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Bobwhite Quail #6937129
07/21/20 12:01 PM
07/21/20 12:01 PM
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West Cent IL
illinideer Offline OP
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We had a really good hatch this year at home with our quail. While out checking trail cams I flushed 5 different family groups plus we have 3 groups coming into the yard to the bird feeders. Had a male and 7 little fuzzy golfballs here last night. I'm hoping the turkey's done just as well.
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Re: Bobwhite Quail [Re: illinideer] #6937596
07/21/20 07:10 PM
07/21/20 07:10 PM
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always good to hear something positive about Mr.Bob, i dont think i've heard as many whistling this year as last year but hoping for a decent hatch. me and the GSP are ready for fall/winter!

Re: Bobwhite Quail [Re: illinideer] #6937614
07/21/20 07:21 PM
07/21/20 07:21 PM
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Pottsboro TX Grayson county
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I used to see and hear them all the time, but its been years now and they seem to be gone.

Re: Bobwhite Quail [Re: illinideer] #6937615
07/21/20 07:22 PM
07/21/20 07:22 PM
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williamsburg ks
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quail are gone here. prairie chickens too


Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Re: Bobwhite Quail [Re: illinideer] #6937617
07/21/20 07:24 PM
07/21/20 07:24 PM
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williamsburg ks
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muskrats, rabbits, big bullfrogs, scissortail birds, meadowlarks are dissapearing heck even lightning bugs are all but gone


Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Re: Bobwhite Quail [Re: illinideer] #6937628
07/21/20 07:29 PM
07/21/20 07:29 PM
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Northern Maine
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Very nice.Miss their calls.

Re: Bobwhite Quail [Re: illinideer] #6937638
07/21/20 07:36 PM
07/21/20 07:36 PM
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SW Georgia
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Guess I need to load some videos to YouTube. We have coveys that look like they are ready to be hunted. We have coveys where the chicks can only fly 15-20 yards. And I saw a (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman) and 2 hens with about a dozen chicks that would make a cotton rat look huge just this past weekend.
I’ve seen turkeys the size of quail and a hen with poults the size of a large chickens recently.
We seem to have had another great hatch this year.

Keep in mind this is a plantation that is strictly managed for quail (wild birds). When quail thrive, everything else does as well. Prescribed burns every year and nothing but native vegetation planted in the fields. And of course trapping is almost year round, with cage traps and footholds. Trapping sucks for numbers but it’s rare to get pics of critters on camera. Oct-Feb are off limits to footholds so a few big critters do move in every year.

Re: Bobwhite Quail [Re: illinideer] #6937641
07/21/20 07:37 PM
07/21/20 07:37 PM
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SW Georgia
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The “unacceptable word” in the above post was the name for a MALE quail, lol.

Re: Bobwhite Quail [Re: illinideer] #6937645
07/21/20 07:41 PM
07/21/20 07:41 PM
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williamsburg ks
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atrazine. whole world gets soaked with it here


Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Re: Bobwhite Quail [Re: illinideer] #6937646
07/21/20 07:45 PM
07/21/20 07:45 PM
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Piney va. soon be 19
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Not heard a quail whistle here in 30 years or more


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Re: Bobwhite Quail [Re: illinideer] #6937650
07/21/20 07:48 PM
07/21/20 07:48 PM
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williamsburg ks
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Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Re: Bobwhite Quail [Re: illinideer] #6937655
07/21/20 07:52 PM
07/21/20 07:52 PM
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Southern NJ
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Same here. In the 70's we heard them every morning and hunted a few. In the 80's they all disappeared. Same with ring neck pheasants. I don't know what happened but it's about the same time farm machinery was getting bigger and farmers were cutting down the hedgerows that used to separate fields and farms. We, and a bunch of others, raised quail and pheasants for a few years to try to help bring them back but it didn't work.

During the same time, we got turkey and groundhogs. I had never seen either as a kid, we're over run with both now.


-Ryan
Re: Bobwhite Quail [Re: danny clifton] #6937665
07/21/20 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by danny clifton
quail are gone here. prairie chickens too

More quail in my neck of the woods than we've had for yrs. Not enough to go huntem but enough to Kno they are here. I rarely brake for deer......I always brake for quail wink

Re: Bobwhite Quail [Re: illinideer] #6937797
07/21/20 09:24 PM
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Iowa
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I used to have a covey around here but the last hard winter seemed to kill them off. There are more pheasants around than I've seen in a long time, though.

Re: Bobwhite Quail [Re: illinideer] #6937875
07/21/20 10:11 PM
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Michigan
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I have never saw a Michigan quail in my 25 years. There is usually a covey or two on the farms I hunt in west central Illinois. Cool little birds but just not enough cover around here to support them.


Re: Bobwhite Quail [Re: illinideer] #6937944
07/21/20 10:48 PM
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higginsville, mo
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I normally run across 1 covey a year while bowhunting. I sure wish they'd come back, I'd love to get another Brittany

Re: Bobwhite Quail [Re: Wanna Be] #6937948
07/21/20 10:49 PM
07/21/20 10:49 PM
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Aliceville, Kansas
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
The “unacceptable word” in the above post was the name for a MALE quail, lol.


Bobby?


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Re: Bobwhite Quail [Re: illinideer] #6937951
07/21/20 10:50 PM
07/21/20 10:50 PM
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Aliceville, Kansas
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Our quail are way down too, for 20 years, I don't know what happened to them.


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Re: Bobwhite Quail [Re: illinideer] #6937962
07/21/20 10:59 PM
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Kansas
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When I was young they were hard to come by. We have loads now crazy numbers again this year

Last edited by Pawnee; 07/22/20 06:53 AM.

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Re: Bobwhite Quail [Re: illinideer] #6938087
07/22/20 12:47 AM
07/22/20 12:47 AM
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Iowa
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Seeing more of them in recent years around here. I love hunting them so hope they make a big comeback. If mother nature doesn't wipe out a big population of coons I fear the quail will have a real tough time of it around here. Trappers aren't going to hurt their population in this market.

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