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Quail on my property.

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Bfh_auto, Jun 13, 2018 at 9:39 PM.

  1. Bfh_auto

    Bfh_auto Member

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    I started a war on Coyotes and feral cats when I bought my property.
    I think it is paying off. I see rabbits all the time and saw my first quail this evening when I was mowing hay.
    I think I will leave a bigger strip on the fence line for them.
     
  2. horsemen61

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    That’s awesome to hear op keep up the good fight on the varmints and you will see even more of them!
     
  3. 1KPerDay

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    Pretty soon you'll want the yotes back to keep down the hordes of bunnies. Lol :D
     
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  4. Bfh_auto

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    I have a mountain fiest pup that is learning to hunt rabbits.
    My wife makes a fine rabbit stew.
     
  5. Armored farmer

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    Unfortunately, mowing hay doesnt bid well for the rabbits and quail.
     
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  6. Fine Figure of a Man

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    Saw a couple quail near my place a few days ago. First I have seen in many years.
     
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  7. Bfh_auto

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    I don't mow the entire property and am thinking about leaving 15 to 20 ft of fence row like my grandpa did in Illinois. I have to cut hay to feed the horses and pay for farm investments.
     
  8. Armored farmer

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    Oh yea, i didnt mean any disrespect. Believe me, we do it too.
    I had a pair in my yard today. That's not a good sign. We have had 8 inches of rain and their nesting ground down by the creek was totally flooded.
     
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  9. Bfh_auto

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    None taken. I wish I could turn it all into wildlife habitat.
     
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  10. George P

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    You might look into planting crops that attract quail and afford them food and cover
     
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  11. Armored farmer

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    Quail hunting was my passion for about a good decade.
    I even travelled to your state and hunted down around Bartlesville one fall.
    We only shot over points, and was disappointed if we didnt bag over 100 birds in a season.
     
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  12. Bfh_auto

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    I need to look into that.
    I did plant millet along the treeline and let it go to seed last year. I was hoping for dove but only saw ones in my yard. I must be getting soft because now I find excuses to watch them instead of eating them.
     
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    Pile a bunch of brush in an area near some water and cover, quail love brush piles, makes for a secure home. We had about 100 quail a year ago in our back lot near our brush pile.
     
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  14. 1KPerDay

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    Tons of quail on my property. Unfortunately I live in a city that doesn't allow you to shoot birds on your property. Wish I could. Got squirrels and big deer, too.
     
  15. Patocazador

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  16. Choctaw

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    I love sitting outside and listening to the quail calling in the evening. I thought we had lost that in Texas but they are definitely coming back. At least where I am.
     
  17. Choctaw

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    In Texas we can call Texas Parks and Wildlife and they will send out a wildlife biologist to help you develop a quail program. I bet Oklahoma has something similar.
     
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  18. Bfh_auto

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    Glad to hear about the quail. Growing up in California nothing gave me more joy than going for a walk and seeing huge coveys of quail. Sadly where I would hunt quail they were always few and far between.
     
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