Pheasant hunting out west

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  1. Drahts

    Drahts 12 pointer

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    If your not out there in Sept or early Oct chasing prairie grouse thats prolly why. If ya are, you've been lucky. I hope it continues for you!
     
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  2. tbob131

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    I have been either the last week of sept or first week of oct. I hope I stay lucky!!
     
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  3. tbob131

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  4. tbob131

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    Montana is a great state. Wish I could find a way to make a living out there. I would move in a heartbeat.
     
  5. Feedman

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    Great pictures
    Thanks for sharing
     
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  6. tbob131

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  8. Nock

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    Amazing pics. I’d like to go there one day.
     
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  9. Bee

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    Ive bird hunted in the west every state out there to the pacific in the NW. Annually to a few of those states since 1972. Twice this year. I flew my dogs for forty years and kept an old suburban out there , but the airlines about made flying dogs prohibitive in the last five years.(@$500/per dog/each way); used to be $25.

    Believe it or not there is a lot more hunting pressure that you might think these days, despite how vast some of that country is. I wouldn't go back to Montana . Overwhelmed with bird hunters. And no offense to anyone for their desire to post bird pile pictures , but between Facebook and the hunting web sites displays you can pretty well count on wrasssling for parking spots and access in every state out there.

    As to place to shoot pheasants on what I would call a guaranteed hunt, meaning you will see birds and a lot of them, I think S Dakota is your clear choice for a trip with an outfitter. Pheasant hunting is an industry n S D. They know how to provide birds, motels, lodges, food etc and the people are glad to have you come and bring your money. Drahts has given you some good ideas I think. You can do it yourself and door knock or hunt public lands, but if you want the easiest and most predictable pheasants check out the daily outfitters; big lodges do run 700-1000$ a day but l have never been to one.

    Ratllesnakes: I ve been in rattlers with my dogs in every state out there . Some places are infested with them, especially eastern Montana, The river edges in SD, and anywhere else where you find small cactus in high desert. Or south facing ledge or shale breaks. One of My companions had pointers that seemed to get bit every year; we knew some vets on a first name basis. If you take a dog, get the name of a nearby vet before you ever go and see if they treat small animals on an emergency basis, as many out there do not.
     
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  10. tbob131

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    Where I go in Montana, I have seen maybe 6 more hunters in the last 12 years or so.
     

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