A couple of weeks ago I had a chance to hunt California Quail with a good friend of mine. IÂ was struck by how beautiful these birds were. I absolutely love hunting quail. I don’t know what it is about them, their whirring wings when they flush, the challenge of the shot or their delicious taste; I love quail.
Due to drought conditions, Northern Arizona and southern Utah have been really poor for Gambles quail this year. However, I have heard that the Mearns Quail numbers in southern Arizona are better than they have been in 20 years. I don’t think I be able to make a trip down there this year, but I can dream.