2019/20 Arizona Quail Season

covering a point -Arizona Quail Guides

This past season was a great one ! Thanks to everyone that hunted with us !With the added moisture we had over the winter months it made it good for excellent scenting conditions (unlike last season) and even though Mearns Quail numbers where OK we where successful on most of our hunts.Desert Quail numbers where down, however with all the rain we have been receiving during the Winter we are more than confident that The Gambels and Scaled Quail will respond favorably.This coming season should be good -to very good on Desert Quail.

Mearns Quail

2019/20 Season Dates

2019 Desert Quail10/18/2019 – 2/10/2020
2019 Mearns’ Quail12/7/2019 – 2/10/2020

Millie,Belle ad Betty point a Covey of Mearns Quail

2019/20 Bookings

We are booking up fast and given the optimism for the up and coming season I’m sure we will continue to do so.Let us know what dates you are interested in.

Call us @ 800-453-3991

Text Us@ 520-604-2729

email us dave@davebrownoutfitters.com

Holland and Holland Shotgun

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


March 2018 Update

March 2018 Update

Nancy lines up for a single

To say that this past Arizona Quail Season was stellar would be a very considerable overstatement, the birds where there but we experienced The warmest and direst winter on record.90 days without rain and 70degree plus temps made scenting conditions almost impossible.But when the stars aligned it was still pretty decent.The good news is that since the end of February we have received close to 4 inches of rain.This Will help with our Desert Quail Reproduction as we are already seeing significant  green -up on the Desert Floor.

2018 Arizona Grand Slam -El Coronado Ranch

El -Coronado Ranch Dates are published and wont last long ! This is the only all inclusive and exclusive Wild Bird Hunting Lodge in The Desert South West.We are busy adding more property to this outstanding venue.Our award winning Patagonia Arizona Day Trip Hunts are also filling up fast and with a large population of Mearns Quail carrying over into this season we should have good numbers of Arizona Mearns Quail provided that we get a decent Monsoon.Until then we’ll be out training dogs, fishing and looking forward to our Saskatchewan Upland Bird and Waterfowl Hunts (Sept -Oct ) .

                                                                     2018/19 Arizona Quail Season Dates 

                       Gambels and Scaled Quail- Opens- October 19th 2018  -Closes February 17th 2019 

                                            Mearns Quail -Opens -December 7th 2018  – Closes February 17th 2019 

4 month old “Honey” Badger prepares for the up and coming season

Training Day Milly pointing Scaled Quail

Squeaky Pointing Scaled Quail

Scaled Quail

2017/2018 Dave Brown Outfitters Arizona Quail Update

Lots of green up around Patagonia AZ

Southern Arizona has been getting hit hard from the Monsoon Rains.Records have been set ! This will translate into another good Mearns Year and of course the bonus is that we received very good wither rains during the 2016/2017 season resulting in a bump on Gambels and Scaled Quail #’s .We have some availability left. We have also opened up another slot for the El Coronado Ranch.The dates are Arrive January 18, Hunt 19,20,21 depart The 22.

Email Us or give us a call  800-453-3991 

Idaho Bill Points a Mearns Covey

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