10 Best Pheasant Hunting Dog

Updated on: October 2022

Best Pheasant Hunting Dog in 2022


Coastal Pet R1850 PHE04 Pheasant Training Scent, 4-Ounce

Coastal Pet R1850 PHE04 Pheasant Training Scent, 4-Ounce
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022

The 10-Minute Retriever: How to Make an Obedient and Enthusiastic Gun Dog in 10 Minutes a Day

The 10-Minute Retriever: How to Make an Obedient and Enthusiastic Gun Dog in 10 Minutes a Day
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022

Remington Pheasant Large Foam Dog Trainer

Remington Pheasant Large Foam Dog Trainer
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022
  • All foam construction makes them float in water and tear resistant, with no loose parts to interfere with training.
  • Scents can be added for more realistic training
  • Solid foam with rope molded through bumper

Pete Rickard's Pheasant Dog Training Kit

Pete Rickard's Pheasant Dog Training Kit
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2022
  • Proven performance
  • Effectively condition your dogs for all types of hunting
  • Made in the U.S.A

Training Your Pointing Dog for Hunting & Home

Training Your Pointing Dog for Hunting & Home
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022

Sancho & Lola's Pheasant Dog Toy for Interactive Play and Training, Medium, Plush, Multicolored - Supporting Dog Rescue Since 2015

Sancho & Lola's Pheasant Dog Toy for Interactive Play and Training, Medium, Plush, Multicolored - Supporting Dog Rescue Since 2015
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022
  • CUSTOM DESIGNED to mimic the markings of a real pheasant. Your dog will love to prance around with Philbert. (MEDIUM in size)
  • HIGH-QUALITY STORY INSERT: Tells your recipient our toys give back to rescue. Detailed story of Sancho, Lola & Philbert.
  • STIMULATES A DOG'S HUNTING INSTINCT: Quacker makes a honking noise that will make your dog jump for joy. Great for training.
  • COMMON SENSE DISCLAIMER: Plush material can only withstand gentle chewing. If your dog has a history of destroying toys, this may not be the toy for him.
  • NON-TOXIC MATERIALS: Material used inside and out is non-toxic and is same material used in toys made for babies.

Pete Rickard's Pheasant Dog Training Scent, 4-Ounce

Pete Rickard's Pheasant Dog Training Scent, 4-Ounce
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022
  • Scents contain natural musks and other animal extracts
  • Comes with complete instructions
  • Made in the U.S.A

Conquest Scents Pheasant Scent Stick

Conquest Scents Pheasant Scent Stick
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2022
  • Lasts longer in all weather conditions
  • Dab or wipe on a training dummy
  • Reapply as needed
  • Real Scents And Smells Of Pheasant
  • Ensure More Productive Training Sessions
  • Water And Saliva Resistant
  • Wax-Stick Formula: No Spills. No Leaks. No Mess. No Preservatives

The training and care of the versatile hunting dog

The training and care of the versatile hunting dog
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2022
  • Array

D.T. Systems Training Scent for Pets, 4-Ounce, Pheasant

D.T. Systems Training Scent for Pets, 4-Ounce, Pheasant
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2022
  • Pheasant scent
  • 4-ounce. Squeeze bottle
  • Great for teaching young dogs to trail, track and find game, highly concentrated scents are applied to dummies during scent training exercises.
  • Item Package Weight: 0.35

Pheasant Hunting in Illinois

The style of hunting in Illinois for pheasants is different than South Dakota. Some like using pointing dogs and hunting fence rows, better than flushing dogs and large fields with blockers.

South Dakota is known as the capital of pheasant hunting and for good reason. Thousands of acres of flat fields filled with pheasants makes hunting South Dakota a treat for any hunter. The most common style of hunting birds in South Dakota is by using flushing dogs with handlers who walk a field and "push" the birds to the other end. Waiting at the end are "blockers" and once the pheasant see the blockers they flush and things can get pretty crazy for a few minutes. Sometime multiple birds flush and the action can be fast and furious.

The pros of hunting South Dakota are the amount of birds found. There is no doubt you should be able to find plenty of birds. The cons are safety and the style of hunting. Having blockers shoot over the heads of dogs, and their handlers can be risky at times, especially if there are inexperienced hunters in the group. The style of hunting is an individual choice between hunters. Many do not like the style of pushing birds into blockers, while other find this fun and enjoyable.

Illinois pheasant hunting is much like hunting Uncle Charlie's farm with fence rows, timber edges, and CRP fields. Hunts are mostly done behind some type of pointing dogs. These dogs go on point and the hunters either, walk in and flush the birds, or a flushing dog is used. Since most of Illinois from the central part north have both pheasant and quail, you never know what might flush. The anticipation can be very exciting!
The advantage of hunting Illinois for pheasants is the style of hunting. Hunting behind well trained pointing dogs is something I could never get tired of. Watching them work the habitat and then lock on a bird adds another element to the entire hunting experience. The disadvantage would be the total number of birds. There are more pheasants in South Dakota than Illinois, but if you choose the right location, you should be able to limit out in either state.

I recommend choosing a pheasant hunting lodge or outfitter in both state. This will make your over all experience more enjoyable. I will be writing soon, on how to choose the right pheasant hunting lodge or outfitter. In the meantime happy hunting!

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