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    Default New Year Pheasant Hunt

    Got out to our spot at sunrise. 0 degrees and no other hunters. I guess they still were sleeping it off. lol The last stocking of birds was last Saturday, so I didn't know how much action we were going to have. Right off the bat we started seeing fresh tracks in the snow. Then I see a hen hunkered down in some brush. I kicked it and it just rolled over. It was frozen solid in the bedded down position. lol Continued on and got into a lot of birds. Ended up getting 3. If old crack shot,(son), had killed the rooster that he kicked up at his feet and then missed twice out in the middle of a field we would have had 4. He did knock a heck of a lot of feathers off it though... Actually we missed a lot of opportunities due to the cold. I had two hens flush up that I didn't get shot off at, because my safety was so stiff I could switch it off with my gloves, hand warmers and unresponsive fingers! It was a fun time. First pic is from today and the rest from the last few days.
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    Great bird season! How long does the season last?

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    I really miss hunting pheasants!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mowbizz View Post
    Great bird season! How long does the season last?
    Feb 19

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    That's a great way to ring in the new year.
    I love it when a plan comes together!

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    Nice pictures! Thanks.

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    Looked like a great hunt, congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by longbow View Post
    Feb 19
    I'm assuming you are hunting State Game land.
    Semi-Wild is open through March 15th.
    I plan on getting out this Sat/Sun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by medrhunter View Post
    I'm assuming you are hunting State Game land.
    Semi-Wild is open through March 15th.
    I plan on getting out this Sat/Sun.
    State land. Have fun...

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    Congrats on some nice birds! Definitely beats sitting by the wood stove and waiting for spring.

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