Nothing beats a day in the field Colorado Pheasant Hunting!!!
Unless it’s a day in the field with Jackie Gross from Silt, CO and 2012 National Woman Huntress Finalist! Help her win this contest by Voting for her Now at,
Colorado Pheasant Hunting has steadily been getting better for the last few years as the hatches have been very healthy and there is no way to explain the feeling of having a Rooster explode off your boot besides just experiencing it yourself!
Get youth involved on Nov, 5th as the Colorado Parks and Wildlife is putting on another great opportunity to get youth involved in hunting and it is Free. Be sure to check out CODOW for more information about the Get Outdoors and Hunter Outreach Program for all youth programs, seminars and skills clinics to name just a few of the educational resources that are available for Pheasant hunting and all Colorado activities.
Almost Alive Taxidermy is where we take all of our trophy ducks and geese and we are very confident to say that we will be bringing them a few Rocky Mountain Bull Elk this year as well. So whether you are in Colorado Goose Hunting, putting down a boot for Elk or if you have always wanted your prized hunt showcased for years to last then Almost Alive Taxidermy is the best Denver Taxidermy there is for your memories to last for generations to come!
Almost Alive Taxidermy
851 E Highway 224 # B8 Denver, CO 80229
Two very nice Drake Green Winged Teal screaming up the shoreline coming to a home near you as a nice corner mount!
Thanks Again! Jarrod Chapman we really like what you do and what you did with these micro pigs, exactly what we were looking for, Great Work! We really know how much you like pizza so the next pie is on us!
We took another trip out to Eastern Colorado to gather up a goose, a couple of drake mallards and topped it off with a few elusive pheasants.
To start our adventure, we set up on the South Platte River where there was no ice and the current was just a nice slow trickle from the help of a local beaver. Shortly after the set up, consisting of one and a half duck decoys and about four dozen goose shells, we heard roosting geese a little ways down stream and had fairly large groups moving around out of range above the tree tops. Once the roosting geese got up they flew upstream and one lucky man was able to have one drop on the other side of the blind. The other geese just didn’t quite give it up enough to have an opportunity but we sure did see a lot of birds and the majority of them ended up being snows.
After lunch, we checked out more of the river and found a large group of ducks and geese hanging out only a few miles from our first set up. The decision was made to give it another shot and we set up again on the Platte. This section of the river was ninety percent frozen and the current was heavy. About a half hour passed and the ducks began to show back up in small groups. Having a limited shooting area, due to the ice, we were only able to get two drakes and the geese didn’t commit enough until after shooting hours when they were flying 15 feet over our heads while picking up and once we finished they were landing, of course.
The next day the boot tread met the field and we pushed for the end of the season wily pheasants. Fortunately enough, a few ended up flushing right in the heart of a nicely patterned gun and in the vest they went. There were hundreds of hens and most of the roosters ended up getting up at the end of the field before there was even a chance, even with a blocker. We also ended up flushing a couple of small mule deer bucks and saw a few white tails as well.
All in all, Colorado goose, duck and pheasant hunting are a blast and even when you do not win them all it’s still fun!!!
When it comes to showcasing your trophy animal you wanna make sure it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. Not all taxidermists are created equal and just because the other guys prices are lower doesn’t mean it’s a better deal. This year my step-Mom was fortunate enough to bag a nice 5-point bull so I decided to have it mounted for her. Not knowing any reputable taxidermists off hand I called all my Colorado Hunting buddies and everyone of ‘em told me to take it to Jared at Almost Alive Taxidermy. A nominal fee and a few weeks later the European mount was done and ready to pick up. Check it out:
I have to say that Jared and the crew at Almost Alive Taxidermy did a hell of a job and I expected nothing less with all of the warm recommendations from my friends. When I dropped the rack off they were working on a lot of animals and their work is simply amazing. They have ribbons and awards all over the office from several Taxidermy competitions. If you want something mounted and done with a quick turnaround and done properly you need to take your animals to Almost Alive Taxidermy. Here is their info:
851 E Highway 224, #B8, Denver, CO 80229
Yesterday we had a wonderful day hunting the big three of the wing shooters world, Ducks, Geese and Pheasants. Where else in Colorado can you shoot almost a four man limit of ducks, a goose and six Pheasants? Only in Eastern Colorado can you do this.
We woke up at 1:45 in the morning, some of us a little later than that and you know who you are, all in an effort to shoot a couple of ducks and try to locate some pheasants, if we had the time. Let me tell you that we were all pleasantly surprised by how well the hunt worked out.
We set up in some flooded red willows with about 3 inches of water and about the same amount of mud, which made walking or really anything for that matter very difficult. The birds started working right from the beginning, responding to our calls very well and did not stop until we were only one duck shy of our four man limit, which was at about 9:30am.
From there we left the lake and drove toward Haxtun, Colorado in Phillips County, to see if we could get the dogs on some birds. While driving up highway 59 we were astonished by the number of birds running and flying alongside the road, right then and there we knew that this day was only going to get better. After a couple of walk-in-access fields and well performing dogs, we picked up six roosters to add to our mixed bag of waterfowl consisting of mallard, gadwall, shoveler, wigeon, teal and a goose.
Ducks – 23
Geese – 1
Pheasants – 6
Wow! What else is there to say when you’re walking around elk camp at 8,000 feet in a t-shirt and shorts? At least that’s how it was for the first 5 days of the week. The weather this year seems to be a couple weeks behind and if you’ve talked to other elk hunters this year they will tell you that the weather has sucked for a productive elk hunt.
Where we hunt we usually have a few large herds in the area after being pushed down from higher elevations due to a couple winter storms but this year the elk just weren’t down into the area in the numbers we normally see. Fortunately for 4th season hunters we had a winter storm move in on Tuesday and Wednesday which should definitely push a lot more animals into the area.
We did have some success running into a few blue grouse (dusky grouse). If you get a chance to a bag a couple of these, breast ‘em out, marinate in red wine for a couple days and then cook them on the grill. Delicious!
Sorry for the short post but getting ready to walk out the door, Kansas bound for a Pheasant and Quail hunt. If you get a chance to make out this weekend for an Eastern Colorado Pheasant hunt, the walk in properties out there are pretty solid on opening day. Tip: If you really wanna get in on some good Pheasant hunting on provate land, take a few elk steaks and offer them to the farmers to let you hunt