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Offline asmith

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Bummed out
« on: October 10, 2016, 01:52:01 PM »
I'm starting to get really bummed out.  This is my 1 year old dogs first upland season and I can't find the quail.  Been out 3 times now to my normal 3 spots and even a couple new ones and not a single bird seen.  My dog is getting so bored she starts to bounce around like a deer and chase tweet birds, lol.  She is even pointing at the ghosts of birds past.

But on a good note, it has been a great time to get out with her.  Watching her work, learning her goods and bads as well as her learning my boundaries for her.  It really is a great time all these miles we've done in only a few outings.  I just hope I can get her on some birds soon, to make it all worth while and see how she acts with wild birds.  I hope everyone else is having a good season so far.

This is GG ghost pointing, lol.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2016, 02:03:08 PM by asmith »
Right wing shooter, I aim for the left!!!

Nowhere in your incoherent rambling did you come close to what can be considered a rational thought. Everyone is now dumber having heard it. I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul.

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Re: Bummed out
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2016, 04:27:37 PM »
My pups first year, she held point on a clump of cattails for over a minute until I could wade up to and ahead of her to kick it out.  I was positive a rooster was ready to explode.  Out popped a tweety bird.  I wanted to congratulate her on a solid point and not creeping, but I couldn't enforce a tweety bird point, lol.

I was seeing some good numbers on the quail this year during my archery opener.  Hopefully, you get into them soon.
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Re: Bummed out
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2016, 04:37:36 PM »
Not sure what direction you are hunting out of Davenport, but I've noticed the same thing in Lincoln County.  I hunted it twice already and was only able to turn up two coveys of quail and one covey of Huns.  All three of the coveys were small, 4-6 birds.  There obviously was an issue with chick survival.

Edit:  Pretty looking dog you have there.
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Re: Bummed out
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2016, 05:14:16 PM »
Man i just hunted Lincoln county and found lots of quail and always do...no huns yet but im sure i will. keep lookin!

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Re: Bummed out
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2016, 06:43:29 AM »
I've been hunting to the west and south of davenport.  I have my normal spots that have produced decent numbers the past several years, but nothing yet.  I'll just keep trying.  Maybe all the deer hunters have kept them pushed back.
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Re: Bummed out
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2016, 07:20:12 AM »
The last few years my quail honey hole has dried up, not in the same zip code but close enough.  Odd thing is in town there are quail everywhere

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Re: Bummed out
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2016, 09:49:11 AM »
  Odd thing is in town there are quail everywhere

Nothing odd, they have water, food, and shelter in town!

 

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