Iíve got a 11 month old Brittany pup, and Iíve been spending a lot of quality time at Matador...4 days in the last week and headed back tomorrow. Itís not like last year, but still better than 3 out of the last 5 years.
As previously stated, drive far from the entrance.... 4 wheel drive is a must and arriving at the check in point at least an hour before sunrise. Then put your dog on a leash and walk him in at least a 1/2 mile from the road before turning him loose to hunt. Carry lots of water.
The southwest and west boundary lines are not getting as much pressure and Iíve found a few coveys there , but three coveys for an hour & a half to two hours walking is what I have been seeing.
There seem to be some birds near the river, but they have already been pressured a lot this year and are flushing ahead of the dogs.
I have not hunted the east side this week, but it was pretty good last year
Also, sand and grass burs are bad this year. Boot your dog unless he has tough feet
NRA Lifer / Member TSRA