Powderbourne - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-19-2013, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
Regular Visitor
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Bucks County,PA
Posts: 72
Back To Top
Powderbourne

Any of you guys been here? Thinking of going next week with a few buddies. Wanna hear about your expierence. I have never been to a preserve so I have a few questions. They are offering 10 birds for $200 and up to four hunters.

Do we get to actually see all 10 birds? We have no dogs and probably won't be getting a guide with a dog. Do they release it the day before we hunt or just before we hunt? Will they release all 10 birds in one field or will they spread them out on multiple fields? If we do get all 10 birds within our time slot are there any extra birds out there to shoot before our time is up? I know I can call to get answers but always forget to ask a few questions. Thank you for your replies.
XDevilBoix is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-19-2013, 10:29 PM
Regular Member
 
bad primer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: SE PA
Posts: 2,013
Back To Top
Re: Powderbourne

i was there 3 years ago, had a great time. i had plans to go back but I have been working 7 days a week since then.

you will be taken to your assigned area & then the birds are released. it should be a good sized area for you to hunt on. usually a lot of extra birds in all the areas.
good luck.

NRA life member
DU member
bad primer is offline  
post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-19-2013, 10:55 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Northampton Co by way of Philly
Posts: 979
Back To Top
Re: Powderbourne

I'm organizing a group from work to go there soon, I have heard nothing but good things about this place including the restaurant there that non hunters go to to eat bc it's very good stuff.
Bill_Weber_RRT is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-20-2013, 12:29 AM
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: West Chester PA/ Ocean city NJ
Posts: 706
Back To Top
Re: Powderbourne

It's decent for the price, I would not spend the money to go without a decent dog .. I'd Find someone with a dog, more than likely u will not c many without . good luck
Big Chris is offline  
post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-20-2013, 12:05 PM
Regular Visitor
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Live in 5C, Cabin in 3D
Posts: 95
Back To Top
Re: Powderbourne

You'll be able to see where they put your birds, but more than likely they'll move around during your hunt. you really should consider either going with someone with a hunting dog or getting a guide\dog.

most of the time I go there we find\get extra birds, as far as pay-to-shoot goes, the place is ok.
BillHjr is offline  
post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-20-2013, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
Regular Visitor
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Bucks County,PA
Posts: 72
Back To Top
Re: Powderbourne

Thanks guys, booked for next week and looking forward to some fun.
XDevilBoix is offline  
post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-20-2013, 11:49 PM
New Arrival
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Montgomery County
Posts: 49
Back To Top
Re: Powderbourne

You will be very happy with your hunt. I guide for Rich & Mariann on occasion. The birds are very strong flyers this year. You should see all 10 and then some. I guided a hunt with a group on Monday that couldn't hit the side of a barn. They missed 7 of 11.

In their defense it was abit windy and once those birds catch the wind it's almost to late to hit them.

Also the cover is still very thick. Trying to hunt without a dog is not a good idea this early in the year. You'll walk past most of them. Come February it's much easier to hunt without a dog. The cover is trampled and the fields and weeds will all have gone brown.
Will Kelly is offline  
post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-20-2013, 11:55 PM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Wald Jager's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: 3C Camp-New 5D Home
Posts: 3,583
Back To Top
Re: Powderbourne

Been there often enogh to say it will take you the full 3-4 hours to get your birds even with dog. The areas are well marked with flag tape and signs and have enough cover,hedgerows to make you work for them. With a dog you will probably get a few extra and without you may be a bird short. Keep the extra leg bands and use them another time you go. Full orange required,hunting license is not required. We pay the bird handler a few bucks to scatter them around instead of letting them go close together. They will also spin pluck afterwards for a couple $ each,worth it, go eat at the restaurant while you wait.

"Lazy people think of the easy way to do the hard stuff"
Wald Jager is online now  
post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-20-2013, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
Regular Visitor
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Bucks County,PA
Posts: 72
Back To Top
Re: Powderbourne

Thanks Will. So you work for Powderbourne? Also if you get more then the 10 birds you pay for, do you have to pay a extra fee for any additional bird?
XDevilBoix is offline  
post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-21-2013, 12:07 AM
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: West Chester,PA.5C/5D
Posts: 688
Back To Top
Re: Powderbourne

while your heading there go early and have breakfast.Their bacon is outstanding.Overall first rate operation

"when I'm not AFISHN,I'm a huntin'"
AFISHN 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