Arizona Quail Hunting
Wild upland bird hunting is becoming more and more limited each season, but Arizona still has some incredible wild quail hunting.
Our main goal is giving quail hunters real value by locating quality places with ample amounts of pre-scouted upland birds.
This Arizona upland bird hunting outfitter not only has a kennel full of fine pointing dogs, he also has access to some amazing private property to hunt for Mearns, Gambel’s and Scaled quail.
Co-owner, Outdoors International
These wild quail hunts take place October through February. Each year, prior to hunting season, all of the hunting locations are pre-scouted to determine quail populations, and where the birds are hanging. Hunting may take place across the entire state of Arizona depending on bird populations and the particular species that you want to hunt. In most cases it is necessary to concentrate on a single species each day. Generally speaking, Arizona hunting is for Gambel’s Quail, Scaled, & Mearns Quail. Let us know which species you want to target before your hunt.
Each guide will take no more than two hunters (in most cases) and you will change guides daily so that you will have the pleasure of hunting with each guide and his dogs. All guides will have at least four dogs each. It is fun to watch the dogs range wide in the open expanse of Scaled Quail territory, and then come in closer when hunting the sparser cover that the tight-holding Mearns Quail live in.
Expect to do some walking
Walking over your three days will be extensive, but it is normally on gently rolling hills with a few steep areas, and for the most part is not difficult.
Hunt behind well-trained pointing dogs
Hunting behind a good pointer is a pleasure, and this outfitter runs some great dogs. You will enjoy their well-trained Brittany’s, Pointers, and English Setters.
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I have to say this was the best upland bird hunting I have ever experienced. Bud is an honest hardworking outfitter and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
The outfitter will provide a room and meals during the trip including breakfast, a tailgate lunch with your guide for the day as well as dinner each night at the best restaurant in town.
Most hunters fly to Tuscon, Arizona then rent a car and drive to Willcox where you will be met by your guide.