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Partridge season opens in northern ontario

Well went out for the first time this year for birds got 1 seen 2 but there was too many hunters in the same trails as me so it wasnt the best day for hunting i guess was fun but woulda been better if there was less hunters and more birds anyway looks like a good year hope too get more anyone else get any yet.

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Partridge season opens in northern ontario

i/m in the same situation here in north eastern alberta a million guys truck hunting and driving the trails on atvs. i got one bird today but found campers 300 yards from my bait site how do you explain that one? so guess i will be lokking for a new place to bait

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Tonnes of hunters more quads this year than any year ive ever seen some of these trails i hunt i never used to see hunters on its crazy now all trails are like highways even if you do get lost you end up hearing vehicles when your in the thickest bush ahh well good for the sport guess ill have to go farther too I Still have no problem getting birds though the new gps works like a charm Ive always found the bush crashing way the best. Don't get me wrong my ol man always likes his truck/trial/road hunting also.Anyway best of luck on your hunt hope you have some better luck i didnt get my bear this year too many troubles with bait (getting it /People stealing it you name it.

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Got some new pics

LoL seems like everywhere i go I come across one of these fellas.

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Partridge season opens in northern ontario

Gotta say this years gonna be a good one havent seen this many around in awhile.

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i still haven't got one and i've been hunting for 4 years and have already shot a deer. not that i haven't seen them or shot at them its just they seem to be emune to that slow lead maybe i'll use some early season duck loads next year 1 1/16 steel 4 at 1550

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Partridge season opens in northern ontario

No need to change, that lead should drop em right on the spot. The key is to take thier heads off man make sure you aim a little higher than thier head depending on what your using. I use my 12 guage almost all the time for partridge hunting for 2 reasons to leave with my limit and if they fly they arent flying far. Usually with partridge they dont like to fly anyway thier only going about 500 feet even if you sppok them bad. Don't get me wrong some are smart and will leed you right into the boondocks but most arent going far stock em and shoot em good luck for this years hunt youll get one keep at er.

P.S. Some places the birds spook real easy so be light footed. They usually see you before you see them. I like to walk certain rocky trials early mornin or at dusk thats when they are feeding on graval and small pebbles.We have 2 kinds of partridge here how many do you have? We have ruffed grouse which is in the pics above and spruce grouse which I havent seen many of this year.

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Location: new brunswick
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Partridge season opens in northern ontario

thanks. in nb we've got ruffed grouse and spruce grouse and the ocasional long tailed partridge(pheasants) flys into my shot when i go jump hunting ducks. Evil! we're only supposed to shoot them when you've payed to hunt on the preserve but i know the guys who operate it and they don't care if i killl 1 or 2 roosters a year Big smile

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Partridge season opens in northern ontario

Nice. I wish I had quails around here I heard its a hoot hunting them well hopefully this years good to both of us. I just cant wait another month till bear season opens yah wish me luck.

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Location: new brunswick
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Partridge season opens in northern ontario
up north wrote:
i/m in the same situation here in north eastern alberta a million guys truck hunting and driving the trails on atvs. i got one bird today but found campers 300 yards from my bait site how do you explain that one? so guess i will be lokking for a new place to bait

....since the atv came along people have forgotten how to walk very hard to hear the sounds of nature over the put put put ! they are sure missing out on a lot .oh well to each his own

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Partridge season opens in northern ontario

I totally agree man more people hafta walk specially when they can walk and just choose not too.

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