Quail hunting

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41 hunting trips from 13 outfitters starting from $295

41 hunts
$295 starting from
8 countries
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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.

Price distribution

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.

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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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Hunting methods All hunting methods (9)

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.”

Half Day Quail/Pheasant Combo Hunt

Half Day Quail/Pheasant Combo Hunt United States

Daybreak at the ranch is a majestic moment in time as the morning sun rises from the east behind the grand oak trees along "The Parkway" and the smell of New Orleans Community Coffee brewing at the main lodge. An orchestra of nature plays it's early morning sounds of ranch livestock, wildlife and birds beginning another day on the farm. A southern, country breakfast is served by the Ranch staff and your personal hunting guide prepares you for a productive day in the field hunting the historic Southern Bobwhite Quail or hunt in waist deep sorghum grain fields for Ringneck Pheasant or Chukar . We provide your personal hunting guide, excellent bird dogs, hunting ATV's, cold beverages in the field and high quality habitat for plentiful game. Our guides cater to every level of hunter expertise, from the most experienced wingshooter to the totally inexperienced hunter who desires to learn this classic sport. You're welcome to come with all of your hunting gear or without a gun, shells, hunting vests, hats or upland hunting clothing and we can accommodate you from our Ranch Sport Shop where we sell or rent everything you need. The morning hunt is from 8:30 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. The afternoon hunt is from 1:30 P.M. until 4:30 P.M. All hunts are by reservation only. All hunters are required to follow standard Hunter Safety Rules. After the hunt, kick back at the lodge in front of the massive stone fireplace, soak in the cedar wood hot tub or socialize and share your experiences during the hunt with your hunting partners at the Cabana Bar. We can process and package your game for travel or shipping, as well as for the taxidermist. All hunts are priced based upon a minimum of 2 hunters in each party. Solo Hunters are additional $125 per hunt MEALS & LODGING One Night's Lodging and Meals $195 per person per night

Trip duration: 1 day

Hunting season: 1 Oct 2020 30 Apr 2021

Package price $495 for 1 day, 1 hunter
Half Day Quail Hunt

Half Day Quail Hunt United States

Daybreak at the ranch is a majestic moment in time as the morning sun rises from the east behind the grand oak trees along "The Parkway" and the smell of New Orleans Community Coffee brewing at the main lodge. An orchestra of nature plays it's early morning sounds of ranch livestock, wildlife and birds beginning another day on the farm. A southern, country breakfast is served by the Ranch staff and your personal hunting guide prepares you for a productive day in the field hunting the historic Southern Bobwhite Quail or hunt in waist deep sorghum grain fields for Ringneck Pheasant or Chukar . We provide your personal hunting guide, excellent bird dogs, hunting ATV's, cold beverages in the field and high quality habitat for plentiful game. Our guides cater to every level of hunter expertise, from the most experienced wingshooter to the totally inexperienced hunter who desires to learn this classic sport. You're welcome to come with all of your hunting gear or without a gun, shells, hunting vests, hats or upland hunting clothing and we can accommodate you from our Ranch Sport Shop where we sell or rent everything you need. The morning hunt is from 8:30 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. The afternoon hunt is from 1:30 P.M. until 4:30 P.M. All hunts are by reservation only. All hunters are required to follow standard Hunter Safety Rules. After the hunt, kick back at the lodge in front of the massive stone fireplace, soak in the cedar wood hot tub or socialize and share your experiences during the hunt with your hunting partners at the Cabana Bar. We can process and package your game for travel or shipping, as well as for the taxidermist. All hunts are priced based upon a minimum of 2 hunters in each party. Solo Hunters are additional $125 per hunt MEALS & LODGING One Night's Lodging and Meals $195 per person per night

Trip duration: 1 day

Hunting season: 1 Oct 2020 30 Apr 2021

Package price $295 for 1 day, 1 hunter
Full Day Individual Quail Hunt

Full Day Individual Quail Hunt United States

Morning and afternoon quail hunts are of approximately three-hour duration. Our experienced and attentive guides and dog handlers know every corner and covey of Shadow Oak and will do everything to put you into an abundance of birds providing great upland shooting. Safety is always first at Shadow Oak assuring all our guests can focus on the hunt and have an enjoyable time. We limit the number of shooters on the ground to two for each time dogs point and birds are flushed. Shooters take turns giving equal opportunities to all shooters. Parties of four hunters per jeep are ideal. Best of all, at Shadow Oak we invite you to shoot your limit with no overkill fees to take your mind off the fun! From our specially equipped hunting rig, you can watch as our masterful bird dogs skillfully use their scenting ability to hunt the covers and hone in on birds, then slam on point! You feel your adrenalin as your guide helps position you for the best shot. A cocker spaniel rushes by you and suddenly— and it always provides a new thrill — the whir of rocketing wings out ahead. Deliberately, you select your target while swinging your gun. Does the cocker make a retrieve? What boasts and lies will be told by the fire at the close of the day? Quail hunting in the Southern tradition!

Trip duration: 1 day

Hunting season: 1 Oct 2020 31 Mar 2021

Package price $1,200 for 1 day, 1 hunter
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