Archive for the ‘Hunting’ Category

Dog of the Day: “Kaiser”

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Kaiser

“Kaiser” is Theodore Crispino’s 18-month-old Vizsla. Kaiser pointed and Crispino knocked down these roosters on an October 2014, New York pheasant hunt.

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Rooster Report: Nebraska Opening Weekend Success

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

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Hunters in several areas of Nebraska enjoyed good success during the opening weekend of Nebraska’s pheasant and quail seasons, Oct. 25-26.

With the number of birds seen up throughout much of the state, prospects for success will improve as hunting conditions improve. Opening weekend temperatures were unseasonably warm and unharvested crop fields gave pheasants ample escape cover. A summary of region reports from the opening weekend:

Southeast
A conservation officer checked 34 hunters with 22 pheasants and seven quail harvested on the opening day at Twin Oaks WMA. Another officer checked 35 hunters at Peru Bottoms WMA. Hunters contacted at Yankee Hill WMA reported seeing birds and getting several shots. Many birds were seen in the Rainwater Basins in Fillmore County. Staff on WMAs reported good quail numbers and said harvest was twice what it was a year ago.

Southwest
Hunters averaged about .75 birds-per-hunter in the district. Other than Pressey WMA, where hunters commented on how good the habitat appeared, and Sherman Reservoir WMA, where hunters averaged 1.39 harvested pheasants per hunter, the southwest part of the district had the most birds. South Lincoln, southeast Perkins, north Hayes, Hitchcock, Chase and Dundy counties were the best. Most of the hunters in the southwest part of the district were nonresidents. Hunters on Sacramento-Wilcox WMA averaged .5 to. 75 harvested pheasants-per-hunter on opening day.

Northwest
While hunting pressure was light throughout the district, an officer working Box Butte County on opening day reported seeing more pheasants than he had seen in 24 years of working the area. He said the 19 hunters he checked averaged nearly two harvested birds per hunter. Pheasant numbers also were excellent in Cheyenne County. Landowners reported seeing more pheasants than they had in many years.

Northeast
A conservation officer working Dixon County checked 28 hunters with 39 pheasants, with most of that success at Audubon Bend WMA. In addition, numbers of quail seen and in the bag were higher in Nance County than a year ago. An officer working Stanton, Platte and Colfax counties checked 65 hunters with 44 pheasants. Most of that success was at Wilkinson WMA. Hunters in Knox County saw good numbers of birds as 18 hunters were checked with 22 pheasants.

The hunting season for pheasant, quail and partridge is open through Jan. 31.

-Reports and photo via Nebraska Game and Parks

Dogs of the Day: “Willa,” “Libby” & “Scout”

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

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Dana Bradfords Deutsch-Drahthaars, “Willa,” “Libby” and Scout had their pheasant hunting fun in Montana.

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Dog of the Day: “Cinder”

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Cinder

“Cinder” is Lance Smith’s 2-year-old field bred English cocker spaniel. “We flushed these wild birds in central Montana this year,” Smith, of Sequim Wash., says, “Cinder is the dog of all my days.”

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Dog of the Day: “Kaiya”

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Kaiya

Kaiya, Kris Chisholm’s Labrador retriever, earned these two longtails in the uplands of North Dakota.

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Dog of the Day: “Lexie”

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Lexie

Hudson Mayhew’s 18-month-old English springer spaniel, “Lexie,” is a natural in the pheasant fields.

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Dog of the Day: “Cash”

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

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Todd Herrig is a pheasant hunting guide in South Dakota and “Cash,” a Weimaraner, was one of his best. “Cash passed away about a year ago, but she was a good one,” Herrig says.

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Dog of the Day: “Bandit”

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Bandit

Christopher Gaito’s 2-year-old Brittany, “Bandit,” is primed for the upland season following a great outing of preserve work.

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Dog of the Day: “Rider”

Monday, October 20th, 2014

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“Rider,” Aaron Esquibel’s Labrador retriever, had a great opening to the 2014 pheasant hunting season in North Dakota.

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Dog of the Day: “Jackie”

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Jackie

“Jackie,” Ali Heinz’ golden/German shorthair mix, lived 14 fun-filled years on the family farm. “She was not only my dad’s bird dog but a friend and family member to us all,” Heinz says.

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