My Lab pup Moses and I just got back from South Dakota pheasant hunt. We hunted north central part of the state and man oh man they have not harvested hardly any corn yet and the farmers are not in any hurry to get it done, moisture still very high in the grain!! We saw a lot of birds, but they were mostly out of range, hunted 3 days with an outfitter, all the fields had been hunted hard every week since opening day, birds very wild had hard time getting close. Hunted public walkin areas and farmers land rest of time. Weather almost to nice when I was there, everyday near 60 degrees, nice to live in that weather but not real good phaesant weather. Those S.D. pheasants love to RUN!!!,and it is always hard getting close to large groups of birds, BUT a good time was had by all!!! and very good first wild bird hunt for Moses, he had a lot of reteives for the week, which was a very good thing for him. Maybe back to Iowa around Christmas, that 1000 mile one way trip to S.D. could be a very long trip in Dec.
Hope all of ya all have good hunts this fall!!!