Yes I get out as often as I can. Mostly after Gambels, but do get after scalies and Mearns a couple times a year.Jmac Ive always wanted to hunt quail in AZ or NM --- do you get out often? Go after scalies or gambels?
Used to work from Progressive Insurance and they have (or did have) a regional training center there. Spent the better part of a month there a week at a time during different months during 2005. Got an SUV for a rental a couple times and drove some trails just west of Phx. Saw lots of Gambels quail. Looked fun to hunt.
Quail are in short supply in KS.
It just got cold, the weather, that is. Hunting has been hit and miss around the PHX central desert area. But it's not to bad. This cold snap and all the rain we got this last weekend will be a game changer. The cold make them form super coveys, that flush wildly out of range. Hunt the singles.I'll be down there from Dec. 6-14 and again sometime in January. How's the hunting been so far?
They are Gambels Quail. You can hunt them around AJ, as long as you stay a 1/4 mile from any occupied building. This is a fairly new law about two or three years , since the AZGFD opened of a million acres to dove and quail hunters. There is some decent hunting just outside of AJ.
Is that the no mans land that is east and north of town? Is there a little tourist trap not too far from a mountain in that area? If so I climbed half way up one and drove that one lane road that takes you out to a lake somewhere if I remember right. Scary darn road and some Very PRETTY country.
Wayne,I hiked up and into the Superstition Mountains, nothing but cool.
Then going North to the reservoirs, Salt canyon? can't remember the names.
What fun country to take a hike.
You leave -30 in N MN, snow all the way to Flagstaff, ??what the heck is this? AZ, why did My Folks invite us here?
That was our thoughts first trip to AZ my bride and our little kids.
Going South from Flaqstaff, soon the heater goes off in the car and then the AC goes on, WE UNDERSTOOD.
oldandnew,Flagstaff has very often has record snowfalls! I'll tell you one thing, they have highest pines I think I have ever seen! Very beautiful. The road NW toward the Grand Canyon is a long way from anywhere. When I went to the Grand Canyon originally, you had to take the Santa Fe train! To go on the North Rim, it was a horse and mule event. In the old days, the canyon floor along 66, scaled quail were everywhere, some spots of Gambel's, but they were all over the cottonwood canyons near Phoenix. By the way, scouters this is "old news", like the 1965-1975 range. I do have a favorite place, but I am not sharing that here! Good Quail men will know. :cheers:
On that first trip to AZ, We of coarse wanted to see the Grand Canyon. Snow! We were at a junction East of the Canyon. We stayed the night before at Jacob Lake. It had been snowing hard, At the junction the main road to the Canyon was closed due to heavy snow. We had breakfast and about that time the snowplows came through, so we saw the canyon right after at that time was a record snowfall for the area.Wayne,
LOL you are so right, about the 6500 foot drop in elevation, almost 7000. Winters hear in the valley of the sun, aren't to shabby.