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By Parker Heinlein
Outdoors columnist 

Pheasant hunting time


October 23, 2019

I always have mixed feelings about the opening of pheasant season.

On one hand I look forward to hunting the big, gaudy birds again, and having the house full of friends and dogs. On the other hand, now I’ll have to share the places I hunt with strangers.

Since the Sept. 1 upland game bird opener I’ve been hunting more days than not. I saw other hunters twice, and I almost always hunt public land.

I‘m spoiled, used to having much of Montana to myself. Few hunters, it appears, are interested in the earlier season offerings of grouse, partridge, and doves. They’re waiting instead for...

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