Where to hunt Quail
The “Gentleman Bob”, or bobwhite quail, is the classic quarry of American hunting, made famous by Robert Roark and other writers. Bobwhite quail inhabits most of the Eastern and South-Eastern states, and the Western hunters can pursue other species of quail, including California (or valley), mountain, blue, Gambel’s, and Montezuma quail. The American quail has family in Europe, too – a little bird with a somewhat humbler plumage, the common quail, which is also held in great esteem by bird dog lovers in countries like Spain, Italy, and the Balkans. Still another species of quail, harlequin quail, exists in South Africa, and is included in most South African small game packages.
Quail hunting offers start at about $200 a hunter a day. The most affordable options are usually to be found in Bulgaria, Romania, and other countries around the Balkans, where thousands of migratory European quail spend the winter. These hunts are often a great value, as they include the services of a guide with trained pointers and knowledge of terrain. The price may go up to roughly $800 a hunter a day for offers in well-stocked preserves in Spain, or the most prized bird hunting areas in the USA.
When to hunt Quail?
Quail season may start as early as August in countries like Belarus, and a devoted quail hunter may find an opportunity to chase their favorite birds all year round, in the Southern Hemisphere, or on stocked game farms and preserves. But the best time for quail hunting is late autumn and early winter.
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Quail hunting is about walking. It can be done without a dog, but goes way better with a good setter or pointer in front of you. Quail will be found on the intersection of food (fields and meadows) and cover (bush and scrub); standing food plots that provide both can be a honey hole. American quail tends to live in a family group, known as covey, that will typically rise to the wing all together. European quail is more individualistic: the birds in a flock will be pointed and flushed one by one. Small bore shotguns are ideal, but 12 gauges work well too with light Skeet loads. Quail is not a very difficult target – until excitement kicks in, that is.
Why hunt Quail?
Small, but dear, as a piece of gold – this Russian proverb describes quail to a T. To follow a steady pointer into the open fields, to see the dog hit the breaks in mid-gallop as the smell of that tiny bird reaches its nostrils, to walk or ride to the point, and to see the launch of that little feathered rocket is one of the purest forms of hunting excitement. “The little fellow doesn't weigh but about six ounces but every ounce of him is pure class.” – as Ruark wrote in “The Old Man and the Boy”. – “He's smart as a whip, and every time you go up against him you're proving something about yourself.”
Small Game and Bird Hunt 2 Hunters United States
California Valley Quail, Mourning Dove, Eurasian Dove, Band-Tailed Pigeon, Rabbit, Tree Squirrel and Ground Squirrel. Decoys are used on Dove and Pigeon hunts. Mouth calls and handheld calls will be used accordingly.
Trip duration: 1 day
Hunting season: 1 Sep 2021 31 Oct 2021
Wing Shooting and Tuscan food&wine Italy
The perfect package for those who want to experience both the traditional tuscan hunting way and the great cuisine of this Italian region. This package is ideal for couples who would like to spend 3 days of relax dedicated to good food and wine. Hunt: Shootable birds are patriges, pheasants and quails. The Reserve is fully inhabited by these species, but in order to make the hunting day richer, we also release 5 birds per day per hunter. You will hunt walking with the dogs as its traditional in Tuscany: the dogs will find the heads and induce them to fly, so you can shoot them. The hunting day starts after a great breakfast by the fireplace with sausages, bacon and wine. The whole area is fully available to the guest and it's at their exclusive use. IMPORTANT: Hunting in Italy is not allowed on Tuesday and Friday. SCHEDULE: Day 1 Arrival Wine tasting with seasonal products Overnight in the Tuscan Villa inside the Reserve Day 2 Wing shooting for him (dogs, guide and mandatory insurance included) Tuscan cooking lesson for her Traditional Tuscan lunch with starters, first dish, second dish, side dish, dessert and a selection of local wines Wine cellar visit with Sommelier (tasting in the wine cellar and trasfer to and from the wine cellar included) Free evening and dinner Overnight in the Tuscan Villa inside the Reserve Day 3 Breakfast Departure
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 22 Sep 2019 31 Dec 2021
Classic Upland Bird Hunt United States
Seasons: Wild Hunts-Arizona is October - February, Nevada is October - January Limits: Arizona - Gambel Quail - 15 Daily Nevada - Gambel Quail - 10 Daily Nevada - Chukars - 6 Daily (or 3 Chukars & 3 Huns) Nevada - Huns - 6 Daily (or 3 Chukars & 3 Huns) Hunting may take place across the entire state of Nevada and Arizona depending on bird populations and the particular species that you wish to target. Usually it is necessary to concentrate on a single species each day. Generally speaking, Northern Nevada is made up of 80% Chukars & 20% mixture of Huns & California Quail. Southern Nevada is usually split between 70% Gambel Qual & 30% Chukars. Arizona hunting is for Gambel Quail, Scaled, & Mearns Quail. 10,000 acre ranch in southern Arizona that has 3 species of quail Make your interests known prior to the hunt so our scouting can concentrate on your choice of species. Programs will require some driving throughout the hunting territories. Lodging is provided in quality facilities, including three daily meals and airport transfers. Overnight trips at the following airports; Elko, NV - Reno, NV, Tucson, AZ, and may require a small increase for fuel due to high fuel costs.
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 1 Oct 2020 28 Feb 2021
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