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mike jupiter

Belle Plaine Area

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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.

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DNR road side counts show they are down.

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

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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.

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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

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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?

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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

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

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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

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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.

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