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    First and foremost I am not an upland bird hunter.
    Today while on a scouting mission prior to deer season I had the misfortune of finding a downed bird that was not recovered.
    I identified it as a Northern Bobwhite. This is on the endangered species list in Ontario.
    I know these things probably move pretty fast but if you can’t identify it DONT shoot it.
    Upon inspection it was obvious that the bird had been in a dog’s mouth ( and probably left when it was identified ).
    There was a bird hunter in the area ( with a dog ) who circled me and my parked vehicle three times before stopping to talk.
    Since I didn’t see what happened I can only speculate but I’m pretty good at reading the signs.
    Identify your target.... PLEASE!!!!
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    You are right and it might have been a mistake but,is it possible that it wasn't a shot bird? If a bird sits too tight dogs have been known to take a bird themselves. There is one dog a friend had that on a few occasions it came up short but with a mouth full of pheasant tail feathers.
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    Double post.

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    I plucked some feathers. Buckshot through and throughs.
    I’m sure it was an accident but it all goes back to identifying your target.

    And yes Dilly it is a double post but when it comes to killing an endangered species I think it’s warranted.

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    Buckshot....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by firedeptlt View Post
    I plucked some feathers. Buckshot through and throughs.
    I’m sure it was an accident but it all goes back to identifying your target.

    And yes Dilly it is a double post but when it comes to killing an endangered species I think it’s warranted.
    What makes you so sure it was an accident?

    Endangered species? Really?

    Please go on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dilly View Post
    What makes you so sure it was an accident?

    Endangered species? Really?

    Please go on...
    It is considered endangered in Ontario.

    https://www.ontario.ca/page/northern-bobwhite

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    If this was a confirmed wild northern bobwhite, that area should be immediately closed off to all human activity and the MNR should embark on a study of that group of birds as it is almost like Ontario's Tasmanian Tiger.

    What I am trying suggest is, it is common for people to use pen-raised bobwhite for dog training. They can be purchased by people with a game farm license and released in registered game farm areas in Ontario. It is illegal to liberate them in "wild" places, but I also know that sometimes people use dead gamebirds to train their dogs to retrieve as well.

    The "outrage" by the OP is a bit of a stretch IMO, especially as he admitted he didn't know much about upland hunting.

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    I doubt it was a wild bobwhite quail unless you were scouting on walpole island.

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    I realize it is rare as are the sandhill cranes I saw in burritts rapids on May 15. It does happen. Whether it was indigenous or an escapee it was a northern Bobwhite nonetheless.
    As for you Dilly you are entitled to your opinion as am I.
    It’s pretty easy for me to identify a bird when it is in my hands.
    I know what I saw. I know it wasn’t dead long. I know it wasn’t previously frozen. I know it had pellets ( is that better ? ) pass through it.

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