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#5933217 - 09/17/15 12:45 PM Dove hunters chime in
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Seeing any quail on your dove hunts?
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#5933447 - 09/17/15 03:24 PM Re: Dove hunters chime in [Re: bill oxner]
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Registered: 03/10/09
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Bill, I saw 5 big coveys on a 1000 acre place east of Lampasas that typically has no birds to speak of. Its the first seen there in several years. It makes the heart smile.
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#5933488 - 09/17/15 03:53 PM Re: Dove hunters chime in [Re: bill oxner]
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I'm not seeing any dove on my dove hunts.
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#5933518 - 09/17/15 04:18 PM Re: Dove hunters chime in [Re: bill oxner]
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went out last night to a friends ranch near my home. I've never seen so many quail in my life. Had to be nearly 500 we saw in the span of an hour around a decent size tank. Not much water out there so they must have been concentrated in that area because we'd walk and bump out so many the ground looked like it was crawling and they were HEALTHY.

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#5933543 - 09/17/15 04:36 PM Re: Dove hunters chime in [Re: bill oxner]
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I saw several pairs at separate times along the road to my lease in Murray. Also spooked a covey of 10 or so on the property. I didn't see any last year, so I'll take it as a decent sign.

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#5933553 - 09/17/15 04:43 PM Re: Dove hunters chime in [Re: bill oxner]
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Probably one of the best years I have seen in a long time. Seemed like they were everywhere the last trip to the ranch.
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#5933567 - 09/17/15 04:58 PM Re: Dove hunters chime in [Re: bill oxner]
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Busted 2 coveys in one of my fields. One huge 20 bird and a 12 bird. First I've seen in couple years.
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#5933571 - 09/17/15 04:59 PM Re: Dove hunters chime in [Re: bill oxner]
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looking good W and SW of Uvalde...
more blues close to Eagle Pass... BW's back towards Uvalde.

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#5933572 - 09/17/15 05:00 PM Re: Dove hunters chime in [Re: bill oxner]
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Coveys we were busting had over 50-100 per. I'm sure I won't see that again when season rolls around lol.
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#5933696 - 09/17/15 06:23 PM Re: Dove hunters chime in [Re: bill oxner]
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Flushing 25+ coveys a day just running around the pasture I lease. And that's without driving around during peak morning and evening times of day because I'm in the field or over water.

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#5933723 - 09/17/15 06:38 PM Re: Dove hunters chime in [Re: Txsquail]
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Originally Posted By: Txsquail
Flushing 25+ coveys a day just running around the pasture I lease. And that's without driving around during peak morning and evening times of day because I'm in the field or over water.



What county?
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#5933735 - 09/17/15 06:42 PM Re: Dove hunters chime in [Re: bill oxner]
Revoman Offline
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I see a couple of coveys every time I've gone out hunting the past two weeks.
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#5933754 - 09/17/15 06:54 PM Re: Dove hunters chime in [Re: bill oxner]
Ringman Offline
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Registered: 08/15/15
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Loc: East Texas
Dove hunted Sweetwater area last weekend. Heard quail in every direction. Saw coveys is every field. Had a covey walk out of the tree line within 10 feet of me on Saturday morning (about 15 birds). Covey flew over my head later Saturday morning (6 birds). Had small covey run in front of me in a different field Saturday afternoon. Saw about 10 pairs in the road and saw 2 large coveys in the road (20 to 30 birds) driving back Saturday evening. The most birds I've seen and heard in 15 years of dove hunting in Sweetwater.

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#5933780 - 09/17/15 07:08 PM Re: Dove hunters chime in [Re: BuckRage]
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Originally Posted By: BuckRage
went out last night to a friends ranch near my home. I've never seen so many quail in my life. Had to be nearly 500 we saw in the span of an hour around a decent size tank. Not much water out there so they must have been concentrated in that area because we'd walk and bump out so many the ground looked like it was crawling and they were HEALTHY.


Ozona, FtStockton?

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#5933792 - 09/17/15 07:18 PM Re: Dove hunters chime in [Re: bill oxner]
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Hueco Tanks by El Paso
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