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Good close to the season

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After completing the obligatory house work yesterday was able to get out with my dogs for a couple hours in the afternoon. I was not expecting to see too much as the area gets quite a bit of pressure thru out the season and hunting can be described as marginal at best, but I wanted to get the dogs out for a few. 10 minutes into the hunt Mick locked up on point and Ruger came in to back him, I was able to walk in and flush a real nice rooster. 1 in the game bag-
Shortly thereafter, Ruger started getting real birdy in some thick grass and then locked up. Rooster number two gets up and joins his buddy in the game bag.

Good way to close the season out:D
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Good for you. The boys and I spent 2.5 hrs out yesterday. Saw nothing but deer. I hunted a spot that always holds a few birds, but they just weren't there, despite cut cornfields on both the state land and the bordering private land. Didn't even see a single track in the snow the entire time. Probably would have done better if I waited until later in the day, but previous commitments ruled that out.
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Nice Finish to the season. Was out for 3 hours @ the Dansville SGA and didn't see a single thing. Beautiful day though, with snow falling and dogs working. Oh well....Have to start chasing preserve birds.
Not a thing at Dansville? I haven't hunted the area this year but have had pretty good luck on Pat's in the past.

Your definitely right about a beautiful day, good temps, low wind, a bit of snow and a few birds for making a nice afternoon.

I'll probably get out to Dansville over the Christmas break and see if me and the dogs can get into a few Pat's.
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Nope. Nothing. Talked to several Deer hunters and they said that the birds have been quiet the last couple of days. Compared to the first couple of days of Rifle season, when they heard/saw alot of pheasant. I was working the Eastern edge of the SGA, so I may have been in the wrong area.
During the late season the key is to find areas with heavy cover (cattails) that is close to a food source. I was out yesterday and flushed about 12 hens and one rooster all of which were in the cattails. I actually enjoy hunting the late season more as there is much less pressure and people.
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