Okay, it is hunt Tuesday. Lets have a report in the next day or two.
Had a good hunt with my son late Monday and Tuesday til noon. My 2 dogs pointed a total of 9 covies. We only shot 9 birds, 8 recovered. Were pretty sure the missing bird went down in a hole! Got to propery at 5 on Monday. A pair of hunters were just leaving. They had killed 15 birds, I didn't get their covey count. They also had a 5' rattler they had killed. It was 54 degrees when we got there, I've found snakes in that part of the country as low as 50 degrees.
We started hunting at 5:30, I worked dogs, son was the gunner. Put both dogs on the ground. We found 2 covies in an hour, son's shooting was real rusty. Didn't kill any out of those 2 covies.
Tuesday we started hunting at 8:30. Temp was mid 40's all morning. Only one dog on the ground at a time, found 7 covies by noon. Last covey we revisited from the Monday hunt. finally started raining at 11:30. Most wild birds I've seen in 4 years.
Bill, just saw your post this morning about wanting to go. would have loved to had you and your Gator join us. We stayed on the pasture trails in my diesel truck. Pasture soil is all blow sand and lots of gopher holes(rattlesnake feed). Didn't bring my bronco hunting buggy, had a bad bearing on haul trailer. There was lots of good looking country we didn't cover. I'm sure more birds could be found with more dogs, and an off road vehicle. I would go back, but work is scattering me to Stephenville area for the remainder of the season.