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Darn birds







Sin City Shootist

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#1
spent a few pleasant days "hunting" (note not shooting) for some of our fine eating feathered friends...nary a one in sight

stopped by Sunset park in vegas for a look see

and what do I find??

Quail...hundreds of them all hanging in the bushes on the southeast
edge by the lake

they even came out in the parking lot picking thru the cracks

go figure....
 

Sin City Shootist

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#6
I was thinking about a card board box, a stick and a long string:sneaky2:
 

Sin City Shootist

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#9
GREAT ...JUST WONDERFUL

I'm down by RailRoad Pass Casino today and decide to stop to eat
their Buffet is small but so is the price and the food has always been very good...as it was today

Now I was down that way hunting ( note still not shooting)

Didn't see a bird on 3 outings

but right there behind the hotel on the hill.........


DOVES....QUAIL.....the hillside was loaded withem


AAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!:ack2:
 

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Then what? Clip their wings so they can't fly?
Sometimes. , I have several launchers that I use for steady to wing and or shoot. The bird gets blasted for steady to shoot and retrieve training, but early on when it's just steady to wing, they just get launched and fly off.

For pup or early training, I either pull the flight feathers/sleep the bird,(keep the dog on a check cord) or tether the bird with yarn and a piece of cardboard. That way the bird don't get mauled and can be used several times before it goes into astronaut training with the bird launcher.

Usually train out near the dry lake bed north of APEX. It's pretty wild when there are hawks out there and I'm doing steady to wing training.

Once the pigeon is launched, the hawks dinner bell is ringing, the aerial games begin.
 

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Vires quod Veneratio
#11
"Didn't see a bird on 3 outings

but right there behind the hotel on the hill.........


DOVES....QUAIL.....the hillside was loaded withem"

Check out Kane Spring Up 93 in the Kane Springs Valley. Set your GPS or odometer to 0 at the turnoff and go 23 miles down that dirt road. Once you
see the cowpens off to your left, slow down and look for the very next dirt road left turnoff. Go up that road around the pens to the spring or follow it to the right up to the guzzler. Hunt that rocky knoll. Lots of quail, chukker up at the spring
 
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Sin City Shootist

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about how far from vegas?
trying to locate the area on a map

thanks for the tip

much appreciated

odd I see so many birds WHEN I"M NOT HUNTING...lol:beatdeadhorse5:
 

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#14
about how far from vegas?
trying to locate the area on a map

thanks for the tip

much appreciated

odd I see so many birds WHEN I"M NOT HUNTING...lol:beatdeadhorse5:
It's about 45min to an hour or so up 93 to the exit. It's the dirt road to Carp and Elgin. Kane Springs valley sits between the delamar range and the meadow range. It's a haul down that dirt road to the cowpens but you can cruise at over 50 mph. Get a guzzler map and check out that valley
 

Sin City Shootist

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thanks pretty sure I've got it spotted on my Gazetteer

will mcheck it out

again, many thanks
 

tsugem64

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#17
Upland game in S.N.V.

I've bagged quails and rabbits at Gold Butte 2 weeks ago. Last season I chased chukar (shot at 'em but no hits) and bagged a few rabbits at Cold Creek on the Bonanza trail.

Other hunters have told me that Panaca is good for rabbit and that the areas on the west slope of Mt. Charleston are good for quail also--but I haven't hunted there myself. (not yet)

Can anyone vouch for these areas for upland game?

Thanks in advance...
 

Just Deserts

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#18
The area around the Pahranaghat lakes are full of game, you just need to know where it is legal to hunt. Quail is very tasty, it's a type of super chicken :drool:
 

Just Deserts

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I've been interested in hunting around Pahranaghat lakes. Could you point me in some sort of a direction to hunt the area?
I havn't been hunting since 1994 so go to the department of wildlife and get a updated map. Here is their website http://www.ndow.org/
I've had a fishing license for the last 3 years in a row and never really did any fishing cept some bluegills and my hunting license long expired :frown: