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#1 Kurtee OFFLINE  

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Posted March 23, 2014 - 08:15 PM

Just thought I would share a trail cam picture from the farm.

 

 

 

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Posted March 23, 2014 - 09:09 PM

Cool picture. Are those ones wild or where they released for hunting. I live close to a gun club and every year they release a ton of them into a large are behind my house.



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Posted March 23, 2014 - 09:25 PM

Little more snow than that left up here, but we're getting there.

 

Nice to see some made it through the tough winter.


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Posted March 23, 2014 - 09:41 PM

That brings back a lot of memories of Pheasant hunting with my dad and brothers. Seem like a lifetime ago. Those look good and healthy. Not to many here in Northern Micigan. Still have some in the southern part. Glad to see they made it through the winter.                       Thanks. Roger.


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Posted March 23, 2014 - 09:44 PM

I don't see those around here.  We had a flock of wild turkeys land in a field once, and that was a cause of jubilation.

 

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Posted March 23, 2014 - 09:48 PM

Nice photo. I purchased my Fordson Dexta just a short distance from your place. Been a great tractor.



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Posted March 23, 2014 - 09:51 PM

Some good looking pheasants.



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Posted March 23, 2014 - 10:48 PM

That is neat! Iowa used to trade 1st in the nation with South Dakota with pheasant production every year or two.

But they are getting rare around here.  For a lot of reasons, close farming is cutting into habitat. Wet springs chilling the hatch, Coyotes becoming too highly populated . And a theory is that after Iowa reintroduced wild turkey in 1974(I think) the turkeys are stomping the eggs in the nests  I often see the Turkeys in flocks like that now.

I miss seeing the pheasants in flocks in the fields


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Posted March 23, 2014 - 11:15 PM

We hatched a bunch of pheasant eggs for the local Wildlife Federation one year. Put 300 eggs in the incubator and had about 250 hatch; wildest little birds I ever did see, took off running when they were still wet from hatching!They would jump out of the incubator when we lifted the lid like they were popping corn and take off for the farthest corners of the room as fast as they could go. We were glad when the guys from the federation came and put them in their rearing pens and our job was over. It was interesting though, and we would do it again given the chance.
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Posted March 24, 2014 - 05:09 AM

We see them pretty often near our house and in the yard. You can hear the Males for quite a distance when they are calling.


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Posted March 24, 2014 - 06:13 PM

Cool picture. Are those ones wild or where they released for hunting. I live close to a gun club and every year they release a ton of them into a large are behind my house.

I am unsure of that answer. There have been some released in the past. The farm is 40 miles from my house.



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Posted March 24, 2014 - 06:28 PM

A couple more for you. A Bald Eagle and a Squirrel. Also one of my latest tractor acquisition.

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Posted March 24, 2014 - 06:47 PM

Makes me homesick and nostalgic. Grew up chasing ringnecks around Iowa.



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Posted March 25, 2014 - 07:11 AM

We have a good but not huge population of pheasant here on the Eastern Shore, we have a huge population of turkeys now compared to to 40 years ago when I came here from NC. I fear the growing coyote population will harm both. The Bald Eagle has made a big comeback as well, we have several breeding pairs in the area plus a lot migratory eagles that pass through.






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