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Decatur Texas Upland Bird Hunts - 287 Sports Penn #7720819 01/17/20 05:56 PM
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Fantastic Cover, non-guided hunts with your dog OR guided hunts available, Packages start at $150 - Single Hunters are welcome

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Re: Decatur Texas Upland Bird Hunts - 287 Sports Penn [Re: Sports Penn] #7720858 01/17/20 06:22 PM
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Beats the snot out of a season lease with no birds. Good luck.


Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill


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Originally Posted by bill oxner
Beats the snot out of a season lease with no birds. Good luck.


Birds are birds...as far as my Brit is concerned, as long as they will fly without kicking at them.


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Re: Decatur Texas Upland Bird Hunts - 287 Sports Penn [Re: nak] #7729390 01/27/20 04:00 AM
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Beats the snot out of a season lease with no birds. Good luck.

Birds are birds...as far as my Brit is concerned, as long as they will fly without kicking at them.


A buddy and I decided to give these guys a try and we took the dogs out today for a little reward and fun, after some hard hunting trips that did not produce many birds.

These guys have some great fields for quail. Not over grazed, easy to walk, a few scattered ceders, and small gullies. There is some cactus, but small scattered stuff...not bad.

Even though there was water in some of the gullies, we found a 5 gal jug and a bowl on the back side of the field...a nice touch, but we are used to carrying water for our dogs.

They probably planted some of the birds a little too well...a couple were tucked so deep in clumps of grass they had to be kicked out, but overall they were good flyers. Some of the birds we picked up were monsters! Huge and fat smile .

Glad we went. We'd always like to put the dogs on wild birds, but I could see doing this again. I also think it would be a great place to introduce youth and and new hunters to our sport.


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We were the sunday afternoon group. Had a good time and got to see a couple of young dogs figure it out. Nice place.


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Haven't had it in years but never spit any out.


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Originally Posted by bill oxner
Beats the snot out of a season lease with no birds. Good luck.

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Yep, we had a great time on Sunday, i would recommend this place to anyone that wants a quick hunt close to home. The dogs needed to be reminded of why they run so much in the fields, and this place did it.

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How did the birds fly? Have to kick them up or flush pretty decent? Working a 20 month old pup and don't want a setback if he were to crowd and catch one.

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Re: Decatur Texas Upland Bird Hunts - 287 Sports Penn [Re: ftworthian] #7732124 01/29/20 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by ftworthian
How did the birds fly? Have to kick them up or flush pretty decent? Working a 20 month old pup and don't want a setback if he were to crowd and catch one.



A 20 month old pup should be whoa broke and collar condition conditioned by now. Take a shooter.


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Yes sir Mr Oxner, he is, and steady to flush on pigeons in launchers, i have seen some hard to get up pen raised birds in the past and didn’t want to create any bad habits.

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Originally Posted by ftworthian
Yes sir Mr Oxner, he is, and steady to flush on pigeons in launchers, i have seen some hard to get up pen raised birds in the past and didn’t want to create any bad habits.


Greatness. Sounds like she is ready for NSTRA.


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They birds we had could fly well, but some were too well planted. They were planted in pairs and some had been settled deep in clumps of thatch...those took kicking. Just ask them to not bury them or to just leave the birds with you and plant them yourself.


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