This was our second year to hunt with the great guys of West Texas Quail Outfitters. It is a terrific hunt in the most beautiful place on earth! This was our last planned hunt for the 2019-2020 season. It is sad to see the season end. The birds were a challenge from Wyoming to Arizona to Texas, but we had a great time doing all we could to find them! I hope you enjoy these pictures of the hunt.
A pair of scaled quail, taken by the good old Armas Garbi
Big, beautiful, West Texas county!
We hunted out of Marfa. A wonderful, little West Texas town, a center for artists and right brain stuff. The benefit of this culture is that the restaurants are way better than you would expect (excellent actually) and you run into cool, weird things like this . . .
The Marfa Prada outlet. An artistic joke, in the middle of nowhere, complete with two smoking hot bimbos.
Our competition. A red-tailed hawk.
Tex had his 8th birthday on this hunt. He loves west Texas!
Ryan O’Shaughnessy, a Ph.D., the owner and lead guide for West Texas Quail Outfitters and an awesome guy. We love hunting with him and his terrific humor.
A driven pointer looking for birds.
My hunting buddies at the base of the windmill. These windmills are BIG!
Efficient travel on the front of these vintage jeeps. A great way to get around and look for birds.
Stock tank break.
Warm weather requires frequent watering of the hard-working dogs.
A covey flushed into this tough stuff. We had great fun hunting singles in the boulders.
“Red” dove into a cactus chasing a wounded quail. Ouch!
These windmills are dying out. They are being replaced by pumps run by solar panels. Kind of sad, so I like to capture them when I can. This windmill was sold by Zork Hardware in El Paso, a historic hardware store serving West Texas, New Mexico, and Old Mexico.
A lovely string of English Pointers.
Good boy, Tex!