Content tagged with "woodcock"

2011 Quail Odyssey, Part I

Photo of Kyle Hedges accepting a woodcock from his English setter, Tess.
Wherein we learn the difference between “intensive” and “extensive” cover. More
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American Woodcock

photo of 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. More

Bird Dog Season Opening

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

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. More

Listen for the Sound of Spring: Woodcocks

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

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. More

Telling on Timberdoodles

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

The Payoff

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

Timber! (Doodles)

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

Timberdoodle Hatch

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