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Arizona Quail

Gambels Quail -Randy Babb photo

Gambels Quail -Randy Babb photo

Gambels Quail are the most widely distributed quail in the State.Like all Quail they are a covey bird, covey size ranges from 10- 50 birds and are found in “classic “Sonaran Desert habitats. Gambles Quail Generally run before for they fly ,making for some interesting dog work ‘once the covey is broken up the birds set up in singles and pairs , then they hold very tight for dogs resulting in some great shooting opportunities for hunters .Read More 

 

Male Mearns Quail

Male Mearns Quail

Mearns Quail covey sizes range from 8-15 birds, because of their limited range in the US, the are considered by many hunters as a trophy bird they are also the largest of the three species. Mearns Quail live in mountainous terrain above 4000 ft., and their habitat consists of Oak covered mountain slopes and Oak lined canyons. Mearns Quail can hold very tight, and offer the hunter some very challenging shooting opportunities as shooting takes place in tight or thick cover.Read More.

 

Scaled Quail -Randy Babb Photo

Scaled Quail -Randy Babb Photo

Scaled (Blue) Quail prefer the more  open Grassland Savannahs of south Eastern region of Arizona.Their covey size ranges from 10 to 50 birds and are notorious runners, but like the Gambles Quail they hold tight once the covey is broken up.Read More.