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What's the significance of the 9 AM shooting time for pheasants? Just curious as ND/SD don't have times, not sure about Wisconsin.

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SD is even later than MN. From what I know, it protects the birds some.

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SD is noon for the first 2 weeks and then 10am after that.

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Iowa runs 8:00 to 4:30.

It lets the birds get into the fields and off the roads in the early morning so they won't be so easy to find is my guess.

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IA is 8am. It gives the birds time to get up and get moving.

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Nebraska doesn't have a time limit either, at least a few years back when I was there, and they were easy to find early - all eating in the bean field. But, by 8:30, they were back in the grass.

I assume then that feeding time must have something to do with it.

DD

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yeah, as stated earlier, the pheasants come out to feed in the morning and alot of times are right on the road picking stones.

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