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#6170030 - 02/04/16 07:37 PM Quail at LBJ Grasslands
Light Foot

Registered: 01/14/16
Posts: 31
Loc: North Texas
Ive been told that there are indeed quail at the grasslands but I have never seen any. I walked extensively over the last couple days with my dog and didnt turn any up. She is a great GSP. If anyone has any pointers (no pun intended) I could really use them, if anyone has any idea of what general units they may be on and would like to go meet up with me and Clare I would like to do that also. Thanks all.

#6170534 - 02/05/16 09:25 AM Re: Quail at LBJ Grasslands [Re: BANDIT_DOC]
crash519 Offline

Registered: 12/30/10
Posts: 80
Loc: Weatherford, TX
Ran a lot of trials on LBJ and only occasionally came across a wild covey. We normally ended up planting birds in a "bird field" for final placement. Even on a good quail year, the population at LBJ has been slim unfortunately frown

Edited by crash519 (02/05/16 09:25 AM)
Hunt 'em if you got 'em! They may not be here next year!

#6171443 - 02/05/16 08:10 PM Re: Quail at LBJ Grasslands [Re: BANDIT_DOC]
bill oxner Offline
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Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 46746
Loc: Katy-Fulshear
We found a few there in the early 70s. We somehow got on some private property in a great ragweed pasture. The rancher drove up and allowed us to continue our hunt.
Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill

#6171794 - 02/06/16 08:59 AM Re: Quail at LBJ Grasslands [Re: bill oxner]
sqiggy Offline

Registered: 07/13/09
Posts: 2037
Loc: Franklin, Tx Hunt in Panola ...
You probably need to be out there at the break of day. A covey will whistle just as it gets light to see. After they whistle, you can pin point about where they are. After a few trips and listening at different spots, you can pretty much hunt the same areas and find them since they are territorial.

#6171805 - 02/06/16 09:09 AM Re: Quail at LBJ Grasslands [Re: BANDIT_DOC]
colt.45 Offline
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Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 10342
Loc: wondering about the woods
Used ta see a pair of bobwhites hanging around the pastures... Once in a great while hear em & see batch of wee ones... confused2 from what heard several years ago used ta see a covey or two or three... confused2 they done gone missing... flag

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#6172615 - 02/07/16 03:36 AM Re: Quail at LBJ Grasslands [Re: BANDIT_DOC]
KeithTT Offline
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Registered: 02/15/10
Posts: 2143
Loc: fort worth TX
I've Turkey hunted all over lbj for over 15 years. Have never seen any quail. Fireants hogs and other predators have depleted the quail population within 2 hours of fort worth.
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#6172616 - 02/07/16 03:45 AM Re: Quail at LBJ Grasslands [Re: BANDIT_DOC]
scalebuster Offline
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Registered: 11/25/10
Posts: 3139
I've seen several coveys by the new gas plant off of 51 this year which isn't too far from the grasslands.

#6172795 - 02/07/16 09:23 AM Re: Quail at LBJ Grasslands [Re: BANDIT_DOC]
Booner1 Offline
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Registered: 09/16/12
Posts: 1777
Loc: Terrell
I have only ever seen 1 covey of quail on the LBJ Grasslands in the last 10 years but there is one unit that is designated as a dog training area so there must be quail on it.
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#6172832 - 02/07/16 09:59 AM Re: Quail at LBJ Grasslands [Re: BANDIT_DOC]
Light Foot

Registered: 01/14/16
Posts: 31
Loc: North Texas
Thank you all for your input! I've hunted that place pretty hard for the last few years and have never seen any, I had never specifically sought them out either though so I was curious. I am going to try to make a dash up to Gene Howe WMA or some other WMA before the season is up.


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