South Dakota

Discussion in 'Upland Game hunting, Dogs and dog training' started by Milburn, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. Milburn

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  2. Dead Bird

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    I am sooooo jealous..... looks like a great hunt... I have been there when the weather changes and it was a blast.....
     
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    Someday soon im gunna make the trip. Looks like a great time. A little pucker factor getting across that roads surrounded by water id think!
     
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  4. Milburn

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    It wasn’t as bad as it looked, but yes I was happy I took the truck instead of are car


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  5. Trunkslammer

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    Are you hunting public dirt?
     
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  6. Milburn

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    De Smet area we did both walk in public and family friends 300acres I’d say 90percent of there corn was down so standing corn was packed with birds just not enjoyable for the dogs


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  7. h rap brown

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    going out 8th to 15th in Platte area last year stopped by water on many roads hope its drier this year
     
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    Any advice for a new guy going to SD? (I'm sorry if I hijack your post) I was planing on going next year with my dad out there but due to some recent changes in life I need to take a drive. I plan on leaving the 4th and staying till the 8th. I plan on going Redfield area (not set in stone) and I plan to hunt mostly ditches due to the fact I only have 1 dog and I don't plan on running him hard. Any advice is awesome! Like I said I just need a long drive so if I kill a bird thats just a bonus.

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  9. NATTY BUMPO

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    Redfield and surrounding places are good areas to start looking.
     
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  10. Milburn

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    They have walk ins all over there all posted I’d say try to find out if fields are down (soy,corn)


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  11. Milburn

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    Also , if your dogs not 100persent good at flushing, clip a 20’ lead rope on to drag around, if the dog misses a squatter the rope won’t, my pup was going into heat when I went so I carried a slug in my pocket Incase she ran up on a coyote. Don’t get under a qrt. Tank of fuel towns are sparse. And if your going alone stay off ice. Lol oh ya don’t lock your keys in your truck I did


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    Don’t forget to leave a leg on when cleaning to id sex
     
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    Half tank is my rule.Including the drive out there.
    Fill up every night.
    I'm not so sure on the other.I don't recommend carrying a slug while pheasant hunting.
     
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    I hunted snow geese in that area and seen pheasants daily
     
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    The 212 corridor is pretty “urban” so you should see plenty of gas stations. I didn’t run East River much, but when I did I saw a good number of pheasant. Not sure how far you are willing to stab from home base, but I know a few spots about an hour + from you that could get you on some grouse and pheasant
     
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