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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
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Pheasants and dirt patterns.

GC stocked pheasant about a month ago and they seem to be everywhere. I've had one bird (alive) in a set and 3 feet in others in the past two weeks. I guess the question is...do you think it's the dirt pattern they're attracted to or the lure? Each set has different lure in it so the only constant would be the dirt pattern. Yesterday my son and I checked two feild sets then went to check two in a wooded hollow and when we came out of the hollow there was 12 cockbirds and 1 hen around the field sets. We had to drive up through them to scare them away. Farm birds aren't really the brightest critters out there.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 01:14 AM
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Re: Pheasants and dirt patterns.

looking to dust maybe??

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 01:20 AM
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Re: Pheasants and dirt patterns.

They go to the dirt pattern to dust.

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Re: Pheasants and dirt patterns.

Sounds like the solution to your problem is only a spaniel and a handful of hi-brass 6's away.

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Re: Pheasants and dirt patterns.

I had an incidental one time. The ground I used was infected with ants.
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Re: Pheasants and dirt patterns.

Iíve caught a few pheasants over the years, as well as 1 grouse. As was mentioned, I assumed they wanted to dust in the sifted dirt.

Also, one time I drove up a farm lane to check a trap that was set where a wheat field and a corn stubble field met. I had a red fox, or so I thought. When I stopped and got out of the truck, the fox took off. I walked up to the set and found the remnants of a Canada goose in my trap. That fox (or foxes) sure gorged himself on an easy meal.
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