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 (12)
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.”
2 Day Premium Upland Bird Package United States
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Florida Bobwhite Quail Hunt United States
A true southern tradition , quail hunting is non-stop wing shooting action along with the enjoyment of watching a great dog work! Our quail fields are meticulously burned and chopped to ensure the best conditions for our Bobwhite quail. Wether a pair of hunting buddies, or a corporate retreat of up to 20 guests we can assure you the finest quail shooting in North America. South Georgia may be known as the quail plantation capital, but we feel our wire grass, palmetto flats, with scattered pines and grandfather oaks are unparalleled! This with our newly built 9000sq ft lodge, where our chef will amaze you with one of our signature meals such as fried quail, tomato gravy and rice, collard greens, followed by the best bread pudding ever built, gives us the confidence to guarantee you an experience unrivaled!! $450 per person - Hunts include lunch and up to 12 birds
Trip duration: 1 day
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Quail & Dove hunt- 1 hunter- 1 day hunt United States
California Valley Quail, Mourning Dove and Eurasian Dove can be taken on this hunt. Decoys, Mouth calls and handheld calls will be used by guide accordingly. This is a fully guided hunt. We go get lunch from a local restaurant and take a midday break. Lunch is included in hunt. This is a hike in hunt over steep terrain. Coastal mountains covered in Oak Trees, manzanita and sage brush make up this 38.5 acre ranch. Ranch has been managed for wildlife last 30 years. Ranch grows crops and has orchard of apples, plums, kiwi and more. Coyotes and ground squirrel may be taken on this hunt.
Trip duration: 1 day
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2021 31 Dec 2021
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