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Offline airboy

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Quail Hunt
« on: January 26, 2017, 05:27:08 PM »
I went to a high level hunting plantation close to Union Springs, Alabama today on a half day quail hunt.
http://pa-ko.com/pages/quail/quail.html

Best quail hunt since I was a kid in the 1970s!  The birds flew like rockets.  The guide worked three dogs and they were excellent.  Brisk morning.  On most quail breaks I could not get a shot off within twenty yards due to the speed of the birds - so it was a challenge.  Fortunately, I shot well today (but that is not a requirement).  The dogs could retrieve up to 40-50 yards on birds I was not sure I hit that were well out of sight.


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Re: Quail Hunt
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2017, 09:35:31 PM »
In my home town here in Fla. we used to see quail all the time. But it's been years since I've seen a one. And very few other people that I know have either. Urban sprawl and Fire Ants I think is the reason.
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Re: Quail Hunt
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2017, 09:53:00 AM »
In my home town here in Fla. we used to see quail all the time. But it's been years since I've seen a one. And very few other people that I know have either. Urban sprawl and Fire Ants I think is the reason.

Sir Slash - the reasons given for the decline in quail populations are legion.