posted on February 23, 2013 11:20
The pheasant season in South Dakota was a success.
And the success continues with the birds flying on preserves throughout the state it seems. One report comes from the Gann Valley Ranch. The writer reports seeing hundreds of birds all in bunches flying from treelines down into the grass areas and finally into the feeding areas.
The late season can be really a fun time for pheasant hunters. The seasons are ending throughout the country, but hunting on preserves is a great way to enjoy some really good hunting all the way through into the spring.
What’s great about hunting the late season is the terrain is generally pretty open. The birds only have a few places to hide and the snow really is an advantage for the hunters as long as it’s not too deep and fluffy.
From the article above you can read that the birds stick to pretty specific patterns this time of year. They are also bunched up because they only have a few places to find cover. That’s why the hunters in the article saw hundreds of birds all in one area.
It’s a crazy story, but one that happens all the time during the late season on the pheasant hunting preserves. The birds are there and it’s still a great time to get out and hunt. You might even be able to find some deals on the different hunting packages.
Plus spring fever is setting in for most people throughout the northern part of the country. There is nothing better than finding a reason to get outdoors and actually enjoy what’s left of the winter season.
Late season does present challenges, though. The birds are spooky and sometimes you’ll have to take fast shots from a long distance. Birds will get away and you’ll have some struggles, but you should see plenty of birds on good days.
And that’s usually what keeps hunters coming back. It’s not always about the harvest, but simply seeing the birds.