BY RALPH WININGHAM, FOR THE EXPRESS-NEWS : NOVEMBER 28, 2014
For those brave souls tough enough to bust through cactus and scamper up rock-strewn inclines that would wear out a goat, scaled quail are providing high-quality hunting here this year.
“It’s the best hunting we’ve seen in years,” said Mac Stringfellow, who was serving as host to members of the Sportsman Club of San Antonio hunting on his 13,500-acre West Texas ranch.
“We had some good rain just at the right time and the birds have really rebounded.”
What he failed to mention was that even with hunters busting 10-12 coveys each morning and afternoon, a lot of cactus-dodging and rock-hopping was required to get a decent shot at the fleet-footed birds commonly called “blues.”