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Snyder, Texas Update #7057759
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I made the 1,000 mile trip to Snyder from Georgia. I had a good day. The conditions are super dry. There was a grass fire West of town today. I found 4 coveys of bobs and 1 covey of blues. Dogs had a hard time but did extremely well in these conditions.


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Re: Snyder, Texas Update [Re: georgia-bird-hunter] #7057782
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Sorry about the blank posts. The first image went through fine. I was trying to posts pictures of my dogs on point.

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Donít give up now always like looking at pictures. A Super dry day hunting still beats a great day working.



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Thks for report, keep them coming

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Finally success. I have to downsize better to make these go though!

The blues were on the other side of this brush pile. I guess wanted to stay near the camper on the left. It looks like that had been there for a while.

Going to try again tomorrow.

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That was a nice covey of bobs.

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They were but to but. Did not move.

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Those were great pics. Wow Georgia is a long way. It's good to see you out hunting wild birds. Looks like your dogs had no trouble.

Do you hunt penned birds back home? I'm just curious cause I sometimes wonder if to much hunting penned birds can make my dog less effective on wild birds.

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The covey with the close dog picture was found at 10am.

Thanks Wacm! It is a long way. I have been coming out here for 24 years (I am 48). We have almost zero birds in Georgia.

I did train these dogs myself on pen raised birds. This was their 4th trip out here (2 each of the last 2 years). It took them a few days to get it, but once they got into wild birds it was like a light switch turning on.

I enjoy it because I grew up hunting wild birds in Georgia. They disappeared in the late 1980's in our area (west central Ga). So, I started coming out here.

I hunted hard again today, but the wind got me. 3 coveys found. All bobs. 5 birds in the bag.

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Originally Posted By: Wacm
Those were great pics. Wow Georgia is a long way. It's good to see you out hunting wild birds. Looks like your dogs had no trouble.

Do you hunt penned birds back home? I'm just curious cause I sometimes wonder if to much hunting penned birds can make my dog less effective on wild birds.


A lot depends on the pup. I trained Cracker on pen raised birds. I've never seen her intentionally put a wild bird in the air.


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Today's birds. Beautiful!

Bill -- I agree with you totally. It also helps to spend a lot of time with them and make them pets. I have raised mine since 3 months old.

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Glad you made the trip and glad the dogs are getting on a few birds.


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I live in eastern N.C. , our birds disappeared in 94 ,went from 25 coveys on a good day 15 on a bad day to nothing. I blame it on fire ants and lost of windrows. don't no for sure wish I could fix it. Forrest

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I really believe fire ants are a major part of out bird loss, Forrest.

I grew up on a 500 acre dairy farm. We planted corn and sorghum. My dad always left the fence lines wild and left a 30 yard wide strip around the edges of what we planted. The birds left back then anyway.

I hope they never get fire ants our here in this part of Texas.

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Have you had any boll weevil eradication programs in your area? When they started spraying for boll weevils was about the time our numbers started dropping.


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