Archive for pheasant hunting

First Look: Winchester Rooster XR

Winchester's intriguing Rooster XR 12-gauge shotshell possesses arguably the most innovative shot-protecting invention since the cushioned wad. Here are five reasons it's a real breakthrough.

December 11, 2014

Farming in Pheasant Country? Consider a "Flushing Bar"

Pheasant country and prime agricultural areas tend to go hand-in-hand, so this time of year many farmers encounter nests while discing the earth or mowing fields. Unfortunately the hens' instinct is to sit tight and wait out the threat—not the best strategy with a tractor bearing down on you.

May 12, 2014

How to Tie Flies with Pheasant Tails

Wingshooting and fly-fishing go more hand-in-hand than is readily apparent. Let Kyle Wintersteen explain why.

April 07, 2014

Winchester Announces Rooster XR

Winchester has given upland hunters what should be a popular new ammunition offering with the introduction of its new Rooster XR.

January 09, 2014

Hauck: Do Bells Really Spook Pheasants?

Do you hunt with a bell and, regardless, do you think its ringing is disruptive to pheasants?

December 31, 2013

Paul Ryan's Post-Election Vaca: Pheasant Hunting

In case you haven't noticed, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was not elected vice president of the United States on November 6. No doubt he was disappointed, as well we all were that an NRA-endorsed hunter wouldn't be moving into the White House. However, Ryan did receive one nice consolation prize: the opportunity to go pheasant hunting with his brothers, Stan, left, and Tobin, right.

November 19, 2012

Pheasant Hunting with the Benelli Legacy

A simple hunt for ringneck pheasants in early fall is made exponentially better with the presence of the handsome Benelli Legacy shotgun.

February 07, 2012

10 Tips for Hunting Pheasants

Whether you're hunting on private land or public ground, these practical tips will ensure success.

September 27, 2011

Sneaky Pheasant Tactics

Find where any decent escape cover abuts cropfields and you’re well on your way to finding ringnecks.

August 25, 2011

Pheasant Sandwiches Fed World War II U.S. Troops

In honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day yesterday, I'd like to share a story of pheasants and patriotism that I learned of on a recent upland hunting trip to Aberdeen, S.D. As you know, on Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and shortly thereafter the United States joined the Allied war effort.

December 07, 2010

A Favorite Pheasant Recipe


December 07, 2010

Proud Papa


November 15, 2010

Who Will Bag the Million Dollar Pheasant?

I'm sure you don't need another reason to hunt pheasants in South Dakota (quick aside: if one more outdoor writer refers to S.D. as "ringneck mecca" or "the pheasant capital of the world," I will surely gag). However, if you do, get this: the Aberdeen Convention and Visitors Bureau has banded and released 100 pheasants in Brown County, S.D., one of which carries a band worth $1 million! According to the contest rules, all banded birds are worth at least $100-$500 and will automatically be entered into a drawing to determine the million-dollar winner.

November 03, 2010

Federal Prairie Storm

Federal has applied the superior waterfowl killing technology of Black Cloud to a shotshell designed specifically for pheasant hunters—Prairie Storm.

September 28, 2010

Pheasant Hunting Tips from The Experts

To make this season’s visit to your favorite pheasant destination more successful, here’s the inside advice from four pheasant masters.

September 15, 2010