Specklebelly wrote:Thanks John, good info. The good news is if we ever get rain there should be a lot of habitat like you show in the pictures.
So I assume the deepest the water can be is just a couple of inches. Is this correct and if not, how deep can you go?
Also, what about gallinule? Ever try them?
jeff_osu wrote:Preface: I am not internet scouting for hunting, these two species are illegal to shoot and largely nocturnal. I bird as often as I hunt, and am interested in finding these species in OK.
Has anyone seen/heard from the two lesser known Rallid species, Black Rail and Yellow Rail?
Call: ki-ki-kirr http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black_Rail/id
Call: tic tic, tic tic tic http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/yellow_rail/id
Specklebelly wrote:DW - How deep can the water be for hunting rails? Do they walk on the bottom of the water or on top of the vegetation?
I have a spot I am thinking of trying this weekend but don't really know what to look for.
Duck Whisperer wrote:Sooooooooooooo, any rail hunters here? I checked one of my spots last Sunday, but water level and/or cover type not quite right yet. I did flush/kill three. Might be better later on????????????? Not even sure if they have started migrating through? or when best time is??
I need jeff_osu: summer/winter maps of soras indicate they breed/summer just noth of us. Winter range is Texas coast and southward of that. Maps indicate Kansas is their southernmost breeding range. That said, I assume the majority (or all) soras I chase in Oklahoma are migrators????? Was wondering if jeff_osu knows if soras do breed in Oklahoma? Dern tough birds to pattern/figure out.
Specklebelly wrote:DW - I am hinting for an invite sometime.
Good info. I am going to give it a swing this weekend at my spot.
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