it cost too much, period. I just booked four days fishing in Thialand and including airfare it came out to the cost of a hill country axis deer, that's ridiculous. I get it fishing ain't for everybody but I think it's more important to see and experience new places than to spend one day hunting a deer. How many have already been priced out and how long before many more are? We all say we need to save our sport but we make it real hard for new people to get in especially in Texas with no public land and extreme lease pricing. I won't quit hunting I'm very very lucky to be able to hunt several states a year at a greatly discounted price but I can see where a lot of people could just simply not afford hunting.
You need to lower your sights. This one was free for me and only 30 miles from my house.
quote=bill oxner]We found 17 coveys this afternoon in a little under a 3 hours. This is a new record for this pasture. We went out for an hour yesterday and found 4 coveys. Here are a couple of pictures from yesterday. This is Yeats with his front foot up. Payson is doing the shooting. Birds got up like popcorn from this bush.
We were headed to the windmill which you can see in the upper right hand corner, but birds got in our way;
Clifford had a pretty hot hand this afternoon. I remember him pointing 5 coveys. This is one of the;
This was a Garmin find;
Clifford again, with Cracker literally doing the honoring.
Does this beat football, or what?
This is ET whth his new free coat. I told him that the coat was worth about what he paid for it. OOPS!! I hunted with him all afternoon and just noticed his necktie;
Cracker is my wife's little baby. She keeps asking why I don't include more pictures of cracker. This is for you Paulette;
Martini time. Let's pick them up;
Tomorrow is a holiday. We may go back to get Yeats on a couple more coveys.