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#5797844 - 06/20/15 01:06 PM quail lease colorado city
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Registered: 02/24/13
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Loc: Midland, Lubbock, Abilene
Anyone have experience hunting south of Colorado City towards Silver? We are looking at a lease off 208 near Silver. Ranch has a lot of open country along with maybe too much thick cedar country. Have never hunted this area. Any opinions?

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#5798136 - 06/20/15 06:35 PM Re: quail lease colorado city [Re: luke0872]
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yes very good most years need another let me know 601 888 0263
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#5798210 - 06/20/15 07:30 PM Re: quail lease colorado city [Re: luke0872]
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Can be very good. Should be nice this year. What did you see and hear when you were looking at it.
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#5798318 - 06/20/15 08:46 PM Re: quail lease colorado city [Re: luke0872]
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saw about 12 pairs, 2 of which were blues. also saw 1 bob covey that had just hatched. heard lots of bobs early this morning. ranch has water tanks in every pasture and 2 creeks.

only concern on this place is it starts to get super thick and rocky with cedars on about half of the ranch. we are used to hunting sterling city for quail which is much more open. have you guys hunted in the silver area before?

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#5798606 - 06/21/15 07:17 AM Re: quail lease colorado city [Re: luke0872]
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I have hunted south of silver the place I hunted had some similar country. The good country was good. The bad country was to thick to even think about hunting. Estimate huntable acres and determine if the price is worth it. Remember 10,000 with only 5000 huntable will not support as many hunters 6000 acres all huntable. Good luck.

The real thick country can hold quail but you have to grain to get them out. For birddog people it is not the best option in my opinion.
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#5802668 - 06/23/15 07:02 PM Re: quail lease colorado city [Re: tigger]
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Originally Posted By: tigger
I have hunted south of silver the place I hunted had some similar country. The good country was good. The bad country was to thick to even think about hunting. Estimate huntable acres and determine if the price is worth it. Remember 10,000 with only 5000 huntable will not support as many hunters 6000 acres all huntable. Good luck.

The real thick country can hold quail but you have to grain to get them out. For birddog people it is not the best option in my opinion.


Tigger is dead on with his assessment. Better start warming up learning how to boot your dogs up too. The sand burrs are horrible in that part of the country.

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#5844006 - 07/22/15 10:28 PM Re: quail lease colorado city [Re: NorthTXbirdhunter]
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Anywhere there is sandy loam, yes. Not around cedars...as that's rockier type soil. Ran dogs through Mitchell County for many years, and always wanted to be around that sandier / shin oak country because it seemed to have the most consistent populations. Any moisture at all near the ground (low clouds, fog, etc) and those sticker burs become as soft as the swab on a qtip. The second that fog or low clouds burn off, dogs will lock up without boots. Good trick to know.

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#5844630 - 07/23/15 01:26 PM Re: quail lease colorado city [Re: Txsquail]
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Originally Posted By: Txsquail
Anywhere there is sandy loam, yes. Not around cedars...as that's rockier type soil. Ran dogs through Mitchell County for many years, and always wanted to be around that sandier / shin oak country because it seemed to have the most consistent populations. Any moisture at all near the ground (low clouds, fog, etc) and those sticker burs become as soft as the swab on a qtip. The second that fog or low clouds burn off, dogs will lock up without boots. Good trick to know.



Yep, the last time I hunted out there, it had not rained in 2 years much. A fog would have been a blessing at the time. I also like to hunt in shinnery. Some areas are just better than others.

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