Well October is nearly over and we hope November brings us better weather. Wet and windy should be the motto for October. Can't count how many times we have been stuck this past month. (Cory set a new record going 6 days in a row needing the tractor) The hunting remained very good throughout the month despite the wet weather. We continue to see young birds which is a good sign for the wild hatch but just hope they will be old enough to survive any bad weather that is sure to come soon.
The harvest was real close to completion when all the rain started to come and now it was just about to resume when some more rain and snow hit. There are a few fields that border our ground that we would sure like to see harvested. That will bring a new bunch of birds in as they will seek food and cover.
This year has really been a testament for the importance of habitat. We are hearing very discouraging reports from around the state as to the lack of wild pheasants. We have been pleased with the wild hatch on our farm and we can directly contribute that to having habitat and many water sources. This proved important with the drought last year. It is going to be interesting what happens in the next few years around the state. The pheasant is a very important part of the economy of the state and we would like to see the bird numbers jump back up and keep those hunters coming!
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We do have a few spots still available on the calendar this season so be sure to call soon. Julie will set you up with everything you need. We look forward to seeing our friends in the field again this season.