I was up at Frazier Park yesterday hunting Quail. Was up there about 0700. I was hunting my normal area with my dogs. We got about 1/4 mile in and heard a "pack of coyotes" along a tree line another 1/4 mile away. We keep walking slowly and the sound was getting closer. I crossed a road to go to the back side of my normal route. (Still no luck seeing any birds) We hiked for about 20 min and came to an edge of a ravine. As I was scanning the edge, a coyote poked his head out of the bushes. My male saw him at the same time I did but I got his attention real quick. I was worried about my dogs so I worked my way back to my truck. I heard a pack on either side of me(in the distance). It donned on me why the Quail population was down. TOO MANY COYOTES!!!!! Looks like I will have to find another place to hunt unless you varmit hunters want to take care of them for me.