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Some guys had tough going because of all the corn that is still in the fields. You should be good to go in two weeks though.

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We did all right this past weekend. Still lots and lots of cover and too nice of weather. I like it nasty out there when I'm chasing pheasants. I think we totaled 6 out of our small group Saturday and then I shot a couple on Sunday by myself and I don't know how the rest of the fellas did.

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We eneded up with 24 for the two days with 8 guys. Hunted by Lake Ponisett.

My buddies Dad was out by Kennebec, SD and said that he has never seen so many birds. I guess they limited out quickly.

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Thinking of trying a do it yourself trip to the huron area or aberdeen. Is this doable for 2 guys, 2 dogs? Traditionally i go to Iowa, but the birds are down. Any tips on lodging and public around the area would be appreciated.

Thanks,

BHS

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Tons of birds up by Pollock this weekend. We took a break from bowhunting yesterday afternoon and shot 5 birds. We didn't have a dog so we were just walking some of the core land and trying to flush them ourselves.

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go to sdgfp dot info.

Click on Outdoor recreation and the on hunting.

You can view the free hunting altas online for all the public hunting areas. Also you can order the book online.

Also alot of pheasant info on the gfp site. They have the summer brood counts online also.

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1st weekend we limted out with 36 birds in two days by Platte (private land) Sunday we shot 18 in 1/2hour cleaned birds and got to watch the vikes. 2nd weekend up in Aberdeen 33 birds got to watch the end of NASCAR race. Can't wait till the corn comes out!

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I hunted all public walk in areas today, even with the elements 40mph winds, snow etc. We only hunted for an 1.5 hours just before dark and didn't have a problem finding our birds.

Was lots of fun with my pointers and the birds sitting nice and tight!

Still lots of corn in, and with the weather we have had now, its gonna take some warm temps or a really cold freeze before the rest will be coming out.

I will be out again tomorrow, hopefully the wind wont be as bad as it was today.

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