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QUAIL


Gambel's Quail hunting in New Mexico
(L to R) Oz, Muda, Axle

Late Dec '07 - Mid Jan '08
Arizona, New Mexico, Texas Quail Hunting 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!"

ARIZONA, South Central (Mearns Quail)

(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!
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Terrain

 

Terrain

Ben & Bill

Dan & Bill
Dan in cat claw brush

(L to R) Axel, Rocky, Ziggy, Oz, Muda
Eric, Bill, Dan

 

Dan & Bill
Mixed bag - Doves, Mearn's, Quail & Wood Ducks
Bill & Dan

 

Ben & Jim
   

 

ARIZONA, Phoenix Area (Gambel's Quail)


Dan, Rocky, & Bill

  • Hunters: Bill Wyss, Dan Julson, Jim Julson
  • Gambel's numbers were down due to multi-year drought
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Abandoned Dugas Ranch

Terrain
Terrain that is hard on both dog's and man's feet and legs

Terrain

Oz & Muda

Dan & Bill with Muda, Axle, Oz

 

Gambel's terrain --- took the munsters a bit to learn to avoid getting too close to cactus (Axel)

ARIZONA, South Central (Mearn's Quail)

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
(L to R) Ben, Dan, Deb, Dave
On way to hunting area

 

Terrain
On way to hunting spot


Arizona Pinstrips

 

Don't get lost

Terrain

Terrain

Terrain

Water break - we carried over a gallon of water for people and dogs

Ben

Axel, Deb & Jim

Jim & Axle

Noon break
Livestock waterers were handy to cool the dogs
Conference?

 

Dan, learned when a covey flushed to keep his gun full and watch where they went.

Break time (Oz & Muda)

Axle's ready!

 

Jim
(L to R) Ben, Muda, Jim, Oz, Dan

What's the plan?

Point! Mearns!

Dan & Oz on search
Illegal's Trash

 

Dan goes to Mexico
(L to R) Ben, Deb, Dave, Dan
 

 

 
Mexican border


   
What an experience!

NEW MEXICO (Gambel's, Mearn's, Scaled Quail)


Mark Toffler, Deets & Gunter - Gambel's quail

 

  • Hunters: Mark Toffler, Dan Julson, Jim Julson
  • Stayed at Klump Ranch in the bootheel of New Mexico and hunted Gambel's, Mearn's and Scaled Quail for 3 days
  • Gambel's numbers were good, Mearn's in isolated spots, scaled quail hit and miss

Klump Ranch house

Cook house

Bunk house where we stayed
Greeter along driveway into Ranch

 

 

Welcome waterhole

Levi Klump & Dan discuss the day's strategy

Mearn's in front of Oz - can you find them?

Gould's wild - turkeys

Driveway leaving ranch

Ranch yard
 
 
 
Horses on top - can you see them?
Javelina Dan called back with a predator call
Scaled quail Terrain
Dan on top of the ridge
Mark & Dan take a lunch break
On the way to the Ranch
Animas Mountain
Ranch swimming pool
Mark & Dan - Gunter, Oz, Axle, Muda at the end of successful day
   

TEXAS, Panhandle (Bobwhite Quail)


Vernon Austin, Dan Julson, Jim Julson, Aaron Holcombe - Noon break

Matador

  • Hunters: Vernon Austin, Gene Addington, Aaron Holcombe, Dan Julson, Jim Julson
  • Generally flat range with mesquite brush
  • Use Kubota to follow dogs until they locate a covey & point
  • Shot the covey rise and hunt singles on foot
  • Bobwhite numbers were good

Entrance to Matador lease

Terrain

Jumping off spot

Chain gang?

Vernon's favorite transportation

Vernon Austin, Dan Julson, Gene Addington, Aaron Holcombe
Noon break
 
Oz & Muda first morning hunting Bobwhites
   

Wellington

  • Hunters: Vernon Austin, Gene Addington, Aaron Holcombe, Dan Julson, Jim Julson
  • Generally draws or brakes from upland down to stream
  • Interspersed CRP, crop land and abandoned farmsteads
  • Bobwhite numbers were excellent

I didn't think it could get any better --- BUT IT DID!

On way to Wellington lease

Terrain

Terrain

Gene Addington, Terrain
Noon break
 

What a morning!

Can't beat this!
   

How We Traveled

Travel Break

Snack Break

 

Home made storage area worked well
Dogs stayed in these kennels at night. Chain just an added deterrent

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