Eastern Wa pheasants

Bob Rankin

Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)
#1
Went out with my GSP Maggie pheasant hunting for a few day. Monday was real windy
And it was hard hunting. We ended up with 2 birds. One bird I hit at 45 to 50 yards
It hit the ground running. Maggie locked that runner down after a hundred yard chase
In 30 mph winds. Tuesday was a beautiful day and cold. We must have hiked 10 miles
For 3 birds. I couldn't be happier with my dog, both of us are having a
Hard time walking because we are so sore! All in all nothing better than walking
Some beautiful country with my shotgun and my dog!
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Bob Rankin

Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)
#3
Bird numbers way down! All the farmer's seem to think so to. We hiked our butts off, I have blisters to show for it! We hunted hard!
 
#11
That looks awesome! Quick question about pheasant hunting, since I have never done it...I do not currently own a dog but really want to get out and try this, and recommendations or tips for hunting with no dog?
 

Bob Rankin

Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)
#12
Yes it was the same area Bill. And Harry pheasant hunting is hard without a dog, but can be done. If you think you won't to start, then by god you should! A dog just makes it that much better.
 

David Dalan

69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E
#13
That looks awesome! Quick question about pheasant hunting, since I have never done it...I do not currently own a dog but really want to get out and try this, and recommendations or tips for hunting with no dog?

In college a friend and I would walk together and flush them. It can be done :)

I think, if I am honest, I was more or less the surrogate dog.
 

Jim Ficklin

Genuine Montana Fossil
#14
Walk slowly, stop often. Use terrain features as blockers . . . roads/trails, ground bare of cover, etc. Push the birds toward an area where they'll have to flush. Mark downed birds well & don't hesitate to take a follow-up shot; you'll rarely catch-up with a cripple on-foot. Good luck!
 
#15
In college a friend and I would walk together and flush them. It can be done :)

I think, if I am honest, I was more or less the surrogate dog.
This made me laugh. I've been there. If bird numbers are that low it can be done without a dog but you need to be real dedicated and a good shot.

Nice pictures. The 1st pic looks just like central ND. But we wouldn't be walking far for 3 birds.
 

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