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SoCal Doves (Part 1)

Posted by Luke Clark on


As a life-long midwestern bird hunter, my expectations for hunting in California were extremely low.  I moved West late last summer with a chip on my shoulder, ironically from a “flyover state”.  I had written this state off to surfers and beach bums with little idea of what California has to offer outdoorsmen (and women).  Fortunately, California has been quick to proven me wrong.  September 1st, 2019 and I found myself with my shotgun loaded in the back of my electric car heading to meet a fellow member of Quail Club, and my newfound friend, Matt Rose. Matt, is what some might expect to see when you describe an outdoorsman who lives in SoCal. His hair slightly bleached from the Californian sun,...

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August 2019 Quail Club (Costa Mesa)

Posted by Dave Allee on


The wide variety of dishes and impeccable execution made last night's Quail Club gathering another new bar-raising feast. Off the top of my head, we were privileged to: Smoked Yellowtail Collars Venison Heart 6.5 hr Smoked Pork Shoulder (pulled for tacos) Bourbon Rub Tri-Tip Homemade Tuna Poke Steven Rinella's Coleslaw A stack of fresh tortillas that was taller than a 1990's phonebook A Yellowtail/Brussells Sprout/Potato Medley that has me inspired to try to copy it sooner rather than later. All of this was the result of the generosity and hard work of you guys—the members that make this club possible.   Sharing a meal that is primarily centered around wild fish and wild game is simply a venue for the friendships, knowledge,...

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First Yellow(s)

Posted by Dave Allee on


Twin brothers, Matt and Zach Rose, headed out patty-hopping on Saturday morning with Connor Van Orden at the helm of their outboard powered vessel. The goal was to search for kelp patties between Newport and Catalina Island, and check under each stand of kelp with the hopes of finding schools of Yellowtail.  Even from the deck of a boat, you can often see the flash of a passing school of yellows swimming beneath you. Having had success over the last several years on Sheepshead and Sea Bass, neither Rose brother had yet to take a Yellowtail. On this morning, not one but both Roses were able to seal the deal on fantastic specimens in open water, diving on separate kelp...

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