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    Anybody seeing many quail or pheasants?

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    Haven't been taking the back roads to get to training grounds in a while.
    If I go this Sunday,i'll let you know.

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    Here in central counties Ive seen a few birds when traveling the back roads (some smaller birds and hens with no broods). But from some farming relatives, where there is cover and food there is alot of birds, too bad that is hard to come by in an area that is heavily farmed and heavily mowed. Good thing was the rain delayed the mowing until late July.

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    only have quail where I live...this spring was the most birds I've ever heard. although I only was keeping track of birds where I fish and fun run the dogs....I have never heard them in such #'s before....all the areas I quail hunt are between 60 and 100 miles away. I'm hoping for good #s there as well. have seen some birds along the roads...have not seen any young ones though.

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    I've got to get out and take a look. Life has chanced since the little-ones starting showing up. lol

    Hopefully I can take a look within a week or two. Saw a number of birds this spring though.

    Nick
    "Through license fees and excise tax on arms and gear, sportsmen contribute over $200 million per year for wildlife conservation programs" (U.S. fish and wildlife service)

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    First week of sept I'll be up
    Planting food plots and setting stands. I always drive back roads looking for quail. Can't wait to get out and see some quail in Eastern IL. I'll let yall know what I see and hear on birds.

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    My dad called last night. He saw a brood of pheasants crossing the street on the north end of the county (McHenry). He said the roosters were just starting to get their wattles in.

    Nick
    "Through license fees and excise tax on arms and gear, sportsmen contribute over $200 million per year for wildlife conservation programs" (U.S. fish and wildlife service)

    http://www.pheasantfreaks.com

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    My dad called as well, said he had a brood run out of the waterway infront of the service truck really early in the morning. Good to hear from him due to all the rain in that area.

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    I was in Crawford County IL and did not see any quail this week but did see several rabbits and a local fella told me he has seen more quail this year than he has in about 5 years. A lot of bugs out while we were putting in food plots so should be plenty to eat.

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    Man O' man. I took some back roads to a family get-together yesterday. My wife was in the car so driving slow looking for pheasants wasn't really an option. Still looked around anyway.

    I had a bummer moment. The 80 to 100 acre field where the rooster in the photo was photographed a few years back---the habitat was all plowed under and put into corn. Won't be seeing pheasants over there any more.

    That's the 3rd one this year

    "Through license fees and excise tax on arms and gear, sportsmen contribute over $200 million per year for wildlife conservation programs" (U.S. fish and wildlife service)

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