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Here are pics of Sunday the 11th's hunt. Started out at daylight again, and finished up at dark. Got several more miles in walking. Three of us went and we ended up with 4 pheasant and 10 quail as a group. My share was two roosters and 3 quail. Those roosters are tough birds to bring down. :eek: One of them came up and flew over me. I hit him square with the 16 ga #6 shot 3 times and he only fell after the third shot. :eek: Breast is already tenderized ;D

 

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Here are pics of Sunday the 11th's hunt. Started out at daylight again, and finished up at dark. Got several more miles in walking. Three of us went and we ended up with 4 pheasant and 10 quail as a group. My share was two roosters and 3 quail. Those roosters are tough birds to bring down. :eek: One of them came up and flew over me. I hit him square with the 16 ga #6 shot 3 times and he only fell after the third shot. :eek: Breast is already tenderized ;D
The guys land we were hunting on was 72 years old. He kept up with us all the way, all day, and even walked across the fields to block a draw and still had to make the return trip with us :eek: He didn't kill anything, but he did get several dressed pheasant and quail breast for supper. ;) I hope to God that I can still carry an 8 1/2 pound gun, spare shells,traverse 4-5 miles of broken terrain in hunting clothes and be as fresh as he was at the end of the day. :eek: :eek: The fact that he is a retired physics college professor made for some extremely interesting conversations as well. We could out shoot him with a gun but we were severely undergunned when it came to knowledge.

 

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nice looking birds there buddy.

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Ditto to what tulsahunter said.
Well worth the x-tra miles of walking as well.
 

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Those pics sure make me miss bird hunting that we had way back when. Sounds like a fun hunt for sure.
 

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As we all know the upland birds as well as others are dependant on weather and habitat. I'm thinking the emphasis on leaving some cover by the farmers, and favorable weather makes a lot of difference in a good season and a bad one. According to some of the game rangers that I've talked to, and my experience in the field, the pheasant numbers are down a little this year, but the quail are on an upswing due to the favorable weather this spring. That could all change with a bad spring.
 

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Just when the quail seem to be coming back in good numbers.
Just have to wait & see though after this spring.
 
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