What is your favorite upland bird?

Pheasant, turkey, dove, grouse, partridge, quail, squirrel, rabbits, etc.

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Postby donttreadonme » Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:39 pm

Pheasants with out a doubt. Chuckars are a somewhat close second and everything else is way down my "to hunt" list.
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Postby ncduckkiller » Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:10 pm

I have had very little experience when it comes to some of the birds that ya have mentioned on here:

chukar
Ptarmigan
various types of quail
pheasants

I have hunted Dove extensively for the last 25 years and had the opportunity to hunt quail while station in Ca. Even got a couple of shots at some pheasants throughout the years. (4 shots to be exact) So with the limited upland game that I have pursued I would say for taste it would go to quail and for numbers it would go to dove.
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Postby shoveler_shooter » Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:12 pm

Pheasant.
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Postby Duckboat » Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:59 am

Snipe
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Postby RightWing » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:48 am

1. Pheasant (only stocked birds in NH unfortunately)
2. Grouse (few and far between)
3. Woodcock
4. Doves (illegal in NH)
Kill totals 08-09: 1 bird(I think it was a mallard)
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Postby NHDuckHunter » Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:33 pm

RightWing wrote:1. Pheasant (only stocked birds in NH unfortunately)
2. Grouse (few and far between)
3. Woodcock
4. Doves (illegal in NH)


Right wing,
there are wild pheasants in NH, just ask fish and game, they SWEAR it every year :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: ... I really doubt it though. I have seen one in my life out of season, and that one was dead on 95South,

My favorite is pheasant though. It just reminds me of what hunting is "Supposed" to be all about, to me anyway. Walking a field with the dog, O/U over my shoulder.
Sportingwise, it would be woodcock (Kudos to whomever called them a timberdoodle earlier in this thread). They are just so hard to find around here. Although my dog has flushed two this year out of the creek bed behind the house. :thumbsup:
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Postby Hiterhard » Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:58 pm

Turkeys. Gotta love going out early in the morning during the spring and hearing them gobble their heads off.
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Postby thunderhead » Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:52 pm

It would have to be bobwhite quail or sharptails.
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Postby Grouse » Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:41 am

GROUSE :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :hammer: :hammer:
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Postby Kiskadinna » Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:19 am

Grouse wrote:GROUSE :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :hammer: :hammer:


Seriously? :huh:

Amen to that brother!
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Postby gooserslan » Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:03 pm

For me it has to be the ruffed grouse. IMO the toughest bird to hit and i love hearing those wingbeats when they come flying out behind a log. What a wonderful bird.
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