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MA Special Upland Hunt option

Postby mawtrfowler » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:55 pm

Has anyone here ever applied for one of the special one day permits to release your own birds? I had them send the information a couple years ago but can't find it, need to call again and have them send new information. Going to see if I can get some birds and then get the permit.
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Re: MA Special Upland Hunt option

Postby MIKE J. » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:14 pm

I have, good deal if you can find birds "that Flush" and not stand there. :lol3:

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SPECIAL UPLAND BIRD HUNTING OPTION

Licensed hunters may submit an application to DFW District offices for a free 1 day permit that allows the private purchase, liberation, and hunting of ring-necked pheasants and/or bobwhite quail on selected WMAs (see list below) from January 1–March 31. If purchasing birds from out of state, a separate importation permit is required. Permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis; only one party may schedule a hunt on each specific WMA per day. There is no minimum or maximum stocking limit, or daily/season bag limit. For a complete list of procedures and locations available for this permit, contact any DFW District office.

Crane WMA, Southeast District

Erwin Wilder WMA, Southeast District

Martin Burns WMA, Northeast District

Bolton Flats WMA, Central District

Winnimusset WMA, Central District

Herm Covey WMA, CT Valley District

Housatonic Valley WMA, Western District
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Re: MA Special Upland Hunt option

Postby seaneen » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:47 pm

I did this a few times some years back, was hard to find birds, and when we did they were too fat to fly,
put em out they like hell, plus now with all the snow, not a lot of places to hide em, meaning brush to put em, in.

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Re: MA Special Upland Hunt option

Postby wingshooter26 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:08 pm

I would love to do this! I have never heard of pheasant that won't fly due to laziness haha I could imagine my English setter would be confused. From the way it looks online there are a few places that sell pheasant chuckars and Huns. If anyone is looking for someone to do this with I would for sure help pay for and organizae it.
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Re: MA Special Upland Hunt option

Postby MIKE J. » Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:55 pm

Just remember you can only use Pheasants and Bob White Quail. No chukar or partridge :no:
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Re: MA Special Upland Hunt option

Postby mawtrfowler » Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:02 pm

I'm hoping that we get a lot of melting for next month and I'll at the very least get a permit for myself and a couple friends and then I should be able to get some birds. It would be nice if they allowed Chukar but oh well, I'll take what I can get. Gets the dog some good off season work and its cheaper than a preserve.
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Re: MA Special Upland Hunt option

Postby wingshooter26 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:44 pm

How would you store the birds until you planned on hunting? I have a barn with stalls I guess that could work but idk. Would you put them out the night before or morning of the hunt?
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Re: MA Special Upland Hunt option

Postby mawtrfowler » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:51 pm

Depends on how long I would have to hold them for. I would possibly build a temporary pen. I would release them on the morning of the hunt and give them 2 or 3 hours to start wandering around and getting a bit acclimated.
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Re: MA Special Upland Hunt option

Postby cape-shot » Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:38 pm

Is there anyone in the south eastern part of the state that sells birds, pheasant or quail?
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Re: MA Special Upland Hunt option

Postby Sshorearcher » Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:31 am

For Quail, try M&J Game Birds - Dartmouth (mike & joe lopes)

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Wareham Quail Farm (John Tuomala)

Pheasant are tough......I have heard of people getting some through Anne Marie Raposa in berkley, Fullflight in Bernardston or driving down to Addieville in RI.
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Re: MA Special Upland Hunt option

Postby cape-shot » Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:13 pm

Sshorearcher wrote:For Quail, try M&J Game Birds - Dartmouth (mike & joe lopes)

or

Wareham Quail Farm (John Tuomala)

Pheasant are tough......I have heard of people getting some through Anne Marie Raposa in berkley, Fullflight in Bernardston or driving down to Addieville in RI.



Thanks for the info!
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Re: MA Special Upland Hunt option

Postby mawtrfowler » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:32 pm

For those that have done it, what's the process? Paper work and so on

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Re: MA Special Upland Hunt option

Postby seaneen » Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:32 pm

as of today Sunday full flight, has pheasants, dont know how much, though.

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Re: MA Special Upland Hunt option

Postby mawtrfowler » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:26 pm

seaneen wrote:as of today Sunday full flight, has pheasants, dont know how much, though.

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Yup, I talked to them today at the Springfield Sportsmen's show. I'll probably go over for a hunt, great prices especially if you can get a few birds over your limit.
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