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went duck hunting and got these!

went duck hunting on wed. and it was brutal cold.not much flyin so i went walkin and the dogs flushed a rooster,down it went.went to the quail stash and they were hunkered down due to our snow storm so it was pretty ideal.dogs were flushin birds one or two at a time instead of the normal 30 that take off at one time and our gone so i was able to drop two birds.came back later for some ducks but still not a lot flyin so i didnt take a shot at a duck all day.walked back to the truck and the dogs flushed another rooster and he also dropped.2 pheasants and 2 quail saved the day.

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went duck hunting and got these!

Those look like Gambel's Quail? Where did you find them in Colo?

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went duck hunting and got these!

Nice, that beats hanging the skunk flag. Hey what kind of quail are those, they look simular to our Calif. (valley) quail?

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went duck hunting and got these!

Very cool! Nice job on The Slope! Thumbs up

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went duck hunting and got these!

Don, the western slope used to have some nice populations of Gambel's quail, but we don't see them as much anymore. Did see some outside of Montrose over Thanksgiving weekend. I've never seen them over about 5-6,000 in elevation though, just the lower areas of the western slope.

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Location: western co.
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went duck hunting and got these!

yep thems is Gambel alright, they do look alot like valleys.i did shoot these in montrose county,some isolated pockets that hold alot of quail, and yes cowgal your right about the low elevations.

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