Idaho Pheasant

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wills1235
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Idaho Pheasant

Post by wills1235 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:00 am

Hey I'm going to be moving back to North Idaho (as far south as I can talk my wife into). Does anyone have any info re: pheasant in the Plummer/ St. Maries area? I've seen a few quail. Are they Californias? Seems to be a lot of grouse too, which is great, but I'd like to know how far south I need to go to have phezz in the back 40. I've seen lots of phezz between ID and WA around ID 6....
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Re: Idaho Pheasant

Post by fishvik » Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:55 am

My experience going to school up there and returning over the years is you really don't get into good pheasant habitat until you get to Potlatch and south.

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Re: Idaho Pheasant

Post by DonF » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:40 am

After you've eaten a couple Blue Grouse, you swear off pheasant for life.
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Re: Idaho Pheasant

Post by ymepointer » Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:24 pm

Not many up in the handle area, your better off in Dayton, that is pretty good pheasant country.

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Re: Idaho Pheasant

Post by wills1235 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:50 pm

I grew up in Northern MN eating lots of Ruffies, and I've managed to eat a few blues from the mountains around here too, so I know how good the table fare is. But as ymepointer says I'm in some pretty good pheasant country, and they're a lot of fun to hunt. So are all the quail, hun, and chukar that I can find within a half-hour of my house. Never mind the ruffies and blues within 20 minutes either direction. But since moving is pretty inevitable, I want to prepare myself for how bad it's gonna be. Cause it's pretty good out here. Pretty "bleep" good. Went out after work today- had 40 minutes of shooting light and ended up with 6 quail and 2 roosters.
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Re: Idaho Pheasant

Post by Vision » Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:53 am

DonF wrote:After you've eaten a couple Blue Grouse, you swear off pheasant for life.

Really?

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