I got the mother of all invitations this weekend to quail hunt the Turkey Track Ranch (east of Stinnett, Texas) and it was everything I thought it would be and more. If you haven't ever heard of the Turkey Track you can read about it on the Texas State Historical Online Handbook. It is an 87,000 acre continuous spread that is bordered on the south by the Canadian River. As you can imagine the quail hunting was unbelievable, but what was just as awesome to me was seeing the Adobe Walls battle ground where 28 white buffalo hunters fought and defeated over 700 indians. The battleground is about 1 mile south of the ranch headquarters, and I found it to be very intriguing.
Billy Dixon is the buffalo hunter who picked off the Indian's medicine man from 7/8 of a mile and ended the battle.
I eat the history stuff up, and when it comes to Texas Panhandle ranching history, the Turkey Track is near the top of the list. Hopefully I'll get to do it again sometime!