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Public pheasant hunting

Postby duckweed » Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:24 pm

Hey yall. I moved to northeast iowa not too long ago. I am looking into pheasant hunting public land. I live in clinton and have no idea where would be a good spot. Any help would be appriciated.
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Re: Public pheasant hunting

Postby BBK » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:52 pm

Worst area in the state for pheasant. Public ground is a waste of time, you'll be better off watching a SD hunt on the T.V. I haven't seen a rooster in 3 years. Opening day was probably your only shot for public land.

Plan a couple trips to beckridge if you want to shoot some pheasants.
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Re: Public pheasant hunting

Postby wapsijim » Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:12 am

You should try Goose Lake WMA, especially after it freezes up the swamp solid. Also check out the DNR web page for the map of "where to hunt". There are a few public hunting sites in Clinton Co. Be careful during shotgun deer season on public land.... :smile:
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