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#6202959 - 02/28/16 07:21 PM Dead Rats on last Quail hunt?
badger2b Offline
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Registered: 01/28/11
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Loc: Permian Basin
I did a last weekend Quail hunt and came across several dead Rats, any information other than just nature. I had a friend with me and we both came across a few…Oh! WE DID NOT TOUCH!

Location is Northeast Howard Co.
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#6218694 - 03/10/16 09:04 PM Re: Dead Rats on last Quail hunt? [Re: badger2b]
oldoak2000 Offline
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Registered: 09/16/07
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Loc: North Texas
should report to local warden

#6218854 - 03/10/16 11:13 PM Re: Dead Rats on last Quail hunt? [Re: oldoak2000]
therancher Offline
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Registered: 07/09/13
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Loc: Mountain Home, Uvalde, and Big...
Last quail hunt I went on in uvalde there were a lot of dead birds. But it was because a 2 and 3/4" hail storm went through a day before.
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#6219185 - 03/11/16 09:11 AM Re: Dead Rats on last Quail hunt? [Re: badger2b]
cabosandinh Offline
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Registered: 08/12/13
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Loc: Dallas, TX
i put poison out on my place , I see dead mice & rats around

maybe there's a bait station nearby

#6219212 - 03/11/16 09:18 AM Re: Dead Rats on last Quail hunt? [Re: badger2b]
BOLT GUY Offline
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Registered: 02/17/11
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Loc: North of Wylie
Early in the season, it was not uncommon for me to run over 10+ rats and mice just driving to the stand. I didn't realize i was actually running them over till i was driving back out after the morning hunt and noticed all the dead rats laying in the road. Were these on the road or out in the pasture?

#6219822 - 03/11/16 03:17 PM Re: Dead Rats on last Quail hunt? [Re: badger2b]
shooterwalter Offline
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Loc: Poetry, Texas Kaufman County 8...
Question could poision rats that get eaten by quail who will eat dead things make the quail die?

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#6220039 - 03/11/16 06:18 PM Re: Dead Rats on last Quail hunt? [Re: badger2b]
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Registered: 10/21/08
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I didn't know quail would eat dead rats. Interesting

#6228318 - 03/18/16 01:51 PM Re: Dead Rats on last Quail hunt? [Re: badger2b]
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I knocked 3 birds down on a covey rise last fall and had found 2 and was praising my female for bringing in the 3rd when I realized she had found (and it looked like she killed) a rat. Looked like a quail from a distance. I'm sure she wondered why the praise turned to scorn!

#6228998 - 03/18/16 11:31 PM Re: Dead Rats on last Quail hunt? [Re: badger2b]
Whiptail Offline

Registered: 10/13/13
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Good quail habitat is also good rat habitat.


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