如何查找赛季后期的高地猎

对于许多山地鸟的猎人,在新的一年的开始意味着追逐自己喜欢的鹰犬背后鸟类结束。陆地棉美国各地的季节是关闭的,但如果你住在已结束营业狩猎的地区,你不应该挂了靴只是还没有。

仍然有大量的与late-seas位置on upland opportunities.有些州有去,直到一月底野鸡狩猎季节。鹌鹑在很多地方都开到二月,和赛季后期是追石鸡在西部的黄金时间。

Unfortunately, many hunters don’t end up taking advantage of these opportunities. Finding hunting grounds in an unfamiliar state and the prohibitive cost of private lodges and outfitters keep hunters from going on the late-season trip of their dreams. Fortunately, with a few resources, you can simplify your dream trip and hit the road for a reasonable price.

我没有大量的可支配收入,但我花我的大部分高地猎超时状态。我只寻找DIY公共土地上,找到住宿和不打破银行(虽然我的妻子可能不同意)设施。我对计划外的状态,我的行程有四个简单的步骤。

Find a State

The first step in hitting the road to hunt is figuring out which state to visit. The only limiting factor here is how far a hunter is willing to drive or fly and which places hold huntable populations of the desired game bird.

Pheasants & Quail Forever

如果你正在找雉,野鸡永远网站is a great place to start. Under the “hunt” tab of the site, there’s a page labeled “国家预测,” where you can see how bird numbers are doing in different states. The forecasts break down bird numbers county by county, which will help you pinpoint particular areas you should consider hunting.

Quail Foreveralso offers this on its website. The forecasts aren’t as detailed as those found on PF’s website, but they’ll give you a general idea of bird numbers and areas in the state to focus your attention on.

对于我的鹌鹑和野鸡狩猎,我总是开始在这些网站上,但记得要采取与一粒盐的信息。例如,今年以来,在内布拉斯加州的预测表明在野鸡数量减少了14%。但是,即使有较低的数字,仍然有很多鸟在内布拉斯加州居民状态。我的狩猎伙伴和我在十一月中旬访问了那里,有追逐公鸡的伟大的一周。

对其他物种和资源的说明

If you’re chasing other species — like bobwhite quail, Hungarian partridge, or prairie chickens — finding states with high bird numbers will require more legwork.

一个伟大的地方,开始是鱼和游戏网站。通常情况下,你可以找到一个号码进行呼叫他们的办公室。当你与他们取得联系,要求与状态生物学家在你想追求的品种说话。

I’ve found state biologists to be a fantastic, often underutilized resource. They’ve always been upfront and honest with me. If bird numbers are down, they let me know. They also tell me which counties hold the highest bird populations and about land access programs in areas I’m going to hunt.

Locate Areas to Hunt

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The biggest setback out-of-state bird hunters face is finding places to hunt. You always hear upland hunters saying things along the lines of, “If you don’t have private access, there aren’t any good places to hunt here.” But permission to hunt private lands is difficult to obtain, and many places with the best hunting are virtually all privately owned.

Fortunately, most states recognize this and offer programs that allow hunter access to private lands. For example, Idaho has itsAccess Yes!程序,其中私人土地拥有者是由国家补偿允许在自己的私人土地的公共狩猎。许多国家提供了类似的计划。我猎杀在内布拉斯加州,华盛顿州,爱达荷州,犹他州,南达科他州和蒙大拿利用这些程序。

Do Your Research

要找到你访问这里访问的私人土地,谷歌的国家的名字,其次是私人的访问。一般情况下,你会发现一个链接状态的网站,详细说明其特定的程序是如何工作的。每一个我在网上访问了报价的地方的地图,显示你该土地在节目中就读。

When utilizing these programs, be sure that you follow all the rules and regulations. Often, hunters are required to register at a box or online before bird hunting. Each state has different guidelines that you should familiarize yourself with.

The first time I hunted in Washington State, I ran into a bit of a hiccup because many of the lands enrolled required advance notice. Moral of the story? Be sure to plan ahead.

另一个要考虑的事情是越来越接近土地的纸质地图在您的车辆携带,而你正在找手机范围的出来。每当我访问内布拉斯加州,我总是邮寄到我家先硬拷贝,一些国家确实是免费的。

ONX亨特Is Your Friend

The final tool I use when accessing private lands is theONX亨特应用程序。在与土地使用权的程序状态,ONX提供了“图层”会告诉你该地区参加了这个计划。对于无数据地图使用时,只需打开图层上下载地图为你打算追捕,同时连接到Wi-Fi领域。

不要忘了实际的公共土地,无论是。在公共土地上的大块状态的选项很多。寻找国家公园,国家森林,草原民族,BLM土地,野生动物管理区,水禽管理区,和水禽生产区。

Again, onX is a great resource to locate these areas.

Find Lodging

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Lodging can be difficult to find in rural America, where hunters often find themselves. And traveling with dogs limits options even more. When hunting out of state, there are three lodging options I use: camping, rental properties located on sites such as Airbnb, and small hotels.

Camping

The cheapest lodging option is to pitch a tent and set up camp. If you’re out west, it’s not difficult to find a place to camp for free. National forests and BLM land allow you to set up shop wherever you’d like.

如果你是狩猎与小联邦土地领域,你可能要在指定的国家公园或其他国家管理领域支付少量费用营地。通常情况下,费用是每晚$ 10-20的任何地方。

However, before traveling, be sure the campground you plan to stay at is open. Some close in the fall, and many will be closed by the time the late season rolls around.

制作的Airbnb&VRBO

My favorite lodging option is rental properties onAirbnbandVrbo。很多人从这些租金回避,因为他们认为那里是租用整个家庭相关的高成本。

However, these rentals are usually much cheaper than hotels when splitting between three or more hunters. My buddies and I stayed in a home in Nebraska for 4 nights this November. It only cost us each $220 for the stay.

The best part was that we had an entire house. We had separate rooms, and there were two bathrooms. And don’t forget the biggest money-saver of all: access to a full kitchen.

在酒店,旅客最后往往吃出来的每一餐,从而迅速增加。在出租物业,猎人有去买菜做饭,这是一个大问题,对于那些想节省一些硬币的选项。

这是令人惊讶多少属性可用于出租,甚至是在农村地区。许多人拥有第二个家作为一个打猎或是钓鱼舱来使用,而他们选择租房出来,而它们不存在。

Be relatively broad in your search. If there’s a particular county you’re looking at, don’t search just one town. Broaden the search on Vrbo and Airbnb to cover the entire county. Often, you’ll find the perfect setup for your trip.

Hotels & Motels

The biggest challenge with hotels and motels is the rules regarding our furry friends. Some places don’t allow pets at all, while others do for an additional charge.

Fortunately, in rural areas with high bird numbers, this is often a non-issue, as most hotels recognize that people are visiting to hunt. However, “dogs allowed” may not be as upfront as it seems. Some hotels offer separate outdoor kennels for dogs to stay in but don’t allow dogs in the hotel.

如果你不熟悉这种安排,它可能不适合你的地方。您一定要了解的业主表示“狗不能入内”是什么之前预订。

Most hotels in rural areas don’t offer a website that allows booking online. When searching for hotels online, I’ve found that prices usually aren’t listed. More often than not, you’ll be required to call the hotel to get pricing and book your stay.

Getting Licenses

Licensing is relatively easy and is something all hunters should be familiar with, but it’s always best to be thorough when hunting in a new state with unfamiliar laws.

很多时候,各国不仅需要狩猎证也是某种形式的保护/种邮票。水禽可能特别棘手。很多时候,你需要的不仅是一个federal duck stampbut also a state waterfowl stamp along with conservation stamps.

The key is to read the state’s hunting proclamation and be sure you understand everything in it. If you have any questions, call the state wildlife agency and ask. Nothing would ruin a trip more than getting into trouble because you missed something simple.

走出去

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The late season is the perfect time to get out and chase upland birds in new places.

If your gun dog stares at the truck and game vests longingly, wishing for just another bird, do them a favor and hit the road. The dog deserves another point, flush, and retrieve. After all, its what they live for.

And who knows? You could very well find your new favorite trip.