Kevin, Tommy and Kurt Diekroeger came out to hunt quail for a couple days. Kevin brought his setter Penny and Tommy his brittany, Abby to find the coveys around the old Tinkerfarm pond. After two days of great covey rises and interesting timber shooting, they only left a few birds in the thick brambles.
Tom, TJ, Ben and Jim Jenkins came out for a family pheasant hunt. Colton Wilkins brought out his shorthair and setter to find and point the big birds in the Clubhouse Field. I think they got chances at all their birds, some more than once and came back with a bench full.
Joe Jahraus brought out his friend Ryan Mayhaus for a pheasant and quail hunt. I set out a couple of pheasant and few quail coveys in the Cabin Field around the timber point for Steve Sanders and his dogs to find. Steve caught a nice covey rise on camera.
Brad Shoults and Randy Rehkop added a third hunter, Jim Woelich to their quail hunting party. They brought out their pointers to find the quail coveys stashed along the west side of the Clubhouse Field. Some nice rises in the prairie and then a bunch of shooting in the fencerows and timber.
Brett Richson brought along is co-worker Andy Covey to hunt some pheasant and quail with his brittany Buck. This was Andy’s first quail hunt and Buck did a nice job as well as the hunters, coming back with a bonus quail.
John McIntosh made it down to hunt with his friend, Darrin Peters. I got Ava and Hildy out of the kennel to find and point the pheasant, chukar and quail in the Clubhouse Field. Lots of rises, shots and hits that day in the field, great time.
Ben and Zach Rasche brought out their college buds for their second annual upland bird hunt at Sandy Run. Colton Wilkins brought his pair of dogs to find the birds scattered around the Cabin Field. Lots of action in this video with the group nailing the pheasant and chukar, but coming up short on their quail harvest.
Bryce Currie brought out his Duck Toller, Cooper, to hunt some pheasant. I set some out in the East Bottom Field and after some good hunting and chasing a couple around, Bryce and Cooper came back with all.
Randy Schmitt and Don Hanser set up a quail hunt for a bunch of their friends. They spread out over five fields with a bunch of dogs on a cold February morning. I caught a few rises of Don’s group in the Clubhouse Field, nice hunt.