Pheasant hunting is a traditional activity that can be done in a particular season. It is perfect for those who love adventure and the wilds. A large number of pheasants are released every year in an open field. They can be found at an abandoned farm, goldenrod and etc. To be eligible to hunt, a hunter must have a license and has read the guidelines. Also, bringing a bird dog is welcome. For those who would love to join and go on hunting, this would surely be the ultimate activity to venture in. It is fun, exciting, and enjoyable. That’s for sure.
Wild Turkey or also called as the ‘Meleagris Gallopavo’ is a native animal in North America. There is a turkey hunting sport that would give you the opportunity to hunt them but like any other hunting activities there are local rules to be followed. You can usually hunt this specie during spring or fall. The best weapon to use in this sport is either a shotgun, broad heads, bow and arrow. It is also helpful to wear camouflage attire. You can call this wild animal in two ways through friction and air. You will hear the gobbling, and eventually find it’s location.
Duck is a common animal that you can find in sea water and fresh water. It is smaller than the geese and swans. This aquatic animal eats fish, grasses, small mollusks, worms, insects and small amphibians. In hunting ducks, you have to wear the proper attire, follow through the rules and regulations and use the right weapon because you will probably end up in a muddy area or be riding a boat. Also, if you want to call ducks you need to make use of decoys to catch their attention. For better duck hunting experience make sure you keep them in range and identify if it is a flying duck or not.
Quail are mid-sized birds that can be hunted in fall season. If you are interested in hunting quails then you better prepare the right weapon for flying birds and wear bright clothes to prevent yourself from shooting other hunters. Also, keep in mind that you have to be in pair with a women or men with a trained dog in this activity since you have to let them fly before you shoot them. The dogs will help you all the way to keep the quails fly. It may sound easy to do but it requires you to be cautious in shooting at all times.
Grouse are birds that can be found in mountainsides, moorland and pine forest. They eat catkins, twigs, leaves and buds. Hunting grouse gives you a challenging experience in shooting since you need to be aggressive and learn their habitat to find them. Your trained dog may help you in pointing them out but at the end of the day it is your own strategy that would help you hunt them successfully. It is best to have a good plan and be attentive to find them as quickly as you possibly can. You may hunt them without a trained dog but make sure you keep your heads up.
Woodcock is a popular game bird. It has long slender bills, stocky bodies, blackish and cryptic brown plumage. They usually eat at night time and would go in soft ground to find invertebrates for food like worms. The best thing about hunting woodcock season is that you can enjoy hunting it with grouse too. You can actually use the same strategy in these two different birds like learning their habitat to track where they are possibly located, get help from a trained dog to point them out and be aggressive. Make sure that you are ready at any time if you really want to catch one.
Prairie chicken or also called as ‘boomer’ is a large specie in grouse family. They usually have short, round and blue colored tails. Has circular and unfeathered orange like patch in the neck. If you want to hunt a prairie chicken then you should go to shady areas because these kind of animals hate heat. Also, make sure that you can reload as quickly as you possibly can with your weapon, keep your cover quiet to prevent them from seeing you and focus on where the dog is pointing you out. Be quick and smart with every action you take.
Chukar is one of the upland gamebird that finds it challenging for advanced hunters since this super specie loves the rugged mountains. It possesses wariness like a fox and has an eagle eyesight. You would definitely love to hunt this bird for its handsome appearance but prepare yourself for the real challenge. If you want to hunt them this hunting season then you would probably end up in the rugged peaks and mountain slopes just to find them. The best tip in hunting chukar is to spend your morning to afternoon time in hiding or wait in nearby waterhole and wait for them to show up.
Grey Partridge is also known as the popular ‘hun’ gamebird. This specie eats insects when their young to supply protein to their body but naturally eat seeds. Before the snowfalls you can find these species in cornfields and grassy areas just like how you hunt the pheasants. In snowy season you can easily locate them but the lesser chance to approach them in close range. You may or may not need a dog in hunting grey partridge. The best way to find these species is to go to areas with two habitats because these kind of birds are extremely adaptable.
Upland hunting is a fun and exciting activity to do. There are wide varieties of bird you can choose from. But there are few things you need know before you jump into a decision to become a hunter like the rules and regulations, weapon to use and attire to wear in every species you want to hunt. Another important things is to know the kind of bird you want to hunt and where to hunt them. Upland birds are usually found in grounds with heavy cover. This is why most hunters use their gun dogs to point out where the birds are located.