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Old 10-07-2004, 08:01 PM
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Pheasant huntin'

Well I got this new shotgun... and I'd like to test it out...

I don't know anybody that goes after them wascally pheasants... I've been busting clays right and left, and that seems to be pretty good practice. I'd really like to get out there...
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Ahhh...pheasant season. That's a rather fun past time. Course it'd be easier if we had a dog to help chase em up, but since we dont, it's just me and my dad out there walking. We normally get quite a few thru out the year...Partridge and Grouse are kinda fun too.
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I hate eating pellets, so I don't do much bird hunting. If I can get away with it, I'll try for a head shot at a Grouse with my 22 though. I was deer hunting a few years ago and had hiked up the side of a mountain and ran into a mess of Blue grouse...they were huge...and dumber than a box of rocks. Unfortunately all I had with me was my 30-30, so I stood there and tossed rocks at them and couldn't hit the broad side of a barn. The dang things just sat on the ground and in the lower branches, looking at me like..."huh?" I went home with a couple nifty feathers though.
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This may sound kind of dumb, but what's the bag limit on Pheasant? In Nevada, you can only have 3 in a season, with 1 on you in a single hunt. Sage Hen's are considered endangered there so I never got to hunt any. Chukar's got my attention, damn #!&*%$##@! birds!
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ummm...Dick...you CAN shoot mountain grouse (blues, ruffies, franklins) with a hunting rifle...screw the rocks, that's actually not a legal means of taking...to be technical, it can get you a ticket...just shoot the dang birds with whatever gun you have along...i do...7mm works wonders at cuttin a bird's head off...lol...just make sure you know exactly where your gun hits, and that you ain't gonna hit the breast bone and explode the only real meat on the carcass...lol...

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I am aware that you can use a rifle, but I was trying to sneak up on some Muleys we had seen fromway down the road as we were approaching the area. So, I didn't really want to make much noise. When I clean grouse I use the ole step on the wings and pull the legs trick. There isn't much left to do to go home with breast meat. I was so far off the road that if a warden would have happened along, I would have been so startled I'd have had a heart attack if he stepped out while I was tossing rocks. I wasn't seriously trying to hit one..more like a " get the heck outta here, ya little buggers" thing, at the time. I have heard that you aren't supposed to use a twenty ritwofle (.22) to shoot em though...guess I'll have to look into that. Using a shotgun on a bird like a fool hen or a stupid blue seems unsporting to me. And I hate eating pellets.
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i used to bowhunt for pheasants, here in southeast iowa they are plentifull. we can take 6 a day but only 3 at one time per person. so we always hunt in groups of 4 or 5. we dont need a dog. the new guy always gets to play dog. oh and i have not yet ever taken down one with my bow. i have lost alot of good arrows and winged one once. but all i got was a feather
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I might just have to head East to get any pheasant action.
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ND Limit is 3 Per day on pheasant with a pssesion limit of 6 - so far far have had 3 good shoots and two reall poor ones. guess thats why they call it huntin and not killin or gettin.
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3 a day here, and 9 in possession...

You're not killing, you are selectively harvesting to better the environment.
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