planting for phesant hunting

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planting for phesant hunting

Postby alabamabronco » Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:42 pm

where i live.alabama there not too many wild phesants.so i plan to buy some and put them out .probably after jan. will be the soonest i can get to hunt birds. I was planning on planting some wheat or oates or rye this month..so when jan or feb comes around the stuff i plant will be pretty tall for cover for the birds. My question is how many acres to plant for say 10 birds. i have read they will run in the field while you are hunting them...never hunted them so any info would be good.thanks -ew
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Postby sdgr8wthnter » Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:44 am

What you need for your pheasants to survive is a place where they can eat and sleep all in the same area. So i would plant some wild grasses and then a small food plot of the above mentioned grain. Because the pheasants will not roosted in the grain fields so they will not stick around if they don't have a place to sleep. And to how many acres, that is totally up to you. But i would probably plant 4 or more acres of wild grasses and so on for your food plot. Hope this helps.
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Postby alabamabronco » Mon Sep 19, 2005 6:54 pm

well i am planting in the morning....hope to make good place for wuail and phesants.
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Postby duckplucker » Wed Sep 28, 2005 8:38 pm

this might be too late to help you, but heres what i have to say: you definatly need good cover for the birds to roost in and "hide", and enough food so that they wont leave or die out due to a lack thereof.
if your planning to make this a 1 time hunting trip and kill everything the 1st time out, you dont need a great big field of grass, or food for that matter. however, if you plan to just kill a bird or two every now and then, with some hen's in the group for breeding, then you will want a large area that they can hide from you in and make it a more natural type situation. i hope that helps.. if not, let me know what your planning on (long term or kill quick) and i'll try to be more specific.
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