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33 hunting trips from 15 outfitters starting from $175

33 hunts
$175 starting from
11 countries
417km to the nearest trip

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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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.

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Why hunt Quail? All hunts (33)

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.”

Autumn Wingshooting '19

Autumn Wingshooting '19 Belarus

Wingshooting season dates: Goose - third Saturday of September to second Sunday of December Ducks - second Saturday of August to second Sunday of December Woodcock - second Saturday of August to second Sunday of December Partridge - first Saturday of September to second Sunday of December Grouse - first Saturday of September to second Sunday of December Quail, doves - second Saturday of August to second Sunday of December Blackcock - second Saturday of August to second Sunday of December

Trip duration: 3 - 7 days

Trip available on: 11 August 2019 9 December 2019

$675 for 1 hunter
Quail Public Land Hunt

Quail Public Land Hunt United States

1 on 1 Guiding Pre-Scouted Locations Archery A Zone-Hunting Dates: July 20-25, Rifle A Zone - Hunting Dates: Aug.29-Sept. 2, Rifle A Zone-Hunting Dates: Sept 18-23, Rifle D13 Zone-Hunting Dates: October 13-17, Rifle D13 Zone-Hunting Dates: Nov. 3-6, Archery A32-Ventura/ Los Angeles Late Season-either sex deer hunt-Dec. 4- Dec. 9 Can't find a price and date that works for you. Please contact me and we can create a mutually agreed upon package. We specialize in one on one public land hunts. We are licensed bonded and insured to hunt and fish in California. The landscape has not changed that much since Cabrillo trekked these mountains hundreds of years ago. Challenge yourself in this same wilderness and reap the benefits of personal growth. Get into the backcountry with your pack and rifle. Get away from the trailheads and the roads. These hunts will be available as soon as the final paperwork goes through for a permit on the Los Padres National Forest. In the meantime enjoy a front country hunt on approximately 120 acres that butts up to the Los Padres National Forest in Tepesquet. These hunts are available during the week in September. Contact me to arrange a mutually agreed upon date. Two night two day camping hunt price $700. The A zone has a 22% success rate counting private and public land. I'm happy to share that my personal success rate over the years averages out to 50%. I've been hunting this area for close to three decades. I'll walk every step of the way with you. You can put venison on the BBQ too.

Trip duration: 1 day

Trip available on: 20 October 2020 20 October 2020

$250 for 1 hunter
Small Game & Wing Shooting

Small Game & Wing Shooting United States

Please choose your preferrable number of days. Half day hunting is also available per $115 / hunter.

Trip duration: 1 - 7 days

Trip available on: 12 October 2018 30 April 2019

$225 for 1 hunter

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