Category Archives: Upland Birds

Dove hunting season opener is a mixed bag

By JIM MATTHEWS www.OutdoorNewsService.com The dove hunting season opener this past Saturday was generally considered slower than normal across all of Southern California, including the popular public land dove hunting fields in the Imperial Valley. The Blythe-Palo Verde region was also … Continue reading

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Doves are absent in some areas, stacked up in others

Dove hunting season always opens on September 1, but crowds are likely to be way up this year because of the Saturday opening day. For some, thatís bad news. The second bit of news that has many hunters disgruntled is … Continue reading

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GUZZLER REPAIR WORK

GUZZLER REPAIR WORK: Cliff McDonald and his Desert Water for Wildlife crew will be starting their 2012 work beginning in February, and volunteers are needed to help repair guzzlers (wildlife watering devices) and springs so they continue to provide water … Continue reading

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Birds scattered for upland hunting opener this Saturday

Quail and chukar numbers have boomed thanks to two wet winters in a row that created ideal nesting conditions, but this Saturdayís upland bird hunting opener isnít likely to reflect those high numbers in huntersí bags. Last weekís rains soaked … Continue reading

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Upland bird season destined to be best in decades – ever?

People overuse the word “awesome” today, but whatever word would describe something even more incredible than “awesome” is the word hunters are going to use to describe this coming fall’s upland bird hunting season. It will be the season hunters … Continue reading

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Snow helps level the playing field for mountain quail

By JIM MATTHEWS http://www.OutdoorNewsService.com      A long-time friend from Montana was here for the holidays, and we spent the better part of four full hunting days trying to get him his first mountain quail. We saw or heard birds at … Continue reading

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Quail, chukar opener will be best since banner 2005 season

Quail and chukar hunting season opens this Saturday throughout California and the prognosis is for an excellent hunting season thanks to a good carryover of birds from last year and a terrific hatch of young this spring. John Shaver is … Continue reading

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Quail and chukar season will kick off Oct. 16

Quail and chukar season will kick off Oct. 16, and I’m giving the first of three public land hunting seminars starting this Saturday at Bass Pro Shops in Rancho Cucamonga. Cost is $40 per person, with kids and spouses included. … Continue reading

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Urgent COHA Pheasant Hunt Fundraiser

2ND CALIFORNIA OUTDOOR HERITAGE ALLIANCE PHEASANT HUNT AND SHOOT RAAHAUGE’S PHEASANT CLUB & SHOOTING ENTERPRISES BENEFITING THE EFFORTS OF THE CALIFORNIA OUTDOOR HERITAGE ALLIANCE WHEN: Friday October 8, 2010 WHERE: Raahauge’s Shooting Enterprises 14995 River Rd. Norco, CA 92880 MAP: … Continue reading

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Dove hunting opener generally good across Southern California

The dove hunting season opener was generally described as good but not great in most areas of Southern California, with the best hunting along the Colorado River and in the Imperial Valley. The mid-week opener made for very light hunting … Continue reading

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