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Re: South Dakota 2021 [Re: BKinSD] #16823419 01/10/22
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Two of us went to Harrold yesterday afternoon. As we drove over, I saw many pheasants on the move and it was no different at the spot. Lots of birds around, hard to get close to them.

I had the dumbest thing happen. Our plan was to hunt solo, but at the same time and perhaps move some birds into each others pathway. It kinda worked. Rob flushed a bird and it flew straight at me, easy shot, when it got close enough I let fly and hit it but didn't break a wing or a leg. It sailed down about 40 yards away and Lola was on it, I watched it zig and zag for its life and then take wing and fly about 200 yards. We walked to that spot immediately and were unable to find the damn thing. Super frustrating, I should have shot it again in flight but figured it would work out. Darn.

Anyway I shot another one and found it. So the weekend tally is one.


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Re: South Dakota 2021 [Re: BKinSD] #16823462 01/10/22
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Glad you got out again. Actually today is our last day here but I’m still coughing from Covid though I don’t feel ill any longer. At least it’s calm today. We have had a long run of high winds and serious wind chills that just keep one inside.

Glad to hear also that you saw bunches of birds. At least so far, assuming you are dry like we are here, they don’t have to contend with snow at present.

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Surprising number of hens yesterday. I flushed probably 40 birds, 34-35 of which were hens. The only rooster that flushed in range didn't make it to sunset. The rest got out of Dodge as they say as soon as other nearer hens started to fly.

We are quite dry and will need snow, hopefully in March. Bare ground everywhere.

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"Well I'm not the world's most accurate guy,
but when I shoot at birds, I always try,
for my Lola,
L-O-L-A, Lola."

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Sorry one got away from you.

I saw a high percentage of hens all over the state this year, too. To get roosters required a lot of walking, unless you got lucky. That's okay, I need the exercise more than I need birds in the freezer, and the dog has fun no matter what. He just loves to be out hunting.

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Ha Funny


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