Texas Quail Hunting Adventure

Read about Southwest Quail Hunt adventure

“After 27 days, 6600 miles, over 70 lbs of dog food and 2 cases of shells
we arrived home to -4°F temperatures and blowing snow.
We knew we were home!”

Panhandle (Bobwhite Quail)

Matador

Vernon Austin, Dan Julson, Jim Julson, Aaron Holcombe
Vernon Austin, Dan Julson, Jim Julson, Aaron Holcombe - Noon break

  • Hunters: Vernon Austin, Gene Addington, Aaron Holcombe, Dan Julson, Jim Julson
  • Generally flat range with mesquite brush
  • Use Kubota to follow dogs until they locate a covey & point
  • Shot the covey rise and hunt singles on foot
  • Bobwhite numbers were good
Entrance to Matador lease Terrain
Entrance to Matador lease
Terrain
   
Jumping off spot Chain gang?
Jumping off spot
Chain gang?
   
Vernon's favorite transportation Vernon Austin, Dan Julson, Gene Addington, Aaron Holcombe
Vernon's favorite transportation
Vernon Austin, Dan Julson, Gene Addington, Aaron Holcombe
Noon break
   
Oz & Muda first morning hunting Bobwhites
Oz & Muda first morning hunting Bobwhites
 
   

Wellington

  • Hunters: Vernon Austin, Gene Addington, Aaron Holcombe, Dan Julson, Jim Julson
  • Generally draws or brakes from upland down to stream
  • Interspersed CRP, crop land and abandoned farmsteads
  • Bobwhite numbers were excellent

I didn't think it could get any better --- BUT IT DID!

On way to Wellington lease Terrain
On way to Wellington lease
Terrain
   
Terrain Gene Addington, Terrain
Terrain
Gene Addington, Terrain
   
Noon break What a morning!
Noon break
What a morning!
   
Can't beat this!
Can't beat this!
 
   

How we traveled

Travel Break Snack Break
Travel Break
Snack Break
   
Dogs in vehicle Dogs ready to travel
Dogs in vehicle
Dogs ready to travel
   
Home made storage area worked well Dogs stayed in these kennels at night
Home made storage area worked well
Dogs stayed in these kennels at night. Chain just an added deterrent