Ha ha! I just saw you show up out on the Pheasant forum too!!!
No phezzies, but I did see a few coveys of quail and quite a few chukars too. The chukars were a few more miles east of Picture canyon anda few miles south of Campo, in the southeastern corner of the "DeWeese" allottment. Which is on the very southeastern slope of the Ute Creek drainage.
There is a gate to the allottment through a farm yard at these coordinates, which is at the intersection of county roads 28 & C. You just drive right through theri yard and they usually have the gate open, but you may have to open & close it.
N37 01.095 W102 35.342
The chukars were just west of this farm yard where they have a bunch of junk & farn equip laying around. Then again just a bit further west from there as you go into the Nat Grassland props. Or, you can cut all the way through that allottment coming from the west beginning at the intersection of county roads 24 & D. You have to pass through a couple of gates and it is quite sandy in a few places so a 4x4 is needed.
GREAT dove hunting here as well! Slammed them while pronger hunting in Sept! Eurasions by the boat load!
Thanks for the reply. That looks rather interesting, I may have to go down and check it out.
Since I posted this I have been looking the the Two Buttes SWA north of Springfield. It looks like it holds some birds as well, and if they aren't cooperating I can always switch to yote calls i guess.
There it sits. Alone and forgotten in a desk drawer or maybe in the bottom of your hunting pack. The lowly compass. Primarily initially replaced by the hand held GPS and now even by the new “smart” cell phones that include GPS, electronic compass – even real time imaging on aerial maps! Once the friend of every hunter and now the companion of few. It is not glamorous or glitzy, that is for sure… no bells and no whistles. Aaaaah, but let’s not rush to forget our...