quail hunting report

Discussion in 'Small Game Hunting' started by tbob131, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. tbob131

    tbob131 6 pointer

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    I live in Hardin county, but hunt mostly in Larue. I have approximately 15 different farms that I hunt. Last year I was luky to find two coveys per day. This year I'm finding 3 to 8 coveys per hunting trip. I'm not killing many bids but it sure is nice just to find them.:)
     
  2. Valley Station

    Valley Station Cyber-Hunter

    Dang-g-g-g-g, flushed eight(8) coveys a day. Larue county must be full of quail.
    That's better than "The Good Ol' Days"( 1960's) in Larue county when on a good day we would find (5) or (6) coveys.
     
  3. tbob131

    tbob131 6 pointer

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    Thats not eight covey's everyday, but it has happened twice this year. I grew up on a thousand acre dairy farm, and now most surrounding farmers. Every farmer I talk to say they saw more quail harvesting crops this year than they have since thee blizzard of 77-78
     
  4. Birdman

    Birdman Cyber-Hunter

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    Thank a coyote hunter.
     
  5. battle

    battle 6 pointer

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    3 - 8 coveys..........can i hunt with you?:D
     
  6. grouser68

    grouser68 Banned

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    Flew 2 singles today, saw tracks where someone drove through the field, guess they busted them up before I got there.
     
  7. birddogger

    birddogger Fawn

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    I also got into some birds that had been busted up today.Got points on two singles.Quail hunting seems pretty slow around here this year.Went back home and done some training on some young dogs.
     
  8. bigpuddin43

    bigpuddin43 12 pointer

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    ive seen two coveys this year while rabbit hunting. our bird dog died this summer so im not quail hunting this year might get another one next year and start training it. but seen two we hunt on the hardin, larue line both coveys had only 8 or 10 birds in them.
     
  9. tbob131

    tbob131 6 pointer

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    I went yesterday also, covey got up wild about 100 yards 2 points on singles but too thick to shoot.
     
  10. BiggerBuck

    BiggerBuck 6 pointer

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    went out twice this week
    found one small covey that I always found 20 birds. found <10 birds
    didnt shoot any.
    birds are way low here.
    saw about 5 chicken hawks, 1 cooper, 3 coyotes and some quail feathers
    had to buy some birds to work the dogs on. Not the same but at least I got to shoot and dogs had some fun.
     
  11. Buford

    Buford 12 pointer

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    Ive seen 3 coveys from the deer stand this year.
    Ive never seen quail in any of these places in the last 5 years.
    Something is getting better.
     
  12. tbob131

    tbob131 6 pointer

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    A 95 year old man who has been farming for about that long,, told me the drought we had in spring kept alot of young birds from drowning after the hatch that is why there are more. Don't know if that is true but it sound as good as any other explanation i have heard.
     
  13. APS

    APS Fawn

    Hunted Saturday in Garrad county on a farm that was supposed to have 3 coveys on it. Found one small covey about 8-9 birds. Killed one on the rise and left the singles alone. Had good dog work but the hunt was a little disapointing since I drove an hour and a half to get there.
     
  14. tbob131

    tbob131 6 pointer

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    Going hunting tomorrow in some of my best places. I haven't been to them for a couple of weeks, hopefully I will have some luck. I'll let you guys know tomorrow evening.
     
  15. trust me

    trust me Troubled Loner

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    Whether drowning, or hypothermia, rain is hard on all young birds.
     

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