Arizona Quail Hunting Guides

Arizona Grand Slam Scaled,Gambels and Mearns Quail

Arizona Grand Slam Scaled,Gambels and Mearns Quail -El Coronado Ranch

Arizona is home to three huntable species of Quail, Mearns,Gambels and Scaled Quail,all are dependent on timely rains, in the case of Gambels Quail they require Winter Rain,Scaled Quail like Winter Rain but will respond to Summer Rain and Mearns Quail require Summer or Monsoon rains.When possible we like to target all three species during the course of your guided Arizona Quail Hunt.However unlike other Wild Quail Hunting destinations there is always some birds to be found in Arizona

.Click Here for Our 2019/20 Arizona Quail Hunting Forecast 

Male Mearns Quail and 16 Gauge Shotgun

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 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.

Desert Quail Hunting

Our Guided Arizona Quail Hunts Format consists of Day hunts out of Patagonia Arizona and private,all inclusive and exclusive hunts on The 50,000 acre El-Coronado Ranch and Lodge.Dave Brown Outfitters can tailor a hunt to target Mearns ,Gambels and Scaled Quail along with Mourning Doves when in Season.

Gambels Quail

Gambels Quail -Arizona Quail Hunting Guides

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.

Millie Points a Covey of Mearns Quail while BooBoo sits before being released to flush and retrieve.

Our Arizona Quail Hunting Guides are all Arizona Residents and either 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.

Happy Hunters with 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.This is important for hunters looking to book a Arizona Quail Hunting Guide 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.

Danny,James and Justin are ontop of their game.

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

Desert Quail Hunting

Scaled Quail Hunting -SE Arizona

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.For more information Click here or call 800-453-3991 or text us @520-604-2729 

Kate pointing a Covey of Arizona Mearns Quail

2019/20 Arizona Quail Hunting Season Dates

2019 Gambels and Scaled Quail

10/18/2019 – 2/10/2020
2019 Mearns’ Quail
12/7/2019 – 2/10/2020

Southern Arizona Scenery


1 Hunter =$795 per day

2 Hunters =$995 per day


Guide with Dogs

Deli Lunch


Transportation to and from the field

Patagonia Arizona Lodging 

The Stage Stop Inn

Oak Bar Ranch

The Oak Bar Ranch is an awesome B&B located south of Patagonia

Holland and Holland Shotgun



Arizona Hunting License

Shotgun shells

 El Coronado Ranch Hunts

El Coronado Lodge

Located in S.E. Arizona The El Coronado Ranch is comprised of 50,000 acres which 36,000 are deeded.The result is an all inclusive and exclusive  Arizona Wild Quail Hunting that is unique to the Desert South West.

Male Mearns Quail

Our El Coronado All inclusive Hunts Rates are

$3995per person 4 nights /3 days

$2995  per person 3 nights /2 days

2019/2020 Slots for 6 guns only are as follows 

  • Arrive Dec11 Hunt 12,13,14, Depart Dec.15 (Sold Out)
  • Arrive Dec 16 Hunt 17,18      Depart Dec. 19 (Sold Out)
                               2020 Dates
  • Arrive Jan 2nd    Hunt 3,4,5, Depart Jan 6 (Sold Out )
  • Arrive Jan 9th     Hunt 10,11,12, Depart Jan 13 (sold out )
  • Arrive Jan 16th   Hunt 17,18,19 Depart  Jan.20 (Sold out )
  • Arrive  Jan 22nd Hunt 23,24,25 Depart Jan 26
  • Arrive Jan 28th   Hunt 29,30,31 Depart Feb 1 (2 slots Left )
  • Arrive Feb 3rd    Hunt 4,5,6, Depart Feb 7

Not included are the following, transportation to the Lodge,Shells,Hunting License and Gratuities.

Sam and LouLou point a covey of Mearns Quail as Josie gets ready to flush


Covering a point

Dave Brown Outfitters -Arizona Quail Hunting Guides 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
  • Layered Upper Body Clothing
  • Items of a Personal Nature
  • Arizona Hunting License 

To Book A hunt with Dave Brown Outfitters -Arizona Quail Hunting Guides Email Dave,Text Dave @520-604-2729 or Call Us @800-453-3991 

Millie Pointing Mearns Quail

Mearns Quail

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.


Gambels Quail


Mearns Quail


Scaled Quail



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