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« on: January 14, 2008, 01:44:57 AM »

Just a couple of pictures to get started.  We are late in the season and the birds have been a little harder to find.  Typically I am after mountain quail, but there are 10x more valleys to be had.  These are the first three males I shot a few weekends ago.  I got my limit of 10 in about an hour and a half.




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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2008, 01:52:04 AM »

Where you hunting over a dog or not? Nice pictures j2

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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2008, 02:00:16 AM »

Sadly....no dog.  The old girl is gone now, and I didn't have the heart to try and take one of the wife's Papillons although one is ready to go for it.  Maybe I should give her a try! LOL I do not see a replacement hunting dog in the near future.







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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2008, 07:18:49 AM »


Dont short sell the papillion, you might have a good little gun dog there, I know a Jack Russell that retrieves, although Pheasants are a handful. Or mouthful. If its not gun shy try it.
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2008, 03:09:33 PM »

Well the Papillon was known as the Continental Toy Spaniel in the past.  I will see how my Cybelle does with the gun.  The mother dog would be great but she is very short legged.  She is also a tenacious little killer of the small animals [butterflies, flies, dragon flies and even mice]. LOL
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2008, 10:00:23 PM »

Nice looking dinner their for one guy bet you had them gone in a few seconds. I know  that I would have. Hope no one gets mad at you for getting a little dinner. If so well then they can go to  s53 s80s98 s98  c110   a31
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2008, 12:46:46 AM »

Well I didn't post all ten of them, but here the little birds are extremely numerous.

Sorry, but I do hunt and I do love it.  If I didn't I would not have bought that little 20 gauge Italian mistress.
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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2008, 07:47:42 AM »

I think a little quail hunting trip needs to be planned for next year I see how well the valley fly when one gets out of my pen but they normally get called back in by the other ones( Vacation time  road trip quail hunting) sounds like a winner to me Jim
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2008, 11:11:43 PM »

Valleys are powerful fliers.  I jumped a covey of about 50 in chest high coyote brush and grass and let me tell you they rocked out, but the bobwhite has a quicker burst, just slower top speed in my opinion.
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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2008, 08:28:35 AM »

I have seen gambles  a covey  of about 25 in the wild  and they were fast  the ran for a while ahead of me this was on the outskirts of a  residential area where the houses were on a couple acre lots  but when they took flight it was a beautiful sight they headed up into the hills above the houses
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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2008, 11:10:16 AM »

I have heard the Gambel's is a runner.  The valleys run, but typically not that much.
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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2008, 03:36:38 PM »


So, did you find out if your Papillion is gunshy?

Go for it, it'd be a great pic to show one with a Quail, retrieving it.
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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2008, 05:01:25 PM »

I took her out and shot 20 rounds of Fiocchi lites in the 20 gauge with her today.  She didn't seem to care at all, but she was searching for what made the echo off the rocks up the hill.  I have introduced her, her mother and her sister to quail in the past from successful hunts, so now I need to do so in the field. 

Here is Cybelle from this morning with me.





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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2008, 05:37:02 PM »

hahah..that's priceless. a38
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« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2008, 07:31:07 PM »

Me being 6'8" and 280-290 pounds makes her look even smaller, but she is the biggest of the three we have at 7 pounds.  The truck is a 2500 Dodge Cummings D.

If you like the size difference there then this should make you laugh too.  My daughter's Chipmunk with a Leapers red-dot tactical scope in B-square mounts.


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