Arizona Hunting Blog


Arizona Quail Hunting – The Lone Bird

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Hunting birds in the desert has a way of clearing my head. It had been a long morning of hiking hills and busting brush. We had moved a couple coveys, but my vest was still empty. We were making a loop back to the truck when birds busted in front of us. One bird peeled […]

New Mesh Back Hats are Back in Stock

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Back by popular demand, mesh back AZ Wanderings hats are in stock in the online store. If you like what you read here on Arizona Wanderings and want to help keep the lights on, consider heading over and picking up a hat, shirt, furled leader, or a batch of flies. Also, Wednesday (November 5th) I’ll […]

Arizona Quail Hunting: Gambel’s Quail

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I don’t know if I’ve ever seen the desert so green and full of growth. Combine the extra cover with the birds being very shy and quiet, my first morning in the field was a slow one.  DJ and I hiked several hills and pushed a few coveys, but when the smoke cleared, there were […]

Arizona Dove Season Opener

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Today was the Arizona Dove Season Opener and I wasn’t about to miss an opportunity to swing my shotgun at some quick flying birds. I met up with a buddy before daylight and we headed into the desert towards a marginal dove spot that I know about. It’s not the greatest spot to hunt doves, […]

Gearing up for Arizona Dove Season

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With the Arizona Dove Season right around the corner, I was lucky to get out a couple of times to break some clays and try and knock some rust off of my swing. My first opportunity was with a couple buddies after work, and by the time we had run through a couple boxes of […]

HAHWG – Summer 2014

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If you’ve followed along with my posts on Arizona Wanderings, you will probably remember several posts about The Hunting and Angling Heritage Work Group, which we lovingly refer to as HAHWG (pronounced Hog). The HAHWG is a growing group of organizations and partners whose mission is to facilitate the Department’s efforts to pass on the hunting […]

Rambling Review: Gregory Baltoro 70 Pack

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Rambling Review – Gregory Baltoro 70 Pack It’s funny how an item can conjure up the most vivid of memories. I’ve got quite a collection of packs in the guest room closet. My wife would disagree with me calling it a “collection” as she’s on the verge of calling that horders show from TV. Regardless, I’ve got packs […]

Mixed bag in the Sonoran Desert

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This Arizona quail season ended way too fast. Truth be told, with my wife being pregnant for the bulk of the season, I did more quail hunting than fishing this fall because hunting quail keeps me closer to town. I explored a bunch of new area though, hunted with some different buddies, and even though […]