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  • #31
    That looks like a good product Jesse. One of the ingredients is sulphur based. I have used sulphur powder dusted on my socks and pants. It works

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Remoh View Post
      Where have all the birds gone Jimmy? Last time I went quail hunting we had to kick the birds to get them to fly (Farm raised)
      I've had lots of my old birding buds tell me it's the coyote infestation...at these "quail hunt properties" and various hunting preserves, they have pen-raised birds...they send out a truck with hirlings and cages of quail, throw 8-12 of them in a mesh bag, sling them around a few times (they say it disorients the birds and they won't go far from the drop spots)...and an hour or so later when the hunters are guided through the property, they flush when provoked...I have never been on such a hunt, but have been told by reputable friends that's how it works...

      Jimmy

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      • #33
        I guess hunting wild quail will just have to be a memory. We used to do good old fashioned Dove shoots and hunt wild quail. My quail buddy has a nice place in the Carolinas. We had many A#1 quail hunting days, in the old days, wild birds everywhere. Henry had the smartest quail dogs I ever hunted behind. The last time I hunted with Henry we had to buy a box a birds and throw 'em out. It wasn't the same as hunting wild birds. I felt like I was shooting pets.

        I think the coyote problem is getting worse. Ground nesting birds are going away. I don't hear Bob White or whippoorwill anymore.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Counslrman View Post
          I've had lots of my old birding buds tell me it's the coyote infestation...at these "quail hunt properties" and various hunting preserves, they have pen-raised birds...they send out a truck with hirlings and cages of quail, throw 8-12 of them in a mesh bag, sling them around a few times (they say it disorients the birds and they won't go far from the drop spots)...and an hour or so later when the hunters are guided through the property, they flush when provoked...I have never been on such a hunt, but have been told by reputable friends that's how it works...

          Jimmy
          That's exactly how it works. Heck, some plantations even place orange flagging so the "guide" will know where the birds were placed.

          There are very few places where you can actually hunt wild birds and it's usually by invite and by knowing someone.

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          • #35
            Russ,

            ...had a buddy who hunted with Steve Bartkowski years ago out East of Atlanta at one of those outfits...he said the "guides" had to touch the birds on the tail before they would flush...

            ...a sad commentary...

            Jimmy

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Counslrman View Post
              Russ,

              ...had a buddy who hunted with Steve Bartkowski years ago out East of Atlanta at one of those outfits...he said the "guides" had to touch the birds on the tail before they would flush...

              ...a sad commentary...

              Jimmy
              Jimmy,
              When I first moved here in 89, I was looking forward to checking off "South Georgia Plantation Quail Hunt" on my Bucket List. Visions of horse drawn buggie, watching the dogs searching through lob lolly pines. First covey we encountered, guide had to put foot under bird and launch it. Ended that hunt right then.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by huntfish View Post
                Jimmy,
                When I first moved here in 89, I was looking forward to checking off "South Georgia Plantation Quail Hunt" on my Bucket List. Visions of horse drawn buggie, watching the dogs searching through lob lolly pines. First covey we encountered, guide had to put foot under bird and launch it. Ended that hunt right then.
                I like your iconic view of a true quail hunt, although I believe you meant longleaf pine, not loblolly. The removal of longleaf forest (less than 5% of original longleaf forest remains) and suppression of fire have caused a major decline in quail, among other wildlife.
                "Let your hook be always cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be fish." -Fortune Cookie

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by fontinalis View Post
                  I like your iconic view of a true quail hunt, although I believe you meant longleaf pine, not loblolly. The removal of longleaf forest (less than 5% of original longleaf forest remains) and suppression of fire have caused a major decline in quail, among other wildlife.
                  That, and overstocked timber stands. Quail do just fine in a Loblolly plantation if you burn regularly and keep it to around 60-70 BAF.

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