Pheasant release sites?

Discussion in 'Cast & Blast' started by Doug G, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Doug G

    Doug G Member

    I no longer have a dog, but have thought of going out to some of these sites for some exercise and to try for some birds anyway. Without a dog, would this be a futile endeavor?
  2. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    Getting out in the outdoors doing something you enjoy is never futile. Hunt slowly, stop often, and mark birds down well. Have fun!
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  3. Islander

    Islander Steve

    When I lived in the central valley of Cal. I had good success at release sites. The DFW would lease some farmer's property for a couple months and let loose the birds. I never went on the weekends because it was elbow to elbow hunting but would hunt the edges during the weekdays. Did ok without a dog, as Jim said, go slow, stop and wait a lot. I also agree that just getting out is better than not. I take my shotgun for "long walks in the woods" all the time. (I stole that from Roper by the way)
  4. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

  5. steelydan

    steelydan Newb seeking wisdom

    PM me and I will take my dog long as it's after about 10am if you decide on a weekend.
    The 8am shooting gallery is ridiculous.
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  6. William Wallace

    William Wallace Active Member

    My family hunted many years without a dog. Sometimes with my now dog, it still feels like I am hunting alone, keep kicking him in the nose when he walks behind me!

    But like they say, hunt slow, stop often and get off the beaten path. Get into the thick of things. Hunted a lot at Stillwater and always got birds in the thick stuff, also head down towards the trees along the river. Many birds flew down there away from hunters.

    It is just fun getting out, there is a few good places out Snoqualmie valley to keep you busy and hook up with steelydan, extra bonus to get out with another person and a dog!

  7. martyg

    martyg Active Member

    Doug - PM me if you want to get out the next few AMs in the South Sound. I have capable dogs and would welcome another gun.
  8. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

  9. Gary Thompson

    Gary Thompson dirty dog

    If ya have time during the week I could meet ya at Banks lake and hunt. My old dog is still good for a couple of hours.
  10. Doug G

    Doug G Member

    I's embarrassed to say that I can't seem to figure out the PM setting here. If you would like to email me, I am at I appreciate the offeres very much. Doug
  11. steelydan

    steelydan Newb seeking wisdom

    Click on the member name, then 'start a conversation'

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