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#tbt The Valley Quail, also known as the California Quail, arguably has the most beautiful plumage of all upland game birds. They offer small targets, as they rise together in coveys, which confuse and startle predators and hunters... and it works! They will often flush at about 30 yards plus away from a shooter or run through the arid hills and valleys, making them a challenging quarry for even the most seasoned upland hunter. 
Out on BLM land, I shot this single male last season  after I busted up a midsized covey. Instead of chasing after the singles, which flew in all directions. I sat low and called for about 15 minutes. I saw him running across a hill at about 25 yards or so with a hen quail. I sat up and jogged towards them, hoping to get them to flush and boy did they! Just in different directions! I shot at the cockbird first and folded him as he flushed to the left. I took aim at the hen flying to the right and my Ithaca 37 barked out two more rounds as she started veering out of range. Miss and a miss. 
Oct 21st can't get here sooner. #UplandJitsu  #TheArtOfUplandHunting #Ithaca37 #IthacaShotgun #QuailHunting #Wingshooting #valleyquail #californiaquail #hunt_ca #uplandlowlife #uplandtradition #straightupland #ultimateupland #projectupland #uplandobsession #marshdoodle #quailforever #pheasantsforever #filson #filson1897 #orvis #orvishunting #findyourwild
#tbt  The Valley Quail, also known as the California Quail, arguably has the most beautiful plumage of all upland game birds. They offer small targets, as they rise together in coveys, which confuse and startle predators and hunters... and it works! They will often flush at about 30 yards plus away from a shooter or run through the arid hills and valleys, making them a challenging quarry for even the most seasoned upland hunter. Out on BLM land, I shot this single male last season after I busted up a midsized covey. Instead of chasing after the singles, which flew in all directions. I sat low and called for about 15 minutes. I saw him running across a hill at about 25 yards or so with a hen quail. I sat up and jogged towards them, hoping to get them to flush and boy did they! Just in different directions! I shot at the cockbird first and folded him as he flushed to the left. I took aim at the hen flying to the right and my Ithaca 37 barked out two more rounds as she started veering out of range. Miss and a miss. Oct 21st can't get here sooner. #UplandJitsu  #TheArtOfUplandHunting  #Ithaca37  #IthacaShotgun  #QuailHunting  #Wingshooting  #valleyquail  #californiaquail  #hunt_ca  #uplandlowlife  #uplandtradition  #straightupland  #ultimateupland  #projectupland  #uplandobsession  #marshdoodle  #quailforever  #pheasantsforever  #filson  #filson1897  #orvis  #orvishunting  #findyourwild 
@bigazadventures got it done this past weekend! He bagged this trophy Blue Grouse with his 410 in Arizona! #UplandJitsu #TheArtofUplandHunting
#Wingshooting #SootyGrouse #BlueGrouse #GrouseHunting

@Regrann from @bigazadventures -  Considered an Arizona trophy bird, I have been wanting to add the Blue Grouse to my bird vest for a while. Even tried hunting them a time or two with no luck. Turns out that while camping with my uncle, I casually mentioned that I would love to bag one. The very next morning while he was out scouting for an upcoming elk hunt, he found 4. I went back to the same spot that evening and found them not 60 yards from where he saw them. Armed with only a $70 pawn shop special single shot .410, I was able to get a shot off and seal the deal. So the lesson from this weekends trophy shot, it doesn't matter how nice your shotgun is or how good your dogs are, some times all it takes is knowing the right person and being at the right place at the right time. @azwanderings @azgfd @upland_jitsu #grouse #huntaz #birdhunter #trophybird #uplandlowlife - #regrann
@bigazadventures got it done this past weekend! He bagged this trophy Blue Grouse with his 410 in Arizona! #UplandJitsu  #TheArtofUplandHunting  #Wingshooting  #SootyGrouse  #BlueGrouse  #GrouseHunting  @Regrann from @bigazadventures - Considered an Arizona trophy bird, I have been wanting to add the Blue Grouse to my bird vest for a while. Even tried hunting them a time or two with no luck. Turns out that while camping with my uncle, I casually mentioned that I would love to bag one. The very next morning while he was out scouting for an upcoming elk hunt, he found 4. I went back to the same spot that evening and found them not 60 yards from where he saw them. Armed with only a $70 pawn shop special single shot .410, I was able to get a shot off and seal the deal. So the lesson from this weekends trophy shot, it doesn't matter how nice your shotgun is or how good your dogs are, some times all it takes is knowing the right person and being at the right place at the right time. @azwanderings @azgfd @upland_jitsu #grouse  #huntaz  #birdhunter  #trophybird  #uplandlowlife  - #regrann 
Checked cameras yesterday with some volunteers. This being an Urban Wildlife project, we get a ton of human activity on our cameras. Transients and Graffiti Artsit (Taggers). Yesterday was the first time I had actually encountered anyone in the field, however. We have had cameras damaged or stolen and I was not sure what to expect as three taggers approached us while we navigated under a huge corridor tunnel under the freeway. As we crossed paths we exchanged hellos. I was ready for more questions and had practiced what to tell them if they asked who we were. We are a research team conducting a wildlife survey... blah blah. Saying hello is where it ended. Got to our cameras and it appeared they were just finishing up as we were leaving! Got some great images of coyote and even a feral domestic cat. So far this tunnel is not picking up any wildlife traversing through this corridor under the freeway... that could mean we have a bottle neck... #UrbanWildlife #WildlifeManagement #WildlifeCorridor #EnvironmentalScience #Science #Biology #WildlifeEcology #Ecology #STEM #wildlifeconservation #conservation #wildlifebiology #geneticdiversity #trailcam #cameratrap #CaliforniaWildlife #UrbanCoyote #UrbanRaccoon #coyote #OrangeCounty
Checked cameras yesterday with some volunteers. This being an Urban Wildlife project, we get a ton of human activity on our cameras. Transients and Graffiti Artsit (Taggers). Yesterday was the first time I had actually encountered anyone in the field, however. We have had cameras damaged or stolen and I was not sure what to expect as three taggers approached us while we navigated under a huge corridor tunnel under the freeway. As we crossed paths we exchanged hellos. I was ready for more questions and had practiced what to tell them if they asked who we were. We are a research team conducting a wildlife survey... blah blah. Saying hello is where it ended. Got to our cameras and it appeared they were just finishing up as we were leaving! Got some great images of coyote and even a feral domestic cat. So far this tunnel is not picking up any wildlife traversing through this corridor under the freeway... that could mean we have a bottle neck... #UrbanWildlife  #WildlifeManagement  #WildlifeCorridor  #EnvironmentalScience  #Science  #Biology  #WildlifeEcology  #Ecology  #STEM  #wildlifeconservation  #conservation  #wildlifebiology  #geneticdiversity  #trailcam  #cameratrap  #CaliforniaWildlife  #UrbanCoyote  #UrbanRaccoon  #coyote  #OrangeCounty 
How did you all fare over the long weekend? Looks like our pal Abe had a blast! #UplandJitsu #TheArtofUplandHunting #WingShooting

@Regrann from @abemagana_ -  Happy Labor day! Limited out by 9 AM! #uplandjitsu #dovehunting #meateater #labordayweekend - #regrann
Got a little package from @clenzoilusa and I am very excited to use these products on my guns! I have heard nothing but good stuff about their line of CLP.  Time to dirty up these guns soon so I can try them out!  Thanks, @clenzoilusa ! HAPPY HUNTING, EVERYONE! #UplandJitsu #TheArtofUplandHunting

#QuailHunting #WingShooting #UplandHunting #valleyquail #californiaquail #quailforever #uplandlowlife #uplandtradition #projectupland #ultimateupland #straightupland #uplandobsession #marshdoodle #huntbirdz #hunt_ca #PublicLandOwner #PublicLandsProud #KeepItPublic #filson #filsonlife #filson1897 #orvis #orvishunting #findyourwild #Remington870 #Clenzoil
Got a little package from @clenzoilusa and I am very excited to use these products on my guns! I have heard nothing but good stuff about their line of CLP. Time to dirty up these guns soon so I can try them out! Thanks, @clenzoilusa ! HAPPY HUNTING, EVERYONE! #UplandJitsu  #TheArtofUplandHunting  #QuailHunting  #WingShooting  #UplandHunting  #valleyquail  #californiaquail  #quailforever  #uplandlowlife  #uplandtradition  #projectupland  #ultimateupland  #straightupland  #uplandobsession  #marshdoodle  #huntbirdz  #hunt_ca  #PublicLandOwner  #PublicLandsProud  #KeepItPublic  #filson  #filsonlife  #filson1897  #orvis  #orvishunting  #findyourwild  #Remington870  #Clenzoil 
*** Congrats to @wilduplander99 for winning the strap! @devil_birds_upland wins the bonus prize by default! Your prizes will be sent out shortly! *** Big 1500 Follower Give-a-way! What's for grabs? How about a custom "California Special" @bordertoborderoutfitters Quail Strap? This is a one of a kind commissioned strap that will not ever be made again! This strap was designed specifically for the 10 limit quail harvest here in California... so it has 10 straps! This is a quality piece! Win it here just in time for 2017/18 season!

So how do you enter? Easy! 
1). Must be following the UplandJitsu IG account! 2). Must subscribe to the www.UplandJitsu.com blog! 3). That's it! But if you want another chance to win an additional mystery prize... BE SURE to follow ALL of the UplandJitsu social media sites which are located on www.UplandJitsu.com

Tag your friends and let them know!

Winner will be randomly drawn next Friday 8/25 @5pm PST. #UplandJitsu
#TheArtOfUplandHunting
#CoveyBuster #UplandLowlife #uplandobsession #projectupland #UplandHunting #QuailHunting #ruffedgrouse #quailforever #pheasanthunting #pheasantsforever #ultimateupland #ruffedgrousesociety #hunt_ca #hunt_az #wingshooting #UplandHunting #Ithaca37 #IthacaShotgun #doublegun #timberdoodle #marshdoodle
*** Congrats to @wilduplander99 for winning the strap! @devil_birds_upland wins the bonus prize by default! Your prizes will be sent out shortly! *** Big 1500 Follower Give-a-way! What's for grabs? How about a custom "California Special" @bordertoborderoutfitters Quail Strap? This is a one of a kind commissioned strap that will not ever be made again! This strap was designed specifically for the 10 limit quail harvest here in California... so it has 10 straps! This is a quality piece! Win it here just in time for 2017/18 season! So how do you enter? Easy! 1). Must be following the UplandJitsu IG account! 2). Must subscribe to the www.UplandJitsu.com blog! 3). That's it! But if you want another chance to win an additional mystery prize... BE SURE to follow ALL of the UplandJitsu social media sites which are located on www.UplandJitsu.com Tag your friends and let them know! Winner will be randomly drawn next Friday 8/25 @5pm PST. #UplandJitsu  #TheArtOfUplandHunting  #CoveyBuster  #UplandLowlife  #uplandobsession  #projectupland  #UplandHunting  #QuailHunting  #ruffedgrouse  #quailforever  #pheasanthunting  #pheasantsforever  #ultimateupland  #ruffedgrousesociety  #hunt_ca  #hunt_az  #wingshooting  #UplandHunting  #Ithaca37  #IthacaShotgun  #doublegun  #timberdoodle  #marshdoodle 
"There they go"! Busted this covey of valley quail while out hiking this weekend. About 20 plus birds in this covey. Lots of young birds! It's looking good out there! Have you scouted out any areas before the season starts? Get out there! #UplandJitsu #TheArtofUplandHunting 
#QuailHunting #WingShooting #UplandHunting #valleyquail #californiaquail #quailforever #pheasantforever #ruffedgrousesociety #uplandlowlife #uplandtradition #projectupland #coveybuster #uplandobsession #huntbirdz #hunt_ca #PublicLandOwner #PublicLandsProud #KeepItPublic #filson #filsonlife #filson1897 #orvis #orvishunting #findyourwild #goprohero5
"There they go"! Busted this covey of valley quail while out hiking this weekend. About 20 plus birds in this covey. Lots of young birds! It's looking good out there! Have you scouted out any areas before the season starts? Get out there! #UplandJitsu  #TheArtofUplandHunting  #QuailHunting  #WingShooting  #UplandHunting  #valleyquail  #californiaquail  #quailforever  #pheasantforever  #ruffedgrousesociety  #uplandlowlife  #uplandtradition  #projectupland  #coveybuster  #uplandobsession  #huntbirdz  #hunt_ca  #PublicLandOwner  #PublicLandsProud  #KeepItPublic  #filson  #filsonlife  #filson1897  #orvis  #orvishunting  #findyourwild  #goprohero5