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Rooster Hunt Complete! (pic heavy)

bellcatbellcat Senior MemberSouth DakotaPosts: 2,040 Senior Member
Conditions were excellent, company was perfect, food and spirits were magnificent, birds were plentiful, shooting was day to day:roll: and what a 4 days it was! Coming back to work today wasn't much fun. But that's what makes these hunts so fabulous.

My brother, dad, and I. First time we've hunted together since the fall of 93.


Our lodging, looks a little rough but perfect for a group of hunters! Our morning coffee, meals, college football, pro football, and baseball play-offs make this place a true 'hunting lodge'!


A little friend I caught warming on the road on Saturday.


Brother with a nice brace of birds from Saturday's hunt


Somebody flopped some birds on Vicki's lap after first walk on Saturday. We break out the works for lunch each day.


Some more of the harvest


What a great weekend. My dad is 80 and still going strong! He had some nice 'solo' shots on birds. Brother has been working overseas and in cities for quite awhile but is already planning for next year. It didn't take him long to get back into it again.

It was tough to tell if the birds were plentiful or the cover just all mowed down and bailed. We'll be ok with a decent winter, but if it's nasty, the birds will be decimated.

Oh, well....this one's in the bag....and with any luck, they'll be many more.

"Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain


  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Manistee Natl ForestPosts: 18,280 Senior Member
    Glad you had a good hunt...quite envious actually, our season doesn't open til the second Saturday in November...
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 28,060 Senior Member
    Good times!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member South DakotaPosts: 2,040 Senior Member
    And I'd love to do a Kansas pheasant and quail hunt! I've hunted ND, SD and Nebraska, and would love to add Kansas to the list. Maybe someday.

    "Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member A true 'Southerner'. NZPosts: 8,401 Senior Member
    I am envious. I started my hunting 'career' on pheasants and your pics brought back many fond memories.

    Did you have dogs, and if so, what type.?
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Miami, FL almost in the USA ;)Posts: 6,992 Senior Member
    My absolute favorite hunting... marching the fields in a line for birds. Great job!

    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
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  • snake284-1snake284-1 Senior Member Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    Man You are Sucking right now!!! LOL!!! Hey Congrats on a great outing. The phrase "It just don't get much better n that" is a vast understatement.
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  • HAWKENHAWKEN Senior Member Logansport Indiana, by way of Hohenwald Tennessee by way of Cocoa FloridaPosts: 1,720 Senior Member
    A great outing with family, and the makings for good groceries. Congrats......Robin
    I don't often talk to people that voted for Obama, but when I do I order large fries!
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  • Grizz1219Grizz1219 Member Sadly in MaPosts: 424 Member
    Congrats!!!! Family hunts are the best...
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Eastern NebraskaPosts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Great work and wonderfull pull of birds! I love seeing your dad still going strong. He looked great in Africa and he apparently still has it. I love pheasant hunting above just about all other forms of hunting when it comes to just getting it done. All you need us your guns, ammo and preferably a good dog to make it happen. The excitment of a flush is hard to beat.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • mosseybuckmosseybuck Member San Luis Valley, CoPosts: 564 Senior Member
    I just returned home yesterday from Co. Elk hunt and found your post, instant envy! Great photos of a great hunt! I haven't been pheasant hunting since the '60s and it is on my bucket list of things to do again. Great family outing!
    USMC '59-'65, NRA Lifer, Tennessee Squire
  • NNNN Senior Member NCPosts: 25,221 Senior Member
    What great pic's of a great hunt.
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