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Quail and Red Jungle Fowl

 
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tlewis



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Location: Goldendale. Washington State. U.S.A.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:09 pm    Post subject: Quail and Red Jungle Fowl  Reply with quote

The cold weather brought out the quail in force.  The quail and Red Jungle Fowl are all free ranging and roost up trees and can come and go as they please. I'm kind of surprised the RJF's haven't been decimated by Long Eared Owls. (YET!!)

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horace



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice picture
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Rena



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Location: Way out West in Klamath Falls, OR-USA

PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed! Our quail don't look anything finished to what yours does!!
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tlewis



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started counting the quail this morning when I was feeding the Junglies.  I gave up at fifty and they were still coming out of the bushes!  

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Dave C



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a nice way to keep them  
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tlewis



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not actually keeping the quail. They are completely wild.  Actually it's illegal to keep any game bird in Washington State without a breeders licence.
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confused



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

do you eat them ?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here in Oregon it is illegal to hunt/kill/eat wild quail.
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tlewis



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, I've never hunted them.  I believe they are legal game to hunt during upland game season.  I just love to see and hear them around.  They wouldn't be very sporting around here, would they?  
I think I'll try a few pheasants next year.  There are wild turkey all around, but for some reason I can't get them to hang around for long.
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confused



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rena wrote:
Here in Oregon it is illegal to hunt/kill/eat wild quail.

I might find it hard to be a law abiding citizen if I lived in Oregon   ,
That's what I love about this forum , I learn something everyday , thanks  
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few of the locals last month. I don't know where the went!!!

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Rena



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Location: Way out West in Klamath Falls, OR-USA

PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

confused wrote:
I might find it hard to be a law abiding citizen if I lived in Oregon   ,
That's what I love about this forum , I learn something everyday , thanks  


Trust me, you'd be joining the club of outlaws already here.... after all, It isn't still called The Wild, Wild West for nothing!

Seriously though, if it meant the difference between eating and starving, and a few of them came by.... I'd take the risk and feed my family.


tlewis wrote:
A few of the locals last month. I don't know where the went!!!
nice looking birds there! We have friends in Idaho that have wild turkeys all over the place!
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sod
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great photos the only quail I have seen here were much smaller. The only wild turkey are ones that have escaped and gone wild they are so stupid that they roost on fences and at night you can just go along and knock them off Roast turkey  

Rena have to agree most of these turkeys are on private land but still go West  


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