Rooster Road Trip 2020

october 12-16, 2020  ||  minnesota

The year 2020 has brought change throughout our entire country, and the Rooster Road Trip is not immune to these adjustments. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we’re staying close to home and focusing on the state where we live – and where the organization was founded in 1982: Minnesota.

Although we won’t be traveling to multiple states, the mission of our 11th iteration of Rooster Road Trip remains the same. Our goal is to show that with a little ambition and a lot of boot leather, public land birds can be had by you and anyone who’s willing to purchase a license and explore the fantastic upland landscapes available to all of us. We also hope that while practicing #ResponsibleRecreation we can inspire you to get outside and stay socially distant while regaining some normalcy this fall.

So mask-up and ride shotgun as we highlight publicly-accessible lands and habitat projects which Pheasants Forever has played a significant role in creating through land purchases, local habitat projects or legislative action.

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PODCAST EP. 93: ROOSTER ROAD TRIP DAY 5 RECAP WITH THE TRAVELING CREW

The Rooster Road Trip crew break down the final day of the the 2020 #ResponsibleRecreation journey through Minnesota and put a wrap on the annual event for another year.

 

CREATING HABITAT ONE SHOT AT A TIME WITH FEDERAL AMMUNITION

With a powerful partnership that creates a win-win for hunters and habitat alike, it's pretty easy to see why every shot ever taken on the Rooster Road Trip since the event’s creation in 2010 has been with Federal Ammunition.

 

THROUGH THE EYES OF A HABITAT RESTORATION SPECIALIST: WHAT MAKES MINNESOTA SPECIAL

A bird hunter can never be bored in Minnesota. With a variety of gamebirds, landscapes and quailty habitat, there’s always somewhere or something new to explore.

 

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PODCAST EP. 92: ROOSTER ROAD TRIP DAY 4 RECAP WITH A BIOLOGIST AND A MUSICIAN

Pheasants Forever Habitat Restoration Specialist Becca Kludt and lead singer of Trampled by Turtles, Dave Simonett, join the podcast to recap a beautiful day in west central Minnesota.

 

THUNDER ON THE PRAIRIE

We now know what some have always known, which is that one cannot destroy just a part of a landscape - a powerful message on the importance of conservation from Trampled by Turtles singer and friend of Pheasants Forever, Dave Simonett.

 

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PODCAST EP. 91: ROOSTER ROAD TRIP DAY 3 RECAP WITH PF VOLUNTEER JEFF DAVIS

The crew spent the day primarily on federal Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs) in southwest Minnesota’s “Buffalo Ridge” region where sustained winds played a major factor in their overall success.

 

ROOSTER ROAD TRIP 2020 GEAR – SPECIFICALLY SOUNDGEAR

SoundGear has introduced the next big thing in hearing protection and enhancement devices, the SoundGear Phantom.

 

LIVING A RURAL LIFESTYLE: A SHARED APPRECIATION FOR THE OUTDOORS

It's a deep connection to the land, the season and the harvest that ruffles excitement in rural Minnesota and builds lasting friendships and memories.

 

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PODCAST EP. 90: ROOSTER ROAD TRIP DAY 2 RECAP WITH PF BIOLOGIST MEGAN HOWELL

Recapping Day Two of the Rooster Road Trip featuring a golden hour filled with hits, misses, and . . . Bob’s water retrieve.

 

GARMIN’S NEW ALPHA 200I AND ADDITIVE TECH AFIELD

The new Garmin Alpha 200i checks all the boxes in a dog tracking and training unit, and then some.

 

MINNESOTA’S WIA PROGRAM THROUGH THE EYES OF A BIOLOGIST

Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist Megan Howell writes about the importance of Minnesota's Walk-In Access program and the valuable impact landowners make on wildlife habitat.

 

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PODCAST EP. 89: ROOSTER ROAD TRIP DAY 1 RECAP WITH PF LEGEND JOE DUGGAN

Conservation legend Joe Duggan joins the podcast to recap the first day of this year’s Rooster Road Trip spent hunting the Minnesota public wildlife area named in honor of Duggan.

 

ROOSTER ROAD TRIP 2020 - CONSERVATION COLLABORATION WITH BROWNING

From the shotguns we carry to the Bird n’ Lite vests sagging off our shoulders with public lands roosters, we’re proud to rock the Browning Buckmark because they make great products and they also support our wildlife habitat conservation.

 

HUNTING A PROPERTY WITH THE PERSON IT’S NAMED AFTER

It's only fitting that we kick off the 2020 Rooster Road Trip with Joe Dugan batting cleanup on the public property honoring his conservation achievements.

 

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PODCAST EP. 88: BONUS EPISODE - 2020 ROOSTER ROAD TRIP PREVIEW

The 2020 Rooster Road Trip crew previews the 11th year of the popular public lands journey and discusses the adjusments made for this year's trip due to COVID-19.

 

GEARING UP & GIVEAWAYS – ROOSTER ROAD TRIP STYLE

Preview the gear and prize giveaways for the 2020 Rooster Road Trip.

 


STATS TRACKED DAILY RECAP TOTAL TRIP STATS
Dog Miles Covered Afield
Garmin Alpha 200i
25.6 116.92
Hunter Miles Covered Afield
Garmin Fenix 5 Plus
8.53 36.78
Miles Driven
Apple Auto Ford F-150
52.6 458.3
Birds Flushed
Browning Shotguns
17 98
Shots Taken
SoundGear
8 59
Birds Harvested
Federal Ammunition
5 22

 
 

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STATS TRACKED DAILY RECAP TOTAL TRIP STATS
Dog Miles Covered Afield
Garmin Alpha 200i
25.6 116.92
Hunter Miles Covered Afield
Garmin Fenix 5 Plus
8.53 36.78
Miles Driven
Apple Auto Ford F-150
52.6 458.3
Birds Flushed
Browning Shotguns
17 98
Shots Taken
SoundGear
8 59
Birds Harvested
Federal Ammunition
5 22

 
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