What’s Happening Now – September 2012
Well, thankfully, we’ve enjoyed good summer rains this year and good green-up, especially in the southeast part of the state, so there is good reason to look forward to a quail season that is “better”, though maybe not back to “average” yet.
Gambel’s: Some of the reports I’ve been getting mention that different age groups of quail are being seen – even late hatches of chicks possibly born in mid-summer. More young quail are also being reported in the southwest part of the state.
Mearns’ and Scaled: This season should be an improvement with the good rains – it has to be better compared to the poor season last year. Again, maybe not even an “average” year yet, but improved.
So over all, I’m looking forward to the 2012-2013 Arizona quail season. As always, whether it’s great, average, or poor, this time of year holds the promise of many opportunities to hike, hunt, and enjoy the matchless desert habitat of Arizona’s quail.
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