Well it was another beautiful pheasant opening weekend in Eastern Montana. The cool weather really helped the dogs track and not overheat. Just one bird short of our two-day limit wasn’t too bad. Most of the birds we harvested were fairly mature. Most other hunters seemed to have quite a few younger birds in their possession and this could be contributed to the release of many farmed pheasants in the area. Here are a few pictures from over the weekend:
With the cold air coming I feel the urge to get out of the office and into the field! Looks like a lot of the pheasant chicks didn’t make it in the Conrad area. I think a few hail storms were the biggest culprit. Hopefully enough birds lived to make it a good pheasant season. I drew a cow elk permit this year. Super excited to fill up the freezer!
Happy hunting to you in your neck of the woods!
At the end of this last hunting season I took a stab a making some jerky out of my deer. I took about 15 lbs. of deer meat and cut it up into 3/4″ slices, then mixed it up in a container with Hi-Country Jerky Seasoning & Cure. After letting the jerky season & cure overnight I placed the slices of meat on the dehydrator racks, set the temperature at 155 and walked away for 14 hours. If the jerky wasn’t so thick it would have not taken as long to cook but boy it turned out great!
On January 2nd my uncle and I headed to the Great White North to pick up a new chocolate lab pup (born 11/15/2012). He doesn’t know how good he’s got it, or maybe he does as he seems very smart. So please welcome Scud to the family! 🙂
A few pictures of the great time I had over in Eastern Montana pheasant hunting. I’m not sure there are a lot of birds this year as we really had to hunt hard to get our limit! Top that with most of the young birds get shot the first week or two and that makes for lots of walking for the rest of the season.