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    Quote Originally Posted by duckn66 View Post
    Think I know who that is. If same guy he should turn off his location setting on his fb page before his sweet spot gets over run with people.

    I dislike specific locations being given out but maybe that's just me.
    This guy isn't on facebook so it's not the same guy. Saying near Great Bend is being pretty general without giving a direction. I just talked to another friend who lives in Clay Center. They had a good hunt as well, 3 guys hunted Saturday 8 roosters and 11 quail, one of them is getting up there in years and doesn't hunt a lot. Sunday they hunted until noon and killed 3 roosters and 5 quail. He said he saw more birds than last year but they were extremely wild. I hope to get some sunshine later this week and finish the last little dab of beans and then make my way west. I will be staying in Dodge and hunting Ness, Ford, Hodgeman, Finney, Lane and Scott counties. Talking to my friends who farm in the area I hope to have a good hunt, they saw more birds harvesting milo than the last several years. They are seeing a lot of young birds without a lot of color yet. My friend is 55 years old and lives in the house he was born in, and he says there is more quail than he has ever seen. Of course this isn't a hot bed for quail hunting, but I shot more quail there last year than the 20 years I have hunted there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duckn66 View Post
    I dislike specific locations being given out but maybe that's just me.
    Not just you. I like to hoard my info too.
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    Don't blame you guys on hoarding info.

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    If someone PM's me I'll give them good info and all I ask is keep it off the www. Used to not be as big of a deal but nowadays the first question asked is "where did you hunt"? I see that on fb all the time. I've pm'd people on here a few times pointing them in the right direction with my very limited knowledge base of upland hunting.

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    I guess I still don't see where giving a general description like Great Bend is giving anything away, it's not like I am giving the legal description or the WIHA tract number. Where these guys hunted is actually a pretty good distance from Great Bend, but it's the closest town of any size. It could have been east,west,north or south from a mile to 50 miles away. I probably also don't worry about it as much as some, because I hunt almost all private ground.

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    Fsentkilr I stayed in Hays this weekend. Hunting was great. Hope your trip goes good. Saw a covey west of your house yesterday when we went by

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    Quote Originally Posted by turtle View Post
    Fsentkilr I stayed in Hays this weekend. Hunting was great. Hope your trip goes good. Saw a covey west of your house yesterday when we went by
    Yes we have good quail numbers this year. There are several coveys on the section where I live. There is a nice covey staying in the wind break in my yard. My brother shot a limit both days over the weekend and didn't hunt that long.

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    There really is no harm in saying a near by city. I agree. I don't give cities I hunt near but will to the right couple of people I have pm'd with a few times. Usually have 2-4 pieces around a town that hold birds but may be miles between them.

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    Hunted south central. Bird pheasant numbers down significantly from last year. Saw about the same number of coveys, but most had fewer birds than last year. Saw 12 pheasants in first 3 days. Crops out. Private land good habitat. My guess is too much rain at the wrong time. Hunted too large of an area for hail to be the only explanation.

    On a brighter note, ran in to a group of three from Indiana that had a string of 9 dogs. They had moved 3 coveys of quail and saw 6 pheasants in the first two days. They thought they were in heaven and couldn't wait to hunt the rest of the week. Good bird numbers are in the eye of the beholder.

    I was surprised at the number of fields that had been cut for hay. It's pretty obvious that the loss of acres in the CRP is going to show up substantially next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duckn66 View Post
    Think I know who that is. If same guy he should turn off his location setting on his fb page before his sweet spot gets over run with people.

    I dislike specific locations being given out but maybe that's just me.
    If it's not your friend fsentkilr then he must have shot the exact same number of birds in central Kansas or he read this forum. I noticed yesterday his location on his fb page was changed to Kansas City.

    There is a thread on another forum I follow about telling about where your shooting ducks. It's bad enough letting people know where your hunting due to YOU having competition. But stop and think about the. It's too. They need some relief from hunting pressure as well. So when you give out specific spots your screwing over much more than other hunters. You may not think it's a big deal because where you quail hunt at is almost all private and tough to get permission on due to the fact that it's not far from KC and farmers there have learned their lessons.

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