Upland season opens

Discussion in 'Upland Hunting Ohio' started by MaktheQwk, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. MaktheQwk

    MaktheQwk Well-Known Member

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    Small game opens in Ohio tomorrow. Have spoken with several friends who have just come back from SoDak and Iowa. SoDak was so-so.....some guys got into birds better than others. Most hunted the Bowdle/Eureka area. Some further west along the river corridor. My good friend reported they shot 3 bird limits three days in a row around Grinnell Iowa area. I know that we have pockets of some wild birds scattered in Ohio, especially along the Scioto Crep corridor. We have to settle for stocked ditch chickens at the gun club. We will stock 1400 roosters this year. Breakfast every bird release for the orange clad army. Long tail feather contest ( buck a guy to measure, winner takes the daily pot). We enjoy the camaraderie with several friends at the club. Restaurant Depot had 100 middle necks for $22.00 bucks today! Plan on steaming some clams on Saturday along with some chowder and chicken on the grill. Adult beverages to follow. Son has already looked for his chauffers cap for rest of the season. Dog's will get a nice work out this weekend! Enjoy everyone, and be careful!
     
  2. jeff51814

    jeff51814 Well-Known Member

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    That's great to hear! I will be in that very area the week of Thanksgiving.
     

  3. MaktheQwk

    MaktheQwk Well-Known Member

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    How did you fair out that way?
     
  4. jeff51814

    jeff51814 Well-Known Member

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    We had a great time. Both my boys(12 & 13), killed their first wild pheasants.
    It took us a couple days to locate birds and permission. They were about a 45 minute drive from our old stomping ground. It rained about 1.25" Thanksgiving day, but, my oldest killed his first in a downpour at high noon. But after that, look out! They each shot about a box and a half of shells in two days. I watched A LOT of pheasants fly off unscathed!! Had some wonderful dog work the last day. In fact, my youngest (who claims the dog), shot his first, after the dog held a wonderful looooong point till we could flush out a tight sitting(obviously unhunted) rooster.
    The only downside at all, was my dad. He has small cell lung cancer so he wasn't his normal self. He could only hunt about a 1/2hr-45 minutes, and he was ready for the truck. It was tough to see just how bad it's gotten.
    But all things considered, we had a wonderful time. As we were driving home, we were already planning next year's trip.