Early last season.
Kenny with a nice bag from an early in the day field...with first [location deleted] birds of the season pointed by Mitzi.
Frank, Dan, Max...take a quick rest with Lady-she also got a quick trim of her feathers to get them ready for the third largest crop-cockleburs.
These are great [location deleted] shots-mid day. Lots of birds and pointing and fun. Dan and Max, Max's first hunt in [location deleted].
...this is why they call her Magic-she has a big covey pinned...
More pictures from this group to come.
Thanks Don for the pictures that remind us after this long winter just how nice it was to hunt green fields early season.
What we do not want to read...
"Outdoor Life Magazine has ranked Kirksville [Missouri] as the number one spot for white tail deer in the country."
Kirksville Named Number One in Country for White-Tailed Deer, Lindsay Manigold, COLUMBIA, MO (2008-03-19), KBIA Public Newsroom.
Too many hunters will believe they will have the hunt of a lifetime if they now hunt the Kirksville Missouri area. Two related examples will illustrate the point to take away.
Just a couple of years ago a well known newsstand magazine published an article about a small locality in Colorado that had one, if not the one, most concentrated populations of Sharptail Grouse in the nation. Having hunted that locality the years before that article and the year of and that immediately after that grouse population is probably beyond recovery due to the additional hunter pressure brought by those that admitted they were hunting that area because of reading about it.
A well known whitetail video organization headed by widely recognized names bought land in a certain county. Within the six months of that land purchase we had membership applicants trying to negotiate hunts if we would guarantee they could hunt that county.
A final point of why magazine articles are always suspect is the tiresome and recurring offers we receive from article writers that say they will write a favorable article highlighting our organization if we give them a free hunt.
Feedback To Members
Recurring questions of late we answer here as general information.
The first concerns spring turkey specifically how hard it may be to find birds considering the general concern of reduced compared to last season flock and bird counts. The answer we settled on from having answered it more than a couple of times is the suggestion if the hunter has 2-3 roosts identified from the previous fall he probably needs not do any more scouting than the first day of his hunt. Any one with one or no roosts identified this past fall should plan on spending more scouting time than on previous years.
Reference "Agriculture", "The Other Side" and "Our Side" update page contributions they come as do the majority of all update contributions from members across the country.
There has been offense taken by our describing national conservation groups in those terms and not specifically any one group as being less effective at main stream media public opinion efforts than other organizations. That is as it does exist rather than how some think it should be. Further, it is that many of those conservation groups solicit hunter monies framed in the context of supporting hunting and hunters. If that is so, then those hunters that contribute must ask why the major conservation groups are not even players in the most significant conservation and hunting legislative action to occur in the last six years. Farm organizations and other groups have conducted more in Washington lobby efforts and recurring main stream media efforts than any of the most popular hunter conservation groups.