CoveyIQ allows plantations to compare their hunting performance with other plantations in their area. These areas, such as the plantations around Albany, Georgia, are called Composites. Participation in your local composite is elective – if you would like to join your local composite, contact us and we’ll include your plantation in your local composite. You can also compare your results with specific plantations in your area. If you would like to compare results with another plantation, simply contact the manager of the plantation with which you would like to compare results to confirm they would also like to share data and contact us. We’ll setup your account to allow both plantations to share their hunting data.
Most plantations divide their land into 300 to 700 parcels called courses that can be hunt in a half day.
Covey Locations:
CoveyIQ’s location services tools allow users to log the locations of the coveys they encounter (i.e. pointed or flushed wild) in their mobile device, which is published in real time to their map in CoveyIQ. The covey location tool allows users to visualize concentrations of covey locations on their online map for specified time periods (i.e. day, season, etc.) or by course.
Coveys Pointed:
The number of coveys pointed by dogs. When covey points cannot be allocated to a single dog (e.g. either dog on point could be have initiated the point), CoveyIQ suggests each dog receive half a point.
Coveys Pushed:
The number of coveys encountered during a specified period of time. Pushed coveys include both coveys that are pointed and coveys that flush wild. Coveys must consistent of at least four birds.
Coveys Shot Into:
Pointed coveys that a hunt party reaches and shoots into.
Dew Point:
The dew point is the temperature at which a given parcel of humid air must be cooled for water vapor to condense into water. The dew point in the Southeast typically ranges from between 10 and 60 degrees during the winter and can be as much as much as 30 degrees below the corresponding air temperature. Both relative humidity and dew point describe the moisture content of the air however the dew point is an absolute measure whereas the relative humidity is an relative measure.
Ground Time:
The number of minutes a pair of dogs is on the ground. Unlike Standard Time, Ground Time does not include the time taken to change out dogs between hunts (Standard Time – change out time = Ground Time).
We suggest making Ground Time your default time period in Covey IQ – it’s more accurate, particularly when evaluating dogs. However because Standard Time is the traditional metric used in determining coveys pushed per hour (CPH), all composite CPH data is reported based on Standard Time.
Relative humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air at a specific temperature compared to the maximum water vapor that the air is able to hold without it condensing at that temperature. When the air temperature is close to the dew point, the relative humidity is high (often 80% or greater). Relative humidity in the Southeast typically ranges between 25% and 100%. At 100% relative humidity the air is saturated – at 25% the air is dry, given the air temperature. Relative humidity often declines through the morning as temperatures increase and increases late in the afternoon as temperatures decline.
Atmospheric pressure is the force exerted by the weight of air in the atmosphere. Low pressure areas have less atmospheric mass above their location, whereas high pressure areas have more atmospheric mass above their location. The stronger the area of low pressure, the stronger the winds which are experienced in its vicinity.
Data is logged in CoveyIQ for each hunt segment versus the traditional method of capturing data by half day. For example, if two sets of braces are put on the ground during a half day hunt, CoveyIQ considers this two hunt segments.
Pointed single birds, most often from a flushed covey.
Standard Time:
The traditional time interval used in calculating coveys pushed per hour (CPH). Standard time starts when the first brace is put out and ends when the last brace is picked up. Standard Time includes change out times (Standard Time – change out time = Ground Time).
Training Hunts:
CoveyIQ allows users to track their training hunts in the offseason to do things such as monitoring the ground time and performance of their young dogs. To designate a hunt as a training hunt, simply select Training Hunt on the Hunt page in CoveyIQ’s mobile or web applications.
Unproductive Points:
This is when a dog points but the hunt party does not flush a covey.