The final trip of the year I found myself in the land of the enchantment with Matt Lucia and Dave Kruger chasing scaled quail on some of the most gorgeous short grass prairie I’ve strolled upon chasing bird dogs.
Matt and I met Dave in southern New Mexico to finish the hunting season out on my favorite game bird. We walked miles behind the bird dogs and moved several nice coveys a day including a covey of about 20 bobwhites…not seen very often from my understanding. One day we compared miles walked and my iWatch showed I’d walked 16 plus miles and then Dave Kruger put it into perspective when he showed us his GPS totaling 20 plus miles covered that day…we coined Dave the Mescalero Runner or affectionately the Mescalero Kid. We ate authentic Mexican food at one of the best places I’ve ever eaten…can’t wait to head back there next year. The only disappointment Matt and I had during our trip was not being abducted by any aliens…there’s always next year!
Here are some photos from the grand finale! Enjoy…until next bird season! Setter Feathers
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That looks like a good time! Man, those are some days of hiking, but it produced a nice pile of birds. It looks like you did not have to boot the dogs. That is a good looking pointer and I gotta say I love that Parker. Thanks for sharing! Birdhunter.
Thanks Birdhunter…we had a great time and saw nice coveys of quail even some that acted like they’d never been chased by old men and dogs.
Thanks for the nice piece, always good stuff and motivating – I should spend more time behind my dogs than my desk. Next year!
Mike I hope you do just that! No one goes to their grave saying they wished they’d worked a little more! I’m gonna get out at least 50 days next year.
Thanks for sharing. That helps with my withdrawals. Looks like nice country, not as unforgiving on the dogs as some ground in AZ.
Jay thanks for the note…good country down there! Can’t wait till next season!