trail I just walked down. it was pure pandemonium with us 5 running back and forth jumping birds all over while the guys with the dogs are hunting fields way in front of us not getting any shooting. we ended up with 8 birds 3 cock birds and 5 hens, and had one hen get away. all outta one little wood lot that every single person who hunted had to walk through.
needless to say I had a blast on my first pheasant hunt and couldn't be happier I skipped deer hunting for the day, my best friend who happens to be the hunting buddy who talked me into it is now working on getting a dog to train for next season
To top off the whole story it is the first time both my brothers, my father, and me got to hunt together, and my littest brother who shot his first pheasant did so with our grandfathers Sears and Robuck 12 gauge pump gun that has some age on it, none of us ever got to meet him as he passed away before we were born and that gun is one of the things we have left of him that we can take places and do things with which is pretty cool in my book.
sadly the picture with all of us didn't save for some reason but heres a picture of me and my brother and my friend. im to the far right brothers are both down low and friend to the left.

today they went back and got 4 more, and im taking off work again next Friday to go back and try our luck again. freezer is getting full between all these pheasant and the few deer I already got, and it aint even gun season yet!

Pro-squeezing pro staffer

wannabe fox trapper
trapper54 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-17-2013, 11:28 AM
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Northeast Pa
Posts: 846
Back To Top
Re: first pheasant hunt. had a blast!

Nice story, thanks for sharing!
BRN2RUN is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-17-2013, 02:31 PM
Administrator
 
great white hunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: greensburg
Posts: 39,015
Back To Top
Re: first pheasant hunt. had a blast!

Nice!
great white hunter is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-17-2013, 03:23 PM
Senior Member
 
Buckethead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Ima Clarkonian!
Posts: 19,940
Back To Top
Re: first pheasant hunt. had a blast!

Great job. I find it amazing the stuff guys will walk around to get to easier shooting. I went out Friday, took my Brit to some thicker, out of the way areas and had two birds in under an hour. When you go back, look for thick, isolated pockets a good distance from the parking lot. You'll find birds in those types of places.

I don't have ducks. I don't have rows. I have squirrels. And they're drunk.
Buckethead is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-17-2013, 05:52 PM
Regular Member
 
Pine-Creek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pa Mountains, Life Member NRA
Posts: 2,490
Back To Top
Re: first pheasant hunt. had a blast!

Trapper54,
Fantastic outing with the brothers and your friend, just think with a good Pheasant dog how many more Pheasant were in that area. After hunting with a good gun dog lots of guys leave their Archery equipment at home.
Pine Creek/Dave

Never care about what other people believe, be strong and walk in the way of the Lord.

Pine-Creek is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome