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Photo of Kyle Hedges accepting a woodcock from his English setter, Tess.

2011 Quail Odyssey, Part I

Wherein we learn the difference between “intensive” and “extensive” cover.

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American Woodcock

Scolopax minor
This remarkable bird is a short-necked, short-legged, terrestrial shorebird with a long bill. The eyes are set back on its head. When this bird is flushed, its short wings make a startling whirring sound.

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Bird Dog Season Opening

There’s the old expression, “That dog won’t hunt,” meaning that someone’s assertion lacks credibility.

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Conservation Commission sets dove and other early migratory bird seasons

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This year’s seasons for doves, teal, rails, snipe and woodcock are the same as last year’s.

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Listen for the Sound of Spring: Woodcocks

Before the new green appears, sounds mark the first signs of spring.

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Places To Go

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This 2,600-acre, mostly forested area 4 miles southwest of Kirksville offers a wide range of unusual recreational opportunities.

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Telling on Timberdoodles

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Anything that sets back forest succession, like logging or burning, can help woodcock.

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Photo of Kyle Hedges accepting a woodcock from his English setter, Tess.

The Payoff

Photo of Kyle Hedges accepting a woodcock from his English setter, Tess.

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Timber! (Doodles)

I spent a wonderful hour recently exercising my golden retriever, Willa, at one of my favorite autumn woodcock hunting spots.

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Timberdoodle Hatch

Last Saturday my dog, Lizzy, and I were multi-tasking.

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