Arizona Quail Hunting


Arizona Quail Hunting with Dan Priest of AZ Quail Today

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The clock read 5:15 when I rolled into the Wickenburg McDonalds to meet up with Dan Priest who founded both Arizona Outdoors Adventures and AZ Quail Today. We sat and drank coffee, just talking and telling stories and eventually decided to head out after some birds. It was nice to see some new country, and Dan’s dogs […]

Wall of Fame: Texas Quail Hunting

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Check out these photos from Pat and his recent Texas quail hunt. Note the awesomeness of the I “Quail” AZ t-shirt.  Thanks Pat for your support. The photos are from a recent quail hunt here in Texas.  My hunting partners were my nine year old son, Sean, and our dogs, Angel and Sassy.  Sean started the […]

Arizona Quail Hunting: Redemption

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I talked my hunting buddy, Austin, into skipping out on the first part of work to join me for a sweat-dripping walk through the desert in search of Arizona Gambel’s quail. After the first day of quail hunting, my hopes were very low, but with the chance to check out a new spot, I was […]

Arizona Quail Hunting (or this is going to be a long season)

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Little puffs of dust rose from every footstep. With the light just cresting the surrounding hills, the desert was eerily silent. The smell of mesquite hung in the air as I shrugged into my hunting vest, and I spot checked to make sure I had the necessities for a few hours in the desert. With the truck […]

Arizona Quail Season: T-shirt Sale

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The Arizona Quail Season Opener is upon us. In excitement of such a glorious event, the “I Quail AZ” tshirts are on sale for $15 in the AZWanderings Shop. Arizona quail hunting will open for Gambels and Scaled Quail from October 5, 2012- February 10, 2013. Mearns quail season opens up on December 7 and […]

New Arizona Wanderings T-shirts

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After a long time coming, I am happy to present two new t-shirt designs to the Arizona Wanderings Shop. T-shirts are on sale until Sunday for $15. These shirts are high quality 100% cotton and a great way to support Arizona Wanderings.  Many thanks to Jason Jones for his help on the logo. Pick yours […]

The Ritual

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Many weekends find me camping out, either hunting or fishing in the Arizona backcountry. What’s ironic is that as wonderful and exciting as my time in the wild is, nothing really compares to the moment when I turn the truck on to my street and drive up to the house. The garage door opens, and I […]

Fly Tying: Gambel’s Golden Stonefly

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Ingredients: – Streamer hook (#1-#6)- 6/0 Brown Thread- Lead Free Round Wire- Gold Bead- Tan Goose Biots- Medium Vinyl Rib (Amber)- Turkey Tail Feather- Hare Tron Dubbin (Golden Stone)- Gambel’s Quail Soft hackle feathers