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Old 08-20-2007, 12:42 PM
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anybody hunt pheasants or huns with .22LR



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I happen to hunt in a state where its legal to use a .22 LR to
take Pheasants or Hungarian partridge.
Check out page 47.
http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/rlp/reg.../full_regs.pdf
I gave it a try last fall & it was very hard but very doable.
I seen about 20-25 pheasants. But getting a shot at them with in range
is the challenge. And no I am not going to shoot them on the fly.
And there is no way you are going to stalk them. (me anyway) I hunt them just
like I hunt turkeys. I was just wondering if anybody else has
ever gave it ah try with a .22 rimfire.

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Old 08-21-2007, 01:07 PM
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To me potting a pheasant or partridge on the ground is highly unsporting. Akin to shooting ducks on the water. Get a shotgun and shoot them in the air like a gentleman would do it.
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Old 08-21-2007, 04:23 PM
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To me potting a pheasant or partridge on the ground is highly unsporting. Akin to shooting ducks on the water. Get a shotgun and shoot them in the air like a gentleman would do it.
If the local game laws allow it what's the problem. I would think it would be harder to spot them on the ground than it is spotting them after they have exploded into the air. I have darn near stepped on pheasants while pheasant, squirrel, and deer hunting, always saw them in the air, never on the ground. They would have been better off staying put.
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Old 08-21-2007, 06:14 PM
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I concur, its rather difficult to spot pheasants on the ground. The only time I really seem them on the ground is when they're on the edge of cornfields and they're fairly intelligent and quick birds. Getting within range could be difficult. I can't really compare hunting with a shotgun and rifle first hand though. Never hunted with a rifle, law doesn't permit here.

On the other hand, toss me my benelli and you can flush pheasants as and It'd be strange for me not to shoot my limit of 3.

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Old 08-21-2007, 06:40 PM
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I plan on going after mountain grouse with my Hm2 this year. cant hunt pheasant with a rimfire.
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:25 PM
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I was kind of wondering how this thread would go.

Well this style of pheasant hunting is not the norm in MN.
I kind of got the idea when I was turkey hunting. I have
turkey hunted for about 8 years & there would always be
some pheasants that come around & see what was going
on. So I though why not give it a try. The fall is my favorite
time of the year. So I did a little research on the habits of
my prey. One of the first thing they do in the morning is
go eat some grit then go find some food. Then go take it
easy until mid afternoon go eat again then go look for that
favorite roosting spot. They have a lot of common habits as
turkeys, not color blind, very good eye sight, pretty good hearing,
likes to hang around field edges close to cover.
So once you find the birds you have to figure out there routine.
Then put your self in a place where you can have a little show down.
Last year I kept a close watch on when the crops were all harvested
to help to cut down on cover to up my odds.
I have a few pictures of my turkey blind but just pretend I had this
set up by a slough edge. But maybe not so Big. LOL
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...1/100_1588.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...1/100_1587.jpg
Now lets pretend this is a big old rooster.

Now I think I could have shot that turkey with a rifle.
I am 48 years old & I am into the challenge of the hunt and not how many
I can bag. But thats just me. And if this is not hunting..... I give up.
And this year I hope I can learn from my mistakes from last year.

Good luck Shelbyfan & thanks Iowa guys.


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Old 08-22-2007, 06:28 AM
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Nothing wrong with head shots on birds. Who in their right mind wants to fill their meat with lead. Unfortunately not legal here or I would do it.
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Old 08-22-2007, 08:00 AM
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Sorry,
Give me my Parker double, a good bird dog, and a nice crisp fall day. I just don't like skulking in the weeds for them that's all.
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I plan on going after mountain grouse with my Hm2 this year. cant hunt pheasant with a rimfire.
Hey! What a super hunting choice! Grouse with a rimfire. Have you ever actually hunted pheasant, dickhead?

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Old 08-24-2007, 09:08 PM
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Did anyone ever trap Pheasants with a length of stove pipe?
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Old 08-24-2007, 09:37 PM
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Did anyone ever trap Pheasants with a length of stove pipe?
No.....But does it work. LOL

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Old 08-24-2007, 10:13 PM
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I used to step on them when walking in my parents field, scared the **** out of me, more than a few times, those things are not subtle when they launch.
I know that they easily could be ringed.
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No.....But does it work. LOL

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Of course it works. You stomp one end down where the pheasant can get it's head out, put corn or grain in it. The pheasant will go in the open end to eat the goodies, it cant turn around and can't get out the small end and doesnt have enough sense to back out. I bet you never built a quail trap ether.
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:07 AM
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How about poison? Will that work on them also? Or maybe a cannon net over bait and then club them. Anyone ever do that? That sounds really cool.
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:42 AM
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How about poison? Will that work on them also? Or maybe a cannon net over bait and then club them. Anyone ever do that? That sounds really cool.
If that is directed at me lighten up. As a kid 10, 11 or so, we used to trap them all the time, practiced catch and release
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