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Re: Big plans for hunting season?

Postby Stretch » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:58 pm

First time having a bird dog and I have two trips planned to Montana and one to Michigan Upper Peninsula for ruffed grouse and woodcock. Oh yeah might have a trip to ND planned for snow geese and pheasant planned that the wife doesn’t know about yet, have to sneak that one in when she’s wanting something lol. Besides that it back home to Iowa for a lot of duck, geese, pheasant, and quail. Will prolly hang my bow up for the year and just hunt Barrett. I’ve shot more deer than most and a year out of the stand might do me some good. I also have my annual hog hunting trip to Arkansas that might get turned into a combo hunt for hog and duck. Then I gotta take my buddies from Arkansas shotgun hunting back home in Iowa.
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Re: Big plans for hunting season?

Postby orhunter » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:54 am

Lose weight and get in shape so I can go hunting. Want to make a trip to ND. Don't know about anything local? Since my deer and elk hunting spot got logged off, I gotta do some looking around.
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Re: Big plans for hunting season?

Postby greg moyer » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:33 pm

Same as always!! Starting on the first of Sept in Montana and ending five months later chasing chukars in Oregon. Never know where we end up in between!
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Re: Big plans for hunting season?

Postby greg moyer » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:45 pm

orhunter wrote:Lose weight and get in shape so I can go hunting. Want to make a trip to ND. Don't know about anything local? Since my deer and elk hunting spot got logged off, I gotta do some looking around.

Harvey I finally gave up on Oregon for deer and elk. Going to be hunting Montana for big game this year. First time and looking forward to it.
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Re: Big plans for hunting season?

Postby Spindog » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:43 am

If all goes well.... A lot of Grouse hunting. Finished my cabin up in Northern Michigan last year. All set up for hunting and fishing. The new guy is coming along nice. Just me an him this year. Been a long time since I had just one dog. Plan to concentrate on him and his manners. Feel blessed to have a nice place in the wilderness and a strong healthy dog with what seems to have great instincts. Can't wait for the season to get here. Hope everyone's plans work out.
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Re: Big plans for hunting season?

Postby J D Patrick » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:43 am

I have similar plans as stretch,,Montana and Michigan (or elsewhere up north, TBD) but the Montana plans are in modification as they changed Sage grouse a week or so ago.

May have to go earlier as I'm also in the middle of a work change

Then around here It's deer, ducks, etc in NC and SC

Need to check on my annual Louisiana duck trip with some friends down that way

some of it will be flex hunts - planning Texas in Dec/Jan - maybe Oklahoma, Kansas, who knows!!

Going to be a fun season
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Re: Big plans for hunting season?

Postby bhennessy » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:32 am

Iowa for quail and pheasant this winter in addition to woodcock here in Louisiana. I’m told quail numbers might be increasing in western Louisiana so I think I’ll head over there too when it cools down.
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Re: Big plans for hunting season?

Postby jlw034 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:49 pm

Two big plans coming together already.

I've never done a dedicated sharptail and hun hunt, so I think Lena and I are going to the Van Hook Arm of ND, to chase birds and walleye. Just me and the dog, so if anyone on here lives close by, lemme know, maybe we can get a beer.

The Canada trip now has 6 guys going. The logistics are more of a PITA, but I think it will be lots of fun. That's a 48 duck limit per day. Plus geese. Yikes.
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Re: Big plans for hunting season?

Postby mrelite » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:45 am

AverageGuy wrote:I have been working out 6 mornings a week for the last 1.5 months and will continue on through the summer. Bought a new Triax bow and am shooting daily. I have an archery elk hunt in NM in Sept and I use my excitement to drive me to workout when I would rather not.

Spud and I will hunt our normal agenda of Doves, Waterfowl, Quail and Pheasants in Mo, Ks and Ia. Going to make a couple of 2 day trips this summer to explore some new public areas in IA. I put together a double decker trailer which operates on a winch to lower the top deck to the water level and load/unload the top boat. Have Four Rivers and a MoMarsh layout boats with longtails on both. Hoping our Marshes have water this year and my Brother and I can get some fast action in Teal Season and Ia ducks in October.

I will hunt Sharptails, Prairie Chickens, Pheasants and maybe some waterfowl in SD.

MT, WY, NE are possibilities. Hoping to make a make a trip to Oregon and get into some new species.

Whitetails here are home Sept - Dec according to weather and how easy or not the buck tags get filled. The wife and I have been assembling quadpod and ladder tree stands and we be putting 7 more of them up through the summer. Also have a goal to assemble a couple of the haybale blinds and deploy here at home.

Will be spraying the corn and putting up a hot wire starting next week. If it ever gets cooler with rain I will high clip the clover plots. Bean look good for the moment but desperately need rain.

Yea I am excited too!


Congrats on your elk tag! Where are you headed for your elk hunt? 1st or 2nd hunt? guided or unguided?

I'll start the season with an Gila archery elk hunt on the 1st of Sept, after that I will hunt otc barbary sheep until quail starts in Nov then I'll be going to southern NM to hunt Blues, Gambles and Montezuma and will hunt them off and on until Feb, mid December I will try and do a Kansas pheasant hunt. In January I have an archery Coues deer hunt coupled with a Javelina tag in the Peloncillo mountains.
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Re: Big plans for hunting season?

Postby AverageGuy » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:37 pm

Wow, you have an excellent fall agenda coming up. I am hunting a unit which butts up to the Gila. Mid Sept. Excited about it.
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Re: Big plans for hunting season?

Postby mrelite » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:05 am

AverageGuy wrote:Wow, you have an excellent fall agenda coming up. I am hunting a unit which butts up to the Gila. Mid Sept. Excited about it.


I am also pretty excited but more then anything I can't wait to get the dog out hunting and I am pretty sure that he also can't wait! I just hope the lack of moisture and vegetation didn't drastically reduce the number of quail, the drought this winter and spring has been the worst I have ever seen. The good news at least weather wise is that it's starting to improve down south, last week we had some decent monsoon flow and it looks like it may continue and give the elk some needed water and nutrients for the tail end of antler growth, I am headed down next weekend to check cameras and will get to see if any grass is growing or greening up, a month ago there wasn't any green anywhere and most tanks were bone dry.
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