It’s not always the number of quail in the bag, but more importantly, the quality of the experience.
With another deer season in the books, some sportsmen are experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Waking up at camp is simply not the same as it is no longer critical to get to that favorite blind in the predawn hours. Even trips into the brush no longer provide the same anticipation of seeing deer as warmer temperatures have released rapidly developing plants once entrapped within a hard-coated seed throughout the cold winter months, relinquishing an accessible and abundant source of nutrition for deer, requiring the animals to move even less to satisfy their daily feed intake.
However, there are other species available to hunt, like the various predators that roam our wild lands — feral hogs that can be found throughout the state and the iconic quail which has occurred at new highs in spite of global warming. The fact is, Texas sportsmen have something to hunt every day of the year, and right now quail take priority.