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TEXAS and OKLAHOMA QUAIL HUNTS
Rush Creek’s quail hunts are primarily for native Bobwhite Quail, but we do offer limited hunts on ranches in the western side of the Texas Panhandle that have a mix of Bobwhite and Blue Quail. Quail numbers vary greatly from year to year primarily due to the weather and other environmental considerations during the nesting season. We suggest that you contact us in either August or September so we can better inform you in regards to quail numbers and hunting expectations for the upcoming season. As of right now, with the great rainfall this spring and a tremendous carry-over from last year of birds, we are expecting a tremendous season!
An average day of quail hunting with Rush Creek usually consists of approximately six hours of hunting behind our dogs. On an average year, we move between 8-12 coveys of birds a day. One of the key factors to a good quail hunt is good dog work. Without good dogs, no matter how many quail there are, you are unlikely to have much success. It is also important to remember that in this country, we periodically experience hot, dry, and windy days, that are not conducive for good scent conditions so the performance of your own dogs will be greatly effected no matter how experienced they are. It is also important to remember that dogs not used to working in a dry, arid environment rarely perform as well as dogs that are native and use to these types of conditions. Please feel free to bring your own dogs, but be prepared that their full capabilities might be hindered depending on conditions.
Quail hunts are available on a fully-guided basis using our vehicles, guides, and dogs. Food and lodging is also available. For semi-guided hunts, you provide the dogs & vehicles while our guides will show you the property boundaries for the hunts.
During the month of December on our ranch in Dalhart, TX, Rush Creek offers a fully guided hunt for both Bobwhite and Blue Quail and Wild Pheasant. It is not uncommon to kill all three species in a days hunt.