Arizona Quail Slam

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on December 6th, 2015 | Comments

It’s been three years in the making for me. Trying to harvest all three species of Arizona Quail (Arizona quail slam) in the same day is not easy. The thought of the slam really hadn’t crossed my mind as we […]



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Gear Review: Ranger Falcon Pro Shooting Glasses by Randolph

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on April 26th, 2015 | Leave A Comment

You know those pieces of gear that you don’t think you need, then when you have them you wonder how you did without them? Shooting glasses are defiantly on that list for me. I’ve always hunted and shot clays with […]



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Pointing Dogs and Mearns’ Quail

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on December 15th, 2013 | Comments

What a difference a year makes. Our Mearns’ quail population seems to be doing much better than last year. I had been hearing this from a few hunters and yesterday I was able to go experience it for myself. In […]



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Getting Their Feet Wet, Arizona Youth Javelina

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on February 11th, 2013 | Comments

“I need to bring my boys down to shoot some pigs and get out of this place in the winter.” That was more or less what got this whole thing started. My cousins live in the sleepy town of Panguitch, […]



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When hard work is rewarded, Mearns’ Quail

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on February 3rd, 2013 | Comments

“Here they come!!” From across the small canyon I both saw and heard them. Gene’s dog Scooter had locked up seconds earlier and as the covey rose magic filled that canyon. Rewind a few hours. Gene and I met up […]



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Winter Chukar Hunting

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on December 31st, 2012 | Comments

Ah Chukars, not for the faint of heart. Many refer to them as the “devil birds”. Find the steepest mountains, with the most rocks, and there you will find Chukars. This trip home I was able to hook up with […]



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Gamble’s Quail and the First Storm of Winter

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on November 13th, 2012 | Comments

It’s finally cooling off in Arizona. This weekend was especially cool. Lows right around freezing where we hunted. A welcome change for this cold blooded guy and his hard running Brittany. I drove down to Tucson in the dark. Work […]



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Great Anticipation

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on January 28th, 2012 | Comment

The dog is fed… the 20 gauge over-under is clean and oiled… and lunch is packed. Tomorrow were heading south, almost to the border, to chase these guys. It’s another rough year for Mearn’s Quail from what we are hearing […]



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SWYD Gets Some Recognition!

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on January 19th, 2012 | Comments

Its always a great honor when people show interest in your writing. A few months ago I was approached by the owner of The Back Country Journal to write something for his site. I put together a peice from a […]



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