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#5591582 - 02/09/15 08:28 PM DIY public hunt or private quail hunts
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Pro Tracker

Registered: 06/03/07
Posts: 1362
Loc: magnolia tx
Do you feel more of an accomplishment with a DIY public hunt finding good bird numbers or it doesn't matter as long as there's birds

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#5592000 - 02/10/15 07:03 AM Re: DIY public hunt or private quail hunts [Re: blanked]
bill oxner Online   content
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Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 36791
Loc: Richmond
I take a little more pride in DIY hunts, but don't have many anymore.
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#5592082 - 02/10/15 08:14 AM Re: DIY public hunt or private quail hunts [Re: blanked]
changedmyname Offline
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Registered: 09/08/10
Posts: 14523
Loc: Weatherford, TX
I like them both but feel way more pride when it's diy. Killed birds diy in four states this year. Way less birds than on private but that's ok.

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#5592129 - 02/10/15 08:38 AM Re: DIY public hunt or private quail hunts [Re: blanked]
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/16/07
Posts: 9823
Loc: CEDAR CREEK LAKE
I dont care, as long as there are wild birds.

But I will say, I have never had an awesome public land hunt. I have had some good public land hunts but my only "awesome" (multiple coveys) hunts have been on private land. I think the best we ever did on public, was at the Black Kettle and it seems like it was about a 4-5 covey day, that is plenty birds to have a great hunt but if you have ever seen a 25 - 30 covey day (and some of those coveys with 50-60 birds - saw a couple of coveys of blues that had to have 100 birds in them)), you know what I am saying.
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#5592782 - 02/10/15 02:47 PM Re: DIY public hunt or private quail hunts [Re: blanked]
Raymond07 Offline
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Registered: 11/06/10
Posts: 161
I agree, my best hunts have always been on private. I do not care as long as they are my dogs and wild birds. That said I am giving the Waurika Lake WMA a go this weekend. I will let you know how it goes.

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#5592789 - 02/10/15 02:52 PM Re: DIY public hunt or private quail hunts [Re: blanked]
CCBIRDDOGMAN Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/16/07
Posts: 9823
Loc: CEDAR CREEK LAKE
Cool, we will be up at our place Saturday & Sunday. Come holler at us, we will be on the back corner of the motel.
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#5594180 - 02/11/15 12:22 PM Re: DIY public hunt or private quail hunts [Re: blanked]
CinchMan Offline
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Registered: 10/11/09
Posts: 1417
Loc: Country Past The City Limit Si...
DIY is more fun and challenging to me. I've hunted public land in 4 states and have had great hunts in all of them.
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#5595060 - 02/11/15 08:42 PM Re: DIY public hunt or private quail hunts [Re: blanked]
beatarmy Offline
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Registered: 10/01/09
Posts: 369
Loc: dallas
DIY all the way...there is nothing better than shooting a wild bird pointed by a dog you trained...doing it on public land that anyone can hunt on only adds to the accomplishment.

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