South Dakota Pheasant Hunt

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  1. SluiceCoot

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    Just got back from South Dakota on an awesome trip. Left CA way early in the morning and made it to Glenwood Springs, CO where we stayed at the Colorado Hotel (yeah, I know, we didn't rough it that first stop). The following day we made it to South Dakota. We rented a house in Colome and hunted with a guide by the name of Bill Ferguson. He hunts around the Gregory and Winner area. Top notch guide. Because I refused to go to SD and hunt at a lodge that plants birds, I knew it was going to be tough. SD has been in a terrible drought and the opener averaged 1 bird/hunter. We didn't come home with limits but I'm not fanatic about limits anyways. We shot plenty of birds and I had a memorable hunt with my dad and brother. That is all that matters.

    On a side note about limits, SD allows group limits. Day 1, I shot two, day 2, I shot 4 and day 3, I shot 5!

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  2. ilovesprig

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    Steve,

    Looks like a awesome trip (great pix).....Shooting wild roosters is the best.....Congrats and thanks for sharing.
     
  3. Prime

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    Awesome! Looks like it was a good trip. Gregory co is a cool place. I've got family in Douglas co, love hunting back there. But like you said, it's been tough.
     
  4. NBK

    NBK TaftHunter for President!

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    Awesome...definitely a great hunt. And cool pics.
     
  5. Muledeerhunter

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    Pretty cool, congrats.
     
  6. Lungpopper

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    Looks like good times with great group. Love the pics.
     
  7. SASS

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    Looks like an awesome trip to a really cool place. Beautiful Weimaraner,both my aunt and uncle had Weimaraners when I was growing up, its nice to see one working. Got to see some Bison too, nice.
     
  8. Aeon

    Aeon just a dude who duck hunts

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    Rad report! Wild birds are always more fun!
     
  9. Bonejour

    Bonejour Rut - Me worry?
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    Great stuff. Beautiful country, great company, excellent guide and good dogs. That’s a winning combination.


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  10. SurfNHuntSD

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    Outstanding trip.. like the Weim too.
     
  11. WaterDawg

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    Classic pheasant photos. The brown grass, the orange vests, red pheasant necks. Love it. Congrats!
     
  12. MAG 1

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    Looks like fun. I remember when the IV was like that with wild birds.
     
  13. just_ducky_1

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    Awesome! I love that area and tha huge coxk. I used to cut wheat up around Kennebeck area.
     

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