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Re: Does anyone in here Quail Hunt? [Re: HOYT 09] #3016948
01/18/20 12:07 AM
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Love to quail hunt. We have traveled to other states looking for birds. Wish they would come back here.

Re: Does anyone in here Quail Hunt? [Re: HOYT 09] #3016951
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FIL used to hunt the big bean fields on Sand mountain yrs ago......Him and a one arm man named Bill......Used to wear em out too......Man I miss and loved those guys they quit going years ago cause the birds just played out..... frown


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Re: Does anyone in here Quail Hunt? [Re: HOYT 09] #3016954
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There is a guy that puts out couple thousand or more a year across rd from us and I've yet to see any around..weve had a couple coveys few years ago but I havnt seen em in a while..

Re: Does anyone in here Quail Hunt? [Re: HOYT 09] #3016962
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I use to go all the time, we put birds out though. I don’t believe I’ve seen a covey of wild quail in years.

Re: Does anyone in here Quail Hunt? [Re: HOYT 09] #3019408
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Only pen raised birds for me but I love watching the dogs work!

Re: Does anyone in here Quail Hunt? [Re: HOYT 09] #3019441
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Quail are making a comeback in the wild. Morris and I know a place with 25-30 large coveys of wild birds. I haven’t been there in 5-6 years so no telling what’s there now. I know two more places with several coveys each

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Re: Does anyone in here Quail Hunt? [Re: HOYT 09] #3019581
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It's amazing to think that any survive. They are ground nesting birds and are near the bottom of the food chain, especially eggs and chicks. Hogs, bobcats, coyotes, opossums, raccoons, foxes, snakes, fire ants, hawks and other raptors, wild dogs/cats, black painters, el chupacabras, maybe the occasional hunter and especially caulds eat quail or quail eggs. Good news is that the pine plantation boom of the 80's - 90's are on the second or third thinnings or are being converted and creating some more traditional habitat. Burning is becoming more commonplace on private property and the replanted long leaf habitat creates ideal cover, brooding and food resources for quail. It will never be where it was, but there may be some areas that see a decent recovery under the right conditions.

Re: Does anyone in here Quail Hunt? [Re: Overland] #3019682
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Originally Posted by Overland
It's amazing to think that any survive. They are ground nesting birds and are near the bottom of the food chain, especially eggs and chicks. Hogs, bobcats, coyotes, opossums, raccoons, foxes, snakes, fire ants, hawks and other raptors, wild dogs/cats, black painters, el chupacabras, maybe the occasional hunter and especially caulds eat quail or quail eggs. Good news is that the pine plantation boom of the 80's - 90's are on the second or third thinnings or are being converted and creating some more traditional habitat. Burning is becoming more commonplace on private property and the replanted long leaf habitat creates ideal cover, brooding and food resources for quail. It will never be where it was, but there may be some areas that see a decent recovery under the right conditions.


Dang you just about nailed it with the predator list but forgot one HUGE one and that is RoundUp!

Re: Does anyone in here Quail Hunt? [Re: HOYT 09] #3019690
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Re: Does anyone in here Quail Hunt? [Re: HOYT 09] #3024431
01/27/20 07:28 AM
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We hunt pen raised like everyone else in Alabama.
Predator control and land management would go a long way in Alabama if it was a collective effort


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Re: Does anyone in here Quail Hunt? [Re: HOYT 09] #3024523
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We had a guy bring quail to our property yesterday and had a hunt. Released 80 birds we killed 56 of them.


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Re: Does anyone in here Quail Hunt? [Re: Overland] #3024718
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Originally Posted by Overland
It's amazing to think that any survive. They are ground nesting birds and are near the bottom of the food chain, especially eggs and chicks. Hogs, bobcats, coyotes, opossums, raccoons, foxes, snakes, fire ants, hawks and other raptors, wild dogs/cats, black painters, el chupacabras, maybe the occasional hunter and especially caulds eat quail or quail eggs. Good news is that the pine plantation boom of the 80's - 90's are on the second or third thinnings or are being converted and creating some more traditional habitat. Burning is becoming more commonplace on private property and the replanted long leaf habitat creates ideal cover, brooding and food resources for quail. It will never be where it was, but there may be some areas that see a decent recovery under the right conditions.


Very accurate statement.

I found quail on 5 different WMAs in the state last year. Some of them are not easy walking, but pen raised birds have made us hunters soft.

If people want to help in AL call the National Forest Service and let them know we need smaller burn blocks. The habitat in the NF system is so close, but the burn sizes impedes progress. It applies to Turkeys as well, but not as harmful to them. Additionally, call the Alabama Department of Conservation and express your interest in Quail management on public lands. "The squeaky wheel gets the grease".

There are 9 Quail Forever chapters scattered across the state right now. Please consider getting involved.

Re: Does anyone in here Quail Hunt? [Re: Shaneomac2] #3024728
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Originally Posted by Shaneomac2
We had a guy bring quail to our property yesterday and had a hunt. Released 80 birds we killed 56 of them.


It's so fun, but I'd be happy with 5 wild birds. It's a shame they're basically all gone. It went south about 1980.

Re: Does anyone in here Quail Hunt? [Re: Remington270] #3025646
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Originally Posted by Remington270
Originally Posted by Shaneomac2
We had a guy bring quail to our property yesterday and had a hunt. Released 80 birds we killed 56 of them.


It's so fun, but I'd be happy with 5 wild birds. It's a shame they're basically all gone. It went south about 1980.



Same here.


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Re: Does anyone in here Quail Hunt? [Re: HOYT 09] #3035412
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Yes. We still have some wild birds where i live and on our lease..It is old reclaim and quail do well there. I do most of my quail hunting at my in-laws in TX. Place is loaded and hunt coveys. Even get a shot at a ring neck pheasant every now and then.

Re: Does anyone in here Quail Hunt? [Re: HOYT 09] #3035426
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I haven't killed a quail since I was a kid, late 70's early 80's????
I also don't see the enormous flocks of redwing blackbirds that
used to show up in late fall, that was absolutely mesmerizing.
Times have definitely changed. I miss the freedom of being able
to roam where ever with my pellet gun.

Re: Does anyone in here Quail Hunt? [Re: HOYT 09] #3041613
02/13/20 09:37 PM
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need To find somebody around Clarke County with a dog. We got a place that seems to have a good many wild birds. We jump them pretty often on this place we lease next to our family land. At one time we had over 50 out feeding between 2 food plots. Also got some woodcock. Keep saying I’m gonna hunt them but I won’t be back up till turkey season.

Re: Does anyone in here Quail Hunt? [Re: HOYT 09] #3041861
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That is awesome spec season ends February 28th here in AL. I like hearing that there are still some wild bird covey's in good numbers in places in the state. That gives hope that one day they might make a come back.


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Re: Does anyone in here Quail Hunt? [Re: HOYT 09] #3041863
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Hunting 13 what part of Texas did you hunt? Where at in Alabama is your reclaim lease land?


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Re: Does anyone in here Quail Hunt? [Re: Spec] #3041967
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Originally Posted by Spec
need To find somebody around Clarke County with a dog. We got a place that seems to have a good many wild birds. We jump them pretty often on this place we lease next to our family land. At one time we had over 50 out feeding between 2 food plots. Also got some woodcock. Keep saying I’m gonna hunt them but I won’t be back up till turkey season.


What part of Clarke County you in I got 2 dogs and I would like to get on some timber doodles.


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