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View Poll Results: Do You Hunt Upland Birds?
YES 824 66.24%
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Do You Hunt Upland Birds?

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Unread 10-04-2010, 07:40 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central ND
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Re: Do You Hunt Upland Birds?

My wife and daughter don't eat pheasant so I quit hunting them about five years ago. Which is a shame since I have access to lots and lots of land for them.

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Unread 10-22-2010, 04:02 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 56
Re: Do You Hunt Upland Birds?

Yes. I enjoy Upland Bird Hunting with my Brittany. This will be her 3rd hunting season. She points, honors, retrieves and loves to hunt. We hunt quail, ruffed grouse, pheasant, chukkar and woodcock(aka: snipe, not the kind you get with a gunnysack.)

I have been hunting the Georgia woods and fields with Brittany Spaniels since the mid-70ies when it was very easy to find wild Bobwhite Quail in just about every fence line and bayberry patch. Those days are long gone. Most of the quail hunting is now commercial on plantations or private shooting/hunting reserves. There are still a lot of wild Ruffed Grouse here in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. You can still find a few wild Bobwhite Quail but that is more in the central and southern part of the state, and the quail are sparse.

There are a lot of quail restoration projects that are showing varing amounts of success. Pen raised birds that are conditioned using long flyway pens develope very large, strong flight musles and higher stamina levels. These birds provide a hunting experience that is very close to the wild Bobs of the past. Many of these pen raised birds are released back into the wild. There is about a 25% survival rate from these domestically raised birds to a surviving wild bird. We have a lot of fat foxes, coyotes and snakes.

Looking forward to the season opening this year.
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Unread 11-18-2010, 06:49 AM
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Billings, MT
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Re: Do You Hunt Upland Birds?

Does shooting squab (pidgeons) out of the neighbor's barn, count?

I've been phesant/sharptail hunting a few times in the past. I didn't put in much effort.

Popped off a couple of blue grouse heads, while hunting big game in the Bitterroot range when I was a younger kid. Those were good eating, not much to them.

Other than that not a very good bird hunter.
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Unread 11-22-2010, 12:42 PM
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Greater Charlotte, NC
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Re: Do You Hunt Upland Birds?

This is North Carolina... We don't hunt just any old bird, We hunt Sir Bob!! An opponent of worthy respect.
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Unread 03-02-2011, 07:10 PM
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Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Roanoke Va
Posts: 45
Re: Do You Hunt Upland Birds?

As a kid growing up in NE Ohio I use to bust the heck out of them. But that was in the 60's. Urban growth sucked up the farm land and bird hunting went with the farms. Having lived in Va for the last 25 yrs its been mostly deer and turkey.

However during the 80's waterfowl became the ticket as the winters in the mid 70's in Ohio pretty much wiped out small game. I miss the birds, looking to come to SD for some pheasent there some time.

But after years of busting birds, I got into watching my dogs work em and that became a real joy.
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Unread 03-03-2011, 05:23 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Seattle area
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Re: Do You Hunt Upland Birds?

I travel to Colorado, Kansas or Pennsylvania for these critters.
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Unread 03-09-2011, 01:12 AM
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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Washington, Missouri
Posts: 15
Re: Do You Hunt Upland Birds?

Pheasants, Chukkar and quail every fall in Arapahoe, Nebraska.

It's part of my job of entertaining clients.
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