Utah Pheasant Hunt Opener 2020/Yearly rant
I had a good time with my year old pudelpointer Scout chasing pheasants on Utah’s public lands yesterday. Chief is out for the count for the next few weeks because of the leg injury he received last week. Hazel is too old to run anymore so it was just me and little Scout. She did great and led me to 2 young roosters.
Other than the two baby roosters we shot there wasn’t a whole lot of action. No quail, just a few hens. I guess they qualify as a limit. I’m not sure if the roosters were wild or planted birds. The hens we saw were hard flying birds so there’s still a small wild population in the area. Usually I don’t see planted birds in the areas we found these 2 but they both were very young. However both crops were full of seeds and olives so it makes me think they were wild. I’m not sure.
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