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 Post subject: Quail Hunting In Texas. Need help/info please
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 7:28 am 
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I know that many folks in Texas hunt quail.

Many guys hunt wild quail and some go for the plantation/pen raised quail.

I am involved with one of the Quail Forever Chapter down here in Houston. We are having a hard time finding folks that are still hunting wild quail.

I am hoping you can help me with some answers to a couple of questions below

What I would like to know how many of you hunt wild quail.

If not do you prefer the pen raised

Is it that the cost of the wild quail hunting prices that have gone through the roof here.

Thanks so much!

John Boyd




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 Post subject: Re: Quail Hunting In Texas. Need help/info please
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 6:07 am 
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John
I hunt in Texas but live in Georgia. Not sure if that counts in your survey?

I hunt wild quail in both states. Personally, I would rather find one covey of wild birds than shoot 100 pen raised ones.

As far as wild quail hunting in Texas, other than travel expense and finding somewhere to hunt the expense isn't that much different from release birds in Georgia. Friends and I have traveled to Texas and Oklahoma the last two years. We have had good hunts and not so good ones. Still enjoyed all.

Praying for rain in Texas !


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 Post subject: Re: Quail Hunting In Texas. Need help/info please
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 9:07 am 
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Where are you finding wild quail in GA, Ruby? I'm moving further north from central Florida and all I have found in SW GA are the plantations.

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 Post subject: Re: Quail Hunting In Texas. Need help/info please
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:23 pm 
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I hunt wild quail on our properties here in south Texas. We have had a healthy Bob White population the past few years, but if we don't get some rain soon I fear those numbers will rapidly tail off for the upcoming season.

We have done a good job of attempting to limit the predators to these birds. I have been burning larger areas of rose hedge this spring to help with access to flushing coveys. We also ran a few private hunts this past season where we released pen raised Georgia Giants that I hope have integrated into the population. I was out at our ranch a few weeks back and flushed a few coveys of 20+ birds on one fence line alone. I have faith that this community will continue to grow and remain in the area for the foreseeable future.

Luckily cost is not a factor for myself, but I have checked into private guided hunts for wild birds and those prices are astronomical. I have a friend who owns a pen raised bird ranch in the Houston area, I make a point of hunting there a few times a year as well, mostly to support his venture, but also to nab a few Chukar as well.

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