Bill, on hunting lands such as the 50,000-acre spread where Cheney was hunting, the use of vehicles is standard. It is also the common method of quail hunting on soutehrn plantations, although sometimes the hunters ride in wagons pulled by horses — sometimes they even ride horseback. It is not road-hunting, as they aren’t on roads.
I’ve never hunted quail in Iowa, but in Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Georgia and other places where I’ve been hunting quail for more than 50 years, other coveys do not take off at the report of a shotgun.
I’ll just skip now to the upland game stamp required since last September in Texas. According to the office of the vice president, a staffer mailed a check to Texas in the amoount of $140, as requested by the state. The non-resident license cost $125. It seems that Texas added the extra $15 for a waterfowl stamp, which, as it turned out, was not needed because the vice president already had one. Obviously, there was a mixup, as the duck stamp wasn’t needed and the uplant stamp costs just $7. According to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials, hunters without the new upland stamp are merely being warned this season. Oh, after learning about the need for an upland stamp the vice president sent a check for $7.