Arizona quail

These birds are easily recognized by their top knots and scaly plumage on their undersides. Gambel's quail have gray plumage on much of their bodies, and males have copper feathers on the top of their heads, black faces, and white stripes above their eyes. Gambel's quail can be commonly confused with California Quail due to similar plumage. They can usually be distinguished by range, but when this does not suffice, California quail have a more scaly appearance and the black patch on the lower breast of the male Gambel's Quail is absent in the California Quail. The two species are sister taxa which diverged during the Late Pliocene or Early Pleistocene, 1 to 2 mya .

The Arizona quail is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Arizona Quail season starts Oct. 24 and runs until the 2nd Monday of Feb. The best time to hunt is from Dec. thru to Mid Feb Weather wise, Arizona is a great place to be in the winter; average day time highs are inthe low to mid sixties. Getting here Arizona Bird Hunts Patagonia is located 70 miles south and east of Tucson AZ, which is the closest commercial airport. More

Arizona Quail Alliance is the latest to carry the torch for a lower bag limit in Arizona (New Mexico has a limit of five (5) and in Texas there is no season for Mearns). Many have come before us, and many individuals even within the AGFD have advocated for special management and lower bag limits for the Mearns quail for years. More

Arizona quail hunting, this may be the place for you. More

Pogi on point in typical Southern Arizona quail terrain If you are interested in a Southern Arizona Quail Hunt, Email Mike or call 520-240-0050. You Are Visitor Number Hit Counter Copyright © 2008-2009 All Rights Reserved. More

2009/2010 Arizona Quail Season Mearns' Quail: November 27th 2009 - February 7th 2010 Gambel's and Scaled Quail: October 2rd 2009 - February 7th 2010 We are based out of Patagonia, Arizona, the heart of Mearns' quail country. If you have read about Mearns' quail, you have read about the Patagonia-Sonoita area. We are Arizona State licensed, insured, and statewide forest permitted. We are also Northern and Southern Arizona BLM Permitted. More

Arizona Quail Hunting is a very unique experience for upland game hunters. The Quail Hunting in Arizona is among the best hunting in the nation. Arizona offers a unique opportunity for quail hunters of all ages. Arizona has four native Quail species found in our State; Gambles Quail, Scaled Quail, Mearns Quail and the Masked Bobwhite Quail. More

and can combine all 3 species of Arizona quail into a hunt of a lifetime. We often bag more than 1 variety on a single walk. For more information about hunting in Arizona, give us a call. We will be glad to help you plan an Arizona adventure you will remember. We welcome corporate groups. A good hunt starts with good dogs. We have been very blessed to have some top quail dogs. More

2009-2010 Arizona Quail Season Mearns' Quail: November 27th 2009 - February 7th 2010 Gambel's and Scaled Quail: October 2nd 2009 - February 7th 2010 * Home * About Us * General Quail Info * History of Quail in AZ * Quail Harvest Data * Types of More

Arizona Quail: The quail of Arizona is a small foul-like game bird found in temperate and tropical regions throughout both hemispheres, and is found in Arizona in most of the 113,000 square miles of land within its boarders. Although this game bird is capable of swift flights, quail live and nest primarily on the ground, where their softly colored plumage blends protectively. Because of this fine natural camouflage, quails are more often heard than see. More

Arizona quail hunting has been popular since the turn of the century. Quail hunting in Arizona was once a hunters dream due to a generous season and lack of a bag limit. These days you will still find Arizona quail hunting that will exceed your expectations. Whether you are a veteran quail hunter or new to quail hunting, Arizona is worth the trip to find your next quail hunting tale. Pheasant hunting is also very popular in Arizona. More

Order : Galliformes
Family : Odontophoridae
Genus : Callipepla
Species : gambelii
Authority : Gambel, 1843