The biblical drought that tormented the western quail country for the past decade has subsided for now. The moisture provided the basic life elements (water, plants and bugs) allowing the quail to return to areas where they seemingly were gone forever. This is a wonderful testimony to nature’s amazing ability to recover when given a chance. We took advantage of the bird rebound with an end of season hunt.
A beautiful cock and hen
Windmill fed stock tank.
Warm January weather called for a dip in the stock tank.
A bird in mouth is worth 2 in the bush!
English Setter Dodger
The good thing about hunting in January is that all the snakes are in their dens. . . . . except this one. We are very glad that it was a Ford F-150 that ran into this rattle snake and not one of the puppies!
Tex loves the quail hunt!