Sunday, February 17, 2013
Arizona Quail Hunt...
...ends on a high note, especially for our pal Gig. On the last afternoon of season hunting almost within sight of camp Emma the Wirehair pointed and...surprise, surprise up jumped a covey scaled quail instead of the usual Gambel's we had all been chasing around for the past month or so. Gig and I have hunted this area many times over the last decade or so and while we have both shot scalies in Arizona not once have our dogs found them even close to this spot. Gig hunted Mearn's earlier down near Nogales and thus laid claim to our gang's (7 Dillonites, 1 Washingtonite) only desert quail trifecta this time around. FYI, I have managed it twice. Anyway the hunting season closed on the 10th and we finally got home yesterday...How long the funk lasts who knows?
Mearn's (aka Montezuma or clown), Scaled (aka cottontop), Gambel's