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Offline T-Bone

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Fall Road Trip Plans; Both Short & Long?
« on: July 09, 2018, 04:45:29 PM »
I hate the "Dog Days" of July and August; so since boyhood, I have always found myself mentally avoiding the heat by dream planning of Fall bird hunting trips. I guess for me everything starts September 1 with a forest grouse hunt to the nearby Colville N.F. I hope for later trips to the Basin for pheasants, quail and huns, but I am dogless until my new GSP puppy gets old enough. Montana for sharptails and huns will need to wait, as well.

So...What are everyone's trip plans?
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Re: Fall Road Trip Plans; Both Short & Long?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 05:24:23 PM »
Im just guna head East and do alot of walking. I found some really great birds and areas last week near bridgeport. Make it a good 2 weeks with my son of walking, camping, and fire cooked birds. After that, no idea.
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Re: Fall Road Trip Plans; Both Short & Long?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 06:00:08 PM »
Living in the Denver area, I知 kind of spoiled.  I have a ton of hunting opportunities within a 3 hr drive.   I hunted Bobs in TX last year, but don稚 see any real reason to plan a big trip anymore.  With that said, this year I値l probably hunt CO for pheasants, chickens, and blue quail.  KS for pheasants, and NE for pheasants and Bobs.  I can do all of those within a three hour drive.

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Re: Fall Road Trip Plans; Both Short & Long?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 07:13:44 PM »
I知 headed to South Dakota for their pheasant opener. Will be there about 3 days & then up to North Dakota for a week or so pheasants & ducks. If I can get a left over antelope tag from Montana, I値l stop there a week or so for my first antelope hunt. If I can稚 get a tag I値l either get a North Dakota deer tag and spend a week in the badlands or Montana birds at various public spots.

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Re: Fall Road Trip Plans; Both Short & Long?
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2018, 04:04:03 PM »
I am in your neck of the woods so will also be headed up north for Grouse, but once October rolls around I will be headed down south every chance I get. Iv got a 1 year old Lab that I have done a lot of training with and this will be his second season on wild roosters and quail. I also have a Vizsla pup who I been working with and want to get him on some birds. I can't wait for the season to start. I would love to take a couple trips out of the state but I just don't think that is feasible for me this year.

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Re: Fall Road Trip Plans; Both Short & Long?
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2018, 09:20:21 PM »
I'm in your neck of the woods as well.  Ive never headed to the Colville area for grouse, always went to Conconully for them.  Maybe ill have to give Colville area a go one day.  Just head up and explore.  Ive never pheasant hunted either but have seen the occasional one while quail hunting.  I typically start September off by doing some dove hunting before they head out of dodge with the first storm.  Always get a handful of them anyway.  Then I try to make at least 1 or 2 trips after some grouse.  Then I chase quail and huns until the cold shows up.  Then its all about the fowlin.  Sometime mix in a quail hunt or 2 until the end of fowl season.  Mix in all the big game hunting and its a busy fall.  I just hope work doesn't get in the way this year as it always seems too and I can get out and about.  I have a shorthair and I hate not being able to get her out on birds.  If yall ever find yourself in need of a second, let me know.
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Re: Fall Road Trip Plans; Both Short & Long?
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2018, 08:45:34 PM »
Like many of you in the audience, I too enjoy the mental masturbation of planning for the upcoming hunting season. Trips, gear, dog supplies, meals, lodging and so on - are all planned well in advance. Multiple time... Usually while on the clock...

 It will be here before you know it!

Step once, look twice...

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Re: Fall Road Trip Plans; Both Short & Long?
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2018, 01:16:33 PM »
Going back home to Nevada for a week of Chukar hunting with my Dad and my kids. Can wait to revisit my old canyons and see if I still remember each flush from 20 years ago.

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Re: Fall Road Trip Plans; Both Short & Long?
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2018, 04:03:55 PM »
Going back home to Nevada for a week of Chukar hunting with my Dad and my kids. Can wait to revisit my old canyons and see if I still remember each flush from 20 years ago.


What part of Nevada?
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Re: Fall Road Trip Plans; Both Short & Long?
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2018, 11:10:12 AM »
Heading to Montana then SD then over to ND for water fowl. Hit WA hard in between for quail Huns grouse chukar , then ducks late season . Reach out if want to go with me in WA.

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Re: Fall Road Trip Plans; Both Short & Long?
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2018, 09:29:57 PM »
ribka, I'd be interested in some bird hunting. Im newer to WA and want to get out for some birds.
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Re: Fall Road Trip Plans; Both Short & Long?
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2018, 11:20:36 AM »
Going back home to Nevada for a week of Chukar hunting with my Dad and my kids. Can wait to revisit my old canyons and see if I still remember each flush from 20 years ago.


What part of Nevada?

North West quarter of the state somewhere. Got bunch of spots I used to hunt when I was a kid. Just need to see what still has water and if it got burnt up lately.

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Re: Fall Road Trip Plans; Both Short & Long?
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2018, 03:28:15 PM »
Going back home to Nevada for a week of Chukar hunting with my Dad and my kids. Can wait to revisit my old canyons and see if I still remember each flush from 20 years ago.


What part of Nevada?

North West quarter of the state somewhere. Got bunch of spots I used to hunt when I was a kid. Just need to see what still has water and if it got burnt up lately.

Nice.  I moved up here from winnemucca 7 years ago. 
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