My local friends leave their dogs in the kennels and don't even hit the desert. Not worth their time, they say. Back in Georgia, three to four coveys per day is a good day, anymore. I'm OK with it and we are having a blast! Of course, the sand spurs, and thorns through the pads are making it tough occasionally, but this is what quail dogs do. We are careful and take all the precautions we can.
All the dogs are experienced and are working well, individually and together. No pups on this trip. It makes me appreciated the value of having three broke dogs to play with.
Today we are moving the operation over the mountains to Truth or Consequences, NM where a friend of a friend will put us on Gambels. We will get acquainted with the habitat, etc. Super secret location tomorrow,so I may not even blog in the area.