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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

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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

2016/2017 Forecast

D.B.O."s Big Nose "Kate " points a Covey of Mearns Quail

D.B.O.”s Big Nose “Kate ” points a Covey of Mearns Quail

The Monsoon Rains have finally started to hit S.E. Arizona,with sone areas receiving 1.5 inches of rain in one storm.What this means is that we are confidently  booking the 2016/2017  season.Mearns and Scaled Quail will  respond positively to the Summer Rains.All indications point towards  a repeat performance to the 2015/2016  season which shaped up similar to this one.However Gambels Quail numbers will be low due to poor winter conditions.Of course once the snakes go to bed we will be out scouting the area and have things dialed in.

Kate retrieves a Mearns Quail

Kate retrieves a Mearns Quail

2016/17 Arizona Quail and Dove Season Dates

Mearns Quail

Mearns Quail

Gambels and Scaled Quail Sept.2 2016-Febuary 12 2017 

Mearns Quail December 2 2016 -February 12 2017 

Late Season Dove November 25 2016 -January 8 2017 

Checkout the Arizona Hunting Regulations 

https://portal.azgfd.stagingaz.gov/PortalImages/files/regs/mainregs.pdf

 

2015/2016 Season Recap

2015/2016 Season Recap

Mearns Quail

Mearns Quail

This past season was a good one.We started our Guide season in Mid November taking advantage of decent numbers of both Gambels and Scaled Quail.Once Mearns Season opened in December it was full on for both Jared and myself.We had many repeat clients along with a steady supply of  new.For many they where in awe of the Grass Land Eco System,Charming Patagonia and The Birds.

Scaled Quail Hunting in SE Arizona

Scaled Quail Hunting in SE Arizona

Thanks to Valer Clark our El Coronado Ranch Hunts which we will expand for the 2016/2017 Season,doubling the amount of slots available from 3 to 6.This is a great all inclusive venue,and a portion of the tax deductible rate goes towards Wildlife Habitat via a not for profit Foundation.

Squeaky Points a Mearns Quail

Squeaky Points a Mearns Quail

2015-2016 Arizona Quail Hunting Forecast

 

Spring Training on Scaled Quail

Spring Training on Scaled Quail

Arizona received a good winter rain during the 2014-2015 season.The Summer monsoon would be average,rainfall varies across the Mearns Quail Range.These conditions should equate to a bump in the Gambels and Scaled Quail population  and  an average Mearns Quail hatch.We are stoked and have a few spots left for our season.

 

Mearns Quail Hunting Video

Here is a Video D.B.O. Guide Jared Nelson put together during our 2014-2015 Season.We are stoked for the up and coming season.We have had a lot of rain which will mean good Desert Bird (Gambels and Scaled ) Numbers.

2015-2016 Forecast

 

Covering a Mearns Quail Point

Covering a Mearns Quail Point

The 2014/2015  Season was very good  for Mearns Quail.We also saw a decent bump in Scaled Quail numbers and it seems Gambels Quail held there own.Looking ahead to the 2015-2016 season we have had and continue to receive a great deal of winter rains which confirms that we will have a decent Desert Quail Hatch.We are already filling our Calendar up so don’t delay Book Your Hunt Now.

Scaled Quail

Scaled Quail