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.
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.
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.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.