New Year Pheasant Hunt

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Got out to our spot at sunrise. 0 degrees and no other hunters. I guess they still were sleeping it off. lol The last stocking of birds was last Saturday, so I didn't know how much action we were going to have. Right off the bat we started seeing fresh tracks in the snow. Then I see a hen hunkered down in some brush. I kicked it and it just rolled over. It was frozen solid in the bedded down position. lol Continued on and got into a lot of birds. Ended up getting 3. If old crack shot,(son), had killed the rooster that he kicked up at his feet and then missed twice out in the middle of a field we would have had 4.;) He did knock a heck of a lot of feathers off it though... Actually we missed a lot of opportunities due to the cold. I had two hens flush up that I didn't get shot off at, because my safety was so stiff I could switch it off with my gloves, hand warmers and unresponsive fingers! It was a fun time. First pic is from today and the rest from the last few days.
 

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mowbizz

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Great bird season! How long does the season last?
 

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That's a great way to ring in the new year.
 

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Congrats on some nice birds! Definitely beats sitting by the wood stove and waiting for spring.
 




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