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E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« on: October 02, 2017, 06:11:42 PM »
O.K. after the BIG POSTS on the forest grouse opener...Who is all "out the door" for the upcoming QCH Opener this coming weekend 10/7/17?
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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2017, 06:25:30 PM »
I will be if I am not helping my bro on the ML elk opener. I haven't seen much for quail yet this year so I am tempering my expectations. Good luck out there all!
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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2017, 06:33:19 PM »
I should be out for the quail opener, Saturday only.

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017, 06:41:37 PM »
Probably won't be out for the opener, but will do a lot more hunting this year than last. Crossing fingers Sophie stays healthy and doesn't tear another ACL.
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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2017, 07:45:48 AM »
I will be out during the opener on Saturday. I just haven't decided to go for Quail or look for some more Grouse.......... I am hoping to have a better idea by Thursday. :dunno:

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2017, 10:49:23 AM »
Absolutely. Hopefully Huns and Quail

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2017, 01:37:49 PM »
 :yeah:

Will be out chasing them around, numbers are great! Quail didn't do well with the first hatch, but came back strong and have seen 4th hatch on the farm. Hearing good things for both Huns and Chukar numbers as well!

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2017, 02:00:18 PM »
Should be the best Quail season in decades.   Huge survival in multiple hatches.   

haven't noted chukar or huns.   Id think theyd share the same success.   I had lots of roosters around this spring but no hens.   No babies in my neck of the woods

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2017, 03:29:19 PM »
How wary should one be of rattlesnakes while looking for Q,C,H? Would it be  better to wait for some colder weather? I have a one year old shorthair who's curiosity is a little high and I'd like to keep him around for a few years.

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2017, 03:50:52 PM »
Put in 7 miles Sunday scouting, didn't encounter any. Haven't killed one on the farm since August, and it was 37į this morning, so I am thinking you should be pretty safe.

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2017, 05:00:55 PM »
I'll be hitting chukar and quail this weekend. Can't wait!

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2017, 05:38:18 PM »
How wary should one be of rattlesnakes while looking for Q,C,H? Would it be  better to wait for some colder weather? I have a one year old shorthair who's curiosity is a little high and I'd like to keep him around for a few years.


A local bio told me that if you are in rocks you should find snakes. If you are in brush and sand, should be no or almost no snakes.

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2017, 07:56:44 PM »
I'll be out all weekend.  Morning and evening will be trying to fill my muzzy deer tag, and upland during the heat of the day.
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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2017, 10:07:53 AM »
I found some good spots for some quail. So my mind has been made now.

Excited to get the boys out with me. :tup:

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2017, 10:10:18 AM »
Stay out of the rockslides and rimrock and you should be fine.   We froze night before last and it's been much cooler.   Now if you see a snake , you'll probably find a hundred of them if you know what I mean

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2017, 09:55:07 AM »
Thanks for the snake info everyone, I'll be out there as well. Best of luck to all.

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2017, 10:37:15 AM »
I will be out for Quail tomorrow and will be bringing my pup on his first hunt. I can't wait!

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2017, 02:54:44 PM »
gonna be windy here for the weekend.

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2017, 03:49:24 PM »
gonna be windy here for the weekend.

Its always windy in Moses Lake. Or so it seems. I take the family up there to see the wife's parents, all the time, and it always seem to blow more in the fall and winter.

Good Rock Chuck shooting up there though.  :tup:

I haven't had the opportunity to any real hunting up there.

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2017, 05:10:51 PM »
No opener for me but i really cant complain because my dad took my 10 month old pup to Eastern Montana to chase Roosters so that experience will be way more beneficial for her! Cant wait to hear how she does and to hunt over her myself in 2 weeks

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2017, 08:10:00 PM »
Not like this windy.

gonna be windy here for the weekend.

Its always windy in Moses Lake. Or so it seems. I take the family up there to see the wife's parents, all the time, and it always seem to blow more in the fall and winter.

Good Rock Chuck shooting up there though.  :tup:

I haven't had the opportunity to any real hunting up there.

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2017, 07:01:02 AM »
Like watchout for that twisting rolling wheelline windy, be careful out there

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2017, 08:00:43 AM »
Never trust a weather report.  The winds were last night and died down.  Looks reasonable for the remainder of the weekend.  Originally it called for gusts close to 40mph.

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2017, 04:24:57 PM »
Went out for a couple hours.  Wind was blowing hard.  Dog pointed 5 coveys.  Of course I missed all my shots.  Buddy ended up dropping one bird.   Gonna hit it again tomorrow and try to redeem myself.   

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2017, 05:40:54 PM »
We (dog and I) got a limit of grouse and 2 chukar on the back way home :tup:
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