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I just got invited to a quail hunt

Posted By: bill oxner

I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/11/20 03:00 PM

I just got invited to go on a free quail hunt Saturday morning. I was told, not asked to brig and wear a mask. In going. How many of you would be in, if the hunt was in your venue and one of the best pastures in Texas over the years?
Posted By: fadetoblack64

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/11/20 03:03 PM

Originally Posted by bill oxner
I just got invited to go on a free quail hunt Saturday morning. I was told, not asked to brig and wear a mask. In going. How many of you would be in, if the hunt was in your venue and one of the best pastures in Texas over the years?



Pass
Posted By: bill oxner

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/11/20 03:13 PM

Originally Posted by takewhatyoucan64
Originally Posted by bill oxner
I just got invited to go on a free quail hunt Saturday morning. I was told, not asked to brig and wear a mask. In going. How many of you would be in, if the hunt was in your venue and one of the best pastures in Texas over the years?



Pass


It put a little sand in my butter but I'm going anyway.
Posted By: fadetoblack64

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/11/20 03:17 PM

I would too Bill................when you get there no one will be wearing them. Enjoy it.
Posted By: quailg

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/11/20 04:22 PM

I would not hesitate for a second.
Posted By: 68rustbucket

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/11/20 04:25 PM

Originally Posted by quailg
I would not hesitate for a second.
Posted By: jetdad

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/11/20 05:06 PM

Why wouldn't you go? Does it upset you that you were "told" to bring and wear a mask or does the thought of wearing a mask bother you that much? I'd go in a heart beat. I'm betting social distancing kicks in while hunting and the mask is for close contact before and/or after the hunt.
Posted By: LarryCopper

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/11/20 05:35 PM

Originally Posted by quailg
I would not hesitate for a second.
Posted By: bill oxner

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/11/20 05:51 PM

He is a great host with two beautiful red setters. The forecast is perfect for a morning hunt. I'll be there with. A smile on my face.
Posted By: Smokey Bear

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/11/20 09:32 PM

In without hesitation.
Posted By: bobcat1

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/11/20 09:33 PM

I would but I bet those masks are off during the hunt.
Posted By: RayB

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/11/20 09:36 PM

Originally Posted by 68rustbucket
Originally Posted by quailg
I would not hesitate for a second.

Posted By: Biscuit

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/11/20 09:50 PM

Originally Posted by bill oxner
I just got invited to go on a free quail hunt Saturday morning. I was told, not asked to brig and wear a mask. In going. How many of you would be in, if the hunt was in your venue and one of the best pastures in Texas over the years?


I’d go
Posted By: jetdad

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/11/20 09:55 PM

Post up some pictures.
Posted By: 68rustbucket

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/12/20 01:06 AM

Will there be oysters and shrimp for lunch after the hunt?
Posted By: bill oxner

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/12/20 01:18 AM

Originally Posted by 68rustbucket
Will there be oysters and shrimp for lunch after the hunt?



You have a memory like an elephant.
Posted By: 68rustbucket

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/12/20 01:40 AM

Originally Posted by bill oxner
Originally Posted by 68rustbucket
Will there be oysters and shrimp for lunch after the hunt?



You have a memory like an elephant.


I was really impressed with the lunch setup in the pasture you posted after a hunt years ago.
Posted By: scalebuster

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/12/20 02:22 AM

I wouldn’t trust anyone that thought they needed to wear a mask while quail hunting.
Posted By: shooterwalter

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/12/20 02:50 AM

Go Bill and have a good time. Walking and hunting I would drop my mask. In social gatherings I would wear my mask. CV is not a Scam or Joke.
Posted By: HogNut

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/12/20 02:52 AM

I would throw on a camouflage gaiter and be there asap!
Posted By: StraitShot

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/12/20 03:23 AM

I'd go in a heart beat... Enjoy !
Posted By: nak

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/12/20 05:19 AM

Its a strange year. Being with friends and fellow outdoorsmen is tough this year...I'd do it in a heartbeat, even if it was not the best pasture in the area
Posted By: arandy

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/12/20 11:10 AM

Who ever it was that invited you to go hunting sounds like a responsible person who respects your well being. Kind of amazed as Texas becomes #1 in COVID cases that it is questioned by anyone.
Posted By: Colinus virginianus

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/13/20 07:28 PM

I am frankly surprised by some of the reactions to this post. The person hosting the hunt makes the rules...only shoot the covey rise...only double guns...try to shoot the Bob's...I could go on but you get the idea...it is a matter of respect.
Posted By: tigger

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/13/20 08:15 PM

I bet we get a slew of twenty years old pictures
Posted By: tigger

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/13/20 08:17 PM

Have fun bill
Posted By: bill oxner

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/14/20 05:00 PM

The Bobs are back. Those magnificent red setters point the first covey in 5 minutes and went on to point 4 more in the next 30 minutes. We continued on until the dogs got hot and picked them up

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I brought along my flusher-retriever. She got excited before we left the house when se say me putting on my boots.

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E T brought me a great book that I didn't even know existed. There are bird hunting stories that go back to the 1920. Gene Hill is a contributor.

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Posted By: bobcat1

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/14/20 05:18 PM

That's awesome. Glad you went
Posted By: bill oxner

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/14/20 05:24 PM

I just found Biscuit Eater in the book. It was published for a general audience in 1939 in the Saturday Evening post.
Posted By: jetdad

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/14/20 05:24 PM

Sounds like a successful outing. Getting on birds seems to be more and more of a rare occurrence. Glad you have a good spot.
Posted By: 68rustbucket

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/14/20 05:40 PM

Thanks for the post!
Posted By: Biscuit

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/14/20 07:28 PM

Thanks for sharing sir
Posted By: tigger

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/14/20 09:38 PM

Sounds great
Posted By: TX_Birddog1L

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/16/20 03:05 PM

Thanks for sharing Bill!

I suppose this was down in the Gulf plains?

I stumbled onto that book about this time last year, there are some great stories in it!

I love the way Gene Hill paints the picture with his words...amazing.
Posted By: reeltexan

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/16/20 03:20 PM


12 ga. Browning?
Posted By: 1971snipe

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/16/20 06:19 PM

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Nice, Bill. Please give my regards to Elliot. By the way, we're still using the callback pen built from your plans, although we had to upright it after the last hurricane, and rebuild the fence around it.


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Posted By: bill oxner

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/16/20 08:51 PM

Originally Posted by reeltexan

12 ga. Browning?



We. Had fog early. Over under 20 gauge.
Posted By: danceswithquail

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/18/20 10:57 AM

Never seen this book before but ordered it. With a weak quail crop, I guess reading about the glory days is best you can do .

On the mask/COVID thing, I have asked everyone going on the annual Kansas pheasant trip I organize to get a COVID test before they arrive. I am over at my elderly moms house once a week, buried a 67 year old aunt that succumbed to it last month, one of the hunters kids has a compromised immune system, one of the folks that was going to attend had his wife contract it last week so he is out, it didn't miraculously disappear after the election, and the virus is flat out raging right now and is going to get worse the two weeks after Thanksgiving get togethers. It's a buzz kill, but it took 30 minutes of time and $50 to be smart about it and respectful to your friends (even if you personally don't believe its real or its the same as the common flu).

I will also share that of the four people that have contracted it at my place of work, two of them still have chronic fatigue issues 4+ months after the fact and they are both on their second or third specialist looking for answers to get their old self back. I am good health, but that gift that keeps on giving deal worries the snot out of me.

It is just my own two cents, but my neighbor two doors down is the head of emergency department for the fourth largest hospital in the metroplex, and my opinions are formed from a lot of what he has shared about how this deal is bad news in the way that it seems like you have allergies but in the background millions of tiny blood clots are forming that break apart and land in the lungs, and all of the sudden you go from scratchy throat to flat on your back in ICU bed in a matter of hours. Never posted about COVID anywhere before, no agenda, am not an alarmist in general...just sharing my personal experiences with my fellow upland bird hunters.
Posted By: arandy

Re: I just got invited to a quail hunt - 11/18/20 11:53 AM

Very good policy and advice. Just hope I get to go later on because right now at age 70 with a wife who certainly does not need to get sick, I'm going to have to avoid people who don't respect the health of other's.
Originally Posted by danceswithquail
Never seen this book before but ordered it. With a weak quail crop, I guess reading about the glory days is best you can do .

On the mask/COVID thing, I have asked everyone going on the annual Kansas pheasant trip I organize to get a COVID test before they arrive. I am over at my elderly moms house once a week, buried a 67 year old aunt that succumbed to it last month, one of the hunters kids has a compromised immune system, one of the folks that was going to attend had his wife contract it last week so he is out, it didn't miraculously disappear after the election, and the virus is flat out raging right now and is going to get worse the two weeks after Thanksgiving get togethers. It's a buzz kill, but it took 30 minutes of time and $50 to be smart about it and respectful to your friends (even if you personally don't believe its real or its the same as the common flu).

I will also share that of the four people that have contracted it at my place of work, two of them still have chronic fatigue issues 4+ months after the fact and they are both on their second or third specialist looking for answers to get their old self back. I am good health, but that gift that keeps on giving deal worries the snot out of me.

It is just my own two cents, but my neighbor two doors down is the head of emergency department for the fourth largest hospital in the metroplex, and my opinions are formed from a lot of what he has shared about how this deal is bad news in the way that it seems like you have allergies but in the background millions of tiny blood clots are forming that break apart and land in the lungs, and all of the sudden you go from scratchy throat to flat on your back in ICU bed in a matter of hours. Never posted about COVID anywhere before, no agenda, am not an alarmist in general...just sharing my personal experiences with my fellow upland bird hunters.
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