January is about to close and that usually is an indication that punch card hunters are hitting the fields. We started selling "punch cards" three years ago and they have been a big success. It is simply a chance to shoot 50 birds for a set fee. No day hunt fees or anything else applies so you can turn it in to several hunts or a large group. It has been a great way to entice hunters in for a normally slow time of the season. It also helps with our ultimate goal and that is to reduce the rooster population prior to the breeding season. So far a half dozen punch cards have been filled and every weekend coming up looks to bring more shooters in. Check out our facebook fan page to see some of the latest groups out.
January also means we are getting busy with the next years batch of pheasants. The laying hens are in the barns and we should be seeing eggs in a couple weeks. Hens will be in demand again this year as everyone is trying to repopulate their wild hatch. We will try to gear up and offer 6 week old hen chicks for sale again this year. Let's hope that mother nature helps this year with the wild hatch and gets us back to bird numbers we saw a few years ago.
See you in the field soon,