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    Default Saw my first Calif. rooster in a year

    Unfortunately, it was in a riparian area at the Diamond Oaks Golf Course in the middle of all the housing development in Roseville. Still, it was a crowing rooster.

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    We spotted a couple in an empty field just north of the Roseville Galleria a couple weeks ago. Have talked to several guys that said that area used to be prime pheasant hunting before all the development. Cool to see them in urban areas like that.

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    We heard a bunch crowing on the delta last time we were out there, also heard a few around Mendota Slough in the spring. Just now starting to see some quail broods ranging in size from glof balls to 3/4 grown, broods are all over the chart from 2-10 chicks.
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    There are 2 groups of chicks between my 3.5 acres and my neighbors places. 10-15 in each group. They are about 1/2 size and flying strong

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    Quote Originally Posted by quail hound View Post
    We heard a bunch crowing on the delta last time we were out there, also heard a few around Mendota Slough in the spring. Just now starting to see some quail broods ranging in size from glof balls to 3/4 grown, broods are all over the chart from 2-10 chicks.
    Where at on the Delta? We used to hunt the islands west of Stockton starting in the 1970s. Used to be full of pheasants almost everywhere you went in the asparagus and sugar beet fields. Beginning in the mid 1990's the populations began to rapidly decline and we stopped hunting the big fields. In many areas, there are few left there.

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    We launch off 8 mile road out of Stockton (Paradise cove i think) and see and hear birds right from the ramp. I heard most of them around King island and honker cut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quail hound View Post
    We launch off 8 mile road out of Stockton (Paradise cove i think) and see and hear birds right from the ramp. I heard most of them around King island and honker cut.
    That's great you are hearing them. That is just north of the areas we hunted which were north and south of Highway 4

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    I hunt the refuge system quite a bit in Los Banos. If you ever see a guy out there with a few springers feel free to say hi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quail hound View Post
    I hunt the refuge system quite a bit in Los Banos. If you ever see a guy out there with a few springers feel free to say hi.
    I will say hello. I hunt a lot of pheasant at China Island because I live so close and I know that refuge very well. I've also hunted Salt Slough a couple of times. I also hunt San Luis NWS. I think it is underrated for pheasants. The cover is not too thick and they don't have huge fields that are difficult to corral birds in.

    Did you hunt the refuge system for pheasants last year? How did you do?

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    Not bad, my brother and I shot a couple roosters at Salt Slough and a couple at LB. We move plenty of birds every time we go so it is always interesting even if nothing makes it to the bag. I need to start figuring out San Luis someday so I have more options, I've been trying to get my nephew out so i can see the cover at Mud Slough too.
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