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16 Incredible Bird Truck Photos from ‘Texas Quail Rigs’ [PICS]

Photographer A. Lokey captured the essence of traditional southern hunting with his book Texas Quail Rigs.

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Lokey spent three years embedded in the heritage and history surrounding the Texas quail hunting culture, and the outcome was Texas Quail Rigs, a 296 page book of rarely seen and sure to intrigue hunting trucks.

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Every rig in the book is catered to the owners specifications, needs and budget, with most featuring the necessary additions: gun cases, dog cages, jump seats and even the occasional extra-cushioned seat.

Equal parts history and art, Lokey’s project could be considered a prime example of the preservation of hunting culture that seemingly gets more difficult by the day. The symbolism behind each of these quail rigs is as strong as their creativity.

For more info and to purchase the book, check out www.texasquailrigs.com.

 

Editor’s Note: Featured image has been cropped, all images via A. Lokey/Texas Quail Rigs

Texas Quail Rigs by Lokey

Lokey was born in Amarillo, Texas and grew up in Houston, so he likely knew about the uniqueness of the vehicles driven by the state’s quail hunters from an early age.

Texas Quail Rigs by Lokey

Texas Quail Rigs by Lokey

The rigs were shot in their natural environments, spanning across the ranches of South and Central Texas.

Texas Quail Rigs by Lokey

Texas Quail Rigs by Lokey

Texas Quail Rigs by Lokey

Surrounded by cactus and other Texan vegetation, these quail rigs look right at home.

Texas Quail Rigs by Lokey

Texas Quail Rigs by Lokey

This particular rig catches your eye right away; not a truck but definitely a rig, the Rolls-Royce with off-road tires and room for your gun is every hunter’s dream.

Texas Quail Rigs by Lokey

Texas Quail Rigs by Lokey

These bird dogs almost match the color of the quail rigs they’re riding on, coincidence or not?

Texas Quail Rigs by Lokey

Texas Quail Rigs by Lokey

Texas Quail Rigs by Lokey

Who wouldn’t want to go hunting in one of these? Lokey’s project captured vehicles built to handle the terrain and duty of a true hunting rig, and custom modifications are the name of the game.

Texas Quail Rigs by Lokey

Texas Quail Rigs by Lokey

Texas Quail Rigs by Lokey

As the quail take to the sky, the rigs that help Texans hunt them down and continue the rich tradition of Southern wing shooting stand by.

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