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#6619221 - 01/06/17 09:22 AM Quail hunting with snow on the ground
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Registered: 11/10/07
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Loc: North East Tx
Getting to hunt my lease this weekend near Childress for first time this year. Looks like there is gonna be some snow on the ground. Best hunt I ever had was 25 years ago with about 1" snow on the ground. Dogs noses worked well, birds held tight, seemed to stay together when the covey got up, didn't fly far. We found nearly every bird we shot down that day.

Hoping for a repeat weekend!!!!!



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#6619243 - 01/06/17 09:30 AM Re: Quail hunting with snow on the ground [Re: pharmvet]
bill oxner Online   content
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Registered: 11/03/09
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Loc: Richmond
Good luck. Post pictures. Say a covey still on the roost one morning in the snow. Wish I had gotten a picture.
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#6619256 - 01/06/17 09:35 AM Re: Quail hunting with snow on the ground [Re: pharmvet]
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Registered: 05/13/16
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Loc: Wimberley, Tx
Sounds like you in for a great weekend. Good luck!!! Take it slow and enjoy your dogs.

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#6619260 - 01/06/17 09:38 AM Re: Quail hunting with snow on the ground [Re: pharmvet]
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Registered: 11/16/07
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Loc: CEDAR CREEK LAKE
Good luck!
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#6619310 - 01/06/17 10:04 AM Re: Quail hunting with snow on the ground [Re: pharmvet]
tigger Offline
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Registered: 03/24/07
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Loc: Round Rock, Texas
Originally Posted By: pharmvet
Getting to hunt my lease near Childress for first time this year. Looks like there is gonna be some snow on the ground. Best hunt I ever had was 25 years ago with about 1" snow on the ground. Dogs noses worked well, birds held tight, seemed to stay together when the covey got up, didn't fly far. We found nearly every bird we shot down that day.

Hoping for a repeat weekend!!!!!


Same thing happened at my lease about 20 years ago except 4 inch snow. Dogs worked great, birds nit not fly far, held tight. Came back a week latter and in area we had hunted numbers down 70% the area of ranch not hunted numbers down 10% from before snow. cold wet very hard on coveys that are busted up.
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#6619719 - 01/06/17 01:58 PM Re: Quail hunting with snow on the ground [Re: pharmvet]
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Registered: 07/08/14
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I was just coming on here to ask about hunting in the snow. I hate it once it starts to melt but I think the next couple of days will be fine. I hunt SW of Childress and I think they have received 3-4" of snow.

So what's the consensus. go or no go?

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#6619919 - 01/06/17 04:17 PM Re: Quail hunting with snow on the ground [Re: rowdydog1]
TXPanhandler Offline
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Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 485
Loc: Texas Panhandle
Originally Posted By: rowdydog1
I was just coming on here to ask about hunting in the snow. I hate it once it starts to melt but I think the next couple of days will be fine. I hunt SW of Childress and I think they have received 3-4" of snow.

So what's the consensus. go or no go?


Go! Just call it quits at 3 so they have ample time to covey up before dark!
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#6620079 - 01/06/17 05:31 PM Re: Quail hunting with snow on the ground [Re: TXPanhandler]
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Registered: 08/19/06
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Originally Posted By: TXPanhandler
Originally Posted By: rowdydog1
I was just coming on here to ask about hunting in the snow. I hate it once it starts to melt but I think the next couple of days will be fine. I hunt SW of Childress and I think they have received 3-4" of snow.

So what's the consensus. go or no go?


Go! Just call it quits at 3 so they have ample time to covey up before dark!
at the very least 3:00
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#6620103 - 01/06/17 05:40 PM Re: Quail hunting with snow on the ground [Re: tigger]
scalebuster Online   content
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Registered: 11/25/10
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Originally Posted By: tigger
Originally Posted By: pharmvet
Getting to hunt my lease near Childress for first time this year. Looks like there is gonna be some snow on the ground. Best hunt I ever had was 25 years ago with about 1" snow on the ground. Dogs noses worked well, birds held tight, seemed to stay together when the covey got up, didn't fly far. We found nearly every bird we shot down that day.

Hoping for a repeat weekend!!!!!


Same thing happened at my lease about 20 years ago except 4 inch snow. Dogs worked great, birds nit not fly far, held tight. Came back a week latter and in area we had hunted numbers down 70% the area of ranch not hunted numbers down 10% from before snow. cold wet very hard on coveys that are busted up.


I would like to know if Tigger's bunch hunted past 3:00. I'll bet they didn't.

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#6620150 - 01/06/17 06:01 PM Re: Quail hunting with snow on the ground [Re: pharmvet]
nate33 Offline
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#6620470 - 01/06/17 08:54 PM Re: Quail hunting with snow on the ground [Re: pharmvet]
pharmvet Online   content
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Registered: 11/10/07
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Headed west now. Staring down the barrel of a 6 hour drive. Any road conditions around Bonham /Sherman etc?



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#6620506 - 01/06/17 09:22 PM Re: Quail hunting with snow on the ground [Re: pharmvet]
Catch Dog Offline
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Registered: 08/11/14
Posts: 645
Loc: Texas
Becarful! Icy roads on 287. I will be heading that way tomorrow morning!!!

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#6620743 - 01/07/17 05:19 AM Re: Quail hunting with snow on the ground [Re: pharmvet]
arandy Online   content
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Registered: 12/22/08
Posts: 190
Loc: SW Arkansas
I have seen birds take a beating from heavy snow and worse in ice storms, hunted or not. I don't bother them in those stressful conditions but an inch or so only means start a little later and have a hard morning hunt and shut it down for the day. The day it warms up after a snow is always interesting. Good luck!

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#6621740 - 01/07/17 07:35 PM Re: Quail hunting with snow on the ground [Re: pharmvet]
pharmvet Online   content
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Registered: 11/10/07
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How can I get my pics NOT to be sideways?

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#6621998 - 01/07/17 11:23 PM Re: Quail hunting with snow on the ground [Re: pharmvet]
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Loc: Sanger, Texas
Save them to computer. Open them with paint. Rotate them and save them. Upload them.





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