Texas, USA: Bobwhite Quail Over Pointers

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Brush-busting dogs cover Texan territory in pursuit of these avian bumblebees: chasing bobwhite quail over pointers produces exhilarating fast shooting that sets the blood pumping and heart racing.

Spring-loaded, bobwhites fling themselves into the air from under the pointer’s nose. With no apparent flight pattern to adhere to, you’re as likely to see bobwhite belly jinking away as bobwhite rump flashing past as they disappear into cover. A moment’s distraction and you’ll find yourself turning inside out in an attempt to connect your barrels with these birds.
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Bobwhite quail over pointers is a team effort: dog handler, dogs, guns working together to produce opportunities. Sparse cover and flat terrain provides the perfect perspective to watch the drama unfold: pointer and birds arrive at a frozen impasse waiting flush and gun.

Because it’s possible to shoot bobwhite quail over pointers virtually 365 days a year, it’s easily combined with hog and varmint stalking or bass fishing, or even a business trip.

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The state’s approach to hospitality is summed up in its one word motto: friendship. In fact, Texas comes from the Caddo indian word for friend, teyshas. Managing to be passionate about their wing shooting while creating a sporting atmosphere that is at once relaxed and exciting, seems to be a Texan speciality. And has us returning for more bobwhite quail over pointers year after year.

SEASON

All year round for released birds.

KIT & CLOTHING

12-28 bore shotgun

Bring your own gun or rent on site.

While it can be very hot in the day time dependant on time of year, certain seasons are also very wet and can be cold so discuss with us before packing.

Suitable boots and layers are the order of the day.

GROUP SIZE

4-6 guns

AIRPORT OF ARRIVAL

Dallas Fort Worth

VISAS & LICENCES

Travelling to the USA requires a visa to be obtained prior to take off, these can be  obtained online form US Customs and Border Protection Agency.

Hunting licences will be arranged by Outside Days.

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

None

INSURANCE

We ask all our clients to ensure they hold third party liability insurance.

For foreign trips we recommend that individuals take out holiday insurance.

TIPS

Tips to the dog men and lodge staff are expected.

CURRENCY

US dollar.

TIME ZONE

GMT -6

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If you’re looking to hide from your better half and lack the convenient facility of a shed, this brace of American ‘outdoors’ emporiums have the answer: Realtree camouflage.¬†Available in everything from pants to reclining chairs and wallpaper, you’ll be able to hide in plain sight. An integral part of any American excursion, even for the dyed in the wool non-shopper, Bass Pro and Cabelas offer an extraordinary range of kit for the sporting lifestyle all attractively displayed in themed amusement arcades for fieldsports enthusiasts. In case you want to maximise your time on the ground, we’ve included helpful links to their online worlds.

 

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Bass Pro Shops

Despite the name, this is so much more than a fishing store. It’s field sports as lifestyle
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Cabela’s

The leader in the outdoor equipment business, they’ve been kitting out Americans since 1961
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