Arizona Quail Hunting Guides

On top of accessibility and Climate one of the key advantages Arizona has over most Quail Hunting Destinations is that Arizona is home to three huntable species of Wild Quail with include Mearns,Gambels and Scaled Quail.All threes species of Arizona Quail are dependent on timely rains.In the case of Gambels Quail they require Winter Rain,Scaled Quail also like Winter Rain but will respond to Summer Rains,Mearns Quail require or respond to Summer or Monsoon rains.The Benefit for planing an Arizona Guided Quail Hunt is that Arizona always has huntable populations of Wild Quail for Quail Hunters to pursue.Our licensed and local Arizona Quail Hunting Guides like to target all three species during the course of a guided Arizona Quail Hunt.Ensuring that our Clients have the opportunity to harvest an Arizona Quail Slam consisting of the three species of Arizona Quail.

hunting quail in Arizona

Arizona Quail Hunting Season

The Arizona Quail Hunting season opens in Mid -October and generally its is to hot and snaky.We suggest booking an Arizona Quail hunt from mid to late November thru to the 2nd Sunday in February when the Arizona Quail Hunting Season ends.If you are a Quail Hunter seeking the ultimate Arizona Wild Quail and Dove hunting experience you need to consider a booking a Guided Arizona Quail Hunt with Orvis Endorsed Wingshooting Outfitter- Dave Brown Outfitters.


arizona mearns quail

2024/25 Arizona Quail Hunting Season Dates

Gambels and Scaled Quail – We are waiting for AZ  G&F to announce Season Dates 

Mearns Quail – 

Our Guided Arizona Quail Hunts Format consists of Day hunts out of Patagonia Arizona and private,all inclusive and exclusive hunts on The 150,000 acre El Coronado Ranch- Arizona Quail Hunting Lodge. Dave Brown Outfitters can tailor a hunt to target “All Wild” Arizona Mearns ,Gambels and Scaled Quail along with Mourning Doves when in Season.

Arizona Mearns Quail

Dave Brown Outfitters owns the largest commercial Dog String in The State of Arizona.Our well trained English Pointers,Brittanys and Labrador Retrievers are raised and trained in the harsh Desert Environment,ensuring our Clients that our Dogs are very familiar with the ways of the wily and wild Arizona Mearns,Gambels and Scaled Quail.

Our Arizona Quail Hunting Guides are all Arizona Residents that live in “Mearns Land”, most are former or active Border Patrol Agents or in the case of Dave Brown a Veteran Canadian Army Paratrooper. You know you will your guides will show up,care for your safety,have a vast knowledge of the area and have some exciting stories to tell.

English pointers pointing a covey of Arizona Mearns Quail

We spend a great deal of time training dogs, scouting and Quail Hunting throughout Southern Arizona,ensuring we are on top of all things related to Arizona Quail Hunting and what areas or habitats have birds. We also spend time in Montana and Saskatchewan Guiding Upland Bird and Waterfowl Hunts before the Arizona Quail Hunting Season starts.

This is important for hunters looking to book a guided  Arizona Quail Hunting Trip with Dave Brown Outfitters as more often than not Arizona Quail hatches can be “spotty” as the hatches are dependent on Summer or Winter rains.

Arizona Quail Species

The State of Arizona is Home to three huntable species of Quail,consisting of Gambels, Mearns and Scaled Quail.All can be found in the S.E, Corner of the State.Dave Brown Outfitters -Arizona Quail Hunting Guides can set up a Hunt to target all Three Species that live in our area of the State.To learn more about Arizona Quail Click Here.

Arizona Scaled Quail

Arizona Quail Hunting Limit

Daily Limit = 15 which 8 can be Mearns Quail

It is generally too hot in October to Hunt. We suggest waiting until mid November to Book a Guided Arizona Quail Hunt

Arizona Mearns Quail Point

Arizona Dove and Duck Hunting

We also offer our intrepid clients Dove and Duck Hunting. Duck hunting consists of jump shooting tanks and can be a lot of fun. Dove Hunting is also conducted around tanks and usually consists of shooting them when they go to water in the evenings. Arizona is famous for it’s Mourning Dove Hunting. There is no extra charge for Dove and Duck hunting. Contact us for details.


Arizona Quail Hunting Guide Rates

1 Hunter = $1050 per day

2 Hunters = $1300 per day


  • Guide with Dogs
  • Deli Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Transportation to and from the field


* Rates are subject to change without notice

Arizona Quail Hunting Lodging

El Coronado Ranch

Located in S.E. Arizona The El Coronado Ranch is comprised of 150,000 acres which 72000 are deeded.The result is an all inclusive and exclusive Arizona Wild Quail Hunting that is unique to the Desert South West.


Quail Hunting Equipment List

During the Arizona Quail Season temperatures can range from 32 in the AM up to 75 in the PM. Arizona Quail Hunters need to dress in layers to adjust to the temperature variations.

  • Uninsulated Boots with lots of ankle support
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Rain Jacket
  • Shooting Gloves
  • Strap Vest
  • Light weight Hunting Pants
  • 12-20 gauge shotgun (hinged action preferred) choked Skeet & IC
  • #6 Shot for Desert Quail
  • #7.5 shot for Mearns Quail
  • Gun Sock or Soft Case
  • Layered Upper Body Clothing
  • Items of a Personal Nature
  • Arizona Hunting License

Bringing your dog on a Guided Arizona Quail Hunt with Dave Brown Outfitters is no problem, they will gain tremendous experience and this is something we encourage. We suggest running your dog(s) with ours and you express your goals which you want to achieve while hunting your dogs in Arizona.


Bird Dogs pointing Arizona Gambels Quail


The Journey Within Upland Bird Video Series

We worked with Mark and his Father on their quest to hunt and harvest all the Upland Gamebird Species in North America. The hunted with us in 2020 and where successful in shooting an Arizona Quail Slam. Mark owns World Trophy Adventures which books Arizona and Saskatchewan Hunts for Dave Brown Outfitters.


Mark Peterson owner of World Trophy Adventures Shoots a Arizona Quail Slam in a day while hunting with our Arizona Quail Guides.


Arizona Quail Hunting With Dave BRown Outfitters

As the only Orvis Endorsed Wingshooting Outfitter in the State,Veteran owned Dave Brown Outfitters caters to groups of 2 to 6 hunters with a 2 hunters to 1 guide ratio and we don’t “mix” parties.

Our Arizona Quail Guided Day Hunts are based out of Patagonia Arizona which is located in the S.E .corner of the State we are 70 miles from Tucson which is a closest commercial Airport.Patagonia has some good lodging and eateries,bottomline is that you will love our little town and the Arizona Quail Hunting opportunities that surround it.

Arizona Quail Hunting
A Brittany Spaniel Points Arizona Mearns Quail