Scouting By Season

Scouting By Season

Author: Pheasants Forever
Published: November 8, 2021

Dive deeper in understanding the best scouting practices per season for pheasants. From seeking out heavily wooded areas to the best tactics in approaching your sitting area.

“This is a fun time of year to hunt as there’s often an abundance of young birds, and wily veterans haven’t been shot at for months. My key to success this time of year relates to crops and timing. For most years, corn hasn’t been harvested when the opener rolls around, and that gives birds the upper hand in the game of hide-and-seek. During the days, they’ll be hanging out in the standing crops, getting fat, all while avoiding you.

To combat this problem, I’ll be looking for areas that might have soybeans planted around them instead of corn. Beans normally are harvested by the end of September or early October. While not as powerful of a magnet as corn, there are still birds that eat plenty of soybeans.”


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