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#6989909 - 12/09/17 03:25 PM Quail hunting in snow
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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?
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#6989937 - 12/09/17 03:55 PM Re: Quail hunting in snow [Re: bill oxner]
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did lots of times when I lived in MO., had some great hunts.
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#6989945 - 12/09/17 04:02 PM Re: Quail hunting in snow [Re: bill oxner]
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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.

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#6990197 - 12/09/17 07:55 PM Re: Quail hunting in snow [Re: bill oxner]
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great picture and thanks for sharing
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#6990320 - 12/09/17 09:50 PM Re: Quail hunting in snow [Re: bill oxner]
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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.

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#6990686 - 12/10/17 11:17 AM Re: Quail hunting in snow [Re: bill oxner]
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Here's what we got Wednesday. My dogs had never seen snow before.

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#6991045 - 12/10/17 05:40 PM Re: Quail hunting in snow [Re: bill oxner]
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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.
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#6993735 - 12/12/17 04:17 PM Re: Quail hunting in snow [Re: bill oxner]
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I was wondering if anyone would admit to a skillet shot. smile

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#6996401 - 12/14/17 02:36 PM Re: Quail hunting in snow [Re: rowdydog1]
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I was wondering if anyone would admit to a skillet shot. smile

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#6996446 - 12/14/17 03:08 PM Re: Quail hunting in snow [Re: scalebuster]
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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!
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#6997755 - 12/15/17 01:10 PM Re: Quail hunting in snow [Re: bill oxner]
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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.

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#6998411 - 12/15/17 10:02 PM Re: Quail hunting in snow [Re: jnd59]
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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.
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#6999836 - 12/17/17 01:22 PM Re: Quail hunting in snow [Re: bill oxner]
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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.
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#6999862 - 12/17/17 02:02 PM Re: Quail hunting in snow [Re: Erathkid]
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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.
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#6999984 - 12/17/17 04:43 PM Re: Quail hunting in snow [Re: bill oxner]
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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?

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