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#11060349 - 08/24/15 09:04 AM Nature calls at Fork
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Registered: 04/12/05
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Loc: Emory, Texas
No it's not what you're thinking, I was fishing a spot between LFM and Big Mustang Sunday close to the guide lane..
It was around 11:00am not much boat traffic, or fish for that matter, when all the sudden I couldn't believe my ear's.
It was two Bob White Quails calling to each other loud and proud. I thought fire ant's and drought's had long since caused their demize. It sure was nice to hear that (Bob White) call, it's been many many years that I've heard one out there.. FYI, hope this don't bore ya..I thought it was cool.
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#11060359 - 08/24/15 09:08 AM Re: Nature calls at Fork [Re: RedSkeeter]
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Registered: 02/18/08
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Loc: On The Water NE Texas
No sandies please. Been a while since I've heard the BW's calling out there. Not boring to me at all. Thanks for sharing. thumb

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#11060395 - 08/24/15 09:22 AM Re: Nature calls at Fork [Re: RedSkeeter]
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Registered: 05/14/10
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Loc: Space City, USA

The last time I saw a flight of quail was 10 yrs. old walking the fields of grandfathers' farm. I spooked up a flock of small bird while dove hunting last year and i think they were quail do not know for sure but I saw another flight near Round Top also. They were much small than the pen raised quail I have hunted. Maybe they are making a come back.

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#11060416 - 08/24/15 09:39 AM Re: Nature calls at Fork [Re: RedSkeeter]
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Loc: Houston, TX
Been hearing a few on our neighbor's 40 acres in Big Mustang, Billy. Makes me feel like I'm back in my grandmother's pasture.
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#11060448 - 08/24/15 09:50 AM Re: Nature calls at Fork [Re: fouzman]
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Loc: Emory, Texas
As a young boy growing up on Lake Winnsboro we'd hear them every evening sitting on the porch watching the sunset. Never thought they'd fall to the fate of nature they got, Chris those two birds were on the land that back's up to your place. Prolly the same covey cheers
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#11060462 - 08/24/15 09:55 AM Re: Nature calls at Fork [Re: RedSkeeter]
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Just got back from a work weekend at deer camp in Baird, Tx. and we saw 5 good covey's of quail this weekend. 1st. time I've seen quail like that in a long time.

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#11060492 - 08/24/15 10:05 AM Re: Nature calls at Fork [Re: RedSkeeter]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
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Loc: Trophy Club, TX
I was a little scared to open this thread Billy....

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#11060596 - 08/24/15 10:54 AM Re: Nature calls at Fork [Re: RedSkeeter]
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Registered: 04/02/12
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Loc: Sachse, TX
Heard some on Athens last week, and thought the exact same thing.
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#11060656 - 08/24/15 11:27 AM Re: Nature calls at Fork [Re: RedSkeeter]
LittleGazoo Offline
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Registered: 10/22/10
Posts: 809
Loc: Big Sandy, TX
Haven't heard any bobwhite quail in awhile. Liked to listen to whip-poor-wills also.

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#11060675 - 08/24/15 11:37 AM Re: Nature calls at Fork [Re: RedSkeeter]
deadeyedaniel Offline
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Posts: 256
I heard some at athens last week also!

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#11060798 - 08/24/15 12:42 PM Re: Nature calls at Fork [Re: RedSkeeter]
MIKE SANDERS Offline
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Registered: 08/12/04
Posts: 320
Loc: tx
I think Steve brought those in and turn loose. They are trying to get a covey started on his place.

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#11060807 - 08/24/15 12:45 PM Re: Nature calls at Fork [Re: RedSkeeter]
butch sanders Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
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Loc: Arlington, Texas
saw 2 covies with about 40 birds in Odessa
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what up?

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#11060818 - 08/24/15 12:49 PM Re: Nature calls at Fork [Re: RedSkeeter]
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Registered: 01/20/09
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Loc: Houston, TX
Rain. Amazing what some timely rainfall, plant, seed and bug life will do for quail populations. That's why when ya got 'em, smoke 'em cuz they may not be here next year.
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#11060833 - 08/24/15 12:57 PM Re: Nature calls at Fork [Re: David Welcher]
Jaret Latta Online   content
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Registered: 01/06/07
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Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Originally Posted By: David Welcher
Just got back from a work weekend at deer camp in Baird, Tx. and we saw 5 good covey's of quail this weekend. 1st. time I've seen quail like that in a long time.


Im in Baird today and have been working around some ranches out here the past few weeks. The rain definitely has improved the quail population. Ive been seeing them pretty often. The dove are out thick too with all the sunflower growth this year.

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#11060998 - 08/24/15 02:44 PM Re: Nature calls at Fork [Re: RedSkeeter]
catslayer Offline
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Registered: 03/03/08
Posts: 3430
Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
rain this year has been GREAT for the population... more this year than in recent memory across the state.
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