Originally Posted by angus
Nice Bwire. Glad to see that they are holding on. Shame the snow has been so crusty or deep lately.
I hear you on the snow. Yesterday my mom brought a cake over for Connor's birthday and the boys asked her to stay so I could take the dogs out. I thought I'd better take them up on the offer while I can. The walking was tough through the snow but at least it kept me warm. The dogs seemed to do better than me, though.
Early on I saw quite a few tracks coming out of a wooded section but no birds. The switchgrass sure took a hit:
The dogs found something interesting:
But no birds were found.
The food plot sure took a hit from all the snow and ice. It is still providing food for the song birds in the area but I didn't see any pheasant or quail tracks.
But at least there is some food left:
I walked through a wooded area to make my way to a draw that is closer to where I last saw the quail. It was easier walking through the woods but no signs of birds.
At least the deer seem to be in the area:
The dogs managed to find a place where a rabbit was hanging out:
I didn't find any quail but I think they may be hanging out in an area that is off of the property that I can run the dogs on.
This is the last area I saw the quail and that was 6 weeks ago.
his is the last area that I saw the quail:
Even though the dogs didn't find anything they still enjoyed running.
When we were walking back to the truck I saw some pheasant tracks coming out of the woods leading to this bit of cover:
Next time out I think I'll try to focus on the wooded areas. Sorry for all the pictures but it's mid February and there's not much going on.