Several states received ample amounts of snowfall and endured cold temperatures across their pheasant ranges this past winter. While some biologists in states like Oregon and Washington are expecting lower than normal overwinter survival, they are quick to note that, with the right spring weather, all that excess moisture could serve as a boon to upland bird populations.
Rooster Road Trip crew members and our most precious cargo – a foursome of beloved bird dogs – relied heavily on our vehicle this past week to move us safely over 2,000 miles of pheasant and quail country, no matter the conditions.
With photos, video, and five roosters in our game vests, we walked out of the field laughing together. That’s part of Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever too – fun and friendship.
A few weeks back, we came up with the tagline “The Rise of Quail” for the second leg of the Rooster Road Trip. We couldn’t have predicted our quail action would be this intense.
This year’s Rooster Road Trip will close out with a three-day visit to Nebraska in search of pheasants, bobwhite quail and prairie grouse.
Today, I missed a great big old rooster for the whole internet to see. Big deal. You know what? The way Esky worked that bird, that Kansas public hunting spot with so many memories with my friends around me, I’ll remember that one particular pheasant forever.
Visit Quail Forever
Our sister organization dedicated to quail and quail habitat.
Pheasants Forever is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Your donation is tax deductible under the fullest extent of the law.