Tip: When the covey flushes
Where did they go? – You’re hunting Gambel’s quail in hill country, a covey flushes, and you watch them light. You hike on over with plans to begin shooting and they’re not where you clearly saw them light. Typically, one or two may take cover and set, but the majority of a Gambel’s covey will light and then run, splitting off in various directions. Most often the rest of the covey will be on the other side of the hill – they like putting something between you and them. If you continue to push the covey, and sometimes that may mean flushing them two or three times, they will eventually begin to set, usually in small draws and cuts.