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Upland bird near spokane?

Postby aftershox454 » Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:33 pm

Hey guys I really want to go for some upland birds this next season, but can't seem to find anywhere near spokane to go.

I am a total rookie and don't know much about this stuff, but if someone could point me in the direction of some public or state land that is decent for hunting some upland stuff it would be very aprreciated!
thanks guys :thumbsup:
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Postby birdslayer » Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:25 pm

What type of upland birds? I can show you some good areas next season. I got 67 upland birds this season. I know some good spots.
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Postby aftershox454 » Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:58 pm

I would like to get some pheasant and quail, but I am open to go for anything!

You located here in Spokane, or somewhere else
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Postby birdslayer » Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:42 pm

I live just outside of deer park. I do most of my hunting southish of spokane.
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Postby aftershox454 » Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:56 pm

Out hwy 27 by Rockford, or even further like fairfield?

I live in the valley.
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Postby BigBlondeBirdDog » Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:58 pm

Hey brother check out my website, under the "Affilates" tab ... There are 4-5 upland bird ranches that donated hunts to our chapter.

Please give back to these businesses that support huntig on public land.

Any questions, feel free to give me a call.
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Postby aftershox454 » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:51 pm

Thanks for the post :thumbsup: great website!!!
I've been down to double barrel before, cool place.

Can't afford to hunt there all the time though which is too bad :thumbsdown:
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Postby birdslayer » Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:08 am

I have never payed to hunt. The key is to find good spots, then learn when and how to hunt those spots. I would never pay to shoot slow flying pen raised birds. I guess it is a good thing to give ranches some money if they help out with conservation.
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Postby aftershox454 » Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:17 am

I don't pay to hunt either, I was just saying that it is a cool place!

nice lodge cool trap throwers etc, plus the people seem to be real nice.

Never have hunted there as the prices are too much for me
I also would rather go somewhere where the birds aren't released to me and have more of an adventure of it.
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Postby BigBlondeBirdDog » Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:56 am

Ok, then the Ranch to hunt is ZMI Ranch in Prescott. They have broad houses, and I literally watched him raise about 6,000 bird last year that he just opened the doors on ...

Phil's thoughts are, that those birds will make it, and breed, creating a more realistic hunting experience, on birds that have made it and are adapting to the wild. A hell of alot better than plant and shoot.

You do realize that even on the Ranches, most close March 31st? This is due to a wild pheasant population, this is on the East side of the state. Now on the West, there isn't a native population of pheasant so they normally can stay open year around ... Say like Gryphon Ranch.

Now, I have a couple times "Played to Play" ... Its worth it to me, to run my dogs and extend my season until March 31st. The people that run these ranches are AWESOME and "Salt of the Earth" 9 times outta 10! It is a choice I have made to support these businesses, and I ask you do the same, if you have a chance. One hunt we had donated last year, went for $587 ... which basically paid for a 700 plant project for habitat on the Sunnyside GMU ... which so happens to be a Feel Free To Hunt ... when the season is open of course. :thumbsup:

A very economical spot is Dry Hollow Ranch out of Pomeroy WA ... and Vicki is a very nice Ranch owner. Thinking I'll drop by for a "scratch" hunt here before the end of the season ... released birds that are shot at a discounted rate ... no released, you find.
More like hunting to me.
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Postby aftershox454 » Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:41 pm

Cool,
I think the ranches are a very positive thing.
But being a college kid $$ is pretty tight.

I usually pay to shoot skeet at the ranch a few weekends out of the year.

Better than giving it to the gun club I guess.

Thanks for pointing me in a good direction, the next time I visit the cousins ( in yakima) I'll check some of those places out!
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Postby birdslayer » Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:10 pm

Where do you go to college?
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Postby aftershox454 » Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:04 am

Eastern
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Re: Upland bird near spokane?

Postby MikeVictor » Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:08 am

Hey,

I currently live in Virginia but I am seriously checking out the Spokane WA area to move to next year and retire there. I enjoy shooting pheasants, quail, and chukers here in VA on private preserves..that is all we have here..no wild birds to speak of, except for some quail perhaps..

I am curious about upland and waterfowl shooting within an hour or so of Spokane and would appreciate any advice you all would care to give. I've read the posting above.. looks encouraging. I too would prefer to hunt wild birds..that is far more sporting and I like to get out in the wild whenever I can...

Best regards, hope to meet some of you later on in the field or at a gun club someplace.

By the way, I have been a Big Sky conference fan for some time now. I have always liked the North Western states..

Mike :hi:
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