Rooster Road Trip 2019

December 2-6, 2019  ||  Kansas & Nebraska

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Rooster Road Trip! Although the hunters, bird dogs, and states we’ve hunted over the past decade have changed, the mission of this road trip remains the same. Our goal is to show that with a little ambition and a lot of boot leather, public land birds can be had by you and anyone who’s willing to purchase a license and explore the fantastic upland landscapes our country has to offer.

So follow along as we highlight publicly-accessible lands and habitat projects which Pheasants Forever has played a significant role in creating through land purchases, local habitat projects or legislative action.

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Daily HIGHLIGHTS

 

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PODCAST EP. 57: THE 2019 ROOSTER ROAD TRIP FINAL DAY RECAP

Host Bob St.Pierre is joined by Andrew Vavra, PF’s director of marketing; Logan Hinners, PF’s graphic design manager and trip photographer; and Jake Schiller, PF’s video production specialist for a recap of the final day of this year’s Late Season Longtails themed online event.

 

A THOUSAND MILES OF MEMORIES AND OPPORTUNITY

The 2019 Rooster Road Trip has come to and end. Now it's your turn to start planning your own adventure, create your own memories, and inspire others to embrace the upland lifestyle.

 

TRAVELING WITH BIRD DOGS & BIRDS

With some thoughtful planning and a little bit of time spent prior to hitting the road, you can avoid catastrophes on your next trip and spend more time worrying about what field to hit next.

 

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PODCAST: THE 2019 ROOSTER ROAD TRIP DAY 4 RECAP AND CRP ANNOUNCEMENT

We start this episode with major news for the uplands – the USDA will hold a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) General Signup beginning on December 9th for the first time since 2016. Then the Rooster Road Trip crew dives into recapping day four from Nebraska.

 

TAILGATE COOKING DURING THE ROOSTER ROAD TRIP

Check out this great recipe and play gourmet chef right from your tailgate with Pheasant Picatta!

 

WHEN IT COMES TO HUNTING BOOTS, DON’T GET STUCK IN A RUT

What matters is that you find the right boot for you, and our partners at Irish Setter have plenty of options to help keep you comfortable no matter what the upland terrain throws your way.

 

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PODCAST EP. 55: THE 2019 ROOSTER ROAD TRIP DAY 3 RECAP

Nebraska never disappoints!  Host Bob St.Pierre and the Rooster Road Trip Crew recap the third day of the trip in Nebraska.

 

WOMEN ON THE WING AND THE FUTURE OF UPLAND HUNTING

The vision of the initiative is simple: To expand and diversify those who hold an appreciation for the uplands, and to increase the opportunities to share our passion with others.

 

SOUNDGEAR: ACT BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE

Once the damage is done, there’s no coming back. Now think to yourself, how many times in your life have you shouldered a shotgun and pulled the trigger without proper hearing protection?

 

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PODCAST: THE 2019 ROOSTER ROAD TRIP DAY 2 RECAP

A play-by-play recap from the crew’s second day in Kansas. plus, a story about becoming a bird hunter as an adult, and tips for making every uplander’s birds, dogs, and landscape photography more dramatic and tasteful.

 

REFLECTIONS OF A QUAIL HUNTER

One hunter's journey into the upland lifestyle.

 

Garmin's Ecosystem of Products for the Upland Hunter

As you would expect from the worldwide leader in outdoor GPS technology, Garmin has created what they call an “ecosystem” of outdoor products for outdoorsmen and women that enhances our outdoor experiences.

 

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PODCAST: THE 2019 ROOSTER ROAD TRIP DAY 1 RECAP

The crew recounts the morning search for quail and the afternoon pheasant bonanza from the Cimarron National Grassland and some great Kansas WIHA land.

 

WHY I LOVE THE CIMARRON NATIONAL GRASSLANDS

If you live for watching a dog chase the scent of prairie quail across those vast empty spaces, the Cimarron National Grasslands in far southwestern Kansas is a rite of passage, but one that isn’t easy or guaranteed.

 

From the 2019 Rooster Road Trip: The Browning Line of Pheasants Forever Upland Apparel

Wearing the Browning Buck Mark with pride as pheasant hunters and conservationists.

 

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PODCAST: THE 2019 ROOSTER ROAD TRIP PREVIEW

Host Bob St.Pierre is joined by Andrew Vavra, PF’s director of marketing; Marissa Jensen, PF’s education & outreach manager; and Chad Love, editor of Quail Forever Journal on the eve of the organization’s 10th annual Rooster Road Trip. Although the hunters, bird dogs, and states hunted have changed over the years, the mission of this road trip remains the same. Our goal is to show the connection between Pheasants Forever membership, quality habitat and public land birds. This year’s trip will start on Monday, December 2nd in the Cimarron National Grasslands of southwest Kansas, one of twenty National Grasslands in the country and the largest tract of public land in the state of Kansas.

 

LATE SEASON LONGTAILS - PREVIEW OF ROOSTER ROAD TRIP 2019

Kicking off the 10th Annual Rooster Road Trip with a look back to how far the trip has come and so much to look forward to in the 2019 ride.

 

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ROOSTER ROAD TRIP REVIEW: GARMIN PRO 550 PLUS

We've put a lot of awesome gear through the pheasant paces on this Rooster Road Trip public habitat and public access tour. Taking Top Dog honors as a favorite for its technology and function is the new Garmin Fish & Hunt PRO 550 Plus Training and Tracking Bundle.

 

PODCAST: ROOSTER ROAD TRIP S.D. DAY #5 AND WEEK WRAP

With the pheasant hunting on publicly-accessible habitat and land finishing on a strong note, the Rooster Road Trip crew looks back on a week in pheasant country’s epicenter. We also take listener questions on bird dog feeding and care, storing birds on the road and dealing with hunting buddies who burn the midnight oil.

 
 

Weekly Scoreboard

STATS TRACKED DAILY RECAP TOTAL TRIP STATS
Dog Miles Covered Afield
Garmin Alpha
15.0 51.9
Hunter Miles Covered Afield
Garmin Fenix 5 Plus
7.0 24.6
Miles Driven
Apple Auto Ford F-150
132 458
Birds Flushed
Browning Shotguns
19 109
Shots Taken
Federal Premium Ammunition
8 34
Birds Harvested
ORCA Coolers
2 10

 
 

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STATS TRACKED DAILY RECAP TOTAL TRIP STATS
Dog Miles Covered Afield
Garmin Alpha
15.0 51.9
Hunter Miles Covered Afield
Garmin Fenix 5 Plus
7.0 24.6
Miles Driven
Apple Auto Ford F-150
132 458
Birds Flushed
Browning Shotguns
19 109
Shots Taken
Federal Premium Ammunition
8 34
Birds Harvested
ORCA Coolers
2 10

 
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