Birds in the Owyhee

IdahoElk

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So the game bird population in central Idaho has plummeted the last few years although I have been able to find some Quail and Huns my Munsterlander buddy Adler thinks I'm a stinky owner and asked me to put some feelers out about the Owyhee's. Anyone have experience hunting there?
Thanks for any info

 

Wasdensid82

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Birds are there. A fire a few years ago hurt the bird numbers. they asked hunters to avoid the area for a year or two. I went back out there this year thinking the numbers would be good but I only saw a few. I’m uncertain if the numbers are down or maybe after the fire the birds have just found different places to hang around compared to where I used to find them.
 

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Birds are there. A fire a few years ago hurt the bird numbers. they asked hunters to avoid the area for a year or two. I went back out there this year thinking the numbers would be good but I only saw a few. I’m uncertain if the numbers are down or maybe after the fire the birds have just found different places to hang around compared to where I used to find them.
We’re going down next weekend give them another chance. 4 guys, five pointers a lab and a Golden we should find something.
 

Idaho_Potato

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Few and far between.

Be careful down there this time of year. With the snow and the mud it's not hard to get in a bad situation.
 

GregB

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So the game bird population in central Idaho has plummeted the last few years although I have been able to find some Quail and Huns my Munsterlander buddy Adler thinks I'm a stinky owner and asked me to put some feelers out about the Owyhee's. Anyone have experience hunting there?
Thanks for any info

Sent you a PM Idaho Elk.
 

ajhood

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If you are serious about the Owyhees, think Owyhee Resevoir in Oregon. Just across the state line, about 2 hours from Boise.
Agreed. Made one hunt near Owyhee last year and limited out. And if you hunt Oregon, I would suggest the Malheur river and it's tributaries and their tributaries. Elk hunted over there this year and bumped 6 coveys on the road. Seems to be a good bird population this year. Might make it back in the next weekend or two. Send a pm, and I would be happy to help.
 

Salmonchaser

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I did, neglected to take any pics. Hunted a day and a half. Jumped four coveys the first day, one the second. Coveys were fairly good size but obviously spread out. We will make one more trip I think.
 
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