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#6526555 - 11/04/16 03:59 AM First Woodcock
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Brother in law shot a doe last weekend with his bow at my place in Houston county. While tracking her I flushed a nice full grown woodcock. This was on October 28th. The earliest I have seen a woodcock at my place previously was around Thanksgiving. Really surprised me - especially considering the weather was extremely warm with no fronts up north to push them down.
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#6527006 - 11/04/16 11:17 AM Re: First Woodcock [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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When does season open?
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#6527460 - 11/04/16 06:22 PM Re: First Woodcock [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
machine73 Offline
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Registered: 12/22/15
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Dec 18. I've never hunted woodcock and would really like to.

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#6527536 - 11/04/16 07:56 PM Re: First Woodcock [Re: machine73]
Matloob (matpk) Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 03/06/15
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grin
I would Love to hunt them.
Any outfitter/place close To houston..

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#6528045 - 11/05/16 01:38 PM Re: First Woodcock [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Registered: 01/30/07
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Loc: Ovilla - TEXAS


Seen them, flushed them. Never hunted them.

If the quail population drops back I might.
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#6528335 - 11/05/16 07:26 PM Re: First Woodcock [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Sorry, Bill. Been at the farm deer hunting without service. Yes, Dec. 18th - Jan. 31st.
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#6528420 - 11/05/16 08:55 PM Re: First Woodcock [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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As a matter of fact, had 3 fly right over the house at dusk, while cooking on the grill. Ol' Weimeraner got excited.

Did not see the first till week of Thanksgiving last year.
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#6528423 - 11/05/16 08:57 PM Re: First Woodcock [Re: reeltexan]
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Loc: Cass County, TX
Originally Posted By: reeltexan


Seen them, flushed them. Never hunted them.

If the quail population drops back I might.



Started by accident 3 years ago. Heckuva good time hunting them. Haven't perfected it yet, but getting a little better every year.
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#6528448 - 11/05/16 09:29 PM Re: First Woodcock [Re: A.B.]
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Originally Posted By: A.B.
As a matter of fact, had 3 fly right over the house at dusk, while cooking on the grill. Ol' Weimeraner got excited.

Did not see the first till week of Thanksgiving last year.
up

Poor Jenny thinks we are going every time I load the stuff to go deer hunting.

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#6528458 - 11/05/16 09:40 PM Re: First Woodcock [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
Originally Posted By: A.B.
As a matter of fact, had 3 fly right over the house at dusk, while cooking on the grill. Ol' Weimeraner got excited.

Did not see the first till week of Thanksgiving last year.
up

Poor Jenny thinks we are going every time I load the stuff to go deer hunting.




Beautiful girl. Can't wait for this year. Last year we got a decent idea of where to find them. Now, we just have to hit them!
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#6528579 - 11/06/16 04:32 AM Re: First Woodcock [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
fray Offline
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Registered: 09/01/16
Posts: 346
Loc: Commerce, TX
Nice pup

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#6528954 - 11/06/16 11:40 AM Re: First Woodcock [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Thank you! She's my baby - I admit I can get a little obnoxious posting pics of her this time of year. smile
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#6575277 - 12/06/16 08:20 PM Re: First Woodcock [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Registered: 04/05/09
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Loc: Irving Tx. and Cedar Creek Lak...
I wouldn't blame her if she bit ya for getting her all riled up for nothing. grin

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#6575392 - 12/06/16 09:29 PM Re: First Woodcock [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
Texasphez Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/07/16
Posts: 130
Loc: Panhandle
That is a good looking shorthair! How old is she?

I've never even seen a woodcock, in Texas or anywhere else for that matter. Sounds like the guys that hunt them a lot have quite a love affair with them. And don't apologize for pictures, we all suffer from the same ailments!

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#6575400 - 12/06/16 09:34 PM Re: First Woodcock [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
Texasphez Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/07/16
Posts: 130
Loc: Panhandle
Now that I know where Houston Co. is, guess I'll take my pup next time I get down to my dad's place in Tyler. Would love to at least see one.

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