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    Heading out week after Xmas. Was in Cambridge area for opener, saw decent amount of phez on public and private. Saw more quail on private than last year.

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    Jackrabbit here is my list of bullet points after a couple days in SW NE.

    - Saw precious few birds hunting shrubby draws, etc. next to crops. I was hoping for mixed bag hunting but I have not seen a single quail. A few pheasants but just darn few.

    - Huntable numbers of pheasants in bigger CRP fields. Had one field with decent numbers, and a few fields with only a couple birds, but only one that I didnít see any.

    - Iíve read a lot of complaints online about KS WIHA fields with no cover. My experience with NE is most of the Open Fields have quite good cover.

    - The big crp fields where Iím finding birds are tough hunting, but in this day and age nobody expects public land birds to be a cake walk. If you hunted this area smart and hard (and shoot straight!) 1 or 2 birds a day should be in reach even in a down year.
    Last edited by Makintrax73; 12-10-2019 at 07:53 PM.

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    My experience is once you get west of McCook quail become non existent. South and east of McCook pheasants become slim.

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    Wrapped up a three day hunt today in SW Nebraska. Pheasants were pretty wild but we managed to scratch out a few. Quail numbers were very comparable to what we experienced in 2017. Three full days of hunting we flushed 60-70 pheasants and 8 coveys of quail. Ended up with three roosters and 22 quail. Not bad for three guys and three pups all under a year and half!

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    Public or private ground?

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    We hunted private two days and one day on public.

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