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    It amazes me just how much they change between 2...

    It amazes me just how much they change between 2 weeks of age and 3.
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    There is only one responsible response, Fishing...

    There is only one responsible response, Fishing Rod, Can I borrow your bobcat?
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    English Setter puppies in Kansas

    Quill whelped 6 female and 2 male pups on July 20, 2019. There are 4 orange and white females, 2 tricolored females, and 2 tricolored males. The sire is a son of National Champion Shadow Oak Bo out...
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    Here is another good synopsis. Short, but to the...

    Here is another good synopsis. Short, but to the point....
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    I think the decoder ring for 2019 is broken. Not...

    I think the decoder ring for 2019 is broken. Not sure anyone will be willing to make any early predictions on nesting success this year. I am seeing male bobwhites almost daily. I guess that is...
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    Mesopredators and Quail

    https://wild-wonderings.blogspot.com/2018/06/spotlight-on-quail-predators-coyotes.html?m=1&fbclid=IwAR2AjocMhBEfJGNE_1Meuea0UIZgGSIFvZaqaWL1-xrV4me5G5iaIJXJ8OA

    Here is a link to a new study of how...
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    Yeah, I have had 15.74 inches of rain this month....

    Yeah, I have had 15.74 inches of rain this month. I expect that we've lost some of the early nests and possibly the brooding adult. I hope that the moisture equates to better habitat the rest of...
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    Troy Kanopolis or Cedar Bluffs State Parks!

    Troy Kanopolis or Cedar Bluffs State Parks!
  9. I hear you. We had another 6 inch rain that...

    I hear you. We had another 6 inch rain that caused the river to flood for the third time since September. More on the way tonight and they are calling for more on Monday as well. Going to be rough...
  10. I sure hope that good habitat and time can...

    I sure hope that good habitat and time can overcome this flooding! 5.68 inches in about 48 hours and the river is crawling all over the place! Glad it was this early, but it still will have some...
  11. I've gotten 8 spring burns done for a total of...

    I've gotten 8 spring burns done for a total of 525 acres. My goal was over 1200 acres, so I'm not too happy with the total. Never saw a spring where I had to beg for a south wind! I have about 7...
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    This is one of those places where it can be good...

    This is one of those places where it can be good to interject Google Earth. It's too bad that it doesn't go back 50-100 years. The problem we have with predators is related to the problem we have...
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    One of the points here is that this was a...

    One of the points here is that this was a political proposal, not a biological one. It's taking limited wildlife management resources and throwing them toward effort that is almost guaranteed to...
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    Watermen, I have trapped since 1993. I have read...

    Watermen, I have trapped since 1993. I have read many of the studies on quail, pheasant, and waterfowl concerning predator removal and nesting success. On a small scale, the removal of...
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    On a number of occasions I have fallen back to...

    On a number of occasions I have fallen back to mathematics on this forum to explain difficult situations. This is easily one of those. Yes, predator control has been found effective in a number of...
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    English Setter Puppies

    Flicker whelped a litter of 4 female and 3 male setter puppies on January 29, 2019. All pups are tricolors. I have 2 males and 1 female available. Flicker is the product of some of best recent...
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    Two chocolate hounds look like they had done...

    Two chocolate hounds look like they had done their part.
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    Where pheasants thrive most in lower plant...

    Where pheasants thrive most in lower plant successional communities and those plants thrive only with periodic use of fire and grazing, your pasture will only remain "quality" habitat for a short...
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    Sitting home with a bitch whose temperature has...

    Sitting home with a bitch whose temperature has dropped to 98.6. Probably be whelping pups in the next 24-48 hours! Sure hope they come during the day!!! Ya'all give them heck for me! Been one of...
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    Owner and dog are reunited!

    Owner and dog are reunited!
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    English Setter Found

    Jeff Rue, private land wildlife biologist working out of the Marion Wildlife Area office picked up a young, tri-colored, intact male English Setter that had a Sportdog shock collar and Sportdog...
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    Tom, if you have a fertility rattle or dance, you...

    Tom, if you have a fertility rattle or dance, you might give me a few minutes as the girls have been getting missed. Hope you are well. Blizzard here today! 70 yesterday.
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    Okay, now that folks have had the chance to vent,...

    Okay, now that folks have had the chance to vent, lets do the math and science. Aw, heck, I'll start with History! At the beginning of the 1900's, 50% of Kansas residents hunted. Over time, folks...
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    When I clean quail, I do skin them, then cut them...

    When I clean quail, I do skin them, then cut them open down one side of the spine. The lungs are then easily accessed to be removed. I leave the spine in and have excellent access to that area. I...
  25. Makintrax, don't get sucked into the "this seed...

    Makintrax, don't get sucked into the "this seed will grow you quail" myth! Bobwhite are a low successional grassland/scrubland species. The management that they really benefit from are prescribed...
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