We were in the area between Alice and Falfurrias. I don't know much about south Tx hunting, it was my first time to hunt down there. The ranch we were on is definitely a deer hunting operation. I was there with my brother and dad, and by Sat morning we had shot our deer, so that afternoon we were able to chase birds a bit. Was pretty much impossible though, the mesquite/brushy cover was too thick to walk through. Tons of birds, but you'd mostly just see them running in the brush. I'm sure that the properties with a bit more open/grassy cover have outstanding quail hunting.Please post a report on the southwest panhandle after you get back. If things are good there I figure eastern New Mexico might be worth a try. There’s tons of BLM and state land in New Mexico so access wouldn’t be a problem there.
What is the general area of south Texas you are referring to? Isn’t pretty much everything down there locked up in deer hunting operations?