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Arizona Quail Hunting: End of the Season

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  Well, the shotgun has been broken down and given a thorough cleaning and the vests have been defeathered and stowed in the closet. The Arizona quail hunting season has come to an end, and as usual, it is a little bitter sweet. It will be sad to not head out into the desert to […]

Arizona Quail Hunting: Photo Dump

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I have been able to get out sporadically the past couple of weeks for some Arizona quail hunting and have had mixed success. Between the wind and the extremely low temps, the birds have been in a bit of a funk and difficult to find. As always, the camera has been close by and these […]

Arizona Quail Hunting: A day in the field

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Antonio and I found a day last week to meet up and break out of our normal fly fishing mode to do a little quail hunting. We headed to one of his spots and found a whole mess of birds that seemed to not have been hunted this season. As has been the case for […]

Arizona Quail Hunting: An After-Christmas Special

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I did not find the first bird until after about an hour of hunting. The covey broke from the tall grass, scattering in all directions. Watching a particular cluster of birds careen towards another stretch of grass, I quickened my pace and within moments could here the faint clucking of quail in front of me. […]

Arizona Quail Hunting: Christmas Break

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I found a morning to get out into the field and scare up some quail. The wind was out in full force and I was downright cold for the first hour or two. The windy conditions also made it difficult to locate any birds, but around 10 it subsided and provided me with the opportunity […]

Paying it forward: or why there are no pictures of quail…

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  It all started the evening before. Sometimes, I’m feeling lazy and I don’t set the alarm. I had made the choice to leave my hunting vest and shotgun out and ready to go. But being that I was pretty tired, and I figured that if I slept in, great. On the off chance that […]

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 […]

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 […]