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    This year hasn’t been very good. In 2012 I was...

    This year hasn’t been very good. In 2012 I was convinced I was done after three years of horrible drought. 2013-17 were the best years I’ve ever spent in the field. My hope was lost in 12. Didn’t...
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    I have four of the Ithaca 37s. Newer, Ohio made...

    I have four of the Ithaca 37s. Newer, Ohio made guns. You can buy a left hand safety from them or have them put a left hand safety in it if you wish. Good, solid guns. Watch Gunbroker or other...
  3. Thread: Lost Brittany

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    My dogs are fairly close working GSPs. Been...

    My dogs are fairly close working GSPs. Been using an Astro for 4 years now. I have become completely dependent on it. Don't know how I ever hunted without it. I do know one thing. I would have...
  4. What west said is something everyone needs to...

    What west said is something everyone needs to think about. The kids are not hunting. I teach in the same high school I went to. Many of us hunted then (90s-I’m 41). Very few of my students hunt. ...
  5. Maybe part of it is due to the prime upland...

    Maybe part of it is due to the prime upland getting pushed further west. We drove past two or three outfitters between the state line and Howard today. Not the birds in that area that there once...
  6. Thread: Nw or sw

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    Hunted Elk Co. today. Private. Good habitat. ...

    Hunted Elk Co. today. Private. Good habitat. One small covey.
  7. Thread: Nw or sw

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    Yea sorry about that...some of us kind of...

    Yea sorry about that...some of us kind of derailed your thread. At least it’s been a pretty good discussion though! For what it’s worth, I say SW.
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    Good points there Husker. Just the ethanol craze...

    Good points there Husker. Just the ethanol craze alone. Look at how much habitat was converted to corn.
  9. Thread: Nw or sw

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    The bobwhite habitat keeps moving west so it’s...

    The bobwhite habitat keeps moving west so it’s concentrating hunters in a very well defined area from about I35 to 150 miles west of there.... from northern Kansas down through Oklahoma. Running...
  10. Thread: Nw or sw

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    Yea his story was he got permission from a guy at...

    Yea his story was he got permission from a guy at Boeing he worked with to hunt a family farm near Yates Center. Drove out there the first time. Spotted a covey in the ditch. Got out and flushed...
  11. Thread: Nw or sw

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    Grandad hunted Woodson Co in the mid 60s. Said...

    Grandad hunted Woodson Co in the mid 60s. Said it wasn’t worth the two hour drive from Wichita unless they had a couple of guys and several kids. One guy would be done in 20 minutes or so. Figured...
  12. Thread: Nw or sw

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    Almost everyone we ran into opening weekend was...

    Almost everyone we ran into opening weekend was chasing quail. I hunt quail here. Not up there. We do see some quail but not enough to get excited about. Never bother messing with them.
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    Always some like that but the majority of the...

    Always some like that but the majority of the ones I’ve hunted have been CRP.
  14. Thread: Hey duckn66

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    Hey duckn66

    Just sent you a message. Sorry I missed it a few weeks ago.
  15. Thread: GSP question.....

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    I’ve hunted both for years and years and years. ...

    I’ve hunted both for years and years and years. It isn’t hogwash. They run more often than they hold. Poses a challenge.
  16. Thread: GSP question.....

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    It'll probably click. I've had a couple of...

    It'll probably click. I've had a couple of shorthairs that were slow to come around. If you were in Kansas opening weekend, it wasn't exactly the best scenting conditions where I was at. Not sure...
  17. Thread: Ammunition

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    I’ve purchased from Midway, Cabela’s, Sportsmans...

    I’ve purchased from Midway, Cabela’s, Sportsmans Club and Academy with no problems. Looks like Sportsman’s Club has some nitros. Fiocchi Golden Pheasant are very good and a little easier to find as...
  18. Thread: How was it?

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    Thanks for the tips. We've had pretty good...

    Thanks for the tips. We've had pretty good success using one guy on the point of a corner and pushing to him. Still with 5, it's easy to go past them. May utilize the vehicle a little bit more. ...
  19. Thread: How was it?

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    Thanks for the reply. We may give that a try if...

    Thanks for the reply. We may give that a try if we head back up after Christmas. I think they had used a stripper head on this stuff too. It was pretty deep. How far up ahead of your line were...
  20. Thread: How was it?

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    How did your group of 5 tackle the wheat stubble?...

    How did your group of 5 tackle the wheat stubble? We hit a little bit and the farmer said he had been seeing a bunch out in it. Just line up and go slow? Ours were all fairly big fields but it was...
  21. Thread: How was it?

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    HOT! Really pleased with numbers we saw. ...

    HOT!

    Really pleased with numbers we saw. Definitely better than last two years. Landowner agreed that it was up in area. We did okay considering the conditions. Pretty sure it was the hottest...
  22. Thread: roll call

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    Will be in Kiowa and Edwards county with my dad...

    Will be in Kiowa and Edwards county with my dad and son and a friend and his son and my two shorthairs. Ol Buddy is almost 13 and will I enjoy every minute I get to spend with him this season. Hes...
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    https://q5outdoorproducts.com/

    https://q5outdoorproducts.com/
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    I have a Q5 San Carlos. Love it. Do a lot of...

    I have a Q5 San Carlos. Love it. Do a lot of hunting for bobwhites and ringnecks a time or two. Works perfect for me. Seems like it was about the same price as the Wingworks at the time. I've...
  25. Thread: Upland Forecast

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    I think they post that on their website in...

    I think they post that on their website in October. You can see mail carrier and other survey data for previous years. This year isn’t up yet.
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