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Re: DHC almost has 3 Million posts...

Postby Glimmerjim » Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:41 am

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whisperin' duck wrote: Good gosh, I like duck hunting but quail hunting is so much better to me.


You must have dogs geared towards upland birds to say that, wd! I'm in CA, so we have valley and mountain quail. Most of the valley quail have established themselves in such thick, stickery habitat that they are really tough to hunt. And the mountain quail take a lot of miles of hiking, in my experience, to shoot more than a bird or two. Sounds fun, though! I want to go to AZ and shoot Gambel's. There are brazillions near my brother's near Kingman. Collared and mourning doves and cottontails, too!


My ex-father in law is a bird guide in south Texas. Used to go down a couple times a year and quail hunt. I still remember the rush I got the first time a covey flushed. That's the only thing I miss about my exes family! :yes:

:lol3: I would think in this case it would be important to maintain a good relationship with the exes! I'd sit down with them and explain how yes, you and your ex still love each other, but you just don't think you are good for each other and you want more than that for her.....and, with a hint of moisture in your eyes, you still love them and don't want this to change your relationship. The memories of family get togethers and time spent in the field with your FIL are just too important for you to simply walk away from and you hope more than anything to be able to see them on occasion.
Then ask Inda for some quail recipes! :beer:
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Re: DHC almost has 3 Million posts...

Postby Jarbo03 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:55 am

ByersFarm wrote:
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ByersFarm wrote:Just jumped some quail out of the dove field.


Oh man. That's pretty badass right there.

I grinned.



Good to hear. While #s have struggled recently, glad I can still get on quite a few coveys of wild birds. 12 years ago it was nothing to get on 10+ coveys a day.

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Farming down here has destroyed any glimpse of habitat. Between the modern mentality of farming to the property line and aerial chemical application, the fence rows have all but disappeared. We used to see one covey when I was a kid. Unfortunately it eventually disappeared. Restoring their population is a big goal of mine.


That's a hell of a goal, hope it works out for ya. Habitat is the reason birds #s have dropped around here, the recent drought hasn't helped any either. If you find good cover you can still find birds.

Would like to be a part of the quail hunt if it happens, I do a lot of waterfowling, but upland is still my favorite.
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Re: DHC almost has 3 Million posts...

Postby Jarbo03 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:59 am

Glimmerjim wrote:
whisperin' duck wrote: Good gosh, I like duck hunting but quail hunting is so much better to me.


You must have dogs geared towards upland birds to say that, wd! I'm in CA, so we have valley and mountain quail. Most of the valley quail have established themselves in such thick, stickery habitat that they are really tough to hunt. And the mountain quail take a lot of miles of hiking, in my experience, to shoot more than a bird or two. Sounds fun, though! I want to go to AZ and shoot Gambel's. There are brazillions near my brother's near Kingman. Collared and mourning doves and cottontails, too!


Upland hunting is the reason I have a WPG, a good pointing dog was my top priority. The fact he is a good retriever is just a bonus. I also want to hunt the gambels, I hear they are a blast. Visiting CA this fall, hoping to find a few birds I can't shoot at home, valley quail are at the top of that list.
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Re: DHC almost has 3 Million posts...

Postby ByersFarm » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:09 am

Jarbo03 wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:
Jarbo03 wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:
Westtennduckhunter wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:Just jumped some quail out of the dove field.


Oh man. That's pretty badass right there.

I grinned.



Good to hear. While #s have struggled recently, glad I can still get on quite a few coveys of wild birds. 12 years ago it was nothing to get on 10+ coveys a day.

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Farming down here has destroyed any glimpse of habitat. Between the modern mentality of farming to the property line and aerial chemical application, the fence rows have all but disappeared. We used to see one covey when I was a kid. Unfortunately it eventually disappeared. Restoring their population is a big goal of mine.


That's a hell of a goal, hope it works out for ya. Habitat is the reason birds #s have dropped around here, the recent drought hasn't helped any either. If you find good cover you can still find birds.

Would like to be a part of the quail hunt if it happens, I do a lot of waterfowling, but upland is still my favorite.


I should clarify that my goal is to restore them to our property. I have some neighbors that have started to see some birds, and it would be nice to have an impact on neighboring property. To expect to have any long term impact would be unrealistic.
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Re: DHC almost has 3 Million posts...

Postby WTN10 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:23 am

Quail hunting is apparently my wife's dream. Never been. Is it that much better?
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Re: DHC almost has 3 Million posts...

Postby Jarbo03 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:32 am

WTN10 wrote:Quail hunting is apparently my wife's dream. Never been. Is it that much better?


I prefer pheasant or grouse hunting, but yea, quail are a blast to hunt with a good dog. A delicacy on the table also.
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Re: DHC almost has 3 Million posts...

Postby Jarbo03 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:34 am

ByersFarm wrote:
Jarbo03 wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:
Jarbo03 wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:
Westtennduckhunter wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:Just jumped some quail out of the dove field.


Oh man. That's pretty badass right there.

I grinned.



Good to hear. While #s have struggled recently, glad I can still get on quite a few coveys of wild birds. 12 years ago it was nothing to get on 10+ coveys a day.

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Farming down here has destroyed any glimpse of habitat. Between the modern mentality of farming to the property line and aerial chemical application, the fence rows have all but disappeared. We used to see one covey when I was a kid. Unfortunately it eventually disappeared. Restoring their population is a big goal of mine.


That's a hell of a goal, hope it works out for ya. Habitat is the reason birds #s have dropped around here, the recent drought hasn't helped any either. If you find good cover you can still find birds.

Would like to be a part of the quail hunt if it happens, I do a lot of waterfowling, but upland is still my favorite.


I should clarify that my goal is to restore them to our property. I have some neighbors that have started to see some birds, and it would be nice to have an impact on neighboring property. To expect to have any long term impact would be unrealistic.



That's very cool. What is the predator situation like in your area?
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Re: DHC almost has 3 Million posts...

Postby quacknstack6 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:39 am

Jarbo03 wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:
Jarbo03 wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:
Jarbo03 wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:
Westtennduckhunter wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:Just jumped some quail out of the dove field.


Oh man. That's pretty badass right there.

I grinned.



Good to hear. While #s have struggled recently, glad I can still get on quite a few coveys of wild birds. 12 years ago it was nothing to get on 10+ coveys a day.

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Farming down here has destroyed any glimpse of habitat. Between the modern mentality of farming to the property line and aerial chemical application, the fence rows have all but disappeared. We used to see one covey when I was a kid. Unfortunately it eventually disappeared. Restoring their population is a big goal of mine.


That's a hell of a goal, hope it works out for ya. Habitat is the reason birds #s have dropped around here, the recent drought hasn't helped any either. If you find good cover you can still find birds.

Would like to be a part of the quail hunt if it happens, I do a lot of waterfowling, but upland is still my favorite.


I should clarify that my goal is to restore them to our property. I have some neighbors that have started to see some birds, and it would be nice to have an impact on neighboring property. To expect to have any long term impact would be unrealistic.



That's very cool. What is the predator situation like in your area?

Seen and being shot on the daily I would presume.
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Re: DHC almost has 3 Million posts...

Postby Jarbo03 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:46 am

quacknstack6 wrote:
Jarbo03 wrote:
ByersFarm wrote:
I should clarify that my goal is to restore them to our property. I have some neighbors that have started to see some birds, and it would be nice to have an impact on neighboring property. To expect to have any long term impact would be unrealistic.



That's very cool. What is the predator situation like in your area?

Seen and being shot on the daily I would presume.


I would imagine, but was also wondering about the prey birds, they seem to be harder on upland birds than four legged critters. Makes it even worse when habitat sucks and there is less of it.
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Re: DHC almost has 3 Million posts...

Postby whisperin' duck » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:49 am

Glimmerjim wrote:
whisperin' duck wrote:
Glimmerjim wrote:
whisperin' duck wrote: Good gosh, I like duck hunting but quail hunting is so much better to me.


You must have dogs geared towards upland birds to say that, wd! I'm in CA, so we have valley and mountain quail. Most of the valley quail have established themselves in such thick, stickery habitat that they are really tough to hunt. And the mountain quail take a lot of miles of hiking, in my experience, to shoot more than a bird or two. Sounds fun, though! I want to go to AZ and shoot Gambel's. There are brazillions near my brother's near Kingman. Collared and mourning doves and cottontails, too!


My ex-father in law is a bird guide in south Texas. Used to go down a couple times a year and quail hunt. I still remember the rush I got the first time a covey flushed. That's the only thing I miss about my exes family! :yes:

:lol3: I would think in this case it would be important to maintain a good relationship with the exes! I'd sit down with them and explain how yes, you and your ex still love each other, but you just don't think you are good for each other and you want more than that for her.....and, with a hint of moisture in your eyes, you still love them and don't want this to change your relationship. The memories of family get togethers and time spent in the field with your FIL are just too important for you to simply walk away from and you hope more than anything to be able to see them on occasion.
Then ask Inda for some quail recipes! :beer:


That ship sailed when he called me cussing me and telling me he was going to come and kick my arse and I was a fat f*** SOB. I replied with "what are you mad about? Are you mad because I have pictures of your daughter, my wife, banging her boyfriend?" It was down hill from there... :biggrin:

***I want it noted that the pictures in question were taken while we still lived together and were before separation***
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Re: DHC almost has 3 Million posts...

Postby t_baker » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:00 am

Were they actually banging when you took the picture? If so I applaud you. Most guys wouldn't have thought of a picture. They woulda been choking a couple people
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Re: DHC almost has 3 Million posts...

Postby teddysberna » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:08 am

Just curious how you 'acquired' these pictures Brian? I'm with Baker and would like to think that a murderous rage would have overcome me, and 2 people would be getting choked out....
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Re: DHC almost has 3 Million posts...

Postby MarkM » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:17 am

Game cam no doubt.
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Re: DHC almost has 3 Million posts...

Postby whisperin' duck » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:31 am

They weren't actually in the act. They were of her going in and then coming out the next morning. Not to mention the added pictures of her going into a hotel at 1 am and leaving at 5 am. It doesn't take a math genius to figure out what went on...
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Re: DHC almost has 3 Million posts...

Postby whisperin' duck » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:42 am

So did anyone else get those storms last night? At one point the thunder seemed to rattle my entire house, it was loud enough to wake me up!
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Re: DHC almost has 3 Million posts...

Postby MarkM » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:49 am

whisperin' duck wrote:So did anyone else get those storms last night? At one point the thunder seemed to rattle my entire house, it was loud enough to wake me up!

Still got em goin on here
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Re: DHC almost has 3 Million posts...

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:54 am

MarkM wrote:
whisperin' duck wrote:So did anyone else get those storms last night? At one point the thunder seemed to rattle my entire house, it was loud enough to wake me up!

Still got em goin on here


Just windy and raining here. Supposed to be 73 today and 37 tomorrow. :crying:
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Re: DHC almost has 3 Million posts...

Postby MarkM » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:56 am

It had better clear up by Wednesday. My drive will suck if it doesn't.
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Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:58 am

MarkM wrote:It had better clear up by Wednesday. My drive will suck if it doesn't.


Where you headed?
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Re: DHC almost has 3 Million posts...

Postby whistlin_wings » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:59 am

Monday came to early this week. Almost died this weekend or felt like it. On another note the wedding I was in this past weekend allowed the groom to discover his best man might have other reasons for not bringing a date to the wedding when we saw him in the pool sharing a champagne glass with another guy.
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Re: DHC almost has 3 Million posts...

Postby MarkM » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:05 am

OHIODUCKA5 wrote:
MarkM wrote:It had better clear up by Wednesday. My drive will suck if it doesn't.


Where you headed?

North Dakota



whistlin_wings wrote:Monday came to early this week. Almost died this weekend or felt like it. On another note the wedding I was in this past weekend allowed the groom to discover his best man might have other reasons for not bringing a date to the wedding when we saw him in the pool sharing a champagne glass with another guy.

They found out your secret huh?
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Re: DHC almost has 3 Million posts...

Postby whistlin_wings » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:08 am

MarkM wrote:
whistlin_wings wrote:Monday came to early this week. Almost died this weekend or felt like it. On another note the wedding I was in this past weekend allowed the groom to discover his best man might have other reasons for not bringing a date to the wedding when we saw him in the pool sharing a champagne glass with another guy.

They found out your secret huh?

I was only a groomsman. He thought this hot blonde was picking him up at the pool then we all realized she was playing wing woman. She got him in the hot tub and then they switched but he stayed.
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Re: DHC almost has 3 Million posts...

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:09 am

whistlin_wings wrote:
MarkM wrote:
whistlin_wings wrote:Monday came to early this week. Almost died this weekend or felt like it. On another note the wedding I was in this past weekend allowed the groom to discover his best man might have other reasons for not bringing a date to the wedding when we saw him in the pool sharing a champagne glass with another guy.

They found out your secret huh?

I was only a groomsman. He thought this hot blonde was picking him up at the pool then we all realized she was playing wing woman. She got him in the hot tub and then they switched but he stayed.


Well that's good for him I guess.
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Re: DHC almost has 3 Million posts...

Postby WisconsinWaterfowler » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:17 am

whistlin_wings wrote:
MarkM wrote:
whistlin_wings wrote:Monday came to early this week. Almost died this weekend or felt like it. On another note the wedding I was in this past weekend allowed the groom to discover his best man might have other reasons for not bringing a date to the wedding when we saw him in the pool sharing a champagne glass with another guy.

They found out your secret huh?

I was only a groomsman. He thought this hot blonde was picking him up at the pool then we all realized she was playing wing woman. She got him in the hot tub and then they switched but he stayed.

Hilarious

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