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Anyone have a Lead on Quail Hunt #7425410 02/05/19 07:09 PM
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All of our locations are birdless.
IDíd two loan birds on 4 different tracts.
Looking for one more wild bird hunting before it closes.
Anyone have a lead on a place to hunt that has some birds will be appreciated.
Iíve got dogs, Polaris, 3 hunters.
Reasonable rate for day hunt or weekend hunt.
PM here or text 903.452.7574.

Re: Anyone have a Lead on Quail Hunt [Re: Ringman] #7425443 02/05/19 07:37 PM
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Good luck. Haven't read a single Texas success story this year. We've pointed a few coveys but never shot any.


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Re: Anyone have a Lead on Quail Hunt [Re: bill oxner] #7425469 02/05/19 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by bill oxner
Good luck. Haven't read a single Texas success story this year. We've pointed a few coveys but never shot any.


We've had some good 10+ covey mornings down here in south Texas. This past weekend had 7 Friday morning then 7 more that evening, 9 and 9 Saturday, and 13 Sunday morning. To the original poster sorry I don't know of anything.

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I got nothing... Went out of state to find birds this year..

Re: Anyone have a Lead on Quail Hunt [Re: Ringman] #7425493 02/05/19 09:15 PM
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Boss left today to the ranch in Runnels Co. Not shooting but letitng the dogs get some work.

Re: Anyone have a Lead on Quail Hunt [Re: pine knott] #7425537 02/05/19 10:19 PM
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We are finding 6 coveys/day in SE Runnels.

I do not know of any day leases.

Re: Anyone have a Lead on Quail Hunt [Re: Ringman] #7425598 02/05/19 11:56 PM
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We worked the dogs on 4 separate tracts in Texas no points walked up 2 lone males.
Hunted about 10 tracts in SE Kansas and hit about 7 coveys in 2 days.
Looking for a place to work the dogs.
Let me know if you have a lead.

Re: Anyone have a Lead on Quail Hunt [Re: Ringman] #7425631 02/06/19 12:34 AM
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The only part of Texas that has any bird this year is south. We were finding 5-6 coveys of Blues a day in west Tx this year and thatís tough. My after deer season place in Throckmorton county has produced 2-3 coveys a day, on a good day. Iíve killed three Bobs in Texas this year. A pup I broke a few months ago pointed a 12 bird covey last weekend and I killed one on the covey rise and one single he pointed. He retrieved both. Another pup pointed an 8 bird covey and I killed one over her and she retrieved. We killed no bird over any of the older dogs. Weíve got more good dogs this year than weíve ever had and no bird. I may not get on a lease next year and just travel to where thereís bird. Iíll also get rid of some nice dogs next year if we have another dry spring and a bird drowning fall. I just canít justify having all the dog power for walk in public hunting. Iíd only day lease in south Tx if I were you.

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So whatís the idea why the numbers were so low. I donít recall any unusual weather

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So whatís the idea why the numbers were so low. I donít recall any unusual weather


You didnít go outside during dove season? I think everything that hatched in north Tx drowned.We had bird this summer despite the drought, and my place in west Tx was bone dry all spring and summer.

Re: Anyone have a Lead on Quail Hunt [Re: Ringman] #7425657 02/06/19 01:01 AM
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Too wet in my area.


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Re: Anyone have a Lead on Quail Hunt [Re: Ringman] #7425683 02/06/19 01:40 AM
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No moisture last winter either

Re: Anyone have a Lead on Quail Hunt [Re: Ringman] #7425780 02/06/19 03:27 AM
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Dry winter and spring over 100 days no rain in Snyder and Spur area.
Had too many big rains in areas during summer.

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You can call Gene in Cochran County near Lubbock.

806-893-4766. He will put you on some birds. Tell him Sandy sent you.

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Thanks Sandy.
Iím going to try to meet with Gene next week to work the dogs.

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Originally Posted by blanked
So whatís the idea why the numbers were so low. I donít recall any unusual weather

Last winter and spring and early summer was very dry. There no salad for quail until late also so dry insect crop way down
Big rains September through January if a late hatch it did not survive
Talking about rolling plains
If enough brood stock survives we could have a comeback
In my opinion things are looking positive


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You will get to work your dogs and get plenty of shooting. My problem was a front blew in and we were hunting in 30 to 40 mph + winds.

Look forward to some regular hunting and some that might be a little different than what you usually expect. I can promise you that you

will see a lot of wild birds. Let me know what you think when you get back. I drove 12 hours to get there and if it was a little closer I would

go again this weekend. Good Luck!

Re: Anyone have a Lead on Quail Hunt [Re: Quaillooker] #7439124 02/20/19 02:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Quaillooker
You will get to work your dogs and get plenty of shooting. My problem was a front blew in and we were hunting in 30 to 40 mph + winds.

Look forward to some regular hunting and some that might be a little different than what you usually expect. I can promise you that you

will see a lot of wild birds. Let me know what you think when you get back. I drove 12 hours to get there and if it was a little closer I would

go again this weekend. Good Luck!



I no longer hate them that much.


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Re: Anyone have a Lead on Quail Hunt [Re: bill oxner] #7439699 02/20/19 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by bill oxner
Good luck. Haven't read a single Texas success story this year. We've pointed a few coveys but never shot any.


Exact same here. Heard of guys driving 8-12 hours out of state to find birds.

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