That sounds like my idea of a good time. I am super jealous. I have been trying to hunt the stocked pheasant at the state game land by me, but haven't gotten to shoot my gun once yet this season. Have gone out with my dog, a lab/shepherd mix who doesn't hunt, and is just along for some fresh air, but also my GF's dad who has 3 GSPs. Will probably go back out tomorrow, even if we don't put up any birds, my dog and I need the exercise.
Do you have to worry about snakes out there? I hope to hunt wild pheasant one day, its amazing what you mentioned about putting up a flock of hundred/thousands at a time. Also, I never would have guessed there are pheasant in HI.
Thanks for sharing.
Snakes aren't very common East of the Mo. river which runs North and South through the center of the State. Once you get to the West side of the river they do pick up in numbers, a lot. We hunt about 50 miles East of the river and on the ND border so haven't ever run into any. It usually is pretty cold when we are out there which is several weeks after the season opens so that helps too. A friend is out around Dolan and texted me last night that they limited out yesterday. The high was 15 above zero F with 30 mph winds. That can be some tough hunting! His oldest FB put up all the birds and his hunting friend bought the dog an ice cream cone last night. I would be buying that dog a hot bowl of soup instead of ice cream in these temps LOL.
I have hunted SGL in several states over the years, and in some states where you can shoot both hen and roosters like North of I-80 in Pa. and Western Washington State. A trip for wild pheasants is something that you should put on your bucket list but be careful, I was only going to do it one time