Hey everyone, I'm new to the forum here. I'm an avid bird hunter from South Carolina, and enjoy traveling all over the United States in pursuit of new adventures. I've hunted for and taken all the species of waterfowl in North America, and am getting into Upland birds. I shot my first wild Bobwhite Quail two years ago, just outside of El Campo, on what was my last trip with my old yellow lab, Daisy. She has now passed on, but hopefully will get a new pup in a couple of years when my now 9 month old son is a little older.
I'm planning a trip to South Texas next month, mid December to try my luck for a Chachalaca or two, and maybe a couple White Wing Doves and White Tipped Doves. I'm not looking for limits of any species, but a few birds to get mounted.
With the limited information on Chachalaca hunting online, I've not had much luck getting any firm plans together. I've called the manager at Las Palomas WMA and left several messages over the months with no response. I've tried posting an ad on Craigslist even, but got no response there either. Despite this, I'm coming down anyway, because I can't hunt Chachalaca here in SC. I wanted to reach out to y'all here, and see if anyone might know of someone with some land that I could hunt them on, or another option for public land to look into. I'm not looking for a freebie here, I'll be happy to pay per day/per bird, etc. Or help anyone out who might want to travel for waterfowl. I have a bunch of contacts all over for various species. Thank y'all for any help y'all might can offer. I look forward to sharing my South Texas adventure next month, regardless of what I get or don't get. It'll be my first trip that far south in Texas, so I'll enjoy it either way. Thank you again, for any help. Chris