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Got him back from taxidermist
#505569 05/09/19 12:01 PM
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Seeing also if photobucket is working. Latest addition to farm house (barn house)


6 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM (no longer), HBG (way too many), SMB, and HSB (didn’t make it. 0 seen in 5 yrs)
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.
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SetterGuy #505572 05/09/19 12:15 PM
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That's a good buck, Jeff. I am glad that showing such is not censored here.

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Beautiful!
Why it should be censored?


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Very Nice WT!!


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Beautiful!
Why it should be censored?



Because it's got a huge rack! laugh Hahahahaha

Re: Got him back from taxidermist
SetterGuy #505584 05/09/19 12:53 PM
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Ha! Thanks. I almost didnít get it mounted. The guys at the processor talked me into it. I told them the taxidermists must be paying them.. Thereís a bigger one out there, weíve seen his pictures on the game cameras. Next year as a retiree, I may have a bit more time in the field.


6 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM (no longer), HBG (way too many), SMB, and HSB (didn’t make it. 0 seen in 5 yrs)
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.
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Depending on your property and surrounding property and owners that is a nice buck. We try to let them walk til 5-1/2 year old but getting neighbors on board is tough

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Nice buck and mount. Congratulations!

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Nice one! Congrats!!


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Pat Williamson #505654 05/10/19 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted By: Pat Williamson
Depending on your property and surrounding property and owners that is a nice buck. We try to let them walk til 5-1/2 year old but getting neighbors on board is tough


Pat, Iím not sure how old this buck is. I have always been a Quail hunter first, just started deer hunting. Iíve just got 60 ac. Many small farms in the area of similar sizes. The previous owner of our place shot anything legal (4 pts on a side). Weíve been a lot more selective. Starting to talk to neighbors about waiting. About 25% on board.
This was by far, the biggest buck Iíve seen on our place, but there are bigger ones out there.


6 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM (no longer), HBG (way too many), SMB, and HSB (didn’t make it. 0 seen in 5 yrs)
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.
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SetterGuy #505676 05/10/19 05:07 PM
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Nice buck, but we grow them pretty large in Wisconsin too!

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SetterGuy #505683 05/10/19 09:20 PM
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Thatís a very nice buck Joey! Whew.. We had this guy on the camera, but Iíve not seen him during the season.

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6 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM (no longer), HBG (way too many), SMB, and HSB (didn’t make it. 0 seen in 5 yrs)
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.
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I have monster bucks on my place . I know because the game cam shows them. But, when the season starts they go nocturnal or someplace else.


It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
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Have the opposite situation because the does gather at my place. This is not near my biggest one, but likely the oldest (teeth worn to nothing). Unfortunately had lost a tine in battle.


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Setter like you I have been a quail hunter most of my adult life. I bow hunt for deer today but truth is, I would rather be hunting quail over a Pointer, a Setter or Both at the same time smile I have done a lot of that.

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Tracy, I used to be loaded with bobs. But, over time, they all disappeared. A neighbor tried to re establish them but it didnít work.


It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
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Missouri actually had better Quail numbers this year vs the last several years. My neighbor runs pointers, and said he and a buddy shot 120 birds this season. Nothing like our heydays back 20 yrs ago, but much better than a few years ago.
My Best Quail hunts were all down near Big Spring TX. We always went in late Jan after our Missouri season ended. Knew a guy down there that owned thousands of acres. Had two jeeps set up with built in dog boxes. Never had to hunt singles as we went from one covey to the next. Just got to go for maybe 7 or 8 years. This was maybe 15 years ago. What a blast. Some of the most fun days Iíve ever had hunting.

Edit. We did have a pretty rough winter this year. Had some deep snow that had ice on it. It was down for at least 2 weeks. Iím hoping the Quail survived it ok..

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6 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM (no longer), HBG (way too many), SMB, and HSB (didn’t make it. 0 seen in 5 yrs)
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.
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My son was born in Big Springs, so I know that area really well. Hunted all around that area. I looked over a 3,500 acre quail lease for 7 yrs near there, where half the place had blues and the other half had Bob's. And hunted 5 days a week for the 4 month season. Hay! I had a good corporate job! But the best lease I ever hunted was in Hebbronville, so many bob's there we never got a chance to hunt singles. It was just covey to covey. No B S. Three of us guys had that 3,000 acre lease for about 3 yr's. Picture this, dog on point, we walked up busted covey dropped a few and watched singles. On the way to the singles we would bust another covey. In all my life I have never seen a place like it. We lost that lease to a large Corporate Co. because they had way more money to offer the land owner. I also hunted Okla quite a bit.

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Dave, back in the late 70's we worked with TP&W because the birds would be boom to bust in just a season or two and we wanted to know why? Answer was fire ants and food due to the right timing of the rains and was also told about a bird virus that would show up some years. I hope they come back for you.


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Tracy, they disappeared about 15 to 20 years ago. That was before the fire ants or hogs showed up.

Lots of theories about the decline and then disappearance. Havenít seen one in years and very.ittle has changed in my area.

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It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
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Dave, I hate to hear that for you. I am aware that in some areas the quail have declined to where almost none exist. In that case I believe it is due to the lack of food for them. When I moved to Shreveport from W. Texas I brought 4 English pointers and 1 Golden lab. I contacted the Louisiana Parks and Wildlife and spoke with the local manager. He told me how to hunt quail here and said when he grew up here there were a lot of quail due to farmers growing soybeans, etc. But when farmers went to growing trees the numbers of coveys dropped. So maybe something like mesquite or some other plant has taken over and reduced their food.


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A big part of the decline in Missouri is the predator increase. Used to be high fur prices had a lot of predators and nest robbers trapped. Not any longer. Some say our turkeys eat young quail, im not sure thatís having that much of an impact. The bulldozers have sure had their effect too, but itís difficult to fault a farmer for maximizing what heís getting off of his land. Our conservation Dept just doesnít get as excited about Quail as they do deer and turkey. I donít think Quail hunting brings in the $$ like bigger game. Three of the guys I used to hunt with no longer keep bird dogs. Tough to bring up a pup and train him right without birds..


6 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM (no longer), HBG (way too many), SMB, and HSB (didn’t make it. 0 seen in 5 yrs)
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.
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I agree, to have a good dog you have to keep them in the birds. After moving here I needed to work with a couple of young dogs and few birds were around this area so I built a flight pin and added 400 quail. I also built recall pins, scattered them around the property. It worked pretty well for training young dogs and my 6 yr old son. My son shot his first quail over my dogs back then. I no longer have pointing dogs but have been giving some thought to raising some Chucker's for working my Golden Retriever on flush training/retrieving training. Maybe taking him Pheasant hunting/dove hunting along with his duck hunting. I am a firm believer that you have to get dogs into birds to make a good hunting/retrieving dog.

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