texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
INC91TX, Coby, Iamgoo78, Duckhuntermann, Raven7
65766 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 94,312
bill oxner 57,390
stxranchman 55,166
SnakeWrangler 47,040
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,436
BMD 41,029
Big Orn 37,484
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics437,668
Posts6,351,286
Members65,766
Most Online16,728
Mar 25th, 2012
Print Thread
Pheasant numbers - Panhandle and South Plains #7606038 09/13/19 03:43 PM
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 12
W
Waterfowl Widowmaker Offline OP
Light Foot
OP Offline
Light Foot
W
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 12
How are the pheasant numbers looking for this year in the panhandle and south plains regions? I had heard that numbers were pretty bad up north because of the spring floods followed by a hot, dry summer.

Re: Pheasant numbers - Panhandle and South Plains [Re: Waterfowl Widowmaker] #7606215 09/13/19 07:32 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,472
T
Texan Til I Die Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
T
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,472
Had friends down for a Labor Day dove shoot from the Hale Center / Petersburg / Floydada area. They farm about 10K acres spread across 3 counties and they aren't seeing much. Quail are mediocre and pheasants below that. Got another friend up there that's a crop duster. His business picks up around now and if there are any birds around he'll know where they are. I'll post up whenever I get a report from him.


Silver spurs and gold tequila
keep me hanging on.
Pretty girls and old cantinas
give me shelter from the storm.
Re: Pheasant numbers - Panhandle and South Plains [Re: Waterfowl Widowmaker] #7609071 09/17/19 07:45 PM
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,186
T
tophorsecop Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
T
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,186
The years that the crop dusters have to remove pheasant bodies from the applicator nozzles...those are amazing hunting years...


"Guns don't kill people, Guns kill dinner!"
Re: Pheasant numbers - Panhandle and South Plains [Re: Waterfowl Widowmaker] #7609123 09/17/19 08:53 PM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 9,615
C
colt45 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
C
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 9,615
summer rains have hurt the pheasant hatch in S.W. Ks., farm operator found lots of nest full of rotten eggs


hold on Newt, we got a runaway
Re: Pheasant numbers - Panhandle and South Plains [Re: Waterfowl Widowmaker] #7618767 09/28/19 07:58 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 4,581
R
reeltexan Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
R
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 4,581

Our guy in the Panhandle says cover and forage are very good and birds are doing well.


[Linked Image]

"Count that day lost whose low, descending sun
Is not, in part, obscured by powder from my gun"
B. Spiller
Re: Pheasant numbers - Panhandle and South Plains [Re: Waterfowl Widowmaker] #7618980 09/29/19 01:04 AM
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,079
S
sallysue Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
S
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,079
Wonder about the Plainview area

Re: Pheasant numbers - Panhandle and South Plains [Re: Waterfowl Widowmaker] #7624391 10/05/19 10:49 AM
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 1,380
F
fray Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
F
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 1,380
Thanks.

Re: Pheasant numbers - Panhandle and South Plains [Re: reeltexan] #7624964 10/06/19 01:40 AM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 373
C
Chuckw Online Content
Bird Dog
Online Content
Bird Dog
C
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 373
Originally Posted by reeltexan

Our guy in the Panhandle says cover and forage are very good and birds are doing well.

Good luck with that!

Re: Pheasant numbers - Panhandle and South Plains [Re: Chuckw] #7652127 11/04/19 11:05 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 4,581
R
reeltexan Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
R
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 4,581
Originally Posted by Chuckw
Originally Posted by reeltexan

Our guy in the Panhandle says cover and forage are very good and birds are doing well.

Good luck with that!



Thanks.
Spoke with some folks up there again today that said rainfall had been very good this year.
Birds were decent where we hunted last year.

Look for a pack of bird dogs and slow moving hunters on the 7th.


[Linked Image]

"Count that day lost whose low, descending sun
Is not, in part, obscured by powder from my gun"
B. Spiller
Re: Pheasant numbers - Panhandle and South Plains [Re: Waterfowl Widowmaker] #7653877 11/06/19 04:37 PM
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 7,703
W
westtexaswatkins Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
W
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 7,703
I live on the southern edge of pheasant country in the south plains. Rain we got early on did wonders in our area and I had several pheasants in my yard daily. Later in the spring I saw a few hens with chicks in the area. I would think it would be a decent year especially compared to last year. The quail around my house have exploded in numbers but I also keep them fed pretty good.
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]

Re: Pheasant numbers - Panhandle and South Plains [Re: Waterfowl Widowmaker] #7653886 11/06/19 04:50 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 57,390
bill oxner Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 57,390
Great pictures.


Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill


[Linked Image]




Re: Pheasant numbers - Panhandle and South Plains [Re: Waterfowl Widowmaker] #7654047 11/06/19 06:54 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 4,581
R
reeltexan Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
R
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 4,581

Exciting stuff for sure.


[Linked Image]

"Count that day lost whose low, descending sun
Is not, in part, obscured by powder from my gun"
B. Spiller
Re: Pheasant numbers - Panhandle and South Plains [Re: Waterfowl Widowmaker] #7655250 11/07/19 08:33 PM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 9,615
C
colt45 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
C
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 9,615
great pictures


hold on Newt, we got a runaway
Re: Pheasant numbers - Panhandle and South Plains [Re: colt45] #7658130 Yesterday at 02:05 AM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 29
Wildcat1 Offline
Light Foot
Offline
Light Foot
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 29
Hunted 100 miles north of dodge city in kansa good number of pheasants this year. Ron

Re: Pheasant numbers - Panhandle and South Plains [Re: Wildcat1] #7658976 Yesterday at 11:10 PM
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,043
L
LarryCopper Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
L
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,043
Originally Posted by Wildcat1
Hunted 100 miles north of dodge city in kansa good number of pheasants this year. Ron

up

Will be around Grainfield this weekend.


Re: Pheasant numbers - Panhandle and South Plains [Re: LarryCopper] #7658980 Yesterday at 11:12 PM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 29
Wildcat1 Offline
Light Foot
Offline
Light Foot
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 29
We hunted at quinter. Ron

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3