Hunting public land birds is usually not easy. Today, I had to break out my @vortexoptics and spot birds at distance because of how spooky they were. None the less, we got it done. Bella did a great job and got to retrieve her first Chuckar. I'm very thankful for my time in the field with my pup and the public lands that continue to make me better. @ridge2ridgepursuit #R2R#valleyquail quail #chuckar#centralcoast#diy#earnedit#goldenretriever
The last few weeks have been a GRIND! I’ve spent the last 18/20 Days turning up dirt and getting seed in the ground before the rains come. I had a little break in the middle to guide a Tule Elk Hunt, but other than that it’s been all work and no play. I was successful in planting 3 great food plots. I also used over 3000 lbs of mixed seed to seed over 11 miles of newly redone roads on The Six Point Ranch. Hopefully this will help keep erosion and the dust to a minimal while also providing more forage for the game on the property. I hope all this hard work pays off for us next fall. 🤞🏽🦌🐗#guidestrong#sixpointranch
While checking up on a riparian planting job, a rooster flew right into the wetland not 20 feet away, so I had to flush him! So the bird count for today: two solo roosters, two solo snipe, and a lazy covey of California quail all came up within twenty feet of me today, yet I still have not had one shot opportunity while hunting. Bad karma?
Shot my first #mountainquail on this afternoons walk. Stoked to finally get one! I Couldn’t get on the #valleyquail they were holding so tight n not making a peep. Had a few groups flush but they were way in the blackberry bushes. Can’t decide weather to go fish or chase these guys next weekend.. #uplandgame
One of the best holding roosters I have ever seen. My hunting partner's #drahthaar , Tank, was certain there was a bird in the reed canary grass. Eric and Tank kicked around for several minutes before the rooster finally emerged, and Eric graciously let him go 😉. Ten minutes later in exactly the same scenario, Tank dove in at my feet and came up with what I assumed was a bird. I lunged to grab it from him, then quickly pulled back and scrambled to safety as he was wearing a skunk facemask. The following five minutes were a hoot as Tank tried to throw the skunk, but it wouldn't release its grip on Tank's jowls! Anyone else have a rodent encounter while bird hunting this fall?