Well there isn't much in the way of public lands, not those that hold quality game birds that is. There's a vast deal of land near Big Bend that you can pay to hunt publicly and if you and your dogs are fast and tough you can maybe catch a glimpse of blue quail. The majority of your good bird hunting is going to be on private property sadly. Most property owners aren't game to let strangers hunt their property either, just far too many liabilities involved, same can be said for those in search of pigs.Question for Texans.
What are the bird, (upland / waterfowl and some small game such as rabbits), hunting opportunities in TX?
Let me give you more details what I mean by this question.
I know there are a tons of birds and bird flyways everywhere in TX, but there are virtually no public lands, at least not to my knowledge.
I can't afford to go to big hunting ranches, which of course are a lot in TX, all the time I want to shoot a bird or two.
So what are the public / affordable options in TX? and where are those places usually concentrated?
What are the good resources to look into?
How likely a farmer will let you hunt on his land if you are respectful and nice?
What is the most wide spread game bird in TX? I know TX is a huge place, and geographically very diverse.
My wife got an inside info from her work that they might move to TX (from NYC), San Antonio or maybe Dallas or even to Florida.
But I am not moving to FL. The humidity will kill me.
Would love to hear some thoughts.
For the disclaimer: I am originally from Eastern Europe and so I won't bring any perverted ideas such is Socialism or Communism with me. They left too much of a bad taste in our mouth
I never heard of this bird. Is it hard to find/hunt them?blue quail
Yeah, I kind of had a guess that would be the case. Not that it's a bid thing, but it may not be always the option, though usually the prices are reasonable, at least in the Northeast.The majority of your good bird hunting is going to be on private property sadly
Unfortunately, I have never done a dove hunting, but I will be absolutely into it.In terms of migratory birds the dove are fantastic down here and if you're into waterfowl then the south eastern portion of the state and all along the coast is a treat.
Nice looking girl.Which of the Western states has those flooded corn or soy fields where you go and shoot like 1000 ducks? Isn't it OK?
In April my pup passed her first hunting test, VJP (Natural Ability Test) with a 62 points.
I expected a bit more, but for a six month old pup she did very good.
She got somewhat lower score in the section of Rabbit Tracking due to the litter exposure to wild rabbits, but she did very good in the search, pointing and cooperation.
I was gonna run her through NAVHDA NA test, but I was late. I'll do it next year.
Now I am preparing her for the next test, HZP, which includes lot of water work, retrieves and game recovery.
Will see how it goes. I am hopeful.
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Some roads are better than others. I got the baja model so it's lifted, but I plan on sticking to the fairly tame roads to camp off of. And just driving to my hunting spots.How easy is it to drive with that on those BLM roads in the west?
In a way I was always afraid of pulling an RV in those places. This is way I am considering an awd Ford Transit.
Less roomy, less comfortable but easy to handle IMHO.
I traded off my beloved 2013 Toyota Tacoma TRD TX for a 2017 Nissan Titan XD with the 5.6L V8. With a tow rating of 10k pounds it pulls the 3400lb camper pretty well. Next week will be my first trip with it. I'm hoping to use it quite a bit as a bird hunting base camp from September through January.May I ask you what you are pulling it with? SUV or truck.
At my NAVHDA chapter in CT, a member has a similar size Airway RV I looked it up and it ain't cheap.