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#6339221 - 06/17/16 08:52 PM Man the quail today!!
billyhunt Offline
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Was shredding again today. Before I started, the bobwhite calls was everywhere. Came home for lunch, three on my gravel road, seen five more on the crd. But, all the ones I seen were roosters.

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#6339478 - 06/18/16 07:11 AM Re: Man the quail today!! [Re: billyhunt]
bill oxner Offline
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Greatness. The hens are setting.
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#6340225 - 06/18/16 10:31 PM Re: Man the quail today!! [Re: billyhunt]
aeb Offline
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Most quail I have seen/heard in 20 years. smile
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#6342054 - 06/20/16 04:48 PM Re: Man the quail today!! [Re: billyhunt]
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bill, you must have nailed it. Just now coming down my gravel road, and again two roosters running down the road. up

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#6342109 - 06/20/16 05:34 PM Re: Man the quail today!! [Re: billyhunt]
bill oxner Offline
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The roosters can raise the first clutch while the hens sets another.
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#6343657 - 06/22/16 07:17 AM Re: Man the quail today!! [Re: billyhunt]
Ringman Offline
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Loc: East Texas
Great to hear. Hope we get another year like last year.
Landowner texted me Monday and said he seeing young birds all over the lease similar to last year.
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#6343783 - 06/22/16 09:19 AM Re: Man the quail today!! [Re: Ringman]
TX TCAT Offline
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Originally Posted By: Ringman
Great to hear. Hope we get another year like last year.
Landowner texted me Monday and said he seeing young birds all over the lease similar to last year.
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Aside from some catastrophic weather event, this year should be even better than last year. Fingers crossed for a few timely summer rains across the state.
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#6343978 - 06/22/16 01:02 PM Re: Man the quail today!! [Re: billyhunt]
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Great to hear these reports, my Texas buddies have seen 4 newly hatch clutches in the past week near Rule. Hope the good hatch continues through the summer. Tell if us if you have seen new babies it makes everyone SMILE!!! clap happy3

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#6344482 - 06/22/16 09:05 PM Re: Man the quail today!! [Re: billyhunt]
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GA DOG 2. up

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#6344920 - 06/23/16 09:38 AM Re: Man the quail today!! [Re: billyhunt]
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Been a long time since I've seen any sustainable population of quail. I love to here them calling out. I was out in the Albany area not long ago riding horseback through the country and flushed out many healthy birds. Hope this is a good sign of things to come
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#6358798 - 07/05/16 12:14 PM Re: Man the quail today!! [Re: billyhunt]
shightower Offline
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I shredded this weekend. I saw lots of quaiI also. I noticed one when I was shredding really close to the mower. I backed out and looked. I had run over a nest with 10 eggs. I started to take them home and put in the incubator but I kinda picked up some branches and tried to protect the nest as much as I could. Maybe she will come back and hatch them?????

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#6359826 - 07/06/16 09:26 AM Re: Man the quail today!! [Re: shightower]
TWarren Offline
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Registered: 10/22/05
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Loc: Lubbock
Originally Posted By: shightower
I shredded this weekend. I saw lots of quaiI also. I noticed one when I was shredding really close to the mower. I backed out and looked. I had run over a nest with 10 eggs. I started to take them home and put in the incubator but I kinda picked up some branches and tried to protect the nest as much as I could. Maybe she will come back and hatch them?????


Doubtful with that much disturbance, unfortunately. Removing the cover from the nest will also make her easy pickings for predators. Best hope is she will initiate another nest.

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#6364445 - 07/10/16 12:15 PM Re: Man the quail today!! [Re: billyhunt]
huntwest Offline
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Shredded my driveway this week. Had about 100 little baby birds running all over it. Fun to see them.

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#6364460 - 07/10/16 12:40 PM Re: Man the quail today!! [Re: billyhunt]
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I was on the Mesa Vista Ranch last week. Awesome place and epic quail numbers.
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#6364775 - 07/10/16 05:53 PM Re: Man the quail today!! [Re: billyhunt]
billyhunt Offline
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Man wish I had my m/m camera this morning, seen a bunch of little ones with the pair. Maybe 10, best I could count!! Dang, cant wait. banana

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