Game birds and hunting dogs in Arizona

Discussion in 'Arizona Flyway Forum' started by waterswatter, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. waterswatter

    waterswatter Elite Refuge Member

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    The wife and I were vacationing down there last week around the Phoenix, Sedona, Prescott and Flagstaff areas.
    We did a few walks and I could not believe all the pointy, sharp, thorny stuff. How in the world does a guy hunt in that?
    Also, the weather was nice but was turning for the worse as we flew out. Is the area I was in a decent area for quail?

    thanks
     
  2. timbutcher

    timbutcher Senior Refuge Member

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    Cactus is all around us here in Arizona.
    It’s designed to keep foreigners from our quail spots.
    But seriously dogs do on occasions get stuck. Some guys in the more heavy areas with cholla(aka jumping cactus) have the dogs were vests and dog boots.

    Quail are very dependent on rain. So depending on storm activity in summer and and somewhat in the fall and winter
     
  3. Colin Shepherd

    Colin Shepherd New Member

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    amen to that - the cactus keep other hunters out. The ONLY cactus I am terrified of is the Cholla - my dog has no problem ripping other types of cactus out of his paws, but with the Cholla he has learned just to lift a leg and stay put for the needle nose pliers.

    This was a terrible year for quail. Next year will be much better.
     

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