We take care of the land...it takes care of us.

We're just a couple of country dwellers......

that love nature, hunting, fishing, gardening, campfires, crafting, cooking, canning, laughter and living!!

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Pheasant Prepping

Farm equipment has been rolling hard
for the past few weeks...

we keep hoping for rain,
but as you can see
the rains keep missing us
and we deal with the dust!

With the crops coming out of the fields
so is the wildlife...

tractors roll through
rousting up habitat,
leaving deer, birds, etc.
looking for new hang outs.

it's time to start wrapping our trees, 
the bucks will be in the yard at night
using them for scraping tools.

Pheasant season opens this weekend.

Out-of-state hunters
will be flocking in,
filling up hotels and hunting lodges!

and our lonely country road
will be a temporary
freeway for pickup trucks and suburbans...

the "no hunting" signs
will be up at the end of our property,
only trying to save a little 
bird population to last the whole season...

and besides our property
is our own little haven
for me to photograph
early morning pheasant guests
while they cackle and fly around the silo!

If you're a good shooter,
you should have no problem bagging
your limit...
we are seeing pheasants all over 
the roads and fields on our travels
to and from town.

I hope your fall season is 
full of fun
and you are able to
get out and 
enjoy nature!!

Thanks for stopping by today.


TexWisGirl said...

well, i'm glad there should be ample birds this year!

barb said...

Welcome to south Dakota...seeing lots of hunters here already.

TJO said...

Gorgeous pictures!! My hunters were out this weekend enjoying the weather.

Brian King said...

Great photos, Lisa! Love those bucks crossing the field! Glad to hear the pheasant population is doing well!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

You take the most beautiful photos!! Amazing pheasant shots!!

Lynne said...

Gorgeous photos Lisa!

Michelle said...

I did some growing up in North Dakota and remember my dad hunting for pheasant.

Anonymous said...

Haven't seen any bucks in our neighborhood, but did see a doe and her triplets tonite on our walk. They are all wearing their winter coats already.

Country Gal said...

Fantastic photos ! We have pretty heavy forest and a river around us so the deer stay in it , haven't seen a deer on the out skirts of it yet wish I did I would love to get a few photos of them. As for pheasants don't see them much here either but we do see them in the farmers fields. I always make time to get out and enjoy nature as well as photograph as much as I can of it, it is one of my favorite things to do ! Have a wonderful day !

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful pics! i like also the framing :)

Anonymous said...

Your third to last shot, at ground level and the amber light... just simply superb!