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Minimum coveys to make it worth it #7384475 12/22/18 06:42 PM
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How many coveys do you need to move an hour or 4 hours to make a trip. Or do you look at it like anytime I can get away is worth it

How far is a trip for you

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My trip is now down to 35 miles in this pasture.

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our lease is a bust this year, I'll make a couple trips to get the dog some run time and only carry a shot gun for snakes and hogs. Getting out is as important to me as coveys (almost) my pup loves to run and that's the only place I have to run him. So for the dog I will go. 347 miles


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Some of you guys need to try NSTRA. It was always a great outing for me. They just had a trial in Montgomery. They needed more dogs. Rustbucket went and killed a couple of birds.


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Re: Minimum coveys to make it worth it [Re: blanked] #7384530 12/22/18 08:19 PM
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Ray B. How many trips do you make when bird numbers are up? 347 miles one way I assume?

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Originally Posted by blanked
Ray B. How many trips do you make when bird numbers are up? 347 miles one way I assume?

4 or 5 it's a full season lease with bunk house


There is time, and you must take it, to lay your hand on your dog's head as you walk past him lying on the floor or on his settle, time to talk with him, to remember with him, time to please him, time you can't buy back once he's gone" GBE
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For 25 years I have driven 330 miles one way and go 8 to 10 times a year
This year maybe 3. Use to carry 8 to 10 dogs now 3
Not only that lease I had leases on the pitchfork, Hendricks and in spur

I have never seen a year in rolling plains as this year

In my job I had 208 hrs of vacation plus about 12 days comp time plus worked 9 9 hr days and had every other Monday off

I was very lucky

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Originally Posted by tigger
For 25 years I have driven 330 miles one way and go 8 to 10 times a year
This year maybe 3. Use to carry 8 to 10 dogs now 3
Not only that lease I had leases on the pitchfork, Hendricks and in spur

I have never seen a year in rolling plains as this year

In my job I had 208 hrs of vacation plus about 12 days comp time plus worked 9 9 hr days and had every other Monday off

I was very lucky


Sounds like a government job.....


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Re: Minimum coveys to make it worth it [Re: blanked] #7385139 12/23/18 04:47 PM
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2 miles,,, I"ll do it for 1 covey -------------------------- 8 hr drive to OK, 3 coveys a day,,,no thanks.
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Re: Minimum coveys to make it worth it [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7385376 12/23/18 10:07 PM
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For 25 years I have driven 330 miles one way and go 8 to 10 times a year
This year maybe 3. Use to carry 8 to 10 dogs now 3
Not only that lease I had leases on the pitchfork, Hendricks and in spur

I have never seen a year in rolling plains as this year

In my job I had 208 hrs of vacation plus about 12 days comp time plus worked 9 9 hr days and had every other Monday off

I was very lucky


Sounds like a government job.....

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There is time, and you must take it, to lay your hand on your dog's head as you walk past him lying on the floor or on his settle, time to talk with him, to remember with him, time to please him, time you can't buy back once he's gone" GBE
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If I can find 6 coveys a day itís worth it to me. I have to drive 40 minutes to my after deer season lease. But I have to drive 4 1/2 hours to my all season lease. It frustrates me and the dogs if I canít find close to a covey an hour. I usually hunt from 8 to 4. If we arenít finding birds the dogs just keep running bigger and bigger and it turns into a race. This year we have a lot of dog power and way too few birds.

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Our bird populations are down this year. Probably just enough for someone to work their dogs.


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We're driving 6 hrs each way next weekend...if we can put the dogs on one covey in the morning and one in the evening, we'll call it worth the trip.


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250 miles each way. I will go for 1 covey just to let the dogs work, but I will go a lot more often when there are 20 covey days.

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Originally Posted by quailg
250 miles each way. I will go for 1 covey just to let the dogs work, but I will go a lot more often when there are 20 covey days.

Iíve got the same drive. Our season opens Dec 26. Will go this weekend with no high expectations

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Some of you guys need to try NSTRA. It was always a great outing for me. They just had a trial in Montgomery. They needed more dogs. Rustbucket went and killed a couple of birds.


Been years since I went to one. I miss seeing everyone.



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This year it's going to be 40 miles for dog training and pen raised birds.


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when I lived in Mo., had 3-4 hrs to hunt in the morning every other week, 2 or 3 coveys was good for me, 15- 30 minutes from the house.


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