January Update

Kate points a Ridgeline Covey

Current Conditions

The overall conditions have been spotty but decent if you know or find the spots.With lower Bird Numbers means that there are fewer hunters on the Public Land.The game this season has been Mearns Quail and if folks are willing to dig deep they are being rewarded.We have also had a good deal of moisture (rain and snow) making for ideal scenting conditions.We are super stoked about that ! looking into next season new should have a decent Gambels and Scaled Quail hatch.

Crush Pointing a Mearns Quail Covey

El Coronado Ranch Hunts

We’ve been quite busy with our El Coronado Ranch Hunts.Judging by the feedback we have received from our guests they are very impressed with the Accommodations,Food and of course the Hunting.We are completely sold out but if you are into an incredible and authentic South Western Quail Hunting experience this is it.Let us know and we will get you signed up for next season.

Male Mearns Quail and some nice SxS’s

Patagonia Arizona Day Hunts

covering a point www.arizonabirdhunts.com

While James,Tyler and myself have been out on The El Coronado,Danny and Justin have been holding down the fort here in Patagonia.Despite the added pressure of hunting Public Land there is plenty of it.Both Danny and Justin are active Border Patrol Agents,Have great dogs and due to their “real” jobs know the country well.The result for our clients is that they are going into areas that few people venture into.Of course their network of non- bird hunting colleagues are feeding them intel on Mearns Quail sightings !We still have openings left ! Call or text us @ 520-604-2729 or email us

The Honey Badger
Gambels Quail

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