posted on August 19, 2012 10:30
How has your pheasant hunting been over the past few years?
For some it can be difficult to find good pheasant hunting land
. Public land is often full of hunters during the peak hunting seasons. On the nice fall days when the wind is down and the cool air is comfortable the woods and fields will be packed with not only hunters, but hikers and others out to enjoy nature.
Private land has also become more difficult to find these days. Back some 20, 30 and 50 years ago it wasn’t out of the ordinary to walk up to a farmhouse and ask if you could walk through the fields looking for pheasants. Today that is almost unheard of. People are afraid in some cases to ask for permission to hunt because the farmers have been so worn down over the years from hunters. Who can blame them? Some hunters have only been around long enough to take some birds off the property. They’ll leave the farm in worse condition on occasion than it was before they arrived.
It’s just not worth the effort for landowners to let hunters on the land anymore. It’s a difficult proposition to find a good place to hunt pheasants
these days and it’s something hunters all over are dealing with.
It takes time to find good hunting ground too. Most hunters will let you know that hunting new ground is difficult. You might get lucky out there, but you really need to understand how the birds move and where they feel safe on the land. You can get good at gauging new land when that’s all you can hunting, but it’s tough and certainly more difficult than hunting the same plot every season.
What are your current experiences with pheasant hunting? Are you lucky enough to hunt the same place every year or have you had your struggles?