After having Grady call me out yesterday and then the quail teasing the boys some I felt obliged to get them out. Even if it was on flat land. Obviously by my front porch, there are plenty of quail to entertain the dogs.
Of course they all flew off as we made our way to the truck. But not before Grady got another chance at the goose.
After that, the boys were ready to get in the truck and head for some public land quail. They were a little disappointed that I didn’t pack a gun but I don’t care much for breasting quail. They got to have some fun all the same. Those quail didn’t want to come out of the thick stuff.
The nice thing about these California quail is that there never seems to be a lack of them. Both boys are always excited to point them.
At times I’m surprised they don’t catch them. The bird ends up flying out right under there nose.
And sometimes the bird that comes out of the brush is much bigger than quail. These turkeys provided some good entertainment.
We cut our trip short because the rain started coming down. It’s still raining pretty hard as I type this and is expected to keep up for today and tomorrow. By Saturday there ought to be many bare slopes in the chukar country. The roads will be very muddy as will the hills, but for Grady’s sake, I’ll chuk up and get back on the slopes chasing chukar. The days are counting down so get your pups out there before they are gone.