Do you track data related to my device if I am using the CoveyIQ mobile app?
For development purposes, we track device IDs. This data is used to measure the performance of our app.
How can I save my data?
CoveyIQ’s technology partner, Amazon Web Services, CoveyIQ backs up user data on an hourly basis to multiple data centers. If you would like to save your data locally, you can either download your data to an excel spreadsheet in Hunts or we can email your data each week.
How can I sort tables?
Any data column in CoveyIQ can be sorted by clicking on the header (either green or brown). Click the header once and your data will be sorted in ascending order, click the header a second time and your data will be sorted in descending order. This tool is available in all of the analysis tools: Hunts, Dogs and Conditions.
How do I log training hunts?
Users can capture dog training data, such as ground time and coveys pointed, both during and after the hunting season. To tag hunts as training hunts during the season, while in Add Hunt simply select “yes” by Training Hunts. Note that training hunts are excluded from CoveyIQ’s tools and data such as the calculation of coveys pushed per hour. However training hunts can be viewed in Dogs by selecting “training hunts”. Any hunts logged outside of the hunting season are automatically considered training hunts. To view off season training hunts, go to the calendar icon on the top right of most pages and select “off season”.
How does the Conditions tool work?
The Conditions tool was designed to allow users to track CPH across a number of environmental variables. Once users have logged a large enough data set, the Conditions tool shows the impact environmental conditions have on hunting performance. Note this is a statistical tool – accurate linkages between hunting performance and conditions can only be found in large, reliable datasets.
In Conditions, you will note that the default setting in the “Limit Points to” field is “4” – the Limit Points drop down dictates the number of rows in the Conditions table. For example, assume that the temperature at the midpoint of all of your seasons’ hunt segments was between 40 degrees and 60 degrees and that you select “four” in the Limit Points field. Under this scenario the system would divide this season’s total hunt segments into the following four groups: 40⁰ – 44.9⁰, 45⁰ – 49.9⁰, 50⁰ – 54.9⁰, 55⁰ – 60⁰ and provide CPH for each of these temperature groups. Note that the system automatically selects the minimum and maximum values across all hunt segments for the season. If you would like to isolate CPH for specific environmental ranges, go to “Min”/ “Max” and input a customized range.
In addition to looking at CPH across absolute values, by selecting “Relative” in the Absolute/ Relative box users can look at how the direction in which environmental variables trend impacts CPH during hunt segments. For example, this tool allows users to answer questions such as “how does falling pressure impact hunting performance.”
How is CPH calculated for hunt segments?
It is important to note that the main page serves as a quick reference. For additional hunt data, users should go to Hunts. Time in Hunts is measured at the brace level which we refer to as hunt segments. Users have two options for measuring segment time in CoveyIQ – ground time (GT) and standard time (ST). The relationship between these two time measurements is as follows: Standard Time – Change Out Time = Ground Time. Ground time is a more accurate way to measure hunt time but we offer Standard Time as an option to Ground Time because it is the traditional method for measuring CPH. It is important to note that in determining Standard Time for a brace segment, CoveyIQ selects the midpoint of change out periods. For example, if a party hunts one brace for 40 minutes; takes 10 minutes to change out dogs; and hunts a second brace for 40 minutes, the Standard Time for both the first and second segment would be 45 minutes (40 minutes + 10 minutes/ 2).
Lastly note that Season to Date CPH in the Dashboard will equal CPH in Hunts if Standard Time is selected. If Ground Time is selected, CPH in Hunts will exceed CPH on the Dashboard.
How is CPH calculated on the main page?
The Coveys Pushed/ Hour (CPH) table in the top left corner of the main page is called the “Dashboard”. In the Dashboard, you will note the following fields: “Last Hunt”, “Last Week” and “Season to Date”. CPH in these fields is calculated as: pointed coveys + wild coveys / hours hunted. Note that CPH calculations on the Dashboard measure hours hunted from the start time of the first brace to the end time of the last brace. Elsewhere in CoveyIQ, time is measured by brace segment: (ground time or standard time) – we explain segment time below.
“Wild coveys” are defined as coveys that hunters witness rise during the hunt that were not pointed. Coveys that rise wild and are later pointed can be logged as either a pointed covey or wild covey but not both – users should just be consistent in their approach.
“Last Week” includes all half day hunts logged over the seven days ending on the current date. The following example using two hunts illustrates how CPH is calculated in both “Last Week” and “Season to Date”:
First Hunt Second Hunt
Ground Time 2:45 2:15
Hours Hunted (b) 3:00 2:30
Coveys Pointed 8 8
Coveys Wild 4 4
Coveys Pushed (a) 12 12
CPH (a/b) 4.00 4.80

Weekly CPH (First Hunt + Second Hunt)
Hours Hunted 5:30
Coveys Pushed 24.0
Weekly CPH 4.36

What are dog rankings?
CoveyIQ provides a summary of each of your dog’s performance. We track three primary metrics: Coveys Pointed Per Hour; Brace Contribution and Pointing Success.
Coveys Pointed Per Hour tracks the number of coveys each dog points for each hour he or she is on the ground. Brace Contribution measures the percentage of coveys pointed by each dog relative to his or her brace partners’ that were also on the ground. Finally, Pointing Success tracks the ratio of productive points versus unproductive points. Collectively, these metrics reveal each dog’s absolute performance (Cvs Ptd/ Hr), relative performance against other dogs that hunt the same course on the same day (brace contribution) and efficiency (pointing success).
In the individual dog summary, each dog is ranked based on his or her performance against the other dogs that hunted during the season. For example, assume a dog received a ranking of “7th” in Coveys Pointed Per Hour during a season where 20 dogs hunted. This means the specified dog was the 7th most productive dog, in terms of Coveys Pointed per Hour, of the 20 dogs that hunted that season.
What are the steps to log field data in Add Hunt?
Prior to putting out the first brace, go to “Add Hunt”. Confirm Date, Party and Course data in “Summary”. In “Segments”, load the first dog’s names and confirm the start time.
While changing out the brace, in “Segments” confirm “End time” and log “Cvs Ptd”, “Cvs Wild” and “Cvs Shot”. Click “Add Segment” and load the dogs of the second segment and confirm the start time.
Repeat above.
Confirm data and load “Harvest” data. Click “Create Hunt”.
We have intermittent wireless coverage on our property. How should I log my field data?
We have developed mobile applications which retain your field data on your mobile device – you no longer need wireless coverage to use CoveyIQ if you have an ios (iPhone) or Android mobile device.
What is a Composite?
You will note the term “composites” is used in the Dashboard on the main page as well as in Hunts and Conditions. A composite is a group of users organized by geographical region. This tool provides users a way to make CPH comparisons against other plantations in their area. Users can elect to opt out of their local composite in Settings.
In the Dashboard on the main page, users will note two composite fields – “Last Hunt Composite” and “Season to Date Composite”. CPH for composites are calculated by averaging CPH for all plantations in the composite.
What is Brace Contribution?
Brace contribution measures the percentage of coveys pointed by a given dog relative to his brace partners’ over the course of a hunt. For example, assume two dogs hunt one segment and Dog A points two coveys and Dog B points a single covey. Dog A’s brace contribution for this segment would be would be 66% (2/3). This metric is intended to be viewed in conjunction with Coveys Pointed/ GT. Note that brace contribution can be distorted when parties hunt one or three dogs during a segment. For example, if only one dog is hunt during a segment and that dog finds one or more coveys, that dog’s brace contribution will always be 100%. Therefore when evaluating a dog’s brace contribution, users may want to isolate segments where the dog had more or less than one partner.