What’s Happening Now-Early Fall 2018
Well, the 2018 summer rainy season has almost come to a close. Generally Monsoon runs from July 4 through September 15.
Lets go ahead and call the 2018 monsoon season 55 to 80% of normal for the Southern part of the state. The Northern part of the state received close to normal rainfall from monsoon while much of the center of the state had big centralized storms that dump rain very hard in one spot. But, that’s monsoon Season for you: rain on one side of the fence and dry on the other.
The grass seems to be in great shape as well as the low lying shrub. The dilemma is that heavy rain did not start until July. There was a large gap in Spring rain and it may bode poorly for a descent desert bird hatch. With quail season opening up on the 19 of October, I hope to be surprised at bird numbers. There have been some reports of very late hatches and babies seen well into August. With that being said, there will always be quail around for the right person who may be willing to hike a little farther.
Mearns’ quail hunting could turn out to be very favorable this year. We do think there were plenty of birds left on the ground at the end of the season. Mearns’ numbers can be finicky, though, and can change at the drop of a hat.
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