Great weather for opening day
Thanks for the advice taco! I will be looking into that.
Ended the season Saturday with only 1 bird put up and loved every minute of it!
Can’t wait for next year
Went out for the last time today. Walked quite a ways and got two shots at a couple roosters. Unfortunately two misses. Bittersweet end to the season.
Casedog- Good post from Tacoeye.. I did the same thing when my pup was young and wanted her on birds. I also will still take my dog on public land where I know there are still birds and just let her flush them. Even though she is 5 years old it still allows me to work on some extra training techniques after the season. You usually have to go off the "beaten path" though to find these birds..
Go on the dnr website , print of dog training license application, they will provide you with how ever many leg bands that you want, go on the World Wide Web find someone who raises pheasants, purchase them for $9 to$ 12, take them to a designated DTA(dog training area) certain properties are class 2 and others are class 1 , class 2 closes in April class one open year round. This is what I did when I was training my dog to hunt birds and was very effective and cost a heck of a lot cheaper than game farms. Research how to build boxes for transport and put birds in pillow cases once at the field . Picture is from a training mission out to pine island ,,$90 for 9 birds,
Just curious what all you pheasant hunters are going to do after the season closes this Sunday?
Is there anything else to do with your dogs besides hunting pheasant farms after the season?
I’m not ready to not hunt on the weekends anymore so please respond if you know of anything available?
Casedog I sent you a message.
All at bong
12/21-7birds flushed 2 birds taken
12/22-9 birds flushed 3 missed birds
12/24-3 birds flushed 2 missed birds
12/27-1 bird flushed 1 miss
Time to hit the trap range because my dog is getting tired of doing all this work with not much to show-lol
There are still a few birds to be had but there getting harder and harder to findAnother thing I have noticed is the hens seem to sit tight as possible and flushing right next to me scarring the shit out of me while the roosters seem to flush 50-60 yards away??
Anyone know of any pheasant farms that do not require a membership or at least somewhat affordable?? Please share as I’m addicted to this pheasant hunting and not ready to give it up on January 5th!!
Hit two spots today ,my pup put up 4 birds at the first one I wiffed on an easy shot on one two others no shot and the fourth was a hen bird , they don't stock hens on this site so thats nice to see, it got up two feet away from me , scared the snot out of me hahaha. Second place he got one up deep in the woods. It's so fun to watch him work. They're still out there. I hope to get out one more time.