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Photo: Russell Graves

RAM IN THE NEWS

Late-Season Strategies

On frigid mornings from December through mid-March, bobwhites wait for
the warmth of the sun before venturing out to feed. Hunt a field edge too early
and you might miss birds.
In midday birds that had spent their early-season days in shaded thickets on
northeast-facing slopes are huddling in thick cover along south-facing, sunny
slopes protected from prevailing winds. Hunt dense brush and deep timber.
During the prime hours before sunset, catch coveys moving into weed fields
and crop edges for the afternoon feed. Try not to break up coveys too late in the
afternoon. Bobwhites are highly susceptible to cold and depend on the warmth
of covey circles to survive the coldest nights.

Quail Quest 2012

Photo: Russel Graves / WindigoImages.com

According to the fall quail hunting forecast released by
Quail Unlimited (QU) on Oct. 4, populations of most quail species have increased
nationwide due to intensive efforts by state and federal agencies and QU chapters
to implement new programs targeted primarily at bobwhites. To find the outlook
for your state, visit qu.org/content/chaptersbystate/.

A Better Class of Best-In-Class

The new 2013 Ram Light Duty
delivers a new level of exterior
style that boldly reinvents the
classic Ram lines, and a new level
of power and best-in-class 25 mpg
highway fuel economy1, thanks to its
revolutionary new Pentastar V6 and
8-speed transmission. It flattens out
the bumps with an available all-new air
suspension; stores gear with an available lockable, waterproof RamBox®;
and provides peace of mind with a
5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty2. Owners' feedback inspired a
new degree of polish and functionality
in the 2013 LD's interior, including an
available touch-screen information system that provides the mission-controlstyle cockpit with massive 8.4" screen
called Uconnect®, a remote start, and
in-vehicle Wi-Fi. And that's just the tip
of the tailpipe.
They don't leave well enough alone,
because slowing down would only give
complacency a chance to catch up.
Guts. Glory. Ram.

Quail Across America

The bobwhite quail-the most
common quail species-is widely considered the No.  game bird in the eastern
and southern United States. It ranges from southern New England to Florida and
from Minnesota to Texas, and has been introduced to Idaho, Washington and
Oregon. There are five huntable quail species out West: valley quail and mountain
quail, found in the far West from southern British Columbia to Baja; and scaled
(also called blue), Gambel's and Mearns', collectively called desert quail as they
thrive in arid regions. Western quail are conditioned track stars, apt at scurrying
from dogs and hunters through prickly deserts and up steep mountainsides.
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1)EPA est. 25 hwy mpg based on Ram V6
4x2.w Actual results may vary. 2)See your
dealer for a copy of the powertrain limited warranty. Laramie model shown with
TorqueFlite 8-speed transmission and rotary
shifter, available January 2013. Ram, RamBox and Pentastar are registered trademarks
of Chrysler Group LLC.


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