Day 1 – North Dakota
Greetings from the Rooster Road Trip! We pulled into Lisbon, North Dakota last evening.
It’s a guarantee you’ll overlook something on any trip, and in this case, it was Daylight Savings Time. Because North Dakota is a state where you can hunt a half hour before sunrise that meant we could be in the field just after 7AM. The duck hunters at the hotel took care of the wake up call with their racket at a quarter to 5. Let’s just say I’m unadjusted to the new schedule.
Lisbon is home to North Dakota’s first Pizza Ranch – a Pheasants Forever national sponsor – so we enjoyed the buffet there last evening and game planned. We also acquired some mixed reports on the area. The early-rising duck hunters from the hotel are also doing a bit of upland hunting, with limited success. An elderly gentleman at Pizza Ranch said birds are everywhere, and that we wouldn’t have any trouble. Yet here we stand after the morning hunt with empty game bags! The reality, it seems, is probably somewhere in the middle.
The duck hunters were right about one thing – it’s wet as all get out here in southeast North Dakota. They said they’ve even sported waders on a few walks. We’re not going that far, but if you’re hunting either of the Dakotas this year, knee-high rubber boots should find a way into your gear bag.
We’ve seen a few roosters and sharp-tailed grouse, with a full afternoon ahead, so it’s time to get out on the road and put the “Rooster!” in Rooster Road Trip.
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