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Quail and Dove Scouting tips

Postby b-144 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:22 pm

I have always wondered the best way to Scout for bird and advise?
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Re: Quail and Dove Scouting tips

Postby klist » Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:50 pm

personaly


we drive around about 3-5 days before season, and look for birds

check where there feeding, roosting, there patterns, just about everything you can find

dove is real easy

get a chair, some binocs, some cold beer and a can of cope


be mobile

the first day just mark where ya see birds

the next day hit that spot where you would hunt, and check to see if its gonna produce. figure out how many shots you would get, how far, and think how many people could hunt there and where you would put them

do you need to brush up a blind?

or is it covered well

will a mojo work? are they pass shots, or landing shot


time in the field leads to great shoots
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Re: Quail and Dove Scouting tips

Postby rcdinaz » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:15 pm

Not sure what state you are in. I am in AZ and in the desert water is key along with feed as was already mentioned. We try to know where there is water that will be there during the season. Quail especially don't seem to like to move too far from a water source.

If you can find private land with feed or water you can hunt even better.
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Re: Quail and Dove Scouting tips

Postby b-144 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:27 pm

Sounds good
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