Arizona Quail Hunting Update

The Start of a Mearns Quail Covey Rise 

The Arizona Mearns Quail Season is now open and it’s not for the faint of heart.We are seeing a decent amount of Birds but its spotty.Some places are better than others but we have that figured out.

If you are looking for a great escape from the winter look no further than Dave Brown Outfitters -Arizona Quail Hunting Guides.Our Guide staff is made up of active and retired Border Patrol Agents and of course Dave himself.We live here and know the area well.At the same time providing  the level of service you expect from Arizona’s only Orvis Endorsed Wingshooting Outfitter.To Book your Arizona Quail Hunt Call Us @800-453-3991 Text Us @ 520-604-2729 or email us dave@davebrownoutfitters.com 

Male Mearns Quail 
August 2018 Arizona Quail Hunting Update

August 2018 Arizona Quail Hunting Update

Dogs !

The Monsoon Season in Arizona is still going strong.Word on the street however is that it has been spotty so predictions are Mearns Quail will be good in some areas and not so in others.The same will hold true for Scaled Quail.Gambels Quail numbers will be not so good mostly due to the lack of rain during the Winter Months.We will have a better idea when we start scouting in November.

Scaled Quail


June Update & Fire Season

June Update & Fire Season

The Mowry Fire east of Patagonia


Once the Arizona Quail Hunting Season ends our little corner of the world slows down and to some extent life returns to normal.The area receives very little rain thru March until the Monsoons hit sometime in late June and early July.For those not in the know This traditionally is the “Fire Season” in South East Arizona.It happens every year.So far  lot of acres have burned (close to 50,000 ) some of the fires have been caused by humans and in the case of the still burning Mowry Fire the cause has been lighting.Thankfully damage to property has been minimal.Some Internet doom and gloom about the fires is out there, namely focused on the Sawmill Fire and of course folks who are unfamiliar with our Fire Season are a little worried.We say Relax.Sure the fires burn up Mearns Habitat but it’s needed.Give the burn areas a couple years to rejuvinate then look out ! Fire is a natural occurring factor in Grassland ecology therefore it should be welcomed as opposed to a concern.Have a look at how Southern Quail Plantations are managed, fire is an important tool for habitat Management just like it is fro Arizona Quail ..when it happens.

Covering a point in an Old Burn area


Conditions are looking good for The 2017/2018 Season

Gambels Quail -El Coronado Ranch

We have had a lot of winter rain here in S.E. Arizona.What that means for Wingshooters that are planning an Arizona Guided Quail Hunt is that we will see a significant bump in Gambels and Scaled Quail numbers.Of course it’s to early to tell with regards to Mearns Quail but given the amount off carry over birds from this season, when the Monsoon rains come they to will respond to that.

covering a point

                                                  2017/2018 Arizona Quail Season Dates 

                     Gambels and Scaled Quail Oct 6th 2017 -Feb.11 2018 

                                          Mearns Quail    Dec.8 2017 – Feb.11 2018