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Not 1 person reporting quail???? #7341097 11/07/18 07:15 PM
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Was the hunting that bad ??? My friend in Dryden,Tx ( waaayyy west Tx ) said no birds on his deer lease,,, 6 weeks ago they had a lot of blues,,, even the game cameras did not show them at the feeders,,, he has no idea what happened to them.

Re: Not 1 person reporting quail???? [Re: nate33] #7341203 11/07/18 08:35 PM
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7 coveys per day on the Briscoe near Fowlerton. 2 years ago was in the 20s. Last year mostly teens.
Grass is high, heat and scent conditions aren't good, so it should get better.
Only saw one covey of immature birds.

Re: Not 1 person reporting quail???? [Re: nate33] #7341281 11/07/18 09:28 PM
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We barely saw dove at the deer lease. Usually they hang around the feeders but not in the last two seasons.

Re: Not 1 person reporting quail???? [Re: nate33] #7341797 11/08/18 05:20 AM
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I saw a covey at our lease in Montague. No one hunts them around there anymore but we have a few coveys each year that give us a scare walking to the blind. Saw more dove than ever at this time of the year. Usually they are gone until later Dec/Jan. Lots of ducks too.

Re: Not 1 person reporting quail???? [Re: nate33] #7341835 11/08/18 11:56 AM
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I have called three of my goto Day lease folks west and north west of metroplex, and all either said not doing any hunting this year or I want to wait and see and to call them back in a month - ominous signs so far from me. Having to run my dogs at a preserve deal this weekend to get some work in before our Kansas trip on the 16th

Re: Not 1 person reporting quail???? [Re: nate33] #7342311 11/08/18 06:01 PM
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Husband saw a few bobs on the duck lease.
The land will be a subdivision next year. It's already sold, and they will start construction in the next few months.



Shopping with your husband is like hunting with the game warden.
Experience is what you get, when you didn't get what you wanted.


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My buddy is scouting our lease this weekend.
I'm working a pup on pen raised at our farm.
I hope he sees some, I know I will.


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Re: Not 1 person reporting quail???? [Re: reeltexan] #7343039 11/09/18 04:10 AM
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One small covey opening weekend, at Gene Howe WMA opening weekend. We did not go back last weekend.
Going to try OK this weekend...but its going to be too windy.


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Re: Not 1 person reporting quail???? [Re: nate33] #7343047 11/09/18 04:18 AM
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My buddies got a few down in hebronville. Will be out west in a few weeks to see how it goes

Re: Not 1 person reporting quail???? [Re: kindall] #7343226 11/09/18 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by kindall
Husband saw a few bobs on the duck lease.
The land will be a subdivision next year. It's already sold, and they will start construction in the next few months.

Would I be a sorry SOB, for thinking about hunting them?
Half of their habitat was gone two years ago, and now they will be losing the rest of it.
At most, its only 2-3 small coveys out there. Under other circumstances, I've aways given a pass on low bird number areas. I'll still probably do the same for these. Maybe run my young pup on them once, just for wild bird experience.



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Originally Posted by kindall
Originally Posted by kindall
Husband saw a few bobs on the duck lease.
The land will be a subdivision next year. It's already sold, and they will start construction in the next few months.

Would I be a sorry SOB, for thinking about hunting them?
Half of their habitat was gone two years ago, and now they will be losing the rest of it.
At most, its only 2-3 small coveys out there. Under other circumstances, I've aways given a pass on low bird number areas. I'll still probably do the same for these. Maybe run my young pup on them once, just for wild bird experience.


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Re: Not 1 person reporting quail???? [Re: nate33] #7344145 11/10/18 06:27 AM
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I knew it was going to happen.
Its right off I10 in the Brookshire area. Rice fields that had pasture land bordering them.
Hundreds of sandhill cranes roosted, in what is now new homes.
I don't blame the owners for selling it off. I just hate to see the wildlife gone.



Shopping with your husband is like hunting with the game warden.
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Re: Not 1 person reporting quail???? [Re: nate33] #7344249 11/10/18 02:15 PM
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Hell no don't feel bad. If you do let me know, where it is.

Re: Not 1 person reporting quail???? [Re: nate33] #7345255 11/11/18 09:38 PM
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Got in to several coveys on my place in Throckmorton yesterday.

Re: Not 1 person reporting quail???? [Re: nate33] #7345496 11/12/18 02:38 AM
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We saw one small covey in Runnel county, but nobody wanted to go back in the area where we usually see more.


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Re: Not 1 person reporting quail???? [Re: nate33] #7345768 11/12/18 02:35 PM
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Spent 4 days on the Miller Ranch in Borden county last week. Last year there was Quail everywhere, this year I never heard or seen one.


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We moved 11 coveys over the weekend in probably 6-7 hours of hunting. Conditions were terrible and got worse as the weekend progressed. The coveys were all decent sized 12-15 birds each.

Location: North of you.


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My experience in southwest Oklahoma was about as bad as it has ever been. Found 2 birds and a covey of 7 in about 7 hours of hunting. Making plans for Kansas and Arizona.


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Re: Not 1 person reporting quail???? [Re: nate33] #7347178 11/13/18 05:05 PM
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north of Shamrock looks pretty dismal, 2 coveys in 6miles/4hrs of hunting, seasoned and proven brittany plus trained pup!
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The outfitter I hunt with outside of Big Spring said he wasn't doing any hunts this year.

Re: Not 1 person reporting quail???? [Re: nate33] #7348027 11/14/18 11:39 AM
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Watching my feeders in Dickens county during archery and gun. I have 4 on 160 acres. 2 years go each feeder had a covey of about 15 to 20 birds. This year 2 have 7 and 8 birds respectively. Have seen no other birds.I have a 60 acre hay grazer field and would push at least a covey of 15 last couple years. I have covered it 2x with my new pup and nothing and nothing this year.

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we are barely seeing anything west of stamford. We have agreed to run dogs but no shooting birds unless it's over a 1st year pup and then sparingly.

Re: Not 1 person reporting quail???? [Re: nate33] #7353798 11/20/18 07:17 PM
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Was at the ranch just west of Throckmorton . Deer hunted and drove ranch roads for 2 days .
Saw ONE covey with 5 birds ....
Heard no whistles

Maybe next year ..

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Y'all need to head south. We're loaded in NE Webb County.

Re: Not 1 person reporting quail???? [Re: nate33] #7353855 11/20/18 08:29 PM
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My lease in NW OK -------- last weekend the OK guys hunted for 3 days, saw one covey -------- I doubt if I am going to make the 16 hr drive ( round trip) for that.

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