What’s Happening Now – April 2012
Was on the San Carlos Indian Reservation a couple weeks ago, and even though the rain has been on the slim side the last several weeks, the area still looks to be in fair shape for the possibility of an average quail hatch. Was also in the Mazatzals and Roosevelt Lake areas during that same time period, and the possibility of an average quail hatch there is fair as well. Around the 18th of March, a timely storm moved in which covered most of the state with moisture – snow level was down to 4500 feet and there was fair rain over most of the northern half of the state. This should help those areas mentioned to be in even a bit better shape. As of right now (as was the case last year), the northwest part of the state continues to receive most of the winter/spring moisture. From what I have observed, the pairing has started to take place – lots of mating calls. So as of this first part of April, things seem to be in fair shape.
Another reminder — Quail Forever chapters have started and are starting in Arizona. We need to provide as much support as possible. Arizona quail hunters are needing a voice, and this is a good way to participate in the future of Arizona quail hunting. For further information, contact Brad Olson at [email protected] for the Phoenix area, or Dave Brown at [email protected] for southern Arizona area.
On April 21st the Arizona Pointing Dog Club will be hosting a fundraising dinner — go to www.azpdc.org for more information.