California ,I did'nt know

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So 3 weeks ago my brother got invited to Cali to hunt wild hogs.
While he was there he saw lots of nice blacktail, lots of pigs, 1 4' rattler that they ate that night at the fire, and in his estimate......1000's of quail.
I had no idea that cali had that many quail!
Now I have to be nice to my brother and try to get an invite...whoooohooo.
By the way his pig was 150# and 3 " tusks.
 

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How nice will you have to be?
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A-con

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We have lots of quail out here in Kaliforina.
Two years ago on the "Hunt Talk Pig Hunt" a few of us went pig hunting over on the coast, we all killed pigs, but we saw at least a thousand quail a day. The coastal range has tons of em
Rick, Keith, Tim ? Back me up here, did we see a boat load of quail or what ?
 

Calif. Hunter

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Yep. We saw a ton of quail, and a few bobcats. I was even thinking about checking with Chopper about a quail hunt there. With a good Spring, we often get a double hatch of quail. Last year wasn't so great, but this year looks terrific.

There is good hunting in California. A great deal of it, though, is on private property.

Was your brother hunting public or private ground? 3-inch tusks are always a nice trophy. Those are surprisingly large for a small (150 pound) boar.
 

danr55

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Last I checked, the state bird of California was the Bobwhite Quail. Not the Shitbird as so many would think..

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Calif. Hunter

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The state bird is the California Valley Quail, and those are what you usually see. There is also a Mountain Quail, but that bird is "almost" like a chukar and lives (as you might guess from the name) on the steeper hillsides in heavy brush.
 
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