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#6202978 - 02/28/16 07:28 PM is $400 a day too much to hunt quail on S. Tx ranch?
dune2218 Offline
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Registered: 02/09/16
Posts: 246
Loc: Temple, tx
A ranch with wild quail,, expecting to find 15-20 covies a day , if you knock down a bird, it counts toward your limit if you find it or not. You can hunt their 2 dogs if you dont have any, or need more. Is this a reasonable amt. to pay?
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#6203007 - 02/28/16 07:39 PM Re: is $400 a day too much to hunt quail on S. Tx ranch? [Re: dune2218]
bill oxner Offline
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Registered: 11/03/09
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Loc: Richmond
I paid $150 a day a few years ago on a great day lease. On the other hand I paid $3,500 for my last season lease and shot two birds. It's hypothetical until next season.
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#6203022 - 02/28/16 07:47 PM Re: is $400 a day too much to hunt quail on S. Tx ranch? [Re: dune2218]
blanked Offline
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Registered: 06/03/07
Posts: 1356
Loc: magnolia tx
Way too much for me

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#6203066 - 02/28/16 08:08 PM Re: is $400 a day too much to hunt quail on S. Tx ranch? [Re: dune2218]
badger2b Offline
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Registered: 01/28/11
Posts: 2047
Loc: Permian Basin
Too Much for a Day Hunt!
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#6203079 - 02/28/16 08:14 PM Re: is $400 a day too much to hunt quail on S. Tx ranch? [Re: dune2218]
TX_Birddog1L Offline
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Registered: 07/20/14
Posts: 28
Loc: Fulshear, TX
If there were a bunch of wild birds and huntable cover that sounds reasonable for the times...you might want to work a $200 down and then settle up after you actually hunt the place in event there are no birds...but a down bird recovered or not should always count towards your limit...it's doubtful the bird will survive...quail hunting is an awesome sport...as sportsman we cannot forget that the resource must have brood stock in order to be renewed...

...otherwise you be paying the same or more for a kick and shoot...which is nothing compared to the real deal...I'd pay $400, can you PM me the info for next year?

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#6203109 - 02/28/16 08:33 PM Re: is $400 a day too much to hunt quail on S. Tx ranch? [Re: dune2218]
scalebuster Offline
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Registered: 11/25/10
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Too high for me. I've also never heard of a downed bird going toward your limit. I don't think I'd go for that at all.

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#6203403 - 02/29/16 07:18 AM Re: is $400 a day too much to hunt quail on S. Tx ranch? [Re: dune2218]
Barny Topwater Offline
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Registered: 11/22/09
Posts: 2700
Loc: New Braunfels TX USA
Are you saying $400 a day per person with dogs and guide? (other wise how would they know about the downed birds)I think that's about normal these days.
We have the same policy on our lease about downed birds plus a 10 bird limit. Trying to keep the population healthy.
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#6203576 - 02/29/16 08:57 AM Re: is $400 a day too much to hunt quail on S. Tx ranch? [Re: dune2218]
kindall Offline


Registered: 08/01/09
Posts: 3861
Loc: Spring, Tx
Some places it would would be worth it, and others not.
It wouldn't be in my budget, but that doesn't mean its not a fair price.
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#6203602 - 02/29/16 09:15 AM Re: is $400 a day too much to hunt quail on S. Tx ranch? [Re: dune2218]
bill oxner Offline
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Registered: 11/03/09
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Loc: Richmond
There are two different issues here. It is on the low end for a guided hunt with their dogs. It's on the high end if you just day lease the pasture.
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#6203662 - 02/29/16 09:46 AM Re: is $400 a day too much to hunt quail on S. Tx ranch? [Re: bill oxner]
CCBIRDDOGMAN Offline
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Registered: 11/16/07
Posts: 9744
Loc: CEDAR CREEK LAKE
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
There are two different issues here. It is on the low end for a guided hunt with their dogs. It's on the high end if you just day lease the pasture.
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#6203782 - 02/29/16 11:07 AM Re: is $400 a day too much to hunt quail on S. Tx ranch? [Re: bill oxner]
DocHorton Offline
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Registered: 12/06/10
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
There are two different issues here. It is on the low end for a guided hunt with their dogs. It's on the high end if you just day lease the pasture.


I paid $250 for a day hunt that included guide, dogs, big BBQ lunch, drinks, and quail, pheasant, and chukkar on a place just outside Denton two years ago. Plus they cleaned all the birds for me. $400 seems really high to me.

http://texasbirdhunt.com/upland-bird-hunting-priced-affordably-in-north-texas/

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#6203789 - 02/29/16 11:10 AM Re: is $400 a day too much to hunt quail on S. Tx ranch? [Re: DocHorton]
CCBIRDDOGMAN Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/16/07
Posts: 9744
Loc: CEDAR CREEK LAKE
Originally Posted By: DocHorton
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
There are two different issues here. It is on the low end for a guided hunt with their dogs. It's on the high end if you just day lease the pasture.


I paid $250 for a day hunt that included guide, dogs, big BBQ lunch, drinks, and quail, pheasant, and chukkar on a place just outside Denton two years ago. Plus they cleaned all the birds for me. $400 seems really high to me.

http://texasbirdhunt.com/upland-bird-hunting-priced-affordably-in-north-texas/


Pen Raised bird hunts are typically way cheaper than wild bird hunts. I'm assuming we are talking wild bird hunt here but I could be wrong.
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#6203797 - 02/29/16 11:16 AM Re: is $400 a day too much to hunt quail on S. Tx ranch? [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
kindall Offline


Registered: 08/01/09
Posts: 3861
Loc: Spring, Tx
Originally Posted By: CCBIRDDOGMAN
Originally Posted By: DocHorton
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
There are two different issues here. It is on the low end for a guided hunt with their dogs. It's on the high end if you just day lease the pasture.


I paid $250 for a day hunt that included guide, dogs, big BBQ lunch, drinks, and quail, pheasant, and chukkar on a place just outside Denton two years ago. Plus they cleaned all the birds for me. $400 seems really high to me.

http://texasbirdhunt.com/upland-bird-hunting-priced-affordably-in-north-texas/


Pen Raised bird hunts are typically way cheaper than wild bird hunts. I'm assuming we are talking wild bird hunt here but I could be wrong.

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#6203908 - 02/29/16 12:26 PM Re: is $400 a day too much to hunt quail on S. Tx ranch? [Re: dune2218]
bill oxner Offline
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Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 36234
Loc: Richmond
He wrote that it was wild bobwhite quail.

I think the Benefit Hunt sold for $3,500 to a couple who are on a $30,000 per year lease just south of Falfurrias. We only hunted until 11:30 and killed 10 birds. They emailed me a very nice thank you note.
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#6204054 - 02/29/16 01:57 PM Re: is $400 a day too much to hunt quail on S. Tx ranch? [Re: dune2218]
stinkbelly Offline
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Registered: 09/07/04
Posts: 6963
Loc: Parker County, Tx
I wouldn't pay more than about $150, but that is probably why I hunt public land.
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