That's why I am going. To find out information. That we can use in Anoskie NC at dr Morgans farm.
: Gary, in my view that is a no-brainier. In
: this part of the world we only trial on
: wild birds and every brace is entitled to
: fresh ground so we need a LOT of land to
: host a trial. All of the triallers, and most
: of the hunters, are fervent
: conservationists.After all, we have the most
: to lose if birds or habitat are lost. And as
: a result we are on very good terms with most
: of the conservation land owners - we
: recently even held a large trial on a RAMSAR
: site which no-one else can visit unless
: accompanied by a park ranger. Because they
: knew they could trust us, and the local club
: had volunteered a lot of time to conducting
: game bird surveys, which is a good measure
: of the health of the eco-system. Of course
: we also have to balance this by remaining on
: good terms with the farmers (and plenty of
: the triallers here farm themselves). But not
: a difficult balancing act.
: And if you don't like the way quails forever
: are doing things, become active, learn why
: they are doing it their way, and see if you
: can change it from within.
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: Well my question is should we as field
: trialers join quail forever and try to get
: help get the wild bird population back, like
: it was in past. Do you think this would help
: jump start the population of quail. I am
: going to my first quail forever chapter at
: the end of this month in va beach. Just
: checking it out what they have to offer to
: help raise the quail population here an in
: NE NC and Va. It's worth a try.
: If we don't do anything just set back,
: nothing done nothing gained.
: --Previous Message--
: How many horseback AA wild bird trials are
: there now? How many have enough birds to
: really run a fair test of a quality field
: trial performance? I'm asking this for a
: reason as I want to visit and/or compete in
: as many of these as possible over the next
: few years. I'd hate to leave any out in
: planning my journeys.
: I'm assuming the prairie trials are all on
: wild birds so the Dakotas, MT and Canadian
: prairie trials are all on wild game. Any
: What about the chicken events in Wisconsin?
: Are there enough birds to make it a true
: Trials in Kansas used to all be run on wild
: quail and chickens/pheasants and there are
: still wild birds to be pointd on most of the
: trial grounds. Many though are supplemented
: with throw down coveys or pre released birds
: in the early fall.
: Field Trial Clubs in KS running ONLY on wild
: birds are the Gyp Hills Club in Medicine
: Lodge, KS (quail, occasional pheasant) and
: the High Plains Club (pheasants, quail and
: chickens) in Hill City, KS.
: The South Georgia-North Florida plantations
: are all wild quail unless someone would care
: to correct my assumption.
: Please name others in the south for me and
: the grounds that you know about in terms of
: the quality of courses, etc. I have heard
: that some AA trials in the south are alot of
: riding for a couple bird contacts in a day.
: I used to think the out west Chukar trials
: were wild bird events but found out they are
: mostly throw down events. Is this true for
: all of them?
: Many Texas trials were on wild birds in the
: past but with the drought and unknown bird
: loss causes in West TX, quail numbers are
: really low. Access to the big ranches for
: trialing is limited these past 10 years or
: so also. Few or no major trials are held in
: TX right now.
: Are the Western Oklahoma trials still
: strictly wild birds and is there enough to
: not make it a "luck" trial where
: the dog that points the only birds wins?
: Let's hope these current wild bird trials
: can all continue and that the wild quail
: populations that have thrived in South
: Georgia can expand their range thru natural
: migration or help.
: Thanks for your help and comments!