Hunting


Rambling Review: The Q5 Bird Hunting Vest

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Rambling Review – The Q5 Bird Hunting Vest Why: The brutal landscape and sweltering heat of the southwest can make Arizona quail hunting a rugged experience. Having the proper equipment is critical. Dan Priest is an Arizona quail hunter with more than 50 years of experience in the desert chasing birds. He has put his […]

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 […]

Book Report – An Introduction to Hunting Arizona’s Small Game

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I recently obtained a new book written by Randall Babb titled An Introduction to Hunting Arizona’s Small Game. This book is a comprehensive look at the many small game species that we have in Arizona and includes detailed information about habitat, hunting opportunities, tactics, field care, and recipes. Mr. Babb has done a wonderful job putting together […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

The Start of It All: First Deer

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I used to be a whole lot skinnier when I was 14.  I could not have weighed more than a buck thirty with all my hunting gear on. Now, even though I look back with fondness on being able to run all day on the soccer field, I remember that the Pennsylvania buck season in […]