Do You Hunt Upland Birds?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Len Backus, May 8, 2008.

  1. YES

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  2. NO

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  1. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Do You Hunt Upland Birds?
     
  2. esshup

    esshup Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but not as much as I'd like to. My Springers are getting bored!
     

  3. Cobramach1

    Cobramach1 Well-Known Member

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    I'm from South Dakota originally, so pheasant hunting has always been a mainstay. I love grouse hunting in south western North Dakota too.
     
  4. zuba

    zuba Well-Known Member

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    I bet I jumped 30 grouse in a day two weeks ago! no deer though....
     
  5. HUAINAMACHERO

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

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    Yes, and love it!!!
    Seeing your dog work is awesome.
     
  6. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    Used to hunt pheasants all the time here in Iowa, but have not in the last 5 years.
    Bird counts are down due to hard winters, lack of cover, to many predators such as red tail hawks.
     
  7. BillR

    BillR Well-Known Member

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    Yes. Due to work restrictions over the last few years though I now just take a week off and hunt pheasants the whole week and work my butt off the rest of the season. Dog just hates me the rest of the year. :(
     
  8. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    No, have watched others and it looks like it could be lots of fun.
     
  9. NHGriff

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    Well...since the reason my name is NH Griff is short for Wired Hair Pointing Griffon, my dog would bite my leg off if we didn't get out often for upland birds. I hunt at least once a week for grouse here in New England and travel to Kansas for 2 weeks of hunting every year. He's an ugly dog but I love him and he works hard for me. The dog work is the best part.

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    I wish there was a way to take him deer hunting as I really enjoy bow hunting and he hates it when I go out in Camo without him.
     
  10. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    NHGriff, looks like you got quite the friend there. Enjoy.
     
  11. winmag

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    I do, but mostly as targets of opportunity. Its the only ''non-red meat'' I enjoy. Pheasant, chucker, hunn, grouse, and turkeys. But very rarely do I get to hunt em on purpose. Most all of my free time is dedicated to family, and big game hunting, when the season is open for hunting upland birds. You can bet Ill take one if I get a chance tho. Rub yellow mustard and seasoning salt on em, throw it on a stick and cook em on a camp fire for the added smoke flavor. My mouth is watering...........
     
  12. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    But I'm going to start.
     
  13. Camshaft

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    I was born to hunt Pheasants with my German Shorthaired Pointers, I have had 5 in the last 13 years. I am fairly sure they are the best dogs to ever flush a pheasant.
     
  14. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    I think a Hyena would be better !