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#6278218 - 04/27/16 08:18 PM What a sweet, sweet sound!!!!
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Sitting outside. Just enjoying the cool evening. BOB WHITE, BOB WHITE. MAN!!!!

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#6278225 - 04/27/16 08:21 PM Re: What a sweet, sweet sound!!!! [Re: billyhunt]
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Nice!

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#6278232 - 04/27/16 08:25 PM Re: What a sweet, sweet sound!!!! [Re: billyhunt]
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Lucky Dog

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#6278241 - 04/27/16 08:29 PM Re: What a sweet, sweet sound!!!! [Re: billyhunt]
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Now calling for their mate. If the skeeters wasn't so bad would still be there!!!! Yep lucky as all get out Catch Dog. up

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#6279180 - 04/28/16 03:21 PM Re: What a sweet, sweet sound!!!! [Re: billyhunt]
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Yep.
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#6279185 - 04/28/16 03:23 PM Re: What a sweet, sweet sound!!!! [Re: billyhunt]
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I grew up loving the call of the Bob White. Very rare these days. I should release some at the house.
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#6279658 - 04/28/16 09:19 PM Re: What a sweet, sweet sound!!!! [Re: billyhunt]
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Shoot the pigs Billy, not the birds.
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#6279714 - 04/28/16 09:58 PM Re: What a sweet, sweet sound!!!! [Re: reeltexan]
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When I was a kid growing up in Wichita County and Archer County, the call was a part of the day morning and night. Miss it.
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#6280272 - 04/29/16 11:32 AM Re: What a sweet, sweet sound!!!! [Re: billyhunt]
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Got it Dale up Well not till yall get here for the season!! partyon555

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#6283186 - 05/02/16 07:47 AM Re: What a sweet, sweet sound!!!! [Re: billyhunt]
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1st time I heard the call was about60+ yrs ago
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#6283579 - 05/02/16 12:00 PM Re: What a sweet, sweet sound!!!! [Re: colt45]
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clap
Turn your(his) merry notes
Onto the sweet birds throat
There shall you(he) seeeee
No enemy,,But winter and rough weather..
Enjoy buddy...This is God Gift.

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#6283979 - 05/02/16 04:29 PM Re: What a sweet, sweet sound!!!! [Re: billyhunt]
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I have concluded that the Bobwhite Quail is to the Eco-System to what the canary is to the mineshaft. When our eco-system is balanced and all is well with our piece of the world, the quail flourish. I am happy with where it stands right now. The 2015/16 season was a good as it gets for me. I hope this is the start of another golden era that lasts an extended time. What we came out of in the preceding seasons was horrific. Kudos to all the men and women that kept their dogs and hopes up during the down time just for the chance to see it great once again! It really paid off for us.

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#6284076 - 05/02/16 05:50 PM Re: What a sweet, sweet sound!!!! [Re: colt45]
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Originally Posted By: colt45
1st time I heard the call was about60+ yrs ago


Probably 50 years ago now, when I was growing up in North Louisiana, there were still a few birds to hunt over there. In the spring time, I would go with my Dad to an old dairy pasture and sit with him in lawn chairs and he would be blowing a snuff can quail whistle to the mating birds at the time. He liked the challenge of seeing how many that he could whistle up in sight to get within 15 yards of him. I didn't have a choice. I had to go with him. He taught me everything I know about dogs and quail. But Daddy always worked harder in the off season getting ready to quail hunt than any man I ever knew. He taught me the different calls and cadences but now I can call better by mouth than I can the snuff can. I guess about this time is when I got the quail hunting disease. I have been paying for it ever since, but I would not trade the times that I have spent in the field for any amount of money. The discipline it takes to quail hunt and the work ethic it requires to own and maintain dogs and keep them sharp, I believe, is what makes me who I am today. Thanks Dad for instilling that in me.

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#6284082 - 05/02/16 05:55 PM Re: What a sweet, sweet sound!!!! [Re: NorthTXbirdhunter]
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Lord knows we need more young boys in the field with their dads today.

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#6284488 - 05/02/16 11:01 PM Re: What a sweet, sweet sound!!!! [Re: NorthTXbirdhunter]
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Originally Posted By: NorthTXbirdhunter
Originally Posted By: colt45
1st time I heard the call was about60+ yrs ago


Probably 50 years ago now, when I was growing up in North Louisiana, there were still a few birds to hunt over there. In the spring time, I would go with my Dad to an old dairy pasture and sit with him in lawn chairs and he would be blowing a snuff can quail whistle to the mating birds at the time. He liked the challenge of seeing how many that he could whistle up in sight to get within 15 yards of him. I didn't have a choice. I had to go with him. He taught me everything I know about dogs and quail. But Daddy always worked harder in the off season getting ready to quail hunt than any man I ever knew. He taught me the different calls and cadences but now I can call better by mouth than I can the snuff can. I guess about this time is when I got the quail hunting disease. I have been paying for it ever since, but I would not trade the times that I have spent in the field for any amount of money. The discipline it takes to quail hunt and the work ethic it requires to own and maintain dogs and keep them sharp, I believe, is what makes me who I am today. Thanks Dad for instilling that in me.

My goodness you could be my brother except my dad was raised in Mississippi.
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