Arizona Quail Hunting Adventure

Read about Southwest Quail Hunt adventure

“After 27 days, 6600 miles, over 70 lbs of dog food and 2 cases of shells
we arrived home to -4°F temperatures and blowing snow.
We knew we were home!”

South Central (Mearns Quail)

Axel, Eric Peters, Rocky, Bill Wyss, Ziggy, Ben Julson, Muda, Oz
(L to R) Axel, Eric Peters, Rocky, Bill Wyss, Ziggy,
Ben Julson, Muda, Oz

  • Hunters: Eric Peters, Bill Wyss, Ben Julson, Jim Julson, Dan Julson
  • We hunted twice with Bill Wyss for mearn quail, the pictures below are a mixture of both times
  • On the second occasion we shot morning doves and ducks on the way to hunt mearns.The versatile dogs got a workout that day!
Terrain Terrain
Terrain
Terrain
   
Ben and Bill Dan and Bill
Ben and Bill
Dan and Bill
   
Dan in cat claw brush Dan and Bill
Dan in cat claw brush
 
Axel, Rocky, Ziggy, Oz, Muda
(L to R) Axel, Rocky, Ziggy, Oz, Muda
Eric, Bill, Dan
Dan and Bill
   
Doves, Mearn's, Quail and Wood Ducks Ben and Jim
Mixed bag - Doves, Mearn's, Quail and Wood Ducks
Bill & Dan
Ben and Jim
   

Phoenix Area (Gambel's Quail)

Dan, Rocky and Bill
Dan, Rocky and Bill

  • Hunters: Bill Wyss, Dan Julson, Jim Julson
  • Gambel's numbers were down due to multi-year drought
Abandoned Dugas Ranch Terrain
Abandoned Dugas Ranch
Terrain
   
Terrain Terrain that is hard on both dog's and man's feet and legs
Terrain
Terrain that is hard on both dog's and man's feet and legs
   
Oz and Muda Gambel's terrain
Oz and Muda
 
Dan and Bill with Muda, Axle, Oz
Dan and Bill with Muda, Axle, Oz
Gambel's terrain --- took the munsters a bit to learn to avoid getting too close to cactus (Axel)
   

South Central (Mearn's Quail)

Point! Mearn's!
Point! Mearn's!

  • Hunters: Dave & Deb Wolf, Ben Julson, Dan Julson, Jim Julson
  • We camped with Dave and Deb and hunted Mearn's quail for 2½ days.
  • We called coyotes one morning, had 2 come in but they didn't offer a shot
  • Mearn's numbers were up due to timely summer rains.
Camp Camp
Camp
Camp
(L to R) Ben, Dan, Deb, Dave
   
On way to hunting area Terrain
On way to hunting area
Terrain
   
On way to hunting spot Don't get lost
On way to hunting spot
 
Arizona Pinstrips
Arizona Pinstrips
Don't get lost
   
Terrain Terrain
Terrain
Terrain
   
Terrain Water break
Terrain
Water break
   
Ben Axel, Deb and Jim
Ben
Axel, Deb and Jim
   
Jim and Axle Noon break
Jim and Axle
Noon break
   
Livestock waterers were handy to cool the dogs Conference?
Livestock waterers were handy to cool the dogs
Conference?
   
Break time (Oz and Muda) Dan ready
Break time (Oz and Muda)
Dan, learned when a covey flushed to keep his gun full and watch where they went
   
Axle's ready! Jim ready
Axle's ready!
Jim
   
What's the plan? Ben, Muda, Jim, Oz, Dan
What's the plan?
(L to R) Ben, Muda, Jim, Oz, Dan
   
Point! Mearns! Dan and Oz on search
Point! Mearns!
Dan and Oz on search
   
Illegal's Trash Dan goes to Mexico
Illegal's Trash
Dan goes to Mexico
   
Ben, Deb, Dave, Dan Mexican border
(L to R) Ben, Deb, Dave, Dan
Mexican border
   

What an experience
What an experience!