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On the Hunt in October

Ranch broker Robb Nelson had a busy October hunting, and lived to tell the tale of his adventures.

Hunting antelopeFor a lot of us and our clients, October means blaze orange and taking to the field to experience the great outdoors! I have been blessed to make several trips to chase antelope and pheasants. After building preference points for 8 years, I drew a tag to hunt antelope in Game Management Unit 88 in northeastern Colorado. After getting permission from several landowners, I scouted the area looking for a shooter buck. I was fortunate enough to find a couple of bucks that clearly qualified. On opening morning, my hunting partner and I found the buck I wanted and he is pictured here. It was a great hunt and as always a very rewarding experience!

South Dakota huntingTwo weeks later, tradition called and my wife and I headed north for South Dakota’s opening weekend of pheasant hunting. I was born and raised in South Dakota, widely considered the pheasant capital of the world, and for as long as I can remember I have been heading out into the field with dogs to hunt the beautiful ringneck bird. I truly love watching dogs work to flush and point birds as well as retrieve. Pheasant hunting has always meant time with family and friends enjoying the great outdoors. This year was no different as my family and our friends convened for our annual tradition! As usual the hunting was great and the comradery was better. As my Grandpa used to say, “I didn’t come to shoot birds, I came for the bull shit.” Fun times were had by all and I can’t wait until the next time.

Thanks to Robb for sharing his experience, and if you want to find that special property to scout your perfect bull or bird, check out our hunting properties for sale.
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