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Blues around Big Spring? #7969914 09/11/20 04:20 PM
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I've heard some good things on blues out there.
Can anybody confirm seeing some?


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Re: Blues around Big Spring? [Re: reeltexan] #7970083 09/11/20 06:49 PM
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Send HYW_MAN a message that is his stomping grounds.


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Re: Blues around Big Spring? [Re: dogcatcher] #7970253 09/11/20 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by dogcatcher
Send HYW_MAN a message that is his stomping grounds.


Yep. He hosted some THFers.


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Re: Blues around Big Spring? [Re: reeltexan] #7970404 09/11/20 11:53 PM
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Re: Blues around Big Spring? [Re: reeltexan] #7971742 09/13/20 01:20 PM
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Are you going to try and hunt them with dogs?


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Re: Blues around Big Spring? [Re: reeltexan] #7972031 09/13/20 05:31 PM
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Re: Blues around Big Spring? [Re: reeltexan] #7972393 09/13/20 10:45 PM
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TheRancher on here has a large ranch out west that he leases for quail. If I recall he had a lot of blues. He hasn't posted in a while but I bet somebody on here can find him.

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Originally Posted by jetdad
TheRancher on here has a large ranch out west that he leases for quail. If I recall he had a lot of blues. He hasn't posted in a while but I bet somebody on here can find him.


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Re: Blues around Big Spring? [Re: reeltexan] #7972470 09/13/20 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by reeltexan

I've heard some good things on blues out there.
Can anybody confirm seeing some?


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Originally Posted by reeltexan

I've heard some good things on blues out there.
Can anybody confirm seeing some?


Thank you.


Most of the area I cover is east of 87 both north and south of I-20. We've had a really dry summer and just coming out of a really bad year, lost most of the birds. I'm seeing pockets of birds but not what I would call a hunt able population, I'm not shooting any birds this year. I'm seeing 3 to 5 coveys a day on the big ranch, normally that number would be 25 to 30, on a good year we're talking 50 or more with coveys of 50 to 60 birds. We just got some good rain and filled all the ponds back up so water won't be a problem and we still have some Broom Weed. West of here could be better or worse. Probably not what you wanted to hear but I cover allot of ground daily and that's what I'm seeing.


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Re: Blues around Big Spring? [Re: Tbar] #7972477 09/13/20 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Tbar
Are you going to try and hunt them with dogs?


Dogs do pretty good for about the first two weeks and then I put the Pointers up and just keep a good Dead Bird dog with me (My old Gus was one of the best). It don't take long before they turn into sprinters and you pretty much have to run them down on foot. I don't have a problem finding the live birds, just the dead one's.


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Re: Blues around Big Spring? [Re: reeltexan] #7973261 09/14/20 02:58 PM
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thank you HWY MAN.


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Re: Blues around Big Spring? [Re: reeltexan] #8027458 10/28/20 02:44 PM
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Haven't seen a ton on our place north of big spring this year.


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Re: Blues around Big Spring? [Re: reeltexan] #8052581 11/16/20 07:06 PM
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We have been hearing a lot in Colorado City. Been to hot to hunt. snakes are still out. Hoping to go during thanksgiving if it will cool down some.

Re: Blues around Big Spring? [Re: reeltexan] #8056277 11/19/20 02:14 PM
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thanks for that report


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Re: Blues around Big Spring? [Re: reeltexan] #8056297 11/19/20 02:36 PM
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Birds are pretty slim this year.


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