Episode 153 Details
Pheasant season is here! This is a pastime that we greatly enjoy as we annually take time to host family and friends which is really all about the kids! That is probably why we love Pheasant Hunting so much. With proper firearm safety, upland bird hunting is a thrilling activity that is by far one of the most rewarding when watching youth take down their first bird or an older member taking part too. It is a lifelong hunting sport. Whether using a .410, 20 gauge or 12 gauge shotgun; upland bird hunting fits the whole crew!
ARKANSAS ALLIGATOR SEASON
FATAL GRIZZLY ATTACK
Last week we reported on a scary, near-death grizzly attack near Yellowstone National Park in the Custer Gallatin National Forest. We are saddened to report that another grizzly attack happened last weekend, this one resulting in two fatalities and the loss of a dog.
According to Outdoor Life, Parks Canada officials were notified on September 29th at 8 p.m. by an emergency alert from a Garmin inReach device. The GSP alert came from within the Banff National Park in a remote area in the Red Deer River Valley. Immediately a first responders unit mobilized, however, weather conditions prevented a helicopter from flying in and the response team traveled on foot to the GPS coordinates, arriving at the scene of a double fatal grizzly attack at 1 a.m.
This is a chilling story, that no one ever wants to share. A family member of the hikers did tell CBC News that the hikers had wilderness experience, lived for being in the backcountry, and “knew the bear protocol and followed it to a tee.”
The same family member also explained that the two hikers had sent them an inReach message at 5 p.m. that evening letting the family know that they had made camp for the night. Meaning that the victims were not traveling in the woods after dark or setting up camp when the grizzly bear attacked.
A full investigation is underway as this now marks the second fatal grizzly attack in North America in 2023.
Be Bear Aware: KNOW THIS BEFORE
- Carry bear spray. MUST practice to be prepared to use it immediately.
- Keep a close eye out for bear signs. Be cautious near creeks or any areas with limited visibility.
- ELK CALLS & COVER SCENTS: Be aware they can/or will attract bears.
- Big Game is Heavy. Bring people and equipment needed to help field dress game in order to remove the meat from the kill site as soon as possible. Time is NOT on your side.
- Leaving Meat Behind. If part of the meat must be left in the field for later retrieval, hang it in a tree at least 10 feet off the ground AND at least 150 yards from the gut pile. Leave in an area where it can be observed from a distance of at least 200 yards.
- Before returning, observe the hanging meat with binoculars. Do NOT approach any area in question of having been disturbed or see signs of a bear in the area. Notify local FWP.
- ALWAYS check with local FWP before heading into the Backcountry Wilderness of current bear activity, advise a trusted family or friend of the approximate hunting/hiking location, and campsite, and recommend wearing an SOS tracking device such as trusted units by AtlasTrax or Garmin inReach.
- Upland birds taken early in the season do not make great mounts do to the fragile pin feathers. The pin feathers after skinning on early birds will typically fall out.
- Best time to harvest a Pheasant for mounting is in November & December.
- Do NOT ring the neck of pheasant roosters as this will stretch out the neck.
- Cool the pheasant immediately, recommend having a cooler along to transport the bird until proper freezing.
- Do not place a game bird in pantyhose, this will dry out the bird.
- Double bag any game bird, removing as much air as possible, before placing in the freezer. This will keep the bird from drying out until received by a taxidermist.
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Outdoorsmen themselves, this duo strives to provide the hunter, adventurer, cowboy, cowgirl, rancher and/or successful farmer, and anyone interested in agriculture with the knowledge, education, and tools needed to bring high-quality beef and the wild game harvested to your table for dinner. They understand the importance in sharing meals with family, cooking the fruits of our labor and fish from our adventures, and learning to understand the importance of making memories in the outdoors. Appreciate God’s Country.
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