2020 Pheasant hunt

Gator

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Raising(Family) up 1000 hens to turn loose back in SD. hoping for a good crop of chicks out them. Family has been seeing a lot pheasants out in the morning so it looks like it should a good hatch as long as it rains to make bugs and more bugs.
As always looking forward to the Nov hunt 2nd weekend.
 

runamuk

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Bugs is the master key for a good a recruitment for sure.
Seems kind of late for birds to be nesting up?
 

Gator

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Born and raised there, Have a ton of family that farm and ranch there have over 15,000 acres to hunt and adding more. I go back every Nov. we stay on family farms most are 3 and 4 bedrooms with kids have grown up and have there own places so the bedrooms are empty. lots of sloughes, tree belts, Crp, creek bottoms, fence lines, corn fields, soy beans,milo, etc
I have invited several guys to come each year got some who go back every year with us they are almost family now. LOL. We drive back(leave Fri 2 am Hunting on Sat 10 am) and take our own dogs. Usually 3 to a crewcab style truck one driving one riding shotgun and one in the back seat sleeping every 6 hours it a stop to fill up and let the dog out then it back on the road from my place here in Ca its 24 hr drive straight thru gives us another day to hunt. We stay a week.
Small town of Carpenter.
 

X7ahunter

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Bugs is the master key for a good a recruitment for sure.
Seems kind of late for birds to be nesting up?
I've got hens in my flight pen sitting in eggs right now, and one of my Bobwhites are about to go broody I believe. It's late but not unheard of.
 

Gator

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Turned them all loose, keep a few(65) back to see if we can hatch out some next spring.
This year season should be outstanding if the weather is good and they are able to combine the crops off.
Last year lots standing water and very few fields of corn was combined. THE WEATHER sucked too. LOL
The wild hatch was really good too so it should be a great year.
 

Gator

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The corn is being combined quickly. alot area's will have the corn picked by opener.
Everyone is thinking it going to be a great season due the amount of pheasants that made thru last years season and a low winter kill.
A good hatch with lots of bugs mean more pheasants made it.
Now hoping for good weather for this Nov hunt.
 

tailchasers

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Some Midwest cornfields are burning up from fire and drought. Asking farmers not to harvest due to fire risk. How's your area looking?
 

Gator

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My brothers and families have been cutting silage corn at a good clip. They figure to be done by the time I show up NOV 7th with combining also.
 

Gator

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My family is saying there is a lot of birds coming out the corn fields as they harvest the corn. Hope it is as good as the old days. LOL
 

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