All of the reports coming into AQT indicate a better hatch than was predicted. Also, looks like the hatch was fairly early this season.
Years ago, the country around Willcox, AZ was one of the better areas in the state to hunt quail. It has now been well over 15 years since that country has looked good or favorable for quail hunting. With that said, the area still hasn’t recovered fully by any means although it’s beginning to look a little better. The area is still not one that can be considered a go-to spot for quail but is starting to improve. It’s almost unheard of to have a favorable Mearns’ hatch back-to-back for several years but this year proves to be the exception. Another good hatch and another good season ahead for Mearns’ quail.
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Update: Previous Question: What do you think as far as a recommended shotgun for Arizona quail hunting and why? Over and under or side by side, pump, or autoloader.
Response: Over and under for reliability and ease to carry
This month: Do you wear upland bird pants? If so, why? What brand do you prefer?
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Tip: Arizona Quail Hunting 101
This article goes back a few years but includes some great tips for quail hunting:
Read Arizona Quail Hunting 101
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