YOU WON'T HAVE TO GET UP BEFORE DAWN IF YOU DECIDE TO HUNT THEM ALL DAY!
You just can't imagine the number of birds. Flushing 15-20 or more coveys in a single day is common, and you won't have to get up before dawn if you decide to hunt them all day. The vast majority of the birds are the ‘gentlemanly’ Bobwhite, but there are a few coveys of Blue or Scaled Quail to be found. The population is so incredibly high because pairs have 3 and sometimes 4 hatches per year. Often times it’s more like Quail ‘shooting’ than Quail hunting in the hedgerows along the grain fields. They’re ALL WILD BIRDS and plenty of them – so don’t be too ‘slow on the draw’.
The season is late October through February - you won't want to miss this!!
If Quail are your primary target, you can ‘sleep in’ in the morning and have a leisurely breakfast before heading for the fields. The birds don’t start feeding until the dew is off the grass, so there’s no need to be there at sunup. Most hunters combine Quail with Duck & Goose hunting in the morning, leaving the afternoons for Doves or Quail.
You’ll meet your guides & bird boys/beaters at your first pre-scouted cortina. The walking is generally easy with flat ground, but watch out for the cactus. It’s covey after covey until it’s time to break for lunch.
If you’re very far from the lodge, you’ll be treated to a field lunch of steak or fajitas, cold drinks, and grilled vegetables with guacamole and salsa. After a breather, it’s time to get back after the Quail until late afternoon when you head back to the lodge where margaritas & nachos and a great dinner await your return.
There’s time for a refreshing shower before dinner and tall tales. Then it’s time for bed to rest up to do it all over again tomorrow.