On Saturday I started out south of Hutchinson, MN and ended up getting one Rooster. I saw 2 others and 2 hens. The corn was still up on the south side of the unit. It was about 50 degrees when I started. I then drove out to by Sacred Heart, MN. I hunted 3 different units there and saw 4 more Roosters and 3 hens. I got a shot off at one of the Roosters but didn't get him. It was about 60 degrees when I quit at 2:30 or so. I was just hunting Tina by herself and she was getting warm and tired so I pulled the plug on hunting the late day hunt and decided to drive home early.
Sunday I was west of Hutchinson and got my two Pheasants within about an hour. 2 nice points and relatively decent shots. I missed one that got up a little farther out. I'm glad I finished up when we did because it was up to 60 degrees already.
So far I've been getting my birds with my 12 gauge Beretta. I usually swap out to my 16 ga Browning Lightning Feather after the first bird but so far I've either gotten my second bird during the first part of the hunt or I haven't been able to connect on a bird after I've switched.
I'm seeing fewer birds this fall but so far the corn is still up around most of the areas I hunt.
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