Inside Look: PF’s 2012 Pheasant Hunting Preview
Get ready for a fun tour of the best public spots to pheasant hunt, the nation’s top pheasant destinations, an early hunting forecast and much more!
Pheasants Forever Journal’s Pheasant Hunting Preview issue has evolved into the pheasant season’s opening shot, providing our members an exclusive heads up on the coming season.
The issue, which is unlike the year’s other four issues in that it focuses almost exclusively on pheasant hunting, opens with a forecast of nesting conditions in the nation’s top pheasant states – a portend of what you’ll see when you turn the dogs loose come October.
Then, check out gun dog columnist Tom Davis’ unique “barrel” training method to get your gun dog ready for fall, a pheasant hunt planning piece by veteran wingshooter Ron Spomer and shooting columnist John Taylor’s great stories on the truth about pheasant ammo and improving your shooting using instinct.
Next, we give you our “Top 25 Pheasant Hunting Destinations” around the country. This piece garnered a lot of attention on our website and from the cities mentioned. Then we stir things up a bit with some point/counterpoints by the experts on what gun and dog is best for pheasant hunting. (What do you think?)
As if that’s not enough to get you pumped up, we bring you color diagrams of the six best pheasant hunting approaches for two hunters. Try these techniques out at some of the best Pheasants Forever-enhanced habitats around the country detailed in the story “Publicly Speaking – PF Public Hunting Hot Spots.” To wrap it all up, we have a great story by professional chef Hank Shaw on preparing a pheasant “shore lunch” afield.
The Pheasant Hunting Preview issue includes the new Pheasants Forever MarketPlace featuring all the new upland gear for the year, and a story on all the new merchandise that will be available at PF chapter banquets around the country this fall (and by the way, it’s all “Made in the U.S.A.!”). Finally, the issue includes the new Goods & Services section for the year where you can check out private pheasant hunting lodges, hunting gear, gun dog breeders, habitat planting equipment and more. Enjoy.
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