Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
mike jupiter

Belle Plaine Area

10 posts in this topic

Wondering how the pheasant counts are in the Belle Plaine area. I've got a young dog and would like to take her out somewhere close to home sometime this week. Belle Plaine is pretty close to home.

I know of a few areas down there but am curious how the counts are. Anyone seeing birds in the Pheasant's Forever areas?

Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DNR road side counts show they are down.

My own counts show that hunters are way up, and birds are down.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is still a good deal of corn standing in the area although it looks like it will be coming out soon.

I was on private land in the area near 2 of those WMAs that you speak of yesterday. We flushed 1 rooster and 2 hens but had no shot on the rooster. There was a corn field right next to this ditch line that we were hunting but the corn had been combined about 20 or 30 rows in on the outside.

So there are a few birds around but we may have to wait for the corn to be gone.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:
There was a corn field right next to this ditch line that we were hunting but the corn had been combined about 20 or 30 rows in on the outside.

Dave- if you where out by my place, we won't have that corn out for at least another week.

Brian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:
There was a corn field right next to this ditch line that we were hunting but the corn had been combined about 20 or 30 rows in on the outside.

Dave- if you where out by my place, we won't have that corn out for at least another week.

Brian

I was a little west of you Brian. Do you think everyone in the area has at least a week to go probably?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1-2 weeks left for everybody , it's all depedant on the weather coming through here this week and weekend. Corn has been holding at 18-21% moisture and not drying down much ,if at all ,even with the warm weather recently. Combine hard for 6 hours and then wait for the dryer to catch up frown

On the bright side,I've seen some good bird counts though

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It does not look like the weather will be in your favor for the rest of this week.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lots of corn still in, in the BP area.

My father-in law was looking at 19% when they where going strong.

If a guy was to go a little to the south west it seemed little more corn was out.

Sifty

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was out in the Belle Plaine area hunting public land this morning. I got to a spot and parked at 8:45am. By 9:15-9:30 it seemed everyone was out expecting to get the best spots. I didn't put up any birds and think next week I am going to have to pop in about $60 in gas and head farther west to avoid the chaos.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0