: South Dakota Pheasant shoosting 2010!



HAZZARDJOHN
11-05-10, 12:56 AM
Well I went to South Dakota for our annual early season pheasant hunt with my Dad. It was a great trip, if you like 50 mile an hour winds and steady rain, when your rain gear is sitting on your bed 400 miles away :( But it still was better than work.

We did pretty good considering the conditions. The bird population is up this year IMO and west river is probably the best I have ever seen in my life. We were a little light on birds taken this year, but we also walked less as it was so wet out.

Pics are kinda light this year as it was kind of miserable out so I had to make due. Enjoy!

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^ Crossing the border! What a great feeling to be home again!

after the first day of hunting we went to the hotel in Mobridge, only to be greeted by a ton of BIA officers staying there.

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^ And a Maserati! Never thought I would see this at the wrangler motor inn!

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^ Speaking of the Wrangler, the bar has a Spiral staircase, which makes it an interesting walk back to your room.

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^ Got the ram back from the body shop all detailed when I left for this trip, after one day, wrecked with mud!

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^ Lake Oahe (Missouri River) The water is up this year. Two years ago, they were farming down there.

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^ The Oasis, home of the 2' pancakes!

HAZZARDJOHN
11-05-10, 12:57 AM
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^ Now somewhere we lost the dust cap to the wheel bearings on the dog trailer. Well we couldn't find a new one in this town to save our lives. Well we ran into a wise indian man (ok, so he was holding a open 12 pack of Budwesier while driving a delta 88 with three obviously different size tires) He suggested we use a Budweiser can and a hose clamp, then he disappeared like he was just a vision. (actually he left, dragging his muffler down US12)

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^ So Eric and Steve taking the wise man's advise go to work.

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^ Steve rejoiced in sweet victory.

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^ They were not able to come up with an empty budweiser can, so against my advise they improvised. Even though I had my doubts and didn't enjoy deviating from my Indian spirit guides advice, it still worked.

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^ Sweet old Pickup!

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^ West river, Trail City South Dakota! I would live here if I could live anywhere I wanted!

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^ Thick like rats in New Yaaarrrk

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^ Not sure why I took this pic, but what the hell.

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^ this sweet ride pulled up! This is what Jesus would drive if Jesus wanted a Station wagon!

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^ then I handed my camera to Michael J. Fox

HAZZARDJOHN
11-05-10, 12:58 AM
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^ This was pretty much my view from the drivers seat for the whole trip :(

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^ The reason I took this pick is because, Steve calls out on the Radio that he needs to stop and drop his kids off at the pool. Well we were in Seneca South Dakota and it was cold and rainy. Nothing was open in the town of 300 people, so we drove past this senior center, and on a hunch even though it was empty, Steve tried the Door and entrance was gained. He then Proceeded to clog the plumbing all while technically breaking and entering. I just hope the smell cleared out for Bingo later that night.

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^ Check out that cock!

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^ stumbled on this on the way home. This was in the middle of an "Art Garden" In Clark South Dakota. Not sure what the statement is here, but it moved me, well it was either the LTD's or the beef jerky, Your call.

All in All it was a good trip, had a lot of fun and suffered the weather with good people. Can't really ask for much more.

~HJ

Bro-Ham
11-05-10, 01:06 AM
LOVE the LTD Coupe, or is that Coupe's?, or Coupes'? Doesn't matter, I love the red LTD Coupe ('s, s',s) :)

Jesda
11-05-10, 01:13 AM
SD has the strangest side attractions, probably inspired by Wall.

Those seniors will blame each other for the mess. :P

orconn
11-05-10, 01:17 AM
I've never seen that many pheasants in one place in my life! Quite a sight!

Jesda
11-05-10, 09:19 AM
Minnesota plates on the Maserati.







Chad? Wanna share?