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Old 11-03-2019, 09:04 AM   #1
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Is trapping quail legal?? Surely not right? My dad and his buddies are always telling stories about when they caught a bunch of quail when they were young and had a big rattle snake in the trap. Just curious
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:08 AM   #2
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Sure it is...
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:09 AM   #3
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Absolutely not legal without proper permits from TPWD.
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:11 AM   #4
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It is......... If you don't tell anybody about it
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:23 AM   #5
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But but but....... all these big juicy blues down here are just asking to be grilled!!!
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:33 AM   #6
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When I first hunted Foard County in 1967, I was introduced to "pen raised" blue quail. If I didn't get my limit by walking, I always went home with a limit, compliments of my wife's grandfather. Great memories.
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:33 AM   #7
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Nope not legal. I would imagine not picking through birdshot is nice though
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Old 11-03-2019, 10:45 AM   #8
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Let me ask the prince of poachers and see what he says. Not legal but trapping didn't scare the deer away. Make sure your put an ice pick thru them if you are going to transport them back home.
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Old 11-03-2019, 11:35 AM   #9
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I still have a trap!
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Old 11-03-2019, 12:35 PM   #10
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Maybe 20 yrs ago I was hunting with some guys and saw a quail trap they kept. Never knew they were illegal. Never been much of a bird hunter.

They would throw it under the feeder while in camp and put it away when not in use. Not smart I guess since they were basically over it while it was in use. Anyways, one day they put it out to catch a bunch of blues that were hammering a feeder. It would fill up and they would return after dark to pick it up. Only one problem ... it was empty .... just feathers. This happened like three times.

Finally one of the guys says ď Iím gonna sit late and see whatís happening to them. Because when I come back to camp for the 4wheeler itís full ď

Turns out it was a badger that was taking the quails chirps for help as a dinner bell.

Forgot about that till this post. What about shooting a badger is that illegal ? Donít think I would shoot one. They seem pretty neat.
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Old 11-03-2019, 02:14 PM   #11
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We have trapped them in Mexico, not sure if it is legal there or not. They sure tasted good.
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Old 11-03-2019, 02:27 PM   #12
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Somebody kept one along the rail road right of way across the road from my house. My friends and found it. I suppose it was no more illegal than my dad and I hunting that same right of way on snowy Jan days
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Old 11-03-2019, 03:41 PM   #13
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Remember watching my granddaddy put one out when I was real young. Now my dad just raises 500-600 at a time. Butchers half and turns the others out. We got quail on the place again, about 4-5 different coveys.
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Old 11-03-2019, 03:59 PM   #14
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Old 11-03-2019, 04:31 PM   #15
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Is trapping quail legal?? Surely not right? My dad and his buddies are always telling stories about when they caught a bunch of quail when they were young and had a big rattle snake in the trap. Just curious
I build my own, they work great if you set them right
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Old 11-03-2019, 04:48 PM   #16
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I build my own, they work great if you set them right


What is right!?? Asking for a friend
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Old 11-03-2019, 07:55 PM   #17
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I build mine out of chicken wire and use hardware cloth for the funnels
Make sure the floor bottom(wire) is not exposed, I move it back and forth until the wire floor is submerged in the dirt
Put small amounts of brush on top and around the trap
Set about a foot off their trail that they use to go to the feeder
I sprinkle corn all the way into the funnels, hopefully you get the ďcallĒ bird in the trap
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Old 11-03-2019, 08:25 PM   #18
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Chicken Chit and chicken salad, the difference between the taste of a trapped quail and one smoked with a shotgun! Fill out the log and refrain from showing your thoughts on the internet??? thats how it has always worked in Mex ??
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Old 11-03-2019, 08:29 PM   #19
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Have never "trapped" any but have heard that old box springs with all the cloth burned off and loaded with corn slows em down an awful lot. Heard from a friend, nothing myself or any of my sporting associates have ever been a part of.
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