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Headed to SD first week Nov.
« on: September 28, 2021, 05:07:30 PM »
Friend and I are taking the trip to SD to pheasant hunt. Driving from Spokane. Any info would help. What has been your experience if you have been.
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Re: Headed to SD first week Nov.
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2021, 05:58:54 PM »
Donít have high expectations.  Yes, it can be good, but the numbers are skewed due to the put and take lodges.  SD isnít really all that.  Download onyx, and that will really helpÖ. I havenít hunted SD since I moved to CO.  Itís and 8hr drive vs 3 hours to KS, and I have no need to drive the extra 5 hours.  Good luck and have fun, but donít expected too much.

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Re: Headed to SD first week Nov.
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2021, 05:59:32 PM »
I'm headed there at the same time.  Crops are coming out early this year, so that won't be a problem.  Try to get away from any of the larger towns.  Anything close to town gets hammered.  Get away from I-90 for the same reason.  Large groups are better, but I've done it solo a couple of times, and done well.  You can't start hunting until 10, so get the hunting atlas, and do some scouting for the first few hours of the day.  Try to find CRP fields surrounded by harvested crops, and hunt the ditches.  A lot of the ditches will probably be mowed this year because of the drought, so the waterfowl production areas may be worth checking for some thirsty pheasant.  If you have some extra cash try paying an access fee for a day. 

It's not like you see on TV every time you go out, but I have had enough of those days to keep me going back.   :tup: 
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Re: Headed to SD first week Nov.
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2021, 06:03:56 PM »
Donít have high expectations.  Yes, it can be good, but the numbers are skewed due to the put and take lodges.  SD isnít really all that.  Download onyx, and that will really helpÖ. I havenít hunted SD since I moved to CO.  Itís and 8hr drive vs 3 hours to KS, and I have no need to drive the extra 5 hours.  Good luck and have fun, but donít expected too much.

Keep in mind he hunts with a spaniel.  :yike:  JK jetjockey!   :chuckle:
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Re: Headed to SD first week Nov.
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2021, 05:22:05 AM »
Donít have high expectations.  Yes, it can be good, but the numbers are skewed due to the put and take lodges.  SD isnít really all that.  Download onyx, and that will really helpÖ. I havenít hunted SD since I moved to CO.  Itís and 8hr drive vs 3 hours to KS, and I have no need to drive the extra 5 hours.  Good luck and have fun, but donít expected too much.

Keep in mind he hunts with a spaniel.  :yike:  JK jetjockey!   :chuckle:

Brittanyís arenít spaniels! 😉

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Re: Headed to SD first week Nov.
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2021, 12:45:46 PM »
Having a heck of a time finding any 20ga ammo anywhere. Anyone have a source? 3" 5 or 6 shot
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Re: Headed to SD first week Nov.
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2021, 02:34:44 PM »
 :yeah:
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Re: Headed to SD first week Nov.
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2021, 02:38:32 PM »
Cabelas Tulalip had a few yesterday, I didn't look close enough to see what.  Very few boxes.

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Re: Headed to SD first week Nov.
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2021, 03:48:41 PM »
I only saw 28ga
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Re: Headed to SD first week Nov.
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2021, 01:54:19 PM »
Having a heck of a time finding any 20ga ammo anywhere. Anyone have a source? 3" 5 or 6 shot

Donít spend the money on 3Ē 20 ammo.  Just get 2 3/4Ē and 1oz of #5ís at about 1200fps and call it a day. Hell, these December SD birds got crushed by 7/8oz of #5ís at only 1125fps from a 100yr old gun.  All the new super ammo is marketing.

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Re: Headed to SD first week Nov.
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2021, 03:47:01 PM »
Any advantage to buying my SD lic on line, or should we just wait until we get to our destination?
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Re: Headed to SD first week Nov.
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2021, 03:55:00 PM »
You'll be going through Billings I assume.  Check with Scheels there.  Their Fargo, ND store was flush with shotgun ammo last month.  Didn't check the Cabelas in Billings.  It is right next to I90.  Could be another source for you.
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Re: Headed to SD first week Nov.
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2021, 07:00:21 PM »
Having a heck of a time finding any 20ga ammo anywhere. Anyone have a source? 3" 5 or 6 shot
Me as well. I have looked around the south sound area with no. I am willing to drive, any suggestions? O Looking for non-toxic

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Re: Headed to SD first week Nov.
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2021, 07:22:50 PM »
You'll be going through Billings I assume.  Check with Scheels there.  Their Fargo, ND store was flush with shotgun ammo last month.  Didn't check the Cabelas in Billings.  It is right next to I90.  Could be another source for you.

The last few weeks have been very nit or miss. Theyíll have some then itís gone. The last couple weeks theyíve had lots of 2-3/4Ē 20 gauge. If you depend on it you might be disappointed

 


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