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Re: Pheasant populations
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2007, 06:48:05 AM »
Its amazing how things just disappear out in the Wenas.....no paperwork, no problem. DAMN coyotes must be eating everything. ;)
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Re: Pheasant populations
« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2007, 11:38:33 AM »
I like coyotes... they eat EVRYTHING!!!

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« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2007, 01:49:05 PM »
For you guys in Eastern Washington:  how do you think the pheasant population is going to be for hunting season this year?  Are you seeing more pheasants than last year? 
I've seen a lot of birds where new town, Spokane and I believe the only way to possibly hunt them with land owner permission is by bow and arrow. I spoke with a fella who's land I wish to hunt and he told me the populations don't look promising...he might be saying that just ot get me off his wish list though. That particular area is do south of me and not in an area that would limit shotgunning.

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Re: Pheasant populations
« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2007, 08:28:54 AM »
eastern wa pheasant hunting on public dirt is always tough, the private land hunts are hit and miss. we are losing a ton of land to the rich lease *censored*s that find it better to line a pocket then ask for permission.....oh well it was good while it lasted.

I have a piece of land that I have hunted for 17 years, I am good friends with the land owner and we visit all year. last year he, for the first time ever, leased his land to a hunt club. I asked for permission and he told me he had leased it, but would ask the manger for an exception...nope. for 2 grand sure. I tell you what, when a local guy can't hunt local land it kills me. I asked if I could simply walk 1/2 mil through his place to access a landlocked section of state land and same deal......nope.

he appologized and said the $$ they offered was too much to resist. the truly sad part is the hunting was so-so but it was only 10 minutes from home. now some wealthy microsoft schmuck drives all day to hunt in my back yard for 40 grand a year, he could have hunted for just the effort of asking.

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Re: Pheasant populations
« Reply #29 on: July 22, 2007, 11:14:08 AM »
I just had a friend call me to tell me of 1000 acres for sale asking price was 480,000 dollars. Some friends of mine and I have been toying with the idea of a limited access community. We are all former Alaskans that are tired of neighbors close as hand, etc. We are all outdoors people with a passion to be alone on a piece of land that offers 4 seasons. If it's in the right location a fella could raise some brood stock for hunting.

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Re: Pheasant populations
« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2007, 10:18:10 PM »
I think the farming practices are a big contributor. They no longer keep cover or edge rows, and they are using more pesticides (less bugs). Yes there are a lot of family farms but more and more the farms are being bought by big corporate farms. It's happening to the orchards near my folks place in Orondo (that and all the rich people are buying up property).

But on the other hand farmers also have a lot of land in CRP and this is very good for all types wildlife. The new push for bio-fuels may put CRP at risk as it may be better for these farms to grow corn and other crops that can be used to make ethanol etc. 

Also there needs to be more predator control done to deal with raccoons, yotes, etc. I want to get a .17 just to put a few of these varmints down to help the birds.


 

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