I looked back a good ways in the history of this subject and did not see any discussion about this subject, so I'm wondering. Of the last 8 or 10 pheasant hunting trips I've made (last 7 or 8 yrs), only one was outside a preserve setting. I went to Kansas for four days (13 hr drive) and although I enjoyed the country, I saw more deer than cock pheasants and only took one, walking more miles that I care to guess.
The two preseves I've hunted were both well over 250 acres and set up in very natural habitat. On one place, local here in Tennessee, we utilized their dogs and dog handler. We hunted both pheasants and quail and I always enjoyed it. The flushes were always natural and we always had good dogs.
The other place was back home in southern N.E. This place also had dogs, but since my Buddy owns one, we always used his. we hunted pheasant and chukar on this place. very nice natural habitat and no idea whatsoever where the birds might be.
Am I kidding myself thinking these were quality hunts? I can simply tell you that to the hunt I enjoyed them immensely!
Your thoughts are??