After my recent flurry of pheasant hunting photos, readers have been asking how to hunt South Dakota pheasants on a budget. So I’ll tell you. First, you must realize that I’ve only been hunting pheasants in South Dakota for 50 years, so I don’t know everything. What … [Read more...] about How To Hunt South Dakota Pheasants, Cheap
Upland Bird Hunting
For many the epitome of autumn joy is coursing golden fields or polychromatic woodlands behind a stylish pointing dog in search of upland birds. Celebrated in art and literature, upland bird hunting verges on a sacramental act. Sure, there is the pragmatic reality of gathering delicious organic “chicken,” but that is soon overshadowed by the uplifting, invigorating thrill of finding and flushing those heart-stopping gallinaceous pheasants, partridges, grouse and quail. There are times when tactics and plotting become necessary, but more often an upland hunt is simply following your dog or your heart wherever promise or beauty lead.
Ringneck pheasants are easier to bag if you watch their reaction to your shot. Rooster ringneck pheasants are notoriously durable. They’ll absorb hits that would terminate any other upland bird. Knocking one down is no guarantee you’ll enjoy the thump of its weight in your game … [Read more...] about Bag More Ringneck Pheasants: 10 Tips
It was May and the fish were biting. We went duck hunting instead. Legally. If you think spring duck hunting sounds odd, wait until you read about: 1. The partridges we shot that weren't partridges. 2. The "salmon" we caught that acted more like piranhas — and weren’t … [Read more...] about Spring Argentina Cast Blast Adventure
by Ron Spomer Cheyenne is happy. After 13 years, my black and white setter does not have to stop hunting sage grouse. Neither do I. Neither do you. The USFWS says our beloved sage hens do not have to be listed under the Endangered Species Act thanks … [Read more...] about The Sage Grouse Lives!