Final Shots in West Texas
Feb28

Final Shots in West Texas

Our Arizona Quail Season will go down in the History Books as tough but rewarding.When it ended I needed to get out of Dodge and chill out with just my four legged Amigos.I always had it in for the Trans Pecos area of West Texas,maybe it has something to do with watching “No Country For Oldmen” to many times or rumors of great Blue Quail Hunting …knowing what I know about myself (which is not much)  it was a combo of...

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Mearns Quail Blues ?
Dec25

Mearns Quail Blues ?

A lot of recent Mearns Quail Hunting Reports would make for good Country and Western Songs.Other reports are a lot more up beat.The reality is the Sonoran Desert is not an easy place to Bird Hunt,Conditions are tough on both Hunters and Dogs yet some folks dont get that.Most will admit that Opening day was tough,I was going into previously scouted Canyons only to have unproductive points… a humbling experience.then on the  last...

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Getting Ready for The Arizona  Mearns Quail Season
Dec04

Getting Ready for The Arizona Mearns Quail Season

Mearns Quail Season opens in less than a week, this Friday to be exact.From what I have been seeing and the word from those in the know mainly Border Patrol Agents and Ranching Friends The season  should be pretty decent.Here in Patagonia the RV Park is starting to load up and our  normally sleepy little town is starting to develop its wintertime buzz of activity. Everyone is excited ,its all good.But  early season Hunters can expect...

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Scenes From The Borderlands
Nov27

Scenes From The Borderlands

Besides the warm winters Arizona is home to some very spectacular and varied scenery.Personally I am partial to what I see on my adventures throughout the Borderlands which  encompasses the S.E. Corner of the State.It’s unique.It’s an area of the continent where the Rockies meet the Sierra Madre,The Region is referred to as “The Sky Islands ” or the Sierra Madre Occidental.For some of us fortunate enough to...

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Desert Quail Hunt
Nov15

Desert Quail Hunt

It was time to get serious and go out and actually hunt instead of just running dogs.This morning I loaded myself and 6 dogs up and off we went into Cochise County in search of Scaled Quail.I should have been out the door earlier so I could hunt in cooler temperatures ..oh well.The first dogs out of the Truck where Idaho Bill,Kate and Milly . Despite the crappy scenting conditions and the heat they did well.Scoring points on Out of...

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The Opener
Nov06

The Opener

It had been a long while since I hunted Pheasants.For the most part my current Dog String had never been into them.They have seen lots of Huns Sharptails and a lot of Quail but never the wily Ditch Parrot. As luck would have it this year the Dogs and I found ourselves running back and forth between Montana and Saskatchewan.Our first set of Montana Guide days coincided with Opening day of Pheasant Season … We where all in. Off we...

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