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Quick break from the ice to watch some pheasant hunting?

Post By: kiva      Posted: 1/11/2021 5:31:22 PM     Points: 109    
Hi all!
I have really been enjoying all of the ice fishing posts.
I thought some of you might want to get warm for a second and watch some pheasant hunting.


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 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Jan. 11, 8:25:54 PM     Points: 1324    
Nice first pheasant. Your dog is well behaved and listens to you.
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: Jan. 11, 9:18:02 PM     Points: 31059    
Where you chasing roosters that itís warm? We froze and nearly blew away on the opener.

Headed east next weekend to close the season out, itís always a cold trip!

Was a slow opener, we donít want for land to hunt or group size... very few birds. Told by the local guys the drought killed the bug hatch, which is what the chicks eat. Saw hens during harvest that had young chicks suggesting they had a 2nd hatch because the first didnít make it.
 Reply by: kiva      Posted: Jan. 11, 9:44:21 PM     Points: 109    
FishHuntNow: Thanks for taking a break from your busy ice fishing schedule to watch:) Looking forward to the next video!

Ajax5240: Bird hunting has been extremely tough this season. Not nearly as many birds this year. I pretty much hunt walk-in Ďs which makes it that much more difficult. That being said, love doing it. You hunt some big groups! I bet that helps to corral those sneaky roosters.

Thanks guys!
 Reply by: Keegan      Posted: Jan. 12, 8:07:17 AM     Points: 0    
Nice video. Theres not much in this world better than being a good bird dog all day.
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: Jan. 12, 8:37:36 AM     Points: 652    
Man do I miss ditch chicken hunting... havent seen a pheasant over on the west slope in years
 Reply by: 3wayfisha      Posted: Jan. 12, 11:22:46 AM     Points: 265    
just wondering but do yall really have much luck on public land here in CO? no dog or anything im just curious
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: Jan. 12, 11:28:00 AM     Points: 31059    
Kiva, the big groups sure do help, especially when there are birds to be had.. but also tough when you clear a whole section in one pass and see no birds.

Even the dogs look confused! Haha
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Jan. 12, 12:11:59 PM     Points: 61706    
I miss my old dog. In the first pic, if you look, he's bringing back 2 ducks
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Jan. 12, 1:24:34 PM     Points: 1324    
Of course! I like to take a break from ice fishing and enjoy hunting videos.
 Reply by: kiva      Posted: Jan. 12, 4:41:20 PM     Points: 109    
Keegan: The bond you build with a bird dog is special thatís for sure!

Yard dogs: My dad used to hunt pheasants in the Montrose Valley along time a go. I have heard they are pretty much gone now.

3wayfisha: Yep! Get a walk-in map head east and start walking fields. Harder without a dog, but it can definitely be done. Snow helps a lot. Most all of my birds are shot on walk-ins. Just have to find the good ones.

Ajax5240: itís a tough year for bird hunting...makes me feel better that Iím not the only one struggling.

Anglerwannabe: beautiful dog! As you can see from my videos, I also love labs.

FishHuntNow: Would love to fish with you some day.

 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Jan. 14, 9:48:08 AM     Points: 1324    

Do you mind ice fishing?
 Reply by: kiva      Posted: Jan. 14, 2:19:37 PM     Points: 109    
I actually stopped ice fishing a few years back when I got my dog and started bird hunting. I usually take a break from outdoor activities in February, March to focus on house projects and my honey do lists. Start up again in April.
 Reply by: Freestone303      Posted: Jan. 14, 3:33:10 PM     Points: 454    
Man, I haven't been out yet this season, I guess there's always next year.
 Reply by: kiva      Posted: 7:41:44 AM     Points: 109    
Freestone303: Hopefully we can get some wet weather this spring and summer so when you get out next year there will be a few more birds.

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