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Pheasant Outlook Forecast Report from UGUIDE South Dakota Pheasant Hunting.

UGUIDE Week 9 Harvest Report By Camp

December 15, 2014 by

Week 9, again, unseasonably warm. I cannot remember it ever being 54 degrees and no snow on the ground this late in December. This leaves birds unbunched and free to roam making them difficult to hunt and harvest rates will be lower. As I write this we are in a winter storm warning and are receiving new snow and 30MPH winds. Cooler temps and lighter winds will greet week 10 hunters. Should be interesting to see the change in results for week 10. More...

UGUIDE Week 8 Harvest Report By Camp

December 06, 2014 by

Week 8 rings in some unseasonably warm weather which can actually impact the hunting as birds will spread out, loaf, and use adjacent picked stubble fields and are not forced into high quality cover. I have a group hunting at Pheasant Camp Lodge Week 9 and the highs are forecast in the 50's. It will be warmer the second half of the season that it was the first half. Don't try and out guess the weather in South Dakota. Just hunt. More...

UGUIDE Week 7 Harvest Report By Camp

December 06, 2014 by

Crop harvest is now complete which week 7 is the on average completion date for crop harvest on a year over year basis. Weather was not too cold and not too warm. Keep in mind that some of the numbers posted were by groups with no dogs and other groups with very limited skills on South Dakota Fair Chase Pheasants. That is also the case on some earlier weeks in the season. More...

UGUIDE Week 6 Harvest Report By Camp

November 25, 2014 by

Properties still producing well as cold weather is bunching the birds up although they are getting more spooky every week. More...

UGUIDE Week 5 Harvest Report By Camp

November 16, 2014 by

With most of the crops our an some unseasonably early winter weather the birds will be starting to bunch up and head for heavier cover. More...

UGUIDE Week 4 Harvest Report By Camp

November 09, 2014 by

Corn Harvest is wrapping up. Nasty weather is beginning to bunch birds up and push them into high quality cover. More...

UGUIDE Week 3 Harvest Report By Camp

November 03, 2014 by

Corn harvest progresses Rapidly. Hunting success should improve accordingly. More...

UGUIDE Week 2 Harvest Report By Camp

October 27, 2014 by

Week 2 action is heating up. Good bird numbers being experienced at most camps and crop harvest still an impact at others. Corn harvest is aggressively underway and should complete in the next few weeks provided good weather prevails. Unusually warm temps have greatly affected harvest success and dogs during the first two weeks on certain days where temps have exceeded 70 degrees. More...

Early Season Report

October 25, 2014 by

Had a group at my Pheasant Camp Lodge and they disclosed they were not planning to bring dogs as they were traveling from NC. I encouraged them to hire a guide and they opted no too. I call a local buddy who guides just to be on deck for their 3rd day of hunting in case of two strikeouts. I get a text after the first day with a tailgate full of birds and one monster shed. 6 hunters, 18 roosters bagged, no dogs. I was impressed. More...

UGUIDE Week 1 Harvest Report By Camp

October 22, 2014 by

Early limits were being had at some properties while others are being impacted by similar crop conditions as in 2013. As early results come in the 2014 bird number optimism is being support by results at UGUIDE Pheasant Camps. More...

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