Family, Friends and Relatives From All Over The United States At The Julson's

Thanksgiving 2006 afternoon hunt
Thanksgiving (2006) afternoon hunt
(L to R) Shadow and Adam, Oz and Dan, Ben and Muda

2010 Pheasant hunting
(written Feb 2011)

Just though I would share pictures of the groups of hunters I had the privilege of hunting pheasants with this fall (2010). Most of the pictures are of the Julson Farm and pheasant shot there. The only ones not on our farm in S.E. South Dakota are when I bird hunted across the state with Friends from Idaho and I will explain more shortly.

Wim Beeftink from the Netherlands

We were fortunate to have a long time friend from Holland join us for a day of pheasant hunting opening weekend. He was joined by my son Dan and two nephews, Ross and Chase.

Wim Beeftink from Holland Friends at home hunting
Wim Beeftink from Holland
(L to R) Chase, Dan,Muda, Wim, Ross, Oz
Late bird cleaning  
Late bird cleaning – Happens when you hunt until the end of shooting hours
 

 

Friends from Idaho

Since these 3 where driving from Idaho, I met them at Wall, SD where we hunted pheasants and sharp tail grouse, the first day, on my Brother’s ranch, N.E. of Wall. From there we traveled to Pierre, SD where we hunted pheasants and sharp tail grouse, for 2 days. We had good success on pheasant. The sharps were bunched up and wild, so they were tougher to harvest. The fourth day we hunted north of Brookings, in the eastern part of the state and shot another limit or roosters.

Friends from Idaho, hunting the Pierre, SD area (central SD) I had to watch so my new SM Kody did not get hijacked back to Idaho
Friends from Idaho, hunting the Pierre, SD area (central SD)
I had to watch so my new SM Kody did not get hijacked back to Idaho
Jim and Shadow in the Grasslands near Pierre, SD Friends for Idaho, in eastern South Dakota
Jim and Shadow in the Grasslands near Pierre, SD
Friends for Idaho, in eastern South Dakota

 

Julson Family Annual Pheasant Hunting Weekend

This is an annual event.  My 3 brothers and their kids in addition to some cousins from Minnesota and South Dakota all show up at the Julson place for a weekend of pheasant hunting and socializing.  This has been going on for over 15 years.  The kids were just beginning to be able to hunt when we first started and now they are grown and started families of their own.  You will not the powered par a glider.  This was a new addition this year.  My cousin from Minnesota flies this and his job was to scout for pheasants before be began the hunt each day. J   I am not sure it helped but is was sure fun watching him and he had a good time too.  The object during this weekend is not to focus on good dog work. The object is to kill as many birds as we legally can.  This year I had a new pup, Kody, who my son Adam called the “secret weapon”!

Practicing shooting Paragliding
Friends from Idaho, hunting the Pierre, SD area (central SD)
Take off
Jim and Shadow in the Grasslands near Pierre, SD Scouting for pheasants
My back yard
Friends for Idaho, in eastern South Dakota
   
Adam and the secrete weapon (Kody) Not a bad day, there were several hunters missing from this picture
Adam and the secrete weapon (Kody)
Not a bad day, there were several hunters missing from this picture
After the day's hunt Plenty of good food
After the days hunt
Plenty of good food
   

 

Friends from R Place Kennel

This group is from Chicago, IL and Hartford, SD. The ones form Hartford own and operate R Place Kennel. I kennel my dogs there, and get training advice, when I have to be out of town for an extended period of time. They bring a friend and a nephew from Chicago to hunt on my place once a year. This is a fun group.

Friends from R Place Kennel
Friends from R Place Kennel

 

Friends from Arkansas

This is the 4th year this group has come up for a weekend of pheasant hunting. It is always a blast. They hunt pheasants on my place and we get to go to Texas, late Dec or early January, to hunt wild bobwhite quail on their two leases-the Matador ranch, Matador, TX and on their other lease near Wellington, TX. This is great, because I get to go where it is warm, no snow and hunt great property. It is always a nice break from winter and they love to come up and we usually shoot our fair share of birds in both SD. and TX.

Friends from Arkansas
Friends from Arkansas

 

Lynn Kirsteater Family

Lynn Kirsteatter purchased a pup from us about 5 years ago and 2 years ago at the Small Munsterlander club meeting he asked about bringing his boys out, that year, to hunt pheasant on our place. I suggested he wait until his grandson was old enough to hunt a year later. So that is what they did. They came the first part of December. His Grandson shot his first pheasant on our farm. We were fortunate to have a break in the weather. So they had 5 pretty good days of hunting. A day after they left the weather turned bad and stayed that way.

Lynn Kirsteatter's Grandsons Lynn Kirsteatter Family after a successful day hunting pheasants on our farm
Lynn Kirsteatter's Grandsons
Lynn Kirsteatter Family after a successful day hunting pheasants on our farm
Lynn and his sons vacuum packaging the days harvest First pheasant
Lynn and his sons vacuum packaging the days harvest
First pheasant

 

Policeman from Sioux Falls and Flandreau—they hunted on there own---looks like they knew what they were doing

I left to spend Christmas in Arizona with my son and his family about Dec 17th. So I gave these guys a call and asked them to reduce the rooster population for me before the end of season, January 3rd. They hunted several times. They did their part reducing the population as you can see. In reality, the roosters compete, in the winter, with the hens for feed and cover. So by having fewer roosters, the hens have a better chance of surviving. This group takes me Canada goose in the fall and snow goose hunting in the spring. They have all the blinds and decoys and all I have to do is show up and help set up ad take down.

Policemen from Sioux Falls and Flandreau
Policemen from Sioux Falls and Flandreau

 

My crop consultant (no pictures)---hunted on their own

My crop consultant called and took his nephew and a friend out just before the New Year. They shot their limit on a cold Sunday afternoon.

Pheasant for Ever Habitat consultant (no pictures)---hunted on their own

A local guy who works for Pheasant for Ever as a Habitat Consultant took his Father out for a weekend of hunting the final weekend of the season. The weather was brutal but they limited out in short order.

There you have it my South Dakota Pheasant Season.

We have a litter of week old pups in the basement (I will keep a female), a 6 month old—Kody -- who is full of piss and vinegar, Shadow who is 14.5 and who just finished hunting quail in AZ over Christmas-- Muda and Oz my old standbys and the 2011 season on the horizon!! Here we go again!!

Arkansas Friends (2008)

The previous January Vernon, Gene and Aaron had hosted Dan
and I hunting wild bobwhite quail in the panhandle of Texas. We hosted them for an
early November pheasant hunt on our farm in return. Here are just a few of the
pictures from that adventure.

A little help please That's Gene navigating the snow filled ditch
A little help please
That's Gene navigating the snow filled ditch
   
These young guys have way too much energy Even though it was cold and snowy there was enough shooting to keep everyone warm
These young guys have way too much energy
Even though it was cold and snowy there was enough shooting to keep everyone warm
   
Arkansas Friends Another successful field
Another successful field
   
Now the work begins This is the hardest part of shooting pheasants at the Julson's
Now the work begins
This is the hardest part of shooting pheasants at the Julson's
   
Arkansas Friends

Family Pheasant Hunting 2008

The annual Julson family pheasant hunting weekend gets bigger
and better every year. This year we had family from Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska and
South Dakota. The Colorado crew will make it next year. After they saw the pictures they
were sad they missed this year!

First day's harvest You never know what the harvest might include
First day's harvest
You never know what the harvest might include
   
Everybody gets involved Pheasant Hunting 2008
Everybody gets involved
   
Pheasant Hunting 2008 Pheasant Hunting 2008
   
It doesn't take long with a lot of hands, and it's warm Pheasant Hunting 2008
It doesn't take long with a lot of hands, and it's warm
   
These guys are hardcore pheasant hunters? Second day's harvest
These guys are hardcore pheasant hunters?
Second day's harvest
   
Relaxing after a fun couple days
Relaxing after a fun couple days
   
   

Family Pheasant Hunting 2007

Wim Beeftink from Holland joined us for the annual Julson family pheasant
hunt. He enjoyed the much warmer weather than his January hunt. Wim also took
the pictures. Thanks Wim.

Sunrise at the Julson's Getting organized
Sunrise at the Julson's
Getting organized
   
Strategy Pheasant Hunting 2007
Strategy
   
Keeping the dogs watered is important Pheasant Hunting 2007
Keeping the dogs watered is important
   
Pheasant Hunting 2007 Pheasant Hunting 2007
   
Pheasant Hunting 2007 Pheasant Hunting 2007
   
Admiring the harvest Pheasant Hunting 2007
Admiring the harvest
   
Pheasant Hunting 2007 Pheasant Hunting 2007
   
Pheasant Hunting 2007 Wim did harvest a bird
Wim did harvest a bird
   
Quite a crew! Shooting time ends
Quite a crew!
Shooting time ends
   
The work really starts Pheasant Hunting 2007
The work really starts
   
Pheasant Hunting 2007 We have done this after dark before
We have done this after dark before
   

Pheasant Hunting 2006

Relatives from SD and MN Friends and relatives from CO and SD
Relatives from SD and MN
Friends and relatives from CO and SD
   

Last season pheasant hunting with neighbors and friends

Opening weekend with cousins from Minnesota Relatives from 3 stats at the Julson's for opening weekend
Opening weekend with cousins from Minnesota
Relatives from 3 stats at the Julson's for opening weekend