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Plug for quail? #2008 09/09/04 09:02 PM
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I know you have to have a plug in your pump gun if hunting migratory bird. I don't think you have to have a plug in your shotgun for quail, but I do anyway. If you use a pumpgun on quail do you keep the plug in?


Re: Plug for quail? [Re: Bullard] #2009 09/10/04 03:12 AM
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You don't need a plug in for quail since they do not migrate except to the next county after shooting at them. Blast away. Of course, it adds weight to the gun but a 4th or 5th shell is nice when that lone quail pops up after the big covey busts.


Re: Plug for quail? [Re: Bullard] #2010 09/10/04 03:33 AM
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Check out the 2004 Outoor Annual Means and Methods site. I only see the term "legal shotgun" when referring to migratory birds. "Legal Firearm" seems to be the term TPWD uses when referring to Quail. Definitions here.

Free reign to take the plugs out...



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Re: Plug for quail? [Re: Bullard] #2011 09/10/04 11:12 AM
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If you go to Kansas you better have that plug in, cause if you don't, you'll receive a 'not-so-suttle' $500 reminder from one of KDWP's finest to put it in next time.



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No plugs required in Texas.


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


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Re: Plug for quail? [Re: GuySkinner] #8457632 11/24/21 02:47 AM
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Originally Posted by GuySkinner
If you go to Kansas you better have that plug in, cause if you don't, you'll receive a 'not-so-suttle' $500 reminder from one of KDWP's finest to put it in next time.

Might have been back then but not now.

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Just use o/u or sxs. No plug, no littering the pasture with empty hulls.


Still looking for a S Texas quail lease spot.
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How many times are you going to hunt the same covey ?? The guys I hunt with, the idea is NOT to kill as many birds as possible, we hunt the same coveys for 3 months.

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Originally Posted by booskay
How many times are you going to hunt the same covey ?? The guys I hunt with, the idea is NOT to kill as many birds as possible, we hunt the same coveys for 3 months.


up cheers

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I quit shooting doubles years ago. I am there for the dogs.


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You don't have to have a plug for quail in Texas. Years ago we were hunting quail and I decided to take the plug out of my 1100. I pried the magazine cap off and the spring went INTO ORBIT. We never saw it again. I had a single-shot that trip.

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Originally Posted by 68rustbucket
Just use o/u or sxs. No plug, no littering the pasture with empty hulls.


This, and much lighter to carry.

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Originally Posted by jetdad
Originally Posted by 68rustbucket
Just use o/u or sxs. No plug, no littering the pasture with empty hulls.


This, and much lighter to carry.


Hulls also gives away the covey location.


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In lean years pick up your shells and every damn one you see.

Re: Plug for quail? [Re: sqiggy] #8476728 12/15/21 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by sqiggy
Originally Posted by GuySkinner
If you go to Kansas you better have that plug in, cause if you don't, you'll receive a 'not-so-suttle' $500 reminder from one of KDWP's finest to put it in next time.

Might have been back then but not now.


Been hunting in KS for years - don't ever remember that for upland birds.

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