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.
Hunting methods All hunting methods (10)
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? All hunts (41)
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.”
Quails Hunting Package #1 - 2-6 guns Spain
We offer you amazing quails hunting days in the south of Spain. Therefore, we have chosen some of the best hunting reserves in Granada, Andalusia, where low forest is mixed with olive tree groves, wheat, corn and sunflower plantations to get the most suitable landscape for animal breeding and shooting. You and your friends will live our traditional walked up hunting days with hounds in the beautiful Spanish southern fields. Trip available on weekends €800 for 1 day / 1 hunter - 2-6 guns per group.
Trip duration: 1 day
Hunting season: 24 Aug 2020 20 Sep 2020
All In One Package Argentina
Parque Diana could be called one of the pioneers in the quest for record trophies in the Americas. Founded by German Consul Dr. Carl Adolf Vogel, who was in search of wide open spaces which could no longer be found on the European continent, acquired 85,000 hectares in the virgin woods of Patagonia. Conservation might have been Consul Vogel’s main motive to build Parque Diana, but his quest for excellence is easy to notice when he began his search for the best (and ONLY the best) trophy Red Deer in England, Austria and Hungary. Over 5 species of deer, goats and wild sheep were selected in the European tradition and shipped by boat first to Buenos Aires (capital of Argentina) and then 1,600km by land to the new reserve he decided to name Parque Diana. Red deer adapted well to Patagonia and found an environment which nurtured record/monster stags. Free range red stag season: 10th of march to 15th of April. Estate red stag season: 1st of march to 31st of July. The package includes one 380-400 SCI Red Stag, one Mouflon Silver Medal, one day of Quail Hunt, one day of Trout Fishing.
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 1 May 2021 31 May 2021
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