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Didn’t want to hijack BK’s thread more than we already did….

10 of us went to SD for the opening 3 days. Myself and dad (ole_270), my contractor buddy who’s been getting me in trouble with my wife from before we got married in 2009 (we went bird hunting in Northern Missouri the weekend before I got married, and he’s been on her shiyt list since then), his daughters boyfriend. A former coworker and his daughter and her boyfriend. The fourth year we’ve gone, excluding the 2 boyfriends. Different area, 3 weeks earlier, tons of crops still in the field and hot conditions.

That said, it was a great hunt. Lots of good shooting. Lots of poor shooting. The boyfriends got their first wild birds, the one had only shot a box of shells at clays prior and did some good shooting.

Sunday night sunset was nice

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My buddy that ramrods the hunt and our buddy’s daughter and one of his first.

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His daughters boyfriends first bird. Spoiled to be loaned a Beretta 391 Gold that’ll likely be his if he sticks around.

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My two shorthairs lying through their teeth

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Milo on a retrieve
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My buddy and Milo in a picture spot…

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Dad with the first sharp tail he’s ever seen. First one I’ve seen up close.

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Chicken was flying with the sharpies in the same flock.
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20 gauge Montefeltro seemed to work.
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Dads sharpie with his Dickinson 16
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My new to me Ugartechea 20, bought it back in August. Sweet handling lightweight little gun.

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Smiles left after walking drilled Milo for a mile with only 2 birds flushing.
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This mile push was better. Grass to hailed on corn to grass to sunflowers over that mile. It was worth the walk.
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Ole_270 and I after that walk. If I could have shot pointed hens I’d have needed a bird boy. Of course most of the roosters jumped at 80 yards. 2 stuck around for me though.

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Big John , used to work for my buddy in his stainless fab shop, who lives up there and had the access was a good host and a great shot at his blocking spots. This was a half mile shelter belt push. Dad said probably 2 dozen escaped on foot through a pasture out of range.
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Only 5 of us hunted Monday. And it was worth skipping work.

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Excellent write up and pics….thanks!!!!


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That's really cool. Thanks for telling your story. Heat and corn make for tough hunting. The heat is gone but the corn might be around awhile.


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Awesome. Thanks for sharing.


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That is fantastic. What quarter of the state did you hunt?


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