Bryce Brazier, Shane Patton and Bryan Hargrave made it up from Southern Illinois for their third annual overnight upland bird hunt. I guided them around the Clubhouse Field the first afternoon. Lots of points, rises and good shots, a few a little too close. Good dinner and an evening of poker in the clubhouse. After breakfast, Steve Sanders guided them after pheasant, chukar and quail in the Cabin Field. Enjoyable few days with the guys from Shawneetown.
Brett Goldschmidt set up a hunt for about 25 friends. He spent the night before smoking some great pulled pork to share before their afternoon hunt. The hunters spread out around five fields in search of pheasant, chukar and quail. I got some video from some of the hunts, including the group I took out into the Clubhouse Field. Lots of rises and good shooting in this action-packed video.
Mushroom Fest 2018 will be held on Saturday, April 28th at 6 pm, at the Sandy Run Clubhouse. Come and enjoy some mushrooms, crawfish, corn, tators, chicken, fish and more. Bring and chair, what ever you like to drink, a couple of shrooms and a dish if you want. Always a great party, chance to meet other hunters and enjoy some awesome food.
Sandy Run Hunt Co. held it’s fourth Continental Pheasant Shoot of the season on February 18th. Beautiful sunny day, with just a touch of south wind, great weather for a shoot. Ten shooters popped away at 120 birds knocking down a little over half before the clean up hunt. When you watch the video look for the guy with the pump, pretty sure that is me missing every shot.
Courtney Daum came out with her brother Josh and boyfriend Ryan Keppler to hunt some pheasant, chukar and quail. They picked one of the few snowy mornings, but Jeff Powell along with his setter, brittany and cocker were up to the task. The dogs did a nice job finding, pointing and flushing the birds from the South Tinkerfarm Field.
Matt and Mark Ritter brought their daughters, Macie and Cecelia out to hunt some pheasant and chukar. Travis Devall got to bring his dogs out to the Cabin Field to find the birds for the group. Damp afternoon, but the birds busted out of the cover and the girls did a nice job knocking them down.
Harlen Lucas set up a hunt for his buddies, Jeff Zenhoeffer, Joe Zahn and Jon Lamb. They picked a snowy morning back in February and I chose the milo and prairie strips on the north side of the Cabin Field as nice place hunt all the pheasant, chukar and quail they wanted to shoot. Travis Devall used his trio of dogs to find and point the birds. Some really nice quail covey rises and some loud roosters, check it out.
Wil Bryant set up an all day upland bird hunt bird hunt for his friends. Sam Stock got to take out, Mac, Ava and Sol into the snowy Clubhouse Field for the morning hunt. Lots of shooting, they picked up some extra pheasant and left some quail. Back to the Clubhouse to enjoy my chili for lunch. Jud Wilkins took them back out to the Clubhouse Field with his dogs, Bama and Preacher. They still found extra pheasant in the afternoon hunt and brought back most of their quail for a extremely wet field.
Dave and Brad Compagni came over to hunt some quail and pheasant. Greg Ireland brought out Daisy to find the bird in the Clubhouse Field. After some nice rises and shooting, I got Sol and Ava out to point the scattered birds. Nice hunt and a fun afternoon in the field.