Quail Harvest Data 2005-2015

(All data © 2015 Arizona Game and Fish Department, Hunt Arizona 2015 Edition)


Summary of Small Game Harvest Information Back to Top

Year Hunters Hunter Days Days/Hunter Gambel’s Scaled Mearns’ Junior Harvest Total Harvest Kill/Day
QUAIL
1996 56,946 311,315 5.5 639,633 62,020 16,313 8,955 726,921 2.3
1997 49,328 273,100 5.5 476,165 51,838 21,992 4,837 554,832 2.0
1998 60,639 286,954 4.7 754,211 58,765 15,532 11,750 840,258 2.9
1999 60,104 311,586 5.2 708,764 44,595 29,200 11,671 794,230 2.5
2000 47,885 242,432 5.1 415,487 42,201 70,081 9,433 537,202 2.2
2001 52,432 287,878 5.5 712,215 52,204 38,556 11,584 814,559 2.8
2002 41,312 179,413 4.3 311,997 35,889 32,695 2,872 383,453 2.1
2003 51,511 274,155 5.3 674,652 28,795 44,250 12,192 759,889 2.7
2004 44,142 220,032 5.0 500,739 24,129 18,532 21,577 654,977 2.5
2005 74,991 394,749 5.3 1,455,007 55,516 33,917 23,409 1,566,849 3.9
The Small Game questionnaire was modified to collect unit specific data. Sample no longer weighted in analysis. The data is not comparable to historic data. In 2004 and 2005, the historic survey format and the new unit specific survey format were run simultaneously. Beginning in 2006, only the new unit specific survey format was used.
Year Hunters Hunter Days Days/Hunter Gambel’s Scaled Mearns’ Junior Harvest Total Harvest Kill/Day
GAMBEL’S
2004 39,130 146,479 3.7 477,465 24,740 502,205 3.3
2005 45,644 192,000 3.4 861,392 94,595 955,987 4.5
2006 55,736 220,938 4.0 670,407 14,328 684,735 3.1
2007 37,623 239,350 6.4 481,410 7,562 488,972 2.0
2008 27,462 125,349 4.6 304,738 14,658 316,396 2.5
2009 31,877 179,244 5.6 411,198 7,211 418,409 2.3
2010 27,199 140,758 5.2 483,909 8,242 492,151 3.5
2011 46,594 285,509 6.1 533,210 9,940 543,150 1.9
2012 51,315 231,914 4.5 393,901 7,445 401,346 1.7
2013 44,190 210,927 4.8 377,387 12,039 389,426 1.8
SCALED
2004 3,429 11,206 3.3 9,982 612 10,594 0.9
2005 3,956 13,640 3.4 23,678 3,070 26,748 1.7
2006 4,012 13,110 3.3 15,259 0 15,259 1.2
2007 6,302 41,404 6.6 47,265 567 47,832 1.2
2008 2,443 12,720 5.2 9,940 1,179 11,119 0.9
2009 2,747 12,720 4.6 7,669 57 7,726 0.6
2010 2,654 9,433 3.7 10,623 2,106 12,729 1.3
2011 4,881 30,050 8.0 16,419 1,331 17,750 0.5
2012 5,052 28,848 5.7 32,238 997 33,235 1.2
2013 5,289 22,269 4.2 18,024 0 18,024 0.8
MEARNS’
2004 4,103 17,024 4.1 21,127 919 22,046 1.2
2005 3,366 10,274 3.1 18,069 1,181 19,250 1.8
2006 6,734 36,393 5.4 78,374 430 78,804 2.2
2007 6,734 34,850 5.2 80,918 1,260 82,178 2.4
2008 3,580 13,605 3.8 32,938 1,853 34,791 2.6
2009 4,121 10,874 2.6 16,024 0 16,024 1.5
2010 3,297 12,546 3.8 10,257 183 10,440 0.8
2011 5,059 26,004 5.1 22,454 888 23,342 0.9
2012 5,251 25,392 4.8 30,044 665 30,709 1.2
2013 6,194 19,833 3.2 36,465 209 36,674 1.8

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Summary of Willow Springs Quail Check Station Data Back to Top

2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14* 2014-15*
Number of Hunter Days 203 214 323 62 133 102 135 81 105 229 142
Number of Quail Bagged 393 614 202 120 264 212 371 122 163 434 103
Number of Gambel’s 382 609 181 114 222 188 364 122 159 434 102
Number of Scaled 4 5 3 6 0 5 3 0 9 0 1
Quail Per Day 2.0 2.9 0.6 1.8 1.7 1.8 2.7 1.5 1.5 1.9 0.9

*Willow Springs and Freeman Ranch Quail Check Station data were combined for 2013-2014 and 2014-2015.

04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14* 2014-15*
G S G S G S G S G S G S Gam. Scaled Gam. Scaled Gam. Scaled Gam. Scaled Gam. Scaled
Number of Adult Quail Classified 138 4 129 1 108 1 66 2 25 0 59 1 78 0 17 0 24 2 44
Number of Young Quail Classified 191 3 240 1 29 1 40 3 96 0 59 0 130 3 22 0 32 2 11
Percent Young in the Bag 58 65 21 38 70 50 63 56 57 20

G – Gambel’s, S – Scaled
*Willow Springs and Freeman Ranch Quail Check Station data were combined for 2013-2014 and 2014-2015.
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Summary of Freeman Road Quail Check Station Data Back to Top

2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Number of Hunter Days 231 256 248 161 131 149 95 100 124
Number of Quail Bagged 375 675 219 162 270 266 380 83 162
Number of Gambels 375 675 219 162 234 266 380 83 162
Number of Scaled 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Quail Per Day 1.6 2.6 0.9 1.0 2.1 1.8 4.0 0.8 1.3

 

Gambel’s Gambel’s Gambel’s Gambel’s Gambel’s Gambel’s Gambel’s Gambel’s Gambel’s
Number of Adult Quail Classified 126 73 50 61 26 30 28 12 10
Number of Young Quail Classified 79 272 21 32 138 40 67 4 20
Percent Young in the Bag 39 79 30 34 84 57 71 25 67

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Summary of Punkin Center Quail Check Station Data Back to Top

2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2013-14 2014-15
Number of Hunter Days 169 218 94 102 74 n/a 27 13
Number of Gambels 184 1436 184 69 285 217 n/a 1 31 28
Quail Per Day 1.1 6.6 2.0 2.8 2.9 n/a 1.1 2.2

 

Gambels Gambels Gambels Gambels Gambels Gambels
Number of Adult Quail Classified 30 58 n/a 7 16
Number of Young Quail Classified 116 136 n/a 12 12
Percent Young in the Bag 79 70 n/a 0.63 43

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Mearn’s Quail Wing Barrel Data Back to Top

Year Number of Birds Harvested Number of Hunter Days Birds/Day Hours Hunted Percent Juvenile Birds/Hour
1977
1978 34 192 77.2
1979 142 135 1.1 526 59.5 0.27
1980
1981 101 113 0.9 488 84.9 0.21
1982 90 44 2.0 76.7
1983 144 0.0 546 83.7
1984 1047 277 3.8 1173.5 80.9 0.89
1985 1068 367 2.9 1513.5 86.4 0.71
1986 509 181 2.8 69.4
1987 332 188 1.8 764.5 71.5 0.43
1988 644 305 2.1 1521.5 83.4 0.42
1989 244 213 1.1 810 55.9 0.30
1990 421 195 2.2 943 79.7 0.45
1991 750 319 2.4 1437.3 75.6 0.52
1992 703 256 2.7 1199 78.4 0.59
1993 275 172 1.6 814.5 72.9 0.34
1994 202 133 1.5 590 45.6 0.34
1995 115 150 0.8 606.5 75.3 0.19
1996 153 142 1.1 697 75.2 0.22
1997 166 128 1.3 494.5 71.1 0.34
1998 236 132 1.8 539 72.7 0.44
1999 642 226 2.8 1015 75.5 0.63
2000 1312 414 3.2 1710.25 73.8 0.77
2001 888 297 3.0 1199.5 79.7 0.74
2002 361 133 2.7 608 74.1 0.59
2003 606 218 2.8 937 77.6 0.65
2004 399 142 2.8 486 73.5 0.82
2005 591 186 3.2 735 69.4 0.80
2006 778 217 3.6 766 81.9 1.02
2007 2295 539 4.3 2044 72.7 1.12
2008 1198 386 3.1 1460.5 76 0.82
2009 499 223 2.2 906.75 54.5 0.55
2010 35 56 0.6 144 63.6 0.24
2011 67 51 1.3 152.5 63.5 0.44
2012 386 141 2.7 522.75 70.8 0.74
2013 616 173 3.6 753.3 68.7 0.82
Mean 542 201 2.7 857 72 0.63

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All data © 2014 Arizona Game and Fish Department, Hunt Arizona 2014 Edition.

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