Desert Points ..and a few flushes to.

Chica Points a Covey of Scaled Quail

Chica Points a Covey of Scaled Quail

The dogs and I have been back home in the Desert for a little over a week.Thanks to some cool temperatures we have been getting out and chasing Desert Quail (Gambels and Scaled ) It’s been fun.Clients are enjoying it.Human miles are walked,Dog miles are ran.Everyday is different as scenting conditions  vary depending on the humidity in the air.

Desert Landscape

Desert Landscape

Despite the sometimes tough conditions the Quail are there,it’s not lights out but better than the last few years.

Crush and Spot working a running Covey of Scaled Quail

Crush and Spot working a running Covey of Scaled Quail

The Young Guns are ran with older dogs who given their  experience no the ways of the Devil Birds,the Young Dogs catch on fast,pointing then if contact with the birds lost working the area until contact is made again.It’s fun to watch the lights go on in young Canine minds.

Cholla Cactus

Cholla Cactus

Birds are hard earned.Even on a good day it’s not easy,as our quarry is out to hose us ..and they do a good job at it.

A well earned Scaled Quail

A well earned Scaled Quail

The Labs get in on the action to,using them to flush running birds then  picking up downed Quail.They to enjoy the action.

Josie with a couple of Scaled Quail that she flushed and retrieved

Josie with a couple of Scaled Quail that she flushed and retrieved

Cruz backs Dixie on a Scaled Quail find

Cruz backs Dixie on a Scaled Quail find

Idaho Bill and Martha Muffin pointing Gambels Quail

Idaho Bill and Martha Muffin pointing Gambels Quail

As the air temperature continues to drop and more rain hits the Desert floor things will only get better.

Crush

Crush

 

 

 

 

Author: Dave Brown

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