posted on March 07, 2014 21:58
If you are looking for some good hunting this season, you might want to try taking a trip to Michigan where some report that the late pheasant hunting season is providing good results.
December proves to be a particularly good season for those who wish to take the trip. At that time of the year most of the corn is down, so hunters do not have to worry about potential targets suddenly disappearing in standing corn. Another is that after the deer season is over, landowners are more approachable and it is easier to get permission to hunt on their land.
The state also boasts vast tracts of land which has been put aside as part of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) which is essentially a refinement of the CRP program. One of the high-priority areas in the Michigan state is the Saginaw Bay Watershed area.
The program designates land along waterways to help prevent erosion and create small filter strips, which despite being narrow are very productive areas for pheasants.
In a recent hunting trip to the area, Bob Gwizdz, who has admitted that he has hunted in South Dakota for over a decade, found four birds within the first hour. Unluckily for him they were all hens that he had flushed out, however it was a good sign that pheasants were doing well in the area.
He tried a second area, and within no time at all, they had found their first rooster – sitting with two hens. His friend took aim, shot and hit the bird.
Neither he nor his friend were able to take any more birds that day, despite having point twice more. However, Grizdz’s friend Gross is optimistic about the future stating that the last two late seasons have been particularly good. So good in fact he has put a deposit down on a new puppy to start training for the next year!
Do you go hunting in Michigan? Would you like to?
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