Minnesota is Final Leg of Pheasants Forever’s Rooster Road Trip 2011

  • Blog Post by: Anthony Hauck
  • November 7, 2011 - 11:11 AM

Pheasants Forever's Rooster Road Trip is back! This November 14th through 18th, you're riding shotgun online for a hardcore pheasant hunting trip. A trio of Pheasants Forever hunters and two bird dogs will hunt five states - Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota - in five days, posting stories and video along the way. The catch? This group will be hunting ONLY public land. 

Rooster Road Trip 2011 will visit lands that Pheasants Forever has played a significant role in opening up to public access; either through land purchase, restoration or legislation. The effort focuses on how important pheasant hunters that are Pheasants Forever members are to creating and improving publicly accessible habitat.

The Rooster Road Trip is about public habitat and access. We – I’ll be joined by Pheasants Forever’s Bob St.Pierre, his German shorthaired pointer, Trammell, and Pheasants Forever’s Andrew Vavra and his Lab, Beau (Bob and Andrew are also contributors to Star Tribune Outdoors) - are three guys of ordinary means. We are not celebrity hunters, Olympic shooters or professional dog trainers. We are ‘Joe Pheasant Hunters’ that may get skunked, literally and figuratively, from time to time, but the goal is to demonstrate there are acres available across pheasant country for moms, dads, kids and bird dogs to chase a rooster into the sunset.

One of the exciting new features of Rooster Road Trip 2011 is the unique “Dog’s Eye View Video” (View the preview video here). A high-definition video camera will be mounted to Beau during hunts on the trip.  These videos will provide pheasant hunters and bird dog enthusiasts a fresh take on upland habitat and wingshooting from the dog’s perspective.

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