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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
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                                                  2017/2018 Arizona Quail Season Dates 

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

                                          Mearns Quail    Dec.8 2017 – Feb.11 2018 

Arizona Quail Hunting Update

Male Mearns Quail

Recent Hot ,Dry Weather have really pushed the dogs to work hard t find birds ,which helps make better Bird Dogs.The Mearns Quail Hunting Season has been good.Now that we have had rain I am Its going to help.I am also looking forward to going Scalie Hunting as The Desert Lights Up after a bunch of rain, its going be great seeing some green up.We have slots left for the El Coronado Ranch,because they are cancelations I am selling them at a discounted rate.Contact me for more info.

 

Scaled Quail Hunting in SE Arizona

Patch sticking a single

December Update

December Update

Idaho Bill Points a Mearns Covey

We have been quite busy now that the Arizona Mearns Quail Season is open.There are good numbers Mearns Quail however the scenting conditions have made it sometimes difficult to find them.Its also ‘ hard to get a handle on Scaled and Gambels Quail.The dogs and Guides have been doing their part by getting our clients into Quail despite the tough conditions our Hunters have been having good success.We are hoping for some much needed precipitation to increase scenting conditions.We still have some space available in January for the El Coronado Ranch & Lodge and our regular day hunts.If interested please contact us.

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Arizona Quail Slam shot by Ed Epps

El Coronado Lodge

Covering a Gambels Quail Point

Admiring a Male Mearns Quail