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#6088714 - 12/16/15 10:45 PM Pheasant Advice
Bobby Frey Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/14/11
Posts: 110
Loc: Texas
Looking at doing a trip next fall with a guide, what state is best? Any recommendations on outfitters? I have never been, what should I expect? Thanks in advance!

Bobby
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#6088808 - 12/17/15 05:58 AM Re: Pheasant Advice [Re: Bobby Frey]
stinkbelly Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/07/04
Posts: 6822
Loc: Parker County, Tx
Wild or caged birds?
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#6088886 - 12/17/15 07:16 AM Re: Pheasant Advice [Re: Bobby Frey]
furfinrfeather Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/17/09
Posts: 255
Redfield, South Dakota area for wild birds. If you want planted birds, try http://www.serengetigameranch.com/. They are in Comfort, Tx.

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#6089212 - 12/17/15 10:49 AM Re: Pheasant Advice [Re: Bobby Frey]
Bobby Frey Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/14/11
Posts: 110
Loc: Texas
Wild preferred
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#6089903 - 12/17/15 06:14 PM Re: Pheasant Advice [Re: Bobby Frey]
colt45 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 5390
Loc: bastrop county
there is spot up around Satanta Ks. that has both.
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#6092465 - 12/19/15 04:44 PM Re: Pheasant Advice [Re: Bobby Frey]
rdh1 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 959
Loc: Moffat,Tx
South Dakota is the place good luck
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#6093841 - 12/20/15 07:08 PM Re: Pheasant Advice [Re: Bobby Frey]
KingwoodCat Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 04/30/11
Posts: 220
Loc: Broaddus TX
Originally Posted By: Bobby Frey
Looking at doing a trip next fall with a guide, what state is best? Any recommendations on outfitters? I have never been, what should I expect? Thanks in advance!

Bobby


Go shoot a wild bird, then shoot a released bird, then tell me the difference. A pheasant becomes wild the moment its released. I personally am not spending $2K without getting my 5 birds per day.
I would highly recommend Shattuck Hunting in Gregory SD. Top shelf operation.
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#6094529 - 12/21/15 08:55 AM Re: Pheasant Advice [Re: Bobby Frey]
Revoman Offline
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Registered: 01/14/11
Posts: 1216
Loc: Abilene Texas
Nebraska and Iowa also have great bird populations. I would look at eastern Nebraska and western Iowa
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#6094596 - 12/21/15 09:21 AM Re: Pheasant Advice [Re: Bobby Frey]
BOBO the Clown Offline
decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41122
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: Bobby Frey
Wild preferred


My advice and a own a ranch with pheasants.

Look at state bag limits then look at preserve limits.

Figure drive costs, lodging, lic etc and divide by state limit.....

Then do the same for a preserve.

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#6103144 - 12/26/15 07:19 PM Re: Pheasant Advice [Re: Bobby Frey]
elstone Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/25/12
Posts: 158
Loc: Tx Hill Country
Drought has really hurt wild birds in Kansas in last few years. South Dakota would be the place to go.

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#6117431 - 01/03/16 11:08 PM Re: Pheasant Advice [Re: Bobby Frey]
TXBomb05 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 12/15/14
Posts: 37
Loc: Houston/Pirates Cove
If you've never done this, then expect a lot of walking! Make sure your boots are broken in and up to the task. Also, might want to consider putting those sling studs/swivels to use. Walking 5-8 miles a day carrying a gun in your hands, on your shoulders or broken on your forearm gets old quick. Last, dont expect the birds to sit tight to the point, or until you get to the point.....I have half a dozen of these hunts in TX and KS under my belt and while some were better than others, the birds almost always jumped further out than what we expected.....lot of birds fell from 30-40 yards out. These were not outfitter hunts....just hunts on farm/crop land in "high" pheasant areas. Good luck on your trip and please post upon your return!

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#6117478 - 01/04/16 12:16 AM Re: Pheasant Advice [Re: KingwoodCat]
epp838 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/09/14
Posts: 211
Loc: DFW, TX
Originally Posted By: KingwoodCat
Originally Posted By: Bobby Frey
Looking at doing a trip next fall with a guide, what state is best? Any recommendations on outfitters? I have never been, what should I expect? Thanks in advance!

Bobby


Go shoot a wild bird, then shoot a released bird, then tell me the difference. A pheasant becomes wild the moment its released. I personally am not spending $2K without getting my 5 birds per day.
I would highly recommend Shattuck Hunting in Gregory SD. Top shelf operation.


Agreed

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#6117656 - 01/04/16 08:31 AM Re: Pheasant Advice [Re: TXBomb05]
kindall Offline


Registered: 08/01/09
Posts: 3769
Loc: Spring, Tx
Originally Posted By: TXBomb05
If you've never done this, then expect a lot of walking! Make sure your boots are broken in and up to the task. Also, might want to consider putting those sling studs/swivels to use. Walking 5-8 miles a day carrying a gun in your hands, on your shoulders or broken on your forearm gets old quick. Last, dont expect the birds to sit tight to the point, or until you get to the point.....I have half a dozen of these hunts in TX and KS under my belt and while some were better than others, the birds almost always jumped further out than what we expected.....lot of birds fell from 30-40 yards out. These were not outfitter hunts....just hunts on farm/crop land in "high" pheasant areas. Good luck on your trip and please post upon your return!


And if you don't walk miles every week, start doing it long before the hunt.
Lots of birds, good shooting, and you could finish up early. Lack of either, and you could be walking most of the day.
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