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Quail? #8211372 03/23/21 01:27 AM
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I'm totally new to public hunting, but the sticky at the top of this forum is helpful with all the links.

FYI - I ran a quick search for "quail" and only saw two posts about it, and neither had what I was looking for. So, I'm posting the question here. Let me know if this has been talked about already & send me the link...

Question 1: What are some public hunting spots that have good quail? I'm in the Austin area & willing to travel a few hours for the right spot.

Question 2: Are hunting dogs allowed on all public hunting spots, or does it vary by location? I'm curious if I can bring my dog with me to hunt quail.

Thanks!

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Re: Quail? [Re: BobbyWB] #8212134 03/23/21 06:25 PM
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Chaparral Wildlife management area is near you. They allow bird dogs.


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Re: Quail? [Re: bill oxner] #8212238 03/23/21 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by bill oxner

Chaparral Wildlife management area is near you. They allow bird dogs.


Thank you!

Re: Quail? [Re: BobbyWB] #8212389 03/23/21 11:41 PM
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The Matador Wildlife Manage area has much more land. They are up in Cottle County.


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Re: Quail? [Re: BobbyWB] #8212552 03/24/21 02:30 AM
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I hunt the public WMA's in the RGV area. Not a lot of quail but if you're willing to do a lot of walking, you'll might get 1-3 birds. The Chaparral WMA is probably your best bet that's within reasonable driving distance from SA.

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Lake Meredith WMA NE of Amarillo offer Quail hunting. Don't know the numbers or about dogs.


https://www.nps.gov/lamr/planyourvisit/hunting.htm

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Re: Quail? [Re: BobbyWB] #8212713 03/24/21 11:47 AM
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Quail numbers are down all over Texas. It is not just the WMAs. I found THF years ago while looking for the quail forecast.


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Originally Posted by bill oxner
Quail numbers are down all over Texas. It is not just the WMAs. I found THF years ago while looking for the quail forecast.


bang too many predictors. ?
Were lived usdta see a covey every now & then...
Twas told fire ants made it tough on em...
confused2 twas thinker habitat, (food,cover) also played a roll...
scratch also generous legal limits plays a roll...
The OSBWMA tis covered with oak trees. Some trails tis like walking on marbels..
Yet during archery season seen very few squirrels, tis thinking over hunted...
Thar squirrels thar, but for as big as it is, seen more on golf courses...

cheers Hope the #'ers come back, did lots of bird hunten since late 50's goose, ducks, pheasant, pattrage..
Hardly see partrage any more...
Best wish's...
Social distancing from MN...
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