I'm going to stop in IA for a few days to chase pheasants on my way to SE Kansas a just before Thanksgiving and was wondering if the farmers are harvesting? Sorry, haven't kept an eye on the weather in that part of the world and don't know if it's been dry or wet. Oh, and how have the bird numbers looking? Montana and the Dakota's bird numbers took a beating this spring and summer and are way down.
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Depends on what part. Still some corn standing in central Iowa but I’d say 80-90% is combined. Not sure on the numbers.
Been down here in SE Iowa for the last week. Still seeing a lot of corn, but the combines are running like mad, especially since it hasn’t been raining.
probably only about 60-70% out up here in northeast iowa. bird numbers aren't the best here but they are increasing and I have been seeing more birds whenever I don't have my gun. I haven't seen this years roadside survey results yet, but in past years the western part of the state has been more promising according to that.
Thanks all for the replies. Looks like I'll be in Ringgold County mostly. The state says the roadside counts are down from last year but then say it was dry with no dew during the count period so the counts are off and that there are more birds than what the counts show. ??? Sounds fishy but OK. I'm still going see what's out there. Numbers don't really matter to me anyway. Just like to try new areas.