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Pre-season population predictions are never certain, and neither is the number of birds hunters will take home. What is for certain is that Colorado hunters are becoming increasingly interested in chasing after ringnecks.

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South Dakota has always been the go-to state when it comes to pheasant hunting. The tradition is ingrained in their culture, and hunters from around the country reserve hotels months in advance to have an opportunity to hit the fields on opening day.

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Every state has good hunting areas, and most local hunters know just where to go to find the best bird populations. Northern Michigan is known for having great grouse hunting, but there are plenty of counties in southern Michigan that should also be on your radar.

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Pheasant hunting isn’t like it used to be in Iowa. Between 1962 and 1999, hunters have harvested one million birds 31 times. Since the turn of the new century, it’s only happened twice. In the past, Iowa hosted anywhere from 30,000-50,000 nonresident hunters each year, but as the bird populations have decreased so have the number of tourists.

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For years Pennsylvania hunting laws have prevented commercial shooting grounds from operating on Sundays, and landowner Dan Metzler is tired of having to turn hunters away.

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South Dakota has been stealing a lot of the headlines lately with experts having reported a 64% drop in their pheasant population this year. But what&...

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Many states have seen lower pheasant numbers this year, and South Dakota is no exception. Experts identified a 64% drop in the amount of pheasants compared to last year. While there were 4.19 pheasants per mile in the state in 2012, there isn’t be more than about 1.5 this season.

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Even when bird numbers are down, it’s doesn’t stop the usual Minnesota upland hunters from gearing up for the season. Apparently, it doesn’t stop new hunters from joining in either.

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02
Pheasant hunters of all ages will had something to be excited about this October when the season kicked off. The New York State Department of Environm...

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With pheasant hunting season just getting started, we wanted to give you a few upland bird hunting tips to keep in mind when you hit the fields. 1) R...

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Dogs are athletes, and like all athletes, they need training before they can jump into a competitive sport. Otherwise, they risk injuring themselves, ...

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25
After hunting for so long, sometimes you can forget that you were once a beginner. At one time you too had to take the classes and pass all the tests. You had to buy your first gun and get all the right attire. Then your dad or brother or uncle had to show you the ropes, all the little things that aren’t taught in the classes.

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The largest show in the country for upland hunters, bird dog owners and wildlife habitat conservationists is heading to Wisconsin.

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Iowa’s state government is pushing hard to create and maintain a habitat that allows pheasants and other small game to thrive, but the state’s economy is pushing back.

Farming is a key piece to Iowa’s economy, and it’s unfortunate that they have to directly compete with the state’s recreation industry.

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23
Hunters know that it’s not always about the hunt itself. Most times, it’s about so much more.

It’s about getting out into nature, passing along tradition, experiencing new things, and most importantly, spending time with family, friends and other hunters.

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There is a federal excise tax on guns and ammo.

In recent years, sales of guns and ammo have been large compared to previous decades. For various reasons people have been stocking up on these items and it’s been leading to some increases in the amount collected from the excise tax at the federal level.

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We’re still a few weeks away from getting field reports on birds in various states, but some folks in Montana are getting eager for the upcoming season.

Word out of Montana is that at least one official is optimistic about the birds this season in Big Sky Country. Gene Koppy was able to talk to an official and get him to dish on the bird counts.

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It’s always great to read stories about communities investing in natural habitat.

The latest story comes out of Ohio where the state is trying to increase interest in pheasant hunting. The state has a new program out that will help certain areas create natural pheasant habitat with hopes of increasing interest in the bird throughout the state in the future.

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August is a reminder for many things.

It’s the last month of summer. The kids go back to school. Adults try to squeeze in a few last weekend getaways on the lake.

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06
The pheasant hunting lodge has really come a long way in the last couple decades.

Preserves started out as pieces of land where there might be a cabin for guests to stay. In many of the early cases it wasn’t uncommon to stay outdoors while pheasant hunting during hunting hours.

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