Texas Upland – Quail, Pheasant & Chukar Hunting
For sheer heart-pounding excitement, it is hard to beat quail and their bigger distant cousin, pheasant. Both of these birds fairly explode from cover when taking flight. The racket a pheasant makes when they break just a few feet away from you has to be experienced to be believed and Pintail Hunting Club can make this happen for you.
When you book morning goose or Texas duck hunting with us, consider adding an afternoon upland bird hunt to the package. You will have time for a nap after the morning duck hunt before you hit the field for these tasty birds.
What To Expect
You are hunting non pen-raised birds. This means you have to expect the unexpected. Sometimes they will get up well ahead of the dogs. Sometimes they will hold tight to cover and have to be flushed out. There is just no way of knowing until it happens.
Because the birds cannot be predicted, we recommend double barrel shotguns. One barrel should have a full choke and the other should be a modified or improved cylinder. That way you should be ready to take a bird no matter where it comes from.
Our guides work our dogs actively in the fields where these birds are found. They know where the birds should be, but that is no guarantee they will be right there. You are going to spend some time walking behind the dogs and riding from location to location. You will also have plenty of time during the hunt to get tips from our guides.
Then, you have the pleasure of watching our dogs work. Few things make a bird hunter smile more than seeing a lemon-spotted pointer nose-first at a clump of bushes and waiting for the birds to take off.
What To Bring
All you need to wear are good walking boots, durable pants and a shirt suited to seasonal temperatures. In the early part of the season, a short sleeve shirt should be enough. As the season moves into winter, you will need long sleeve shirts to light jackets that let you shoulder and fire your gun unhindered. No need for camouflage when hunting upland birds unless you just want to.
The ammo, you will need is No. 7 to No. 9 shot for quail. We recommend No. 6 shot in high brass for pheasants.
When you are ready to experience the finest in true Southern upland bird hunting, Pintail Hunting Lodge has the place, and the birds, for you. Come to our Texas duck hunting lodge and make memories with us.