Tip: Covey rise of Gambel’s and Scaled
Covey rise (Gambel’s and Scaled) Sometimes in areas of heavier ground cover you’ll flush what looks to be a smaller covey – what appears to be about 8 to 10 birds. However, there are times when the majority of the covey will actually run and scatter on the ground. What you’ll want to do is mark the spot where the covey initially flushed (with something biodegradable, such as toilet paper), and then move after the birds that flew to see if you can pick up a couple. Then return to the marked area and begin to thoroughly hunt that area – the quail that ran can move out as far as a hundred yards or so, so be sure to cover enough ground. If a couple of single birds flush, stay in there and continue to hunt because at times, the birds that did set will generally set very tight and can result in a great singles shooting for sometimes a couple hours.