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    Donnie Whitehead, 78, set a bird in cover alongside his brother Jim, 72, for a paid hunt on their property, Cane Creek Shooting Preserve, in Otwell on Feb. 2. The preserve, which sits on the farm where they raise primarily soybeans and grain, has been in their family since the 1870s. Donnie and Jim used to hunt for wild quail with their father on the land. With wild quail gone from the area, however, people use preserves like Cane Creek to hunt quail. The brothers started the preserve 15 years ago, breeding, raising and selling quail for sportsmen to purchase and then hunt for on the 80-acre preserve. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    About 200 breeder quail ran around in their cage as Donnie poured feed into a trough for them inside their holding pen Jan. 17. At the beginning of a hunting season, anywhere from 6,000 to 7,000 quail will be hatched at the preserve and then either kept for hunting or sold to other hunting preserves nearby. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Donnie, left, and brother Jim sat and talked with each other as they took their daily coffee break at the Circle A Food Mart in Otwell on Jan. 25. The brothers go to the store every weekday to socialize with each other and with other area farmers. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    JimÕs dog Rex raised a paw to him before the two set out to place birds in cover for a paid hunt at the preserve Feb. 2. If Jim goes alone to set birds in the fields, the border collie usually rides up front with him. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jim, right, handled a BB gun owned by DonnieÕs grandson as they waited for hunters to arrive at the cabin on the hunting preserve Feb. 2 for a morning hunt. The brothers built the cabin in 2002 with the help of their brother Bill, who died in 2011. Hunters have the option of staying overnight in the cabin for an extended hunting experience. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Donnie, right, stood by the fire as young hunters waited their turn to hunt quail during the Dubois County Quail Unlimited annual youth hunt at Cane Creek on Feb. 9. This was the second year Cane Creek hosted the youth hunt. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Mike Toland of Jasper, left, and his grandson Joe Hildebranski of Jasper, 13, walked with hunting guide Dave Hevron of Holland to the hunting fields during the annual Wes Settle Patoka Hills Quail Youth Hunt at Cane Creek on Feb. 9. The hunt was JoeÕs first time hunting quail. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Alex Wigand of Jasper, 13, turned to fire at a quail that flew up from cover during the annual Wes Settle Patoka Hills Quail Youth Hunt at Cane Creek on Feb. 9. The hunting preserve has four fields to hunt on, consisting primarily of strips of crop fields that were harvested in the fall. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Ferdinand bird dog trainer Gary Altman, left, led DonnieÕs bird dog Bill as he carried a dead quail for practice as Donnie inspected his progress Feb. 6. The Whiteheads usually keep five bird dogs at the preserve for hunters who come to the preserve without their own or to sell after theyÕve been trained. Bird dogs are taught to point birds after theyÕve sniffed them out, and then to retrieve them after theyÕve been shot. Matthew Busch/The Herald