What is your favorite upland bird?

Pheasant, turkey, dove, grouse, partridge, quail, squirrel, rabbits, etc.

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Postby cut_un » Sun Aug 14, 2005 6:50 pm

I guess I like quail hunting ..but they are few and far between here in Va. now so I guess my #1 upland bird is the turkey and I love to hunt um in the spring :salude:
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Postby Greg Wile » Wed Aug 17, 2005 1:56 pm

Ruffed grouse as they come up fast and fly like greased lightning twisting and turning irradically through the trees. Only thing tougher is a wood cock, IMO. :salude:
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Wed Aug 17, 2005 8:52 pm

Spruce grouse can be fun. They like to group up in trees together...if you work your way from the ground up, chances are you can take 'em all. Don't start from the top though, if one of 'em sees another drop past on it's way to the ground you'll get only the one you shot. IT's a darn hillarious sight to see!
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Postby Greg Wile » Thu Aug 18, 2005 5:30 pm

Spruce grouse or Fools hens are protected here as they can be caught easily buy some one who is lost in the wilderness and used as food. :yes: Can you imagine that.
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Postby firebird » Fri Aug 19, 2005 1:05 pm

I love them all for one special reason or another but I'll cast my vote for the Mearns quail. Very beautiful, hold great for pointers and you can hunt them in sunny Arizona when its winter everywhere else! Coveys explode like bobwhites and taste much the same.
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Postby Wags » Sat Aug 27, 2005 10:02 pm

Ruffed Grouse.
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Postby duckboy_390 » Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:05 am

Grouse and Woodcocks get a tie from me, I like snipe huntin' too.
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Postby CALLEMQUACKTN » Tue Sep 06, 2005 7:54 am

My vote would have to go to the doves. We just don't have many quail anymore.
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Woodcock.....

Postby JimboPDX » Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:06 pm

ACEBLDES....I thought Woodcock right before morning pee...... :toofunny:

And Snafu518...Are you choking the Woodcock.... :laughing:
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Postby Rowdy » Fri Sep 16, 2005 9:24 am

favorite upland hunt has to be timberdoodles..
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Postby Gooseboy » Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:04 pm

Bobwhites and pheasent.
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Postby Gooseboy » Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:04 pm

those woodcock do look like snipe.
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Postby waynemorgan » Sat Oct 01, 2005 7:30 pm

west oklahoma bobwhites #1
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Postby alloutdoors » Mon Feb 20, 2006 12:09 pm

Ruffed grouse is easily my favorite. We also get some pretty good woodcock flights but those can be hard to pin down in a given year.
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Postby ks_waterfowler » Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:47 pm

Bobwhites are my #1. Pheasants and doves are #2. Snipe is number 3, and they are super fun to hunt. Taste alot like doves to me.
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Postby CLUTCHfan » Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:30 pm

Ruffed Grouse. I've actually had people who flinched and ducked when a grouse took off. I also love the sound when they start drumming.
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Postby LaRedneck » Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:19 am

My favorite is DOVE cus that was my first hunt and everytime we go out to the dove field it brings back old memories. :thumbsup:
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Postby playaxplorer » Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:37 am

Haven't personally had a lot of variety for upland birds, only pheasant, quail (bobs and blue or scaled) and lesser prairie chickens. No grouse, huns or chukkars. I'd say my favorite for table and hunting and enjoyment is bobwhite. But a good pheasant field is hard to beat.

for sport and challenge hands down Blue quail (aka scaled). they are some runnin' sumguns! I leave my upland boots at home in place of my running shoes! They will flat out run your dog and you to death. they seem to have this knack of knowing when i am gasping for air, that's when the finally decide to take to wing!
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Postby cinrds » Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:07 pm

I have only hunted quail (Bobwhite) and Pheasant. I couldn't thank it could get any better then quail. If someone wants to prove me wrong I am always open to hunting new things.
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Postby duck jerky » Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:45 pm

Pheasant we have a 2 week season here and I take the whole two weeks off from work to pursue them.
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Postby cinnamonteal7 » Sun Mar 26, 2006 5:31 pm

Roosters
i like then mostly because if you dont hit them hard they're runnin
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Postby renoduckman » Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:50 pm

I enjoy doves alot, and have hunted chuckar and pheasant. But my favorite is Valley Quail. They are just not too hard to hunt, nor to easy. Just right.
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Postby marcbme » Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:14 pm

Sharp tailed grouse

Dove

Wild chickens (used to hunt them in CA)
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Postby Breakfast Boy » Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:17 am

No doubt, hands down, ruffed grouse are my favorite upland bird. After that it's pheasants.
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Postby Ryan » Sun Aug 13, 2006 8:27 pm

Pheasants and Huns for me. Nothing for fun than tracking down a running rooster or walking 15-20 yards infront of a dog to flush up those huns.
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