Dogs cooling off

It’s good to be home in Arizona.With that comes a lot of preparation for the up and coming season which equates to driving around the S.E. Corner of the State and doing ‘Taste Tests”  better known as Scouting which entails running dogs and seeing what is out there.

Sunny pointing Scaled Quail

Other areas of the State might be better off  for Gambels Quail however the claim to fame to this area is the 3 Species that we can hunt which are Mearns,Gambels and Scaled Quail.

Gambels Quail

Due to really shitty scenting conditions,It’s been day to day,I’m encouraged on the “good “days when we find them however some days its a lot of walking or armed hiking chasing Birds that easily disappear.My observation is we a getting or harvesting young of the year Birds which is always a good sign.Its been hot and dry therefore when we get some rain this week conditions will drastically improve.

Young of the Year Scaled Quail

Mearns Quail Diggings

Kate is backed by Belle and Crush as BooBoo gets ready to go in to flush

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