California quail

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California quail

n.
A plump chunky bird (Callipepla californica) of western North America, having gray and brown plumage and a curving black plume on the crown of the head.
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Noun1.California quail - plump chunky bird of coastal California and OregonCalifornia quail - plump chunky bird of coastal California and Oregon
quail - small gallinaceous game birds
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He came to know the ground-nesting birds and the difference between the customs of the valley quail, the mountain quail, and the pheasants.
No doubt the lush river bottom we hunted was overflowing with the scent of valley quail, but I'd never seen her break with such anxiety.
On both clays and California valley quail, I'm finding that I have to work pretty hard to miss with it.
She was comfortable in the water and became more than passable at retrieving ducks, exactly the versatile dog I needed, close-working and relentless, flushing valley quail and pheasants, not bad at hunting dead and returning to hand.
The campaign showcases the California market's lifestyle and culture and includes state symbols the grizzly bear, valley quail and the desert tortoise, to help recommend the Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid minivan as the 'Official Family Vehicle for California.'
And finally, I sit on my mothers porch with her and watch a covey of valley quail scratch at the bottom of the grape vine searching for bugs, seeds and other edible things that have dropped.
Thus a starter of slow-cooked Loire Valley quail was a beautiful thing - moist, gently tasty and tender.
This load would work fine for brush shooting, whether for bobwhites, Mearns or California valley quail. For doves I'd leave the .410 at home and use at least a 28-gauge loaded with 1 ounce of shot.
Trophy blacktailed deer, black bears, pronghorn antelope, Roosevelt elk, Rocky Mountain elk, Tule elk, desert sheep, wild pigs, six subspecies of mule deer, pheasants, waterfowl, turkeys, mountain quail, valley quail, ruffed grouse, doves, chukar, ptarmigan, blue grouse, sage grouse, many species of varmints and other small game as well as 20 million acres of National Forest lands and 2.4 million acres of BLM land to pursue these animals.
Seasons and bag limits for mountain quail and valley quail have been unified in Western Oregon and hunters are now asked to turn in mountain quail wings to the ODFW.
In the mid-1980s, he brought me along to hunt California's valley quail with a couple of his friends.

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