Arizona Quail Hunting Forecast for the 2022/23 Season

Arizona Quail Hunting Forecast for the 2022/23 Season

Mearns Quail -Arizona Quail Hunting Guides

The Arizona Quail Season will be here before we know it.Based on Forecasted Monsoon Rains and what Winter Rains we received,we are expecting Poor to Fair hunting for Gambels Quail,Fair Hunting for Scaled Quail and Decent too Good for Mearns Quail.Therfore lots of Homework in the form of scouting will need to be done to pull of successful hunts.

Mearns Quail Hunting in Arizona

Mearns Quail Rise

2022/23 Arizona Quail Season Dates

Gambels and Scaled Quail *Mid Oct – February 5th *

Mearns Quail -December 2nd – February 5th

El Coronado Lodge

El Coronado Lodge

The El Coronado Lodge Rates and Dates are now posted for the 2022/23 Quail Season.This is a unique Property offering over 100,000 acres of deeded and leased Land that receives minimal hunting pressure.This is a one and only venue in the South West were upscale lodging are combined with an All wild Bird Hunt for Mearns ,Gambels and Scaled Quail.Click Here to Learn more.

Arizona Quail Slam

Patagonia Arizona Quail Hunts

Mearns Quail

Mearns Quail

The Patagonia Arizona Quail Hunting experience is well worth a visit.Our town has some great eateries, bars and a host of other things for Hunters and non -hunters to do.Lodging is either at Airbnb’s or The Stage Stop Inn.Patagonia is surrounded by ample Mearns Quail Habitat and we are within an Hour’s drive for Gambels and Scaled Quail Hunting.Click Here for more information.

Mearns Quail Point

 

BooBoo retrieves a Mearns Quail

 

2022-2023 Arizona Quail Season

2022-2023 Arizona Quail Season

Mouse points Arizona Gambels Quail

The Arizona Quail Season has been over for sometime but we are really looking forward to what  the 2022/23 Season has in store.It’s hard to predict how it will go down but we will keep doing the rain dance ! The Arizona Quail Hunting Season is a long one, stretching from Mid October until February 5th. .We cant think of a better place to pursue 3 Species of Wild Quail ,enjoy some breathtaking scenery and hunt with  friendly and Local Guides that spend a great deal of time scouting the area before your arrival.

Mearns Quail Point

2022/23 Arizona Quail Season Dates

Gambels and Scaled Quail *Mid Oct – February 5th *

Mearns Quail -December 2nd – February 5th

Arizona Quail Slam

Quail Season Notes

Although the Season opens in Mid October it is generally too hot and with warm weather Rattle Snakes are still out.We donot suggest booking a hunt until late November when cooler temperatures prevail.We suggest you come once Mearns Quail Season opens allowing you to pursue to Coveted Arizona Quail Slam.To book your Arizona Quail Hunt Contact Us.

Gambels and Scaled Quail

Arizona Quail Season Outlook

Arizona Quail Season Outlook

Scaled Quail

Mearns Point

We have been home in Arizona since the beginning of November and from everything we have been witnessing we are off to a “spotty ” season.Gambel’s Quail took a hit this year and to some extent so di d Scaled Quail.Mearns Quail are on the road to recovery but should be ok in places.Moisture will certainly help with scenting conditions and we cant wait for that  to happen.

Mearns Quail Point

In the meantime we will be out following dogs with fingers crossed !

Arizona Quail Season Pics

Arizona Quail Season Pics

Chili Pointing Gambels Quail

It’s always bittersweet when a season comes to the end.The closing is a signal for more  good things to come and it gives us tie to plan for another.Our Arizona Quail Season is no different ,we are glad its over but can’t wait until the 2021-22  gets here.

Scaled Quail and my W.M. Cashmore 26 Gauge

Reflecting back this past season was a gooder,lots of Desert Birds to keep things interesting and a few Mearns Quail for those wanting that challenge.To sum it up the numbers where decent and like any “wild Bird Hunt” somedays where better than others.

A pair of Mearns Quail

So as we look forward to the 2021-22 Arizona Quail Season there are rivers to be fished ,a Montana and Saskatchewan  Hunting season to get thru,Dogs to be ran and trained and the non-stop Rain Dance that is performed by Arizona Quail Hunting enthusiasts including Yours Truly !

Scaled and Gambels Quail

Enjoy the Pics ! and to those that hunted with us Thanks Again !

Italian SXS 16 Gauge

Mearns Quail Point

Honey backed by Sunny

Gambels Quail

Mouse and Honey

going in

Running Shoes

Male Mearns Quail

Mearns Quail Point

Mouse pointing Gambels Quail

Arizona Sunset

Arizona Quail Hunting Pictures

Arizona Quail Hunting Pictures

“Mouse” Points a Covey of Gambel’s Quail

This is the “year” for Desert Birds according to The Arizona Game and Fish Dept. Here in the S.E. Corner you’re working for them and overall its been good.The recent rain has really helped with scenting conditions and there are now longer clouds of dust hanging over the dogs as they rip it up.

going in

Mearns Quail Hunting has been spotty but fair in places making Mearn’s Land almost vacant except for the hardcore.We like that ! We also like playing cat and mouse with Gambel’s and Scaled Quail Covey’s its unpredictable and very exciting when a large covey explodes out of whatever cover they are holding in.Most importantly spending time walking around the Desert is well worth the views and  good for the soul.

Mearns Quail and a Belgian SxS

Kate and Buddy pointing Mearns Quail

Gambels Quail

Crush Pointing Scaled Quail

The Honey Badger pointing a single Gambels Quail

Running Shoes

Parker 20 Gauge and Gambels Quail

Gambels and Scaled Quail

Mearns Quail Point

 

 

Montana Bird Hunting and Scenery Pics.

Montana Bird Hunting and Scenery Pics.

The Open Prairre

Old out building

 

There is nothing better than getting out on to the Prairies in the Fall and chase Birds.Normally we would be in Saskatchewan  however thats not the case for this season, we are in Eastern Montana.

The Landscape is vast and full of opportunities for the Dogs and Hunters.Native Birds include Sharptail Grouse and Sage Grouse,the imports are Hungarian Partridge and Pheasants, most times when covering points you never know what to expect.

Sunny Points a Covey of Huns

Our older Dogs have pointed most of the wild birds found on the Northern Plains however the Sage Grouse is a new species.It seem the dogs are very surprised at the size of the  Sage Grouse that are flushed over their point,several Sage Grouse points later they are still bewildered.

Crush and Bill pointing Sage Grouse

The Sharptails are numerous and have been fun for both dogs and Hunters alike.We  have picked up our Dog Training game and have been busy scouting knew grounds so we are seeing a lot of fresh or un pressured birds.The terrain ranges from big open C.R.P. Fields to rolling hills covered in native Grass.Sage Brush Flats and Creek bottoms round out the mix which never gets old.

Millie points Sharptails

The beauty of the area,the friendly people and now that Fall is in the air is a great distraction from everything else that going on in the world. Peace Out.

 

Chili with a Sharptail Grouse

Old Farmstead

Sharptail Grouse

abandoned Grain Elevator

Covering a point

Prairre Rattlesnake

Tractor

Old Farmstead

 

 

 

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