Bird hunting bucket list.

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  1. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

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    The few magazines I get have finally got the better of me. Covey Run, Shooting Sportsman, and Grey's Sporting Journal have lured me into creating a bucket list. So, while I'm still sucking the teat of Boeing I'm going to put up some big bucks and fulfill my dream goal of the following. I want to hunt wild pheasants, sharptails, chukars, huns, and bobwhites before I retire and can't afford it. Montana, the Dakotas, and Georgia are calling. Yup, I'm gonna take a few trips and hit some lodges for guided hunts.

    I can probably nail 3 of them in one trip to Highland Hills Ranch in Oregon. They have pheasants, huns, and chukars. All I have to do is throw down a couple of grand and hit them on the wing. What I'm looking for is some feedback about the Dakotas for wild pheasant and sharpies. Advice and references are welcome. Offers to join in this merry chase also considered...

    Roper
     
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    Dont really have a bucket list but anywhere with my Son, Dad and friends. But on the list would be to hunt with a dog some day
     
  3. Bob Rankin

    Bob Rankin Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)

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    I love hunting North Dakota, you can do it on the cheap. Brush up on your door knocking skills and have a great time. South Dakota is all about money, it's harder to get farmers to let you hunt for free. There are lots of sharpies in North Dakota, Huns and chucker's we have in washington. I might be going to North Dakota in a week, I heard the crops are down!
     
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    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    I retire in 12 regular working days, Roper. C'mon down . . . I can show you chukars & huns, no bobs, but we could head a bit east for sharpies & many more pheasants (re: chukars, you DO know CPR, correct?).
     
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    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    Riverview Plantation for Georgia quail, I did some work for them when I was with the feds. They run a quality operation, very traditional, good birds, good dogs. They are "Highland Hills" quality.
     
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    Great list Rick, I'm with you on wanting to hunt some wild pheasant. I might be up for a trip to Highland Hills.....I'd have to save up my allowance though. :eek:
     
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    Central Wa this morning.
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    I'm soooooo jealous. :D
     
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    Blake, your Springer is doing a great job for you. Chukar is a young mans sport, us old guys walk uphill slooooowly.:D
     
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    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Congratulations... I'm green with envy!
     
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    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Well done and excellent choice of gun (say's one CZ aficionado to another).
     
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    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    I'd settle for some OJT from the forums franchise players.
     
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    John Kohnke is our local NAVHDA chapter president, and guides for HH. He was telling me that he usually has his Griffons point the birds, then sends one of his spaniels in to flush. Sounds like quite the show.
     
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    Roper-one thing about HH (I have never been but some of my hunting buddies tune up their dogs there) is that the birds are not wild. The way they manage the place makes the birds act sort of wild, but if you really want wild birds, we need to go to the Dakotas or let Blake guide us as he seems to have those wild birds dialed in. Maybe we could pay him to take us hunting! Rick
     
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    If you hunt the hills around HH, which they allow you to hunt, you'll be on wild birds.