A furious flush of wild quail…

A Hifive Kennels success story: Thornapple Cody, Runner-up CH 2017 ABHA North Country Walking Shooting Dog Championship
Hifive’s RU-CH Thornapple Cody

I love videos of pointing dogs and wild quail.

This is another from Hifive Kennels, and it features a setter named Ginny.

If you hang around the coverdog field trial circuit at all, you probably know Hifive. Located in Beulah, MI, they’ve been breeding, training, and trialing dogs for 20+ years, and they’ve produced a long list of great dogs.

More great quail flushes. Winter training, Hifive Kennels…

Hifive's Unlisted, from Hifivekennels.com
Hifive’s Unlisted, from Hifivekennels.com

Here’s more gundog-quail action from the folks at Hifive Kennels.

Check it out to see lots of great points and lots of fantastic flushes.

Hifive is a well-known kennel in Beulah, MI. They’ve been breeding, training, and trialing dogs for 20+ years, and they’ve produced a long list of great dogs.

Wild quail hunting at Sinkola Plantation…

There are very few places in the south where you can spend a day hunting wild quail (I should hunting and actually finding wild quail). This looks like one of them: “At Sinkola, we hunt quail the same way now as has been done here for the last century. The woods have been managed basically the same since the property was purchased at the beginning of the previous century. Through the use of annual prescribed fires, selective timbering and patch field planting, the habitat at Sinkola is a perfect haven for Bobwhites to thrive. ”

Article in the WSJ about quail hunting…

Nice to see some positive press for a shooting sport in a major U.S. paper. I always forget that some people have never done this kind of stuff before. Check out the recommended gear at the end. Funny.

The Thrill of the Hunt

“In a late December chill, I went quail hunting amid tall pines and waist-high broomsedge grass. My mission was to shoot 10-inch bobwhite quail, and then to hear a guide shout to the hunting dogs ahead of me: “Dead in here! Dead in here!” That command alerts the hounds to locate a downed bird…only in South Georgia’s fabled quail plantation belt the drawled order sounds more like, “Deh-ud-n-heah! Deh-ud-n-heah!”…

You can read all of it and see more pics here.

Here’s a slide show of pictures from the hunt.

The Thrill of the Hunt, from Wall Street Journal
The Thrill of the Hunt, from Wall Street Journal

Quail hunting in South Georgia…

Check out his video. It’s of guys quail hunting in South Georgia. Double barrel shotguns, English Pointers, plenty of birds  – – that’s about as good as it gets.

I’ve heard that these trips can cost $1200-$1500 per person, per day. They look like they’re worth it.