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What’s Happening Now – October 2009

2009-10 Quail Hunting Outlook Poor – Fair Scaled quail = Fair to Average: “Last year was fair and the timing and amount of seaonal rains fell short of average and will have this year looking much the same for this bird found in the southeastern reaches of our state.” Mearns’ quail = Below-average to Average: “After two back-to-back season, due ... Read More »

What’s Happening Now – September 2009

Summer ’09 third-driest ever recorded for Arizona by Shaun McKinnon – September 16, 2009 12:00 AM The Arizona Republic Summer 2009 was the third-driest on record across Arizona, but June, July and August have been much drier here in Phoenix. The statewide ranking showed up in end-of-summer statistics issued by the National Climatic Data Center. According to the NCDC, the ... Read More »

What’s Happening Now – April 2009

October through March rainfall is what is important when it comes to good Gambel hatches. December, 2008, and January, 2009, received good rain, but then things went dry in February and March. Right now, the best areas for hatches look to be Globe to Payson and the Kingman area. But stay tuned————sometimes even with the best rains, other factors come ... Read More »

What’s Happening Now – March 2009

March weather dries up chance to end drought by Shaun McKinnon – Apr. 2, 2009 12:00 AM The Arizona Republic Better hold on to the eulogy for Arizona’s long dry spell. A series of winter storms built up snowdrifts – and hopes – in December and January, but an abrupt onset of drier conditions diminished chances of ending the drought, ... Read More »

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