Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
GoldenBear03, Ronniej, RB77, Bms2, Just70
64181 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 89664
stxranchman 53469
bill oxner 49121
RKHarm24 44577
rifleman 44404
BOBO the Clown 43995
BMD 40992
SnakeWrangler 38967
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 35360
facebook
Forum Stats
64181 Members
45 Forums
415921 Topics
6048163 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#6989909 - 12/09/17 03:25 PM Quail hunting in snow
bill oxner Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 49121
Loc: Katy-Fulshear
The snow yesterday reminded me of a hunt in Concho county in the snow. It was back before I always carried a camera. Sis pointed a covey still on the roost. We went on the have a great morning hunt in the snow. There was another time on the same lease when we had to quit because of the snow. Here's a stock picture I found with quail roosting in the snow.



Have you ever?
_________________________
Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill








Top
#6989937 - 12/09/17 03:55 PM Re: Quail hunting in snow [Re: bill oxner]
colt45 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 8493
Loc: bastrop county
did lots of times when I lived in MO., had some great hunts.
_________________________
hold on Newt, we got a runaway

Top
#6989945 - 12/09/17 04:02 PM Re: Quail hunting in snow [Re: bill oxner]
NorthTXbirdhunter Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 03/17/11
Posts: 1044
Loc: Rowlett, Texas
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
The snow yesterday reminded me of a hunt in Concho county in the snow. It was back before I always carried a camera. Sis pointed a covey still on the roost. We went on the have a great morning hunt in the snow. There was another time on the same lease when we had to quit because of the snow. Here's a stock picture I found with quail roosting in the snow.



Have you ever?





Bill,
Every time I have hunted in a deep snow, it seems the birds of the covey only get up one at a time. A lot of the time you can stand in one spot and just shoot the birds one by one. But then you have to disciplined and not kill the whole covey. They hold well in a deep snow.

Top
#6990197 - 12/09/17 07:55 PM Re: Quail hunting in snow [Re: bill oxner]
shooterwalter Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 09/05/12
Posts: 1801
Loc: Poetry, Texas Kaufman County 8...
great picture and thanks for sharing
_________________________
www.poetryshootingclub.com

Gun Dog Training, Flighty Quail

Guided/Unguided Quail Hunting

Video Spotting Camera

Trap Clay Shooting

Group Events/Parties

700 Yard Range

Classes For All

CLOSE TO DALLAS

Take a youth shooting

214-728-2755




Top
#6990320 - 12/09/17 09:50 PM Re: Quail hunting in snow [Re: bill oxner]
scalebuster Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 11/25/10
Posts: 3440
I remember one of the only snow days we got off for school in ODESSA when I was a kid. Some buddies and I were killing rabbits on the Macelroy ranch and drinking beer all day.
We saw a covey of blues bushed up under a big cactus. I shot one bird running around outside the cactus with a 22. When he was flopping another bird ran out to see what was going on and I shot him too. Come to find out you can kill a whole covey if you let them run out from under a cactus one at a time and donít shoot into the whole bunch. They made a fine feast that afternoon.

Top
#6990686 - 12/10/17 11:17 AM Re: Quail hunting in snow [Re: bill oxner]
bill oxner Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 49121
Loc: Katy-Fulshear
Here's what we got Wednesday. My dogs had never seen snow before.

_________________________
Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill








Top
#6991045 - 12/10/17 05:40 PM Re: Quail hunting in snow [Re: bill oxner]
bobcat1 Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 07/22/07
Posts: 3429
Loc: Sanger, Texas
Back in the late 60's and 70's that was a skillet shot. Never dreamed we would ever be short on birds like now.
_________________________
Bobby Barnett


Top
#6993735 - 12/12/17 04:17 PM Re: Quail hunting in snow [Re: bill oxner]
rowdydog1 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/08/14
Posts: 211
I was wondering if anyone would admit to a skillet shot. smile

Top
#6996401 - 12/14/17 02:36 PM Re: Quail hunting in snow [Re: rowdydog1]
Matpk Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 03/06/15
Posts: 1146
Originally Posted By: rowdydog1
I was wondering if anyone would admit to a skillet shot. smile

aim
popcorn popcorn popcorn

Top
#6996446 - 12/14/17 03:08 PM Re: Quail hunting in snow [Re: scalebuster]
RLoving1 Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 05/21/10
Posts: 2630
Loc: Odessa Texas
Originally Posted By: scalebuster
I remember one of the only snow days we got off for school in ODESSA when I was a kid. Some buddies and I were killing rabbits on the Macelroy ranch and drinking beer all day.
We saw a covey of blues bushed up under a big cactus. I shot one bird running around outside the cactus with a 22. When he was flopping another bird ran out to see what was going on and I shot him too. Come to find out you can kill a whole covey if you let them run out from under a cactus one at a time and donít shoot into the whole bunch. They made a fine feast that afternoon.


Have had some great hunts in the area in snow! Over the years hunted them on the Johnson ranch(remember it on loop 338 and Kermit Hwy?) and used to have place north of Greenwood on I20. Fresh snow about 8-10" deep keeps them from running and they can borrow up after landing and can selective harvest then leave covey numbers safe. Have hunted pheasants in panhandle in 18-24" snow and caught more on ground than shot, my blue heeler had her own limit of catches!
_________________________
Brayden (Lazy L's Southern Comfort) you will be missed! You were more than a pet you were my reason to rise and return for many days! You were my rock!
12/26/03-10/25/13

Top
#6997755 - 12/15/17 01:10 PM Re: Quail hunting in snow [Re: bill oxner]
jnd59 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/11/10
Posts: 263
Never hunted quail in the snow but did hunt pheasant. At times I was so cold I couldn't get the safety off on my 870. I'd do it again just to hunt with my dad one more time.

Top
#6998411 - 12/15/17 10:02 PM Re: Quail hunting in snow [Re: jnd59]
bobcat1 Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 07/22/07
Posts: 3429
Loc: Sanger, Texas
Originally Posted By: jnd59
Never hunted quail in the snow but did hunt pheasant. At times I was so cold I couldn't get the safety off on my 870. I'd do it again just to hunt with my dad one more time.
I know that's right! I miss my best friend, hunting buddy .... I called him Dad.
_________________________
Bobby Barnett


Top
#6999836 - 12/17/17 01:22 PM Re: Quail hunting in snow [Re: bill oxner]
Erathkid Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 16972
Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
Best quail hunt I ever had was in the snow. Dad and I walked out our front door and had hundreds of acres of farmland to hunt, and quail were thick. This was in the mid 70s in north Dallas, of all places.
_________________________
Life is too short, as is. Don't chance it.
Don't text and drive.

Top
#6999862 - 12/17/17 02:02 PM Re: Quail hunting in snow [Re: Erathkid]
bill oxner Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 49121
Loc: Katy-Fulshear
Originally Posted By: Erathkid
Best quail hunt I ever had was in the snow. Dad and I walked out our front door and had hundreds of acres of farmland to hunt, and quail were thick. This was in the mid 70s in north Dallas, of all places.


I ran dogs up there in the early 70s.
_________________________
Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill








Top
#6999984 - 12/17/17 04:43 PM Re: Quail hunting in snow [Re: bill oxner]
jnd59 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/11/10
Posts: 263
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Originally Posted By: Erathkid
Best quail hunt I ever had was in the snow. Dad and I walked out our front door and had hundreds of acres of farmland to hunt, and quail were thick. This was in the mid 70s in north Dallas, of all places.


I ran dogs up there in the early 70s.


North of Dallas or further west?

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 2004-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide