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Bobwhite quail’s fate in human hands

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Over past five decades, bird’s population has sharply declined
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Leader photo by GLYNN HARRIS Scenes such as this with a quail hunter following his bird dog are going by the wayside in the southeast.

Most of what I learned about quail hunting early on, I learned from UD-BOPP. For the uninformed, that’s the Upper Dubach Brotherhood of Partridge Pursuers.

My dad didn’t hunt quail when I was growing up so neither did I. However, a group of guys from the Dubach area – Charles Fuller, Lamar Colvin, Pete Smith, Jerry Rogers, et. al, took me under their wing and on hunts around north Louisiana.

I actually came close to bagging a quail once with those guys. My problem was I led the bird too far, not realizing how slow it was walking.

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