Had a friend drive out from Minnesota to complete his quail slam this weekend. The pressure was on for me to show him some mountain quail. I decided to meet him up north east ish and give it a go. We didn't tear it up but we ended up moving four coveys of mountains and a couple coveys of valleys and my friend got his slam completed. He ended up with one of the biggest, most pristine mountain quail I've ever seen, it's going to make a beautiful mount.
Had a very frustrating experience at a new spot today. It was covered up in birds but they were obviously heavily pressured and new all the best escape routes. We moved 6 coveys and tons of singles but only had a handful of shots all day.
Well I couldn't do it, I couldn't let season really be over so I loaded the dogs and headed to Arizona with my dad tagging along. This was my dad's first time hunting over Lady and he got the desert quail slam over her! Roy also got his first off lead run in. All in all a great time despite coming up a scalie short of my quail slam this season. Even got to spend a bonus day hunting Gambel's with my good buddy PTM.