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Great trip to SD #7348618 11/14/18 09:42 PM
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Made the first trip of the year to NW SD. It was a great time! Bird numbers were way up from last year. I was also able to shoot my first Sharptail limit! We ended the trip 5 Days hunting 3 guys with 29 Roosters, 15 Sharpies, 17 Huns.

Can't wait to be in Nebraska next week then off to the Texas Panhandle after that. I need to figure out what I have in this GWP and make a decision to Sell him or Keep him.

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Made that trip once years ago. The Huns were the most fun.


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I found where my wife had put my stash of old cookbooks. I

It's called Braised pheasant. I remember that I boned the breast, rather than split them. I used sharp tails, Huns, and pheasant. It made a beautiful presentation.

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Re: Great trip to SD [Re: q-all] #7348702 11/14/18 11:14 PM
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Man that looked like a blast of a time

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Man, it looks like a fantastic trip

Iím sitting in a hunting lodge in SD right now...all pumped up about my first hunt here, in the morning



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Awesome trip!


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Just received an e main from SD, they are allowing snares starting today 11/14. So if you are going now be watchful, hate lose a dog to a snare meant for coyotes


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Were you hunting public or private up in SD?

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Great pictures. Well done.


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Re: Great trip to SD [Re: ChrisZ] #7349045 11/15/18 01:02 PM
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Man that looked like a blast of a time


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A friend and I flew up. We met up with three guys who drove up from Kansas. We left to the airport after the morning hunt. The Kansas group said they planned to road hunt their way back.


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That is a really cool hunt, love the mixed bag. I have hunted in North Dakota since I could expense the trip for work but never South. All birds shot over pointers or did you walk any Sharpies/Huns up with flushers?

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Can someone please answer a rookie question about the northlands? How do you tell the sharptails from the hen pheasants? I've hunted pheasants long ago, just never in a place with sharpies.

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Originally Posted by Lalo
Can someone please answer a rookie question about the northlands? How do you tell the sharptails from the hen pheasants? I've hunted pheasants long ago, just never in a place with sharpies.


The Sharpie is a more compact football shaped bird. They have more white than a hen pheasant. On the flush they often let out a raspy chuckle. Similar to the cackle of a rooster pheasant but raspier.
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Great pictures. Brought back some great memories. up


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Great hunt. Heading out Monday but don't expect anything like your trip. Congrats on a great adventure.

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Just got back from my first SD Pheasant Hunt

WOW


Cocks Unlimited.! First Class Operation! ..but he shuts down right after Thanksgiving each year.

I will be back to hunt with him!


Snow flurries, 13 degrees, and 15 MPH winds the last day, but it was still a blast


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saw a report that the pheasant pop was 47% + over last year


hold on Newt, we got a runaway
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Yes but Grouse were down

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How's the pheasant hen population up there these days?
Did you see plenty?


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that's one on the bucket list I never go to do realmad


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Looks like a super fun hunt. Thanks for sharing.


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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
Great pictures. Well done.


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Re: Great trip to SD [Re: reeltexan] #7387360 12/26/18 11:18 PM
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very healthy. We saw an absolute ton of birds. Lots of second hatch roosters as well.




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How's the pheasant hen population up there these days?
Did you see plenty?

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