Sunday, January 2, 2011

Off to Blue Quail Country

NM Blue Quail

The word from NM is: There are birds, but they will force you to hunt them, if that makes sense.   A few years ago, I think you could take off on a compass heading and find a covey within a quarter mile- any compass heading.  There were that many birds.  This year may be marginally better than last year, which was not a great year, for bird numbers.  Reports vary from hunters working the area, to a friend of mine who hunts out there a lot.  Reports say only one covey per day- others say 2 coveys in 3 hours (good sized coveys, too).  I guess the picture coming into focus is one of long casts and lots of walking between action.  Sounds good to me......