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#6450295 - 09/13/16 11:32 AM Saw Plenty Of Bird This Morning!!!
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Registered: 11/25/10
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This morning between Hamlin and Old Glory I saw 6 coveys. I saw another 2 coveys between Old Glory and Rule. I saw one more huge covey when I made a pit stop at the Idella cemetery. Finally I saw one more as I pulled onto the KM oilfield west of Knox City. I've never seen Bird driving 80 on two lane roads like I did this morning. I can't wait for opening day.

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#6450306 - 09/13/16 11:37 AM Re: Saw Plenty Of Bird This Morning!!! [Re: scalebuster]
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Registered: 11/16/07
Posts: 9639
Loc: CEDAR CREEK LAKE
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#6450353 - 09/13/16 12:12 PM Re: Saw Plenty Of Bird This Morning!!! [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Registered: 09/07/05
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Loc: Benbrook
I'm hearing folks saying it's better than last year if that's possible. I have three pups to start so I hope they're right.
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#6450370 - 09/13/16 12:31 PM Re: Saw Plenty Of Bird This Morning!!! [Re: scalebuster]
Wacm Offline
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Registered: 05/13/16
Posts: 544
Loc: Wimberley, Tx
Yup Old Glory is my neck of the woods. Lots of birds. We've been getting points here and there while dove hunting

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#6450389 - 09/13/16 12:49 PM Re: Saw Plenty Of Bird This Morning!!! [Re: scalebuster]
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Registered: 11/03/09
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Loc: Richmond
Knox City is a long drive for me but I got on a great day lease there several years ago.
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#6450709 - 09/13/16 04:19 PM Re: Saw Plenty Of Bird This Morning!!! [Re: scalebuster]
Grandpa Lee Offline
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Registered: 08/18/16
Posts: 115
Loc: Victoria County
Saw two coveys of at least 20+ birds in Victoria County this morning, healthy birds.

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#6451721 - 09/14/16 10:35 AM Re: Saw Plenty Of Bird This Morning!!! [Re: Grandpa Lee]
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There's birds out there for sure. Got this pic and a phone call this morning from Virgil Moore telling me he had Frank down for 38 minutes and he dug up 4 coveys. This is in Western Okla. not far from TX boarder. This may be a banner season.


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#6461827 - 09/21/16 10:04 AM Re: Saw Plenty Of Bird This Morning!!! [Re: scalebuster]
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I just saw a covey east of Weatherford Tx off of Pearson Ranch Road. Only 8 birds, I saw them several months ago and there were around 20. Maybe they didn't all get up this time. This is the only covey I've ever seen in Parker county.

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#6462157 - 09/21/16 01:43 PM Re: Saw Plenty Of Bird This Morning!!! [Re: scalebuster]
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Registered: 01/30/07
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Loc: Ovilla - TEXAS
I used to see quail in Grand Prairie.

In the Rolling Plains Region of West Texas, state biologists have counted a record 50.24 quail per 20-mile census line.

The census has been done since 1978. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department personnel count birds by driving a 20-mile route in early morning, when quail are most visible. The long term average for the Rolling Plains Region is 20.16, and the previous record was 49.25, in 1987.
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#6472088 - 09/28/16 10:50 AM Re: Saw Plenty Of Bird This Morning!!! [Re: scalebuster]
fracdaddy Offline
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Registered: 09/22/16
Posts: 100
well done!

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