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Bobwhite questions #5298432 09/10/14 02:18 PM
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I have upland bird hunting experience but never have hunted quail. Hope to give it a try this Fall.

Questions:

1. Do bobwhite quail make a distinct sound when flushing (I know that pheasant and woodcock do).
2. What does quail scat look like?

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Just the sound of beating wings............

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It is indescribable, but you will know it when you experience it. I hope that you walk right into a covey and not be expecting it. It can be hard on your heart. Other than a laughing child, to me, it is the greatest sound on earth.

Quail feces is usually a blackish ball with a white cap that is usually in a double hand full size pile of like-kind. The quail sleep in a circular pattern, tail-to-tail, therefore their "deposits" end up in the same place.

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It is among the most startling sounds you'll ever hear when you unexpectantly flush a whole covey from underfoot. Maybe like a gigantic super loud rattlesnake might sound when disturbed, if you can imagine.

As has been said, once you hear it, you won't forget it.

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That 'pile' is similar to the 'pile' I left in my pants the first time I stepped into a covey!! lol35

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Originally Posted By: ALM TXhunter
I have upland bird hunting experience but never have hunted quail. Hope to give it a try this Fall.


You don't just decide to take up quail hunting. It's a disease you get when you see a bird dog point and the world stands still.


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


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Thank you all for your responses!

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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Originally Posted By: ALM TXhunter
I have upland bird hunting experience but never have hunted quail. Hope to give it a try this Fall.


You don't just decide to take up quail hunting. It's a disease you get when you see a bird dog point and the world stands still.


Well said, Mr. Bill. It is that indeed!

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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
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I have upland bird hunting experience but never have hunted quail. Hope to give it a try this Fall.


You don't just decide to take up quail hunting. It's a disease you get when you see a bird dog point and the world stands still.


Yes!

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Originally Posted By: bill oxner

You don't just decide to take up quail hunting. It's a disease you get when you see a bird dog point and the world stands still.


Doctors have been treating me for years. They just keep prescribing more quail hunts.


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The dude up top has already taken lots of bone before this deer, both mule and whitetail.
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you can youtube quail and hear the sounds they make


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the worst is when you walk through a covey in the dark while headed to a deer blind. This has happened to me on numerous occasions and it will make you hurt yourself.

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Ditto Bill
I agree with your comments and the world standing still


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There are some great comments above and all on the money. The first covey you flush up front are very loud and startling. This can be avoided with a good dog that says hey get over here I am not standing like a statue with my tail straight up, my body contorted, my left paw mid air for nothing.

Quail also have a distinct whistle, there are a few companies that make the whistle call to help locate them if you do not have a dog.

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