Horrible huh?! Ran into one miserable covey between zones, D-8-D-10. Soo Sad. Hit an ultimate low point this year but hopefully that means next year will have some moderate holds. How has anyone else done?
Did you guy's have a wet spring there too? They are saying that two wet ones in a row knocked out our birds. Probably take three to four years to get going again. Local rancher thinks its also the loss of cheat grass. He hasn't seen a bird all year on his place. They used to see hundreds a day.
Thing that really puzzles me is that even with birds at an all time low, F&G here did not lower the bag nor shorten the season, business as usual!
You are absolutely right. Politics over rule any good that F an G could make sense out of. Season should be closed and I would be all for it. I think I got 2 quail this year. I've found a covey or two out here in the tehachapi desert area, but I'm too disappointed to shoot. They need all the encouragement they can get anyways. Still looking for these pigs that are such a huge "nuissance" out here. Anyways pard, keep me updated if you hear anything and vice versa
One of the most important pieces of equipment that you will take hunting is a good quality pair of optics and they take some care to give you the performance that you want. So here are a few tips.
Use some alcohol and cheese cloth to clean the lenses. I will usually pick up an extra cleaning kit from my optician when I have my eyes examined.
Don't touch the lens with your fingers. If there is a stick or a bug on them blow it off.
Use the lens covers. They are there...