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Amazing sounds you hear in the woods

Jeff in TXJeff in TX Posts: 2,641 Senior Member
It's been a quiet week of hunting, seen a few small bucks, a few hogs and coyotes. Deer season ended yesterday and now the supplemental doe and spike season is in for a couple weeks. Even when I don't see anything I always enjoy just being out in god's wilderness listening to the sounds or the wild critters. This week I heard the sounds of hundreds of Sandhlll Cranes flying over on their migration. Lots of hog grunts and squeals and the occasional deer grunt and turkey calls.

As the sun was setting last evening I had three does cross in front of me. The didn't hang long and jumped the fence into my neighbors ranch. Right behind them one at time out popped 14 quail onto the road. Skittish yet on a mission, they headed straight up the road towards my stand. As they got within five yards I began to remember just how sociable these little birds are. The winds were blowing pretty good but I began to hear the quiet whistles and calls they made to each other, it was nonstop. As they passed directly under my blind I was fascinated by watching the goings on and listening to them call. We always hear the distinct locate whistle call they can make but it was just their normal communications I was finding fascinating again. I've heard them in the past but those memories are always few and far between as most of times I jump quail and they startle the snot out of me as I'm walking through their area.

They passed on by and headed into the mesquite and cactus as the last light of 2016 faded to dark. I climbed down and walked the half mile back to the house having enjoyed yet another wonderful evening out in the wilds of North Central Texas!

Happy New Years everyone and may 2017 be a prosperous New Years for everyone!
Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

John 3: 1-21
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