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Treasured Quail... #6025216 11/12/15 03:37 PM
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At least to me it is. I went upland hunting on a new-to-me public land unit (that is not in West, south , trans pecos or panhandle region of TX). Real tough walking through the brush, but within an hour I was able to flush a covey of quail (~ 6-8 birds) that where hiding along a fence row, tucked into thick grass/weeds. Was able to zero in on one bird that flushed the opposite direction of the other quail and nailed him. And later he tasted great fried in bacon grease. I am a very atypical quail hunter in that I hunt solo and don't have a bird dog (yes, I know that there are better ways to hunt them). Public land quail plus solo hunter = treasured quail to me. This is further proof that the quail are thriving in Texas! Let's hope this continues for many years to come...


Re: Treasured Quail... [Re: ALM TXhunter] #6025230 11/12/15 03:43 PM
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That quail doesn't look full grown. We saw some bumblebees on out outing last Sunday


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What is a bumblebee?

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congrats. that is some tough hunting. I used to do that a lot as a teen in the OK panhandle, but then again we had more birds back then. Used to love to do it following a snow - I could call them and the follow the sounds until I picked up tracks. Good times.

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Originally Posted By: ALM TXhunter
What is a bumblebee?


I should probably rephrase the question. I know what an actual bumble bee is- neat bee. I take it that a "bumblebee" is an inferior quail to an adult. Is that right Bill?

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It's a younger quail, just able to fly. Yours looked older than that but not mature. It's difficult to tell from a picture. Where did you find public hunting for quail in this area?


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Wow that is neat that you can tell that from the pic. I showed it to another buddy today and he thinks it was this years hatch. What do you think?

This site has way too manylurkers so I am not comfortable sharing the spot. If I flushed one covey then who knows how many I walked by without flushing.

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