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#7038323 - 01/14/18 05:34 PM Bird Reports
scalebuster Online   content
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Registered: 11/25/10
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I took off all last week, we hunted around Seymour on 25K acres every day but the 40MPH wind Thursday. Itís so dry out here the dogs looked like a dust trail, especially after the winds came through and blew out every bit of moisture. It was a rough week but we had some great dog work Monday-Wednesday. The coveys we found were big but most points were right under the dogs noses. They couldnít smell for chit. A buddy and I had 11 dogs to run in front of the UTVís, with three good veteran dogs. I think we have 1/3 of the bird we had last year with bad conditions. Thereís a lot more beer drank when things are slow. With the tough conditions the dogs are running way big with 100 yard dogs running 300 400 yards trying to find bird. I shut some of my muts down this morning and started walk hunting prime areas to stop the track meet. What are yíall seeing.

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#7038330 - 01/14/18 05:46 PM Re: Bird Reports [Re: scalebuster]
bill oxner Online   content
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Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 47809
Loc: Katy-Fulshear
Beats staying at home. That's what I have been doing.
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#7038338 - 01/14/18 05:53 PM Re: Bird Reports [Re: scalebuster]
Chet Online   content
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Loc: Benbrook
Dry and dusty, birds running some, need a good rain. I have tried to make my trips after any moisture. Both trips where I didn't raise much dust on the road into the ranch scenting was real good for 2 or 3 hours. Older dogs are finding 1 or 2 coveys in an hour but the pups are having a tougher time. Always fun.


Edited by Chet (01/14/18 05:54 PM)

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#7038339 - 01/14/18 05:56 PM Re: Bird Reports [Re: bill oxner]
fway Offline
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Registered: 01/23/06
Posts: 40
About the same. Sw of Memphis,,,, we quit when it got to 81 Tuesday and at noon wed when wind was 40 came home Thursday!!!! Totaled truck out on black ice 15 miles from home....small coveys but no problem watching dogs....just follow the dust trail! All around great week...at least I get a new truck. Lol

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#7049395 - 01/22/18 10:21 PM Re: Bird Reports [Re: fway]
therancher Offline
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Registered: 07/09/13
Posts: 6622
Loc: Mountain Home, Uvalde, and Big...
Friend wanted to work his dogs on some bobs yesterday so we went to my Zavala county place. Coveys at every feeder. It was nice and foggy there so the dogs could smell them just fine. Heís got some really good dogs.
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#7049801 - 01/23/18 10:19 AM Re: Bird Reports [Re: scalebuster]
JTS Online   content
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Registered: 12/06/12
Posts: 492
Loc: Wichita Co.
Hunted outside Paducah this past weekend. It was really dry but we were able to find 13 coveys on Saturday and 6 coveys on Sunday morning. The skies turned orange Sunday with this winds after lunch so we just headed home.

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#7051214 - 01/24/18 10:46 AM Re: Bird Reports [Re: scalebuster]
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Registered: 10/11/09
Posts: 1465
Loc: Country Past The City Limit Si...
I hunt the same place as Chet. 8 pointed coveys in 7 hours, 2 more flushed with the mule. Iím running 2 veteran dogs and 2 puppies.
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#7051222 - 01/24/18 10:49 AM Re: Bird Reports [Re: scalebuster]
68rustbucket Online   content
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Are you driving thru the shinnery, or walking?

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#7052241 - 01/25/18 06:04 AM Re: Bird Reports [Re: scalebuster]
danceswithquail Offline
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Registered: 08/20/07
Posts: 663
Loc: DFW Area

Took wife on her once a year 4 hour hunt on a place in Baylor county that had a cr@#$ ton of birds last year. Had dogs on the ground about 3 hours, foggy for first hour. Found two coveys, both 8 or 9 birds, super wild saw one covey running at a blue quail pace for about 30 yards and then took off. Wife didnt fire a shot. Got this nice pic of my eleven year old waiting on wife to get there was about only highlight


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#7052243 - 01/25/18 06:07 AM Re: Bird Reports [Re: danceswithquail]
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Durnit Dances. Good picture!
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#7052390 - 01/25/18 08:49 AM Re: Bird Reports [Re: danceswithquail]
Chet Online   content
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Registered: 09/07/05
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Loc: Benbrook
Go Sadie, the old girl still has it. up

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#7053481 - 01/26/18 06:44 AM Re: Bird Reports [Re: scalebuster]
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Registered: 01/30/07
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Loc: Ovilla - TEXAS

It has been a tough year. Too dry. Bird counts are down and most of these birds won't hold. Maybe they've been harassed by coyotes too much, I don't know.

I'm only planning one more hunt.
But to me, it ain't about the showing, it's about the coming and the going.
We still have fun.
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#7054603 - 01/26/18 09:18 PM Re: Bird Reports [Re: 68rustbucket]
CinchMan Offline
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Registered: 10/11/09
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Loc: Country Past The City Limit Si...
Originally Posted By: 68rustbucket
Are you driving thru the shinnery, or walking?


Driving. Got out and walked with the pups though. So both. But mostly driving.
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#7055725 - 01/28/18 06:59 AM Re: Bird Reports [Re: scalebuster]
68rustbucket Online   content
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Registered: 10/21/08
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Loc: San Marcos, TX
Hunted 4-5 pm yesterday in Big lake. Moved 4 coveys, 3 pointed. Gonna give it another try this morning

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#7056290 - 01/28/18 05:52 PM Re: Bird Reports [Re: 68rustbucket]
bill oxner Online   content
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Originally Posted By: 68rustbucket
Hunted 4-5 pm yesterday in Big lake. Moved 4 coveys, 3 pointed. Gonna give it another try this morning


Bated breath.
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