Thursday, November 8, 2012
Jacks and Maggot Infested Quail
Kaiser still not in optimum hunting shape, I decided that we'd just hunt the evening. We arrived at our location around 2pm. There was plenty of sign with tracks everywhere. We sweeped the area for a couple hours and discovered no birds . While hiking back to the car, Kaiser began working the other side of the field and he began to get birdy. Hiking in more, a covey of ten flushed wild about 40 yards from me. Generally I will not take a shot at this distance but in my boredom I fired. Of course I missed. The covey flew over another hill. Debating whether to give chase or stay and work this part of the field to see it f there were any stragglers. Since I beat I was in no hurry climbing another hill so we continued to work this area. No other birds remained but Kaiser began to get birdy again. This time a jackrabbit flushed and I took him at about 35 yards.
After searching this area I decided to see if I could refind that covey of ten. I climbed the hill and sweeped back. This proved only a waste of time. These birds split. This season no birds are holding for a point and they are flushing wild and at distance.