Quail hunting with my son!

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Quail hunting with my son!

Postby Willie T » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:58 pm

Cricket standing his birds at 40 yards
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Delivering at heel, left handed.
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Hunted some big country today.
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My son is still on Christmas break from college so I am getting to spend some quality time with him and the Pudelpointer. Today we hunted wild quail in west Texas. It was a brisk 7 degrees when we got out of the truck this morning but it has warmed up to 16 now. Quail numbers are not what they were last year, but the young dog is putting in some nice work, and managed to pin 8 coveys in an area that gets heavy hunting pressure. Several of them from 30-40 yards. Cricket is almost a year and a half now. He is still pretty green, but he is showing me a keen nose and really putting together how to work wild birds. The best work of the day was a covey that kept running out from under his point, causing him to relocate 3 times. He kept contact on a cross wind and eventually pinned them at 35 yards. Atta boy! All in all a heck of a good time.
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Re: Quail hunting with my son!

Postby RowdyGSP » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:01 pm

That sounds like a helluva good time and looks like some nice country. Are those bobs or blues you are hunting out there?
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Re: Quail hunting with my son!

Postby Willie T » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:09 pm

Both bob whites and blues.
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Re: Quail hunting with my son!

Postby mtlhdr » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:30 am

Awesome! I can hardly fathom those covey numbers...
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Re: Quail hunting with my son!

Postby AverageGuy » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:47 am

Cricket is looking good! Talented young dogs learning their craft are such a joy.

19 and 16 below zero F here that last two mornings. Headed out in search of a rooster in just a bit. The Hens are holding, the roosters not so much...
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Re: Quail hunting with my son!

Postby LongHammer » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:54 pm

That looks like a great time. It is nice when your best hunting buddies are back in the line up.
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Re: Quail hunting with my son!

Postby Willie T » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:17 pm

LongHammer wrote:That looks like a great time. It is nice when your best hunting buddies are back in the line up.


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