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? All hunts (30)
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.”
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 (gun rental, ammunitions, 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 September 2019 4 April 2020
3 DAY WILD UPLAND BIRD HUNT United States
We are a bird hunting paradise. Hunting Wild Chukar, Pheasant and Hungarian Partridge behind professionally trained Pointers and Spaniels is the ultimate hunting experience. The hunting experience is unlike any other in the world. Our 86,000 acres of majestic Central Oregon landscapes featuring rolling hills, verdant valleys and plentiful game coupled with our exceptional team of experienced guides will provide you with truly unique hunting experience. To keep our Wild Bird population we only do 4 Wild Bird Hunts a year. Each of our packages includes a round of sporting clays on your arrival day allowing you an opportunity you to fine tune your skills and prepare for the upcoming hunts. Our professionally designed clays course sits in a park like setting, will accommodate up to 20 shooters and incorporates twelve state-of-the-art automated Promatic throwers lending itself to an almost endless array of shooting possibilities. All this being said, The staff are driven to provide you with a truly exceptional hunting experience!
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 16 October 2019 31 January 2020
1 Day Wing Shooting for 3 Guns Italy
One full hunting day. Shootable birds are partridges, 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 days start after a great breakfast by the fireplace with sausages, bacon and wine. Lunchbetween the hunting morning and afternoon will be served inside the Villa based on local dishes and a selection of Tuscan wines. Whole area exclusively available to guests. IMPORTANT: In Italy it is not allowed to hunt on Tuesday and Friday.
Trip duration: 1 day
Hunting season: 18 April 2018 31 December 2022
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