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#7281975 - 09/09/18 06:36 PM quail forecast
tigger Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 03/24/07
Posts: 4938
Loc: Bertram, Texas

Gloom and doom
but facts appear to be very accurate.
If it isn't white it is not a birddog.

Lying is lying. Don't bitch about one doing it and condone another. That's called hypocrisy.

#7282053 - 09/09/18 08:25 PM Re: quail forecast [Re: tigger]
nate33 Offline

Registered: 11/16/16
Posts: 537
Depressing, but tigger you get a 10 for a terrific post.

#7282296 - 09/10/18 08:48 AM Re: quail forecast [Re: tigger]
8pointdrop Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/16/11
Posts: 5125
Loc: My favorite place TEXAS
Have yet to see a single chick..... very odd. Itís been dryer than this and Iíve seen a hatch but not this year.

#7282315 - 09/10/18 09:04 AM Re: quail forecast [Re: tigger]
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/16/07
Posts: 10848
Will be the first year since 04 that I don't have a lease. I have a buddy that's on 2 leases and has family land near Midland that I can go with but if it's real bad I'll just go on a couple of pen raised hunts and hopefully get to go on my annual Noodle, TX hunt (they've had some summer rain) and call it a season. I plan to do alot more fall Crappie fishing this year.
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Haven't had it in years but never spit any out.

#7282452 - 09/10/18 10:31 AM Re: quail forecast [Re: tigger]
Timn Offline

Registered: 03/15/16
Posts: 55
I didn't get on a lease this year, I was worried about the lack of rain. I will be hunting Kansas appears to be more birds.

#7282555 - 09/10/18 12:16 PM Re: quail forecast [Re: tigger]
PoppinPiggies Offline

Registered: 02/08/18
Posts: 126
Loc: North Texas
Busted a covey of like 20 birds or more last night hog hunting in Clay County.
Check out my Instagram page @Poppin.Piggies

#7282611 - 09/10/18 01:14 PM Re: quail forecast [Re: tigger]
CinchMan Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 10/11/09
Posts: 1468
Loc: Country Past The City Limit Si...
Ouch. That doesn't look too good....
Say When.....

#7282863 - 09/10/18 06:06 PM Re: quail forecast [Re: tigger]
bill oxner Offline
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Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 48441
Loc: Katy-Fulshear
I think I would hook up with NSTRA again if I had a competitive dog and they had more trials in my area. I'm about done.
Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill

#7283229 - 09/11/18 06:26 AM Re: quail forecast [Re: tigger]
danceswithquail Offline

Registered: 08/20/07
Posts: 667
Loc: DFW Area
Thinking of hitting Kansas twice this year and maybe doing my trip down south to Raymondville this year again (think they will have a nice late hatch), not hearing of anything that feels solid in the Rolling Plains. Sure sucks when you've got a young dog to suffer through a two or three year bust cycle again.

#7283441 - 09/11/18 10:03 AM Re: quail forecast [Re: tigger]
Smokey Bear Offline

Registered: 05/11/17
Posts: 755
Loc: Texas
Years like this are the perfect excuse to go exploring and take one of the bucket list trips you've kicked around in your mind. Thanks for a great post, as bleak as it is.
Smokey Bear---Lone Star State.

#7284080 - 09/11/18 08:46 PM Re: quail forecast [Re: tigger]
nak Offline
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Registered: 08/26/12
Posts: 1370
Loc: DFW

Looks like the dogs are going to have to learn to like pen raised birds
NRA Lifer / Member TSRA

#7284219 - 09/12/18 02:09 AM Re: quail forecast [Re: tigger]
usmc826 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 01/15/13
Posts: 22
Not looking good for my dogs first real season.

#7284435 - 09/12/18 09:11 AM Re: quail forecast [Re: usmc826]
therancher Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 07/09/13
Posts: 6643
Loc: Mountain Home, Uvalde, and Big...
Big Lake blues will have a good late hatch and I believe south Texas might as well. Won't be a banner year, but an average year at Big Lake is better than most other averages.
Crotchety old bastidge

#7286788 - 09/14/18 01:19 PM Re: quail forecast [Re: tigger]
reeltexan Offline
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Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 3473
Loc: Ovilla - TEXAS

It's been headed this way for two years.
Could be heading into another drought.

One place we hunt says that it looks better than last year. I am suspect.

I do have a pup to train so it could be pen raised at the farm almost exclusively.


"Count that day lost whose low, descending sun
Is not, in part, obscured by powder from my gun"
B. Spiller

#7287808 - 09/15/18 07:42 PM Re: quail forecast [Re: tigger]
Flashprism Offline

Registered: 11/16/11
Posts: 505
Loc: Corpus & Dickens
Just back from my place in Dickens county. Looks green but as noted little or no rain until April. Rain gauge has 2.5 inches since mid July. Heard no birds calling and only flushed one covey of 6 birds. Wasn't searching just working feeders. Looks like a trip to my daughters in KS for opening pheasant is in order. My 15 month old spin is ready and I must find birds

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