Imperial Valley Gambel Quail 1-5-18

ilovesprig

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With ducking so slow, I thought I would check out some of my old Gambel quail spots last Friday.....The one covey had over a 100 birds in it.....The other about 35.....All on public land.

It was late, so I didn't chase them, but if I feel better, I hope to get after them this week.

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ilovesprig

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Fred,

These birds don't get hunted much, if at all.....Last year this same covey had about 50 birds.

Spring rain is when it really matters.....These birds nest all summer.
 
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Aeon

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Pretty much a banner year for gambles, the birds in the valley are not rain dependant like California quail are. Early warm humidity and bugs play a bigger roll i think. Water is always around the agriculture.

They are freaking hard to hunt. Masters of flushing opposite side of a bush
 
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Very cool, go get em Steve. Those suckers are tough hunting.. they always seem to get into a ditch or deep cover faster than I can get to em.