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#6081308 - 12/13/15 12:13 PM shoot the covey rise ?
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A group I was with recently refused to shoot the covey rise. Do you? Why, or why not?

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#6081339 - 12/13/15 12:30 PM Re: shoot the covey rise ? [Re: Pointer]
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I always shoot the rise but would be very interested in why they don't.. I shoot (at) the rise and let the singles rest. On our lease our aim is to have birds in Feb. so not chasing singles and only taking 2 or so out of the rise is just good management. But with my lack of shooting prowess I'm a one man conservation program.

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#6081370 - 12/13/15 12:48 PM Re: shoot the covey rise ? [Re: Chet]
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I believe their reasoning was that they had always hunted the singles so they could better concentrate on the individual bird. I have to say regardless of their reasoning, we seemed to have less cripples than normal.

The group could shoot!

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#6081400 - 12/13/15 01:06 PM Re: shoot the covey rise ? [Re: Pointer]
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I've never heard of it. This is a first for me.
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#6081447 - 12/13/15 01:27 PM Re: shoot the covey rise ? [Re: Pointer]
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All of these rules for hunting bobs..... Takes the fun out of it for me

Not about bird management everything else

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#6081499 - 12/13/15 01:54 PM Re: shoot the covey rise ? [Re: blanked]
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Originally Posted By: blanked
All of these rules for hunting bobs..... Takes the fun out of it for me

Not about bird management everything else




Me too. That's the price you have to pay when you guide for others.
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#6081535 - 12/13/15 02:09 PM Re: shoot the covey rise ? [Re: Pointer]
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Can someone elaborate on "covey rise". Thanks
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#6081544 - 12/13/15 02:15 PM Re: shoot the covey rise ? [Re: jorge]
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Jorge, what I am referring to is when the pointing dog has located the birds, gone on point, and the whole bunch explodes into the air to make their escape. The above group would not shoot at that point, instead, they preferred to mark the covey down, and then go after the singles.

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#6081549 - 12/13/15 02:18 PM Re: shoot the covey rise ? [Re: Pointer]
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Originally Posted By: Pointer
Jorge, what I am referring to is when the pointing dog has located the birds, gone on point, and the whole bunch explodes into the air to make their escape. The above group would not shoot at that point, instead, they preferred to mark the covey down, and then go after the singles.




Hey, I'm on a deer lease where our illustrious leader prefers to skillet shoot blues.
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#6081590 - 12/13/15 02:38 PM Re: shoot the covey rise ? [Re: Creekrunner]
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Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
Originally Posted By: Pointer
Jorge, what I am referring to is when the pointing dog has located the birds, gone on point, and the whole bunch explodes into the air to make their escape. The above group would not shoot at that point, instead, they preferred to mark the covey down, and then go after the singles.




Hey, I'm on a deer lease where our illustrious leader prefers to skillet shoot blues.
rofl
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#6081906 - 12/13/15 05:48 PM Re: shoot the covey rise ? [Re: Pointer]
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Yes, because I have usually been walking for a while. I will choose one out of the covey, two, if it is a good day. I would do the same when getting up a group of grouse or pheasants.
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#6081915 - 12/13/15 05:53 PM Re: shoot the covey rise ? [Re: Pointer]
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I don't like to do singles.
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#6081928 - 12/13/15 06:00 PM Re: shoot the covey rise ? [Re: Pointer]
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I'm seeing more quail this year than the last ten together... I'd shoot the quail...

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#6082261 - 12/13/15 08:39 PM Re: shoot the covey rise ? [Re: Pointer]
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Only shoot covey rise. Never pressure singles.
This year our birds are so tame we could decimate a couple coveys a day.
We even have a 8 bird daily limit and I voted for 6.

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#6084559 - 12/15/15 12:51 AM Re: shoot the covey rise ? [Re: Pointer]
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Interesting, thanks for giving the 411
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