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#6847817 - 08/06/17 09:33 PM Dale Rollings 2017/18 quail season prediction - "disappointingly average"
pharmvet Offline
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Registered: 11/10/07
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Loc: North East Tx
Just heard a radio show where Rollings was interviewed and asked to make a prediction about the upcoming quail season. He prefaced it by saying it was still too early to say for sure, but he is predicting a "disappointingly average" season. Admittedly said that anything short of spectacular on the heels of the past 2 years was bound to be so. Reckon he is being overly cautious, or do you guys have the same feelings?

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#6848389 - 08/07/17 12:17 PM Re: Dale Rollings 2017/18 quail season prediction - "disappointingly average" [Re: pharmvet]
reeltexan Offline
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I assume he's describing the state as a whole but I'd have to question it based on what some pretty reliable people have told me about the areas that I hunt.
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#6848407 - 08/07/17 12:30 PM Re: Dale Rollings 2017/18 quail season prediction - "disappointingly average" [Re: reeltexan]
therancher Offline
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Registered: 07/09/13
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We have several clutch ages maturing now and based on rain we'll have another hatch. Of course, even when it's bad at big lake it's still stellar.
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#6848518 - 08/07/17 02:15 PM Re: Dale Rollings 2017/18 quail season prediction - "disappointingly average" [Re: pharmvet]
cattle69 Offline
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Again his glass is always half empty especially this time of year. I would imagine more money (donations) comes in when not as good. I think he is a great guy and does a lot of good just my observation. Now I will say how could it ever be as good as last year?


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#6853664 - 08/12/17 06:52 AM Re: Dale Rollings 2017/18 quail season prediction - "disappointingly average" [Re: pharmvet]
nocknload Offline
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Registered: 12/01/13
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Loc: DFW
Lets hope for a good season and some luck

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#6854026 - 08/12/17 03:44 PM Re: Dale Rollings 2017/18 quail season prediction - "disappointingly average" [Re: pharmvet]
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Loc: Rowlett, Texas
Okay, everything is a math problem for me. Based on the last two years averages, if I lost 50% of the quail I have been pointing and flushing, that would equal somewhere between 16-18 coveys a day I could still play with. I'll take it!

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#6854971 - 08/13/17 04:13 PM Re: Dale Rollings 2017/18 quail season prediction - "disappointingly average" [Re: pharmvet]
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Loc: Breckenridge Tx
My numbers here are probably what they were last year and maybe a little less.
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#6856739 - 08/14/17 11:02 PM Re: Dale Rollings 2017/18 quail season prediction - "disappointingly average" [Re: pharmvet]
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Because I'm an idiot and don't know wtf I'm doing LOL. There you happy??

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#6857679 - 08/15/17 05:09 PM Re: Dale Rollings 2017/18 quail season prediction - "disappointingly average" [Re: pharmvet]
cliffhanger Offline
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Registered: 10/08/09
Posts: 17
Loc: south texas
south of san antonio the rains havent been enough , but have been timed right, last year was very good, this year is turning out to be better with higher covey counts,,, But , the doves,, dont have them cant figgure where they went

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#6857767 - 08/15/17 06:19 PM Re: Dale Rollings 2017/18 quail season prediction - "disappointingly average" [Re: pharmvet]
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Loc: bastrop county
any area that's getting triple digit temps is hard on chicks
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#6858821 - 08/16/17 04:44 PM Re: Dale Rollings 2017/18 quail season prediction - "disappointingly average" [Re: cliffhanger]
CCSETTER Offline
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Registered: 11/08/15
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No doves on our place either!!! Always native doves on our place.

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#6859407 - 08/17/17 07:42 AM Re: Dale Rollings 2017/18 quail season prediction - "disappointingly average" [Re: pharmvet]
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Here's hoping it ain't true.

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#6859681 - 08/17/17 12:11 PM Re: Dale Rollings 2017/18 quail season prediction - "disappointingly average" [Re: pharmvet]
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I've seen a lot of seasons that I would've been tickled to get "average".
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#6859709 - 08/17/17 12:50 PM Re: Dale Rollings 2017/18 quail season prediction - "disappointingly average" [Re: reeltexan]
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Originally Posted By: reeltexan

I've seen a lot of seasons that I would've been tickled to get "average".


Amen

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#6860134 - 08/17/17 08:43 PM Re: Dale Rollings 2017/18 quail season prediction - "disappointingly average" [Re: pharmvet]
danceswithquail Offline
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Registered: 08/20/07
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Loc: DFW Area
Talked to a rancher today that we hunt on every year NW of Abilene, and he said he would be real surprised if it doesnt turn out as good as the past two years. Said little dry in May then its been frequent rain and cover looks great. Lots of chicks of various sizes.

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