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#6368672 - 07/14/16 07:24 AM Who has hunted quail at Black Gap
captmike Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/29/10
Posts: 108
Wanting to do a quail trip to Black Gap, would like info from those with knowledge of it. Planning on taking tt out there.
Thanks
Mike

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#6368690 - 07/14/16 07:45 AM Re: Who has hunted quail at Black Gap [Re: captmike]
MS1454 Offline
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Registered: 01/27/08
Posts: 2705
Loc: Houston/Sealy
Do you have a dog??

Very thorny, rough country. It's been a while since I've been there so I could not tell you where I found birds and where I dodnt. I would plan on staying a while
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#6368723 - 07/14/16 08:19 AM Re: Who has hunted quail at Black Gap [Re: captmike]
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Registered: 08/31/05
Posts: 16317
Loc: North Texas
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#6369358 - 07/14/16 04:37 PM Re: Who has hunted quail at Black Gap [Re: captmike]
WestTexas wingshooter Offline
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Registered: 07/14/16
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Last year the hunting was great. We took 53 birds in two days, with 2 hunters. If you don't have a dog, you will be driving or walking a lot!!!! We stayed in Marathon,tx, if you can get a reservation. I would suggest at least one or two days of scouting, if you are going opening weekend.
I would also suggest you sign in before hunting hours start. This will allow you to get to where the birds are ( if you scouted) while the rest of the hunters are signing in.

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#6369546 - 07/14/16 07:21 PM Re: Who has hunted quail at Black Gap [Re: captmike]
blanked Offline
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Registered: 06/03/07
Posts: 1302
Loc: magnolia tx
What's with the signing in

Sounds like a California thing


Edited by blanked (07/14/16 07:29 PM)

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#6370012 - 07/15/16 08:26 AM Re: Who has hunted quail at Black Gap [Re: captmike]
captmike Offline
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Registered: 09/29/10
Posts: 108
I was thinking of going in December, when things slow down for us. Planning on taking tt and staying at Stillwell. What kind of boots for dogs?

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#6371551 - 07/16/16 06:23 PM Re: Who has hunted quail at Black Gap [Re: blanked]
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gumshoe

Registered: 08/31/05
Posts: 16317
Loc: North Texas
Originally Posted By: blanked
What's with the signing in

Sounds like a California thing


It's a huge rough rugged remote place with no cell phone service. At times you could be the only person there. You could get into places that if you break down it may take you two or three days to walk out. If someone got in trouble out there know one would ever know to look for them or where they were camped or if they ever existed if there was no sign in/out. Everyone was to sign in and out, not just hunters. If I remember they had a box at the sign in/out to deposit wings too.
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#6431580 - 08/30/16 02:11 PM Re: Who has hunted quail at Black Gap [Re: captmike]
1100aggie Offline
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Registered: 09/20/15
Posts: 48
Loc: Tomball, TX
I have been interested in going for a while but could not find anyone willing to make the venture.
I know my way around the Chap and covered many miles on foot in the S. TX brush.
Shoot me a PM if anyone is headed out to Black Gap for quail and looking for a travel buddy or is willing to meet there and show me the ropes.

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#6431707 - 08/30/16 03:29 PM Re: Who has hunted quail at Black Gap [Re: Sniper John]
MoBettaHuntR Offline
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Registered: 10/29/14
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Loc: West is the best...
Originally Posted By: Sniper John
Originally Posted By: blanked
What's with the signing in

Sounds like a California thing


It's a huge rough rugged remote place with no cell phone service. At times you could be the only person there. You could get into places that if you break down it may take you two or three days to walk out. If someone got in trouble out there know one would ever know to look for them or where they were camped or if they ever existed if there was no sign in/out. Everyone was to sign in and out, not just hunters. If I remember they had a box at the sign in/out to deposit wings too.


What he is saying is signing in and out is for good reason...
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#6432204 - 08/30/16 07:50 PM Re: Who has hunted quail at Black Gap [Re: captmike]
blanked Offline
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Registered: 06/03/07
Posts: 1302
Loc: magnolia tx
Hmmmm. So your telling me it's for safety. If someone doesn't sign out then a search and rescue team is automatically dispatched ?

Satellite phones or spot locators work in all the other states



Edited by blanked (08/31/16 03:19 AM)

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#6434188 - 09/01/16 08:23 AM Re: Who has hunted quail at Black Gap [Re: blanked]
Wacm Offline
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Registered: 05/13/16
Posts: 378
Loc: Wimberley, Tx
Originally Posted By: blanked
Hmmmm. So your telling me it's for safety. If someone doesn't sign out then a search and rescue team is automatically dispatched ?

Satellite phones or spot locators work in all the other states



You must be bored today:)
This goes on in most public hunts I've been on. Montana,OK,TX
I'm sure safety comes first but also tracks usage of the land. Success ratios.....

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#6436609 - 09/03/16 01:49 AM Re: Who has hunted quail at Black Gap [Re: blanked]
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gumshoe

Registered: 08/31/05
Posts: 16317
Loc: North Texas
Originally Posted By: blanked
Hmmmm. So your telling me it's for safety. If someone doesn't sign out then a search and rescue team is automatically dispatched ?

Satellite phones or spot locators work in all the other states



If I remember, there is the box for your APH card like other WMAs, but also a ledger to sign that includes how long you plan to stay and what campsite your in if camping. On this place, it is very likely that if you leave without signing out and enough time passes beyond your expected stay, someone is probably going to start looking for you and or looking up any contact info to contact you or your family to check on you. Not many people go there. The sign in building is at the headquarters going in and only a few feet walk to enter and should take less than a minute. It would be worthwhile anyway if your hunting to look at the ledger to see how many people are there, if any and where they are camping. And to see how many birds hunters had recently killed, if any. And to look at any available maps and information posted for things like guzzler locations, recently closed roads, etc.
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#6441355 - 09/06/16 09:56 PM Re: Who has hunted quail at Black Gap [Re: captmike]
TXPanhandler Offline
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Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 473
Loc: Texas Panhandle
This looks like a pretty awesome trip. May have to make it instead of the Kansas pheasant opener this year. What time of year did you go Sniper?
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#6468351 - 09/26/16 12:31 AM Re: Who has hunted quail at Black Gap [Re: captmike]
iliketohunt Offline
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Registered: 09/08/10
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Loc: Weatherford, TX
I'm going this year.
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