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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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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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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Fifteen Miles from Mexico

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on January 29th, 2012 | Comments

The alarm sounded at four something this morning. I thought about hitting snooze in my zombie like state but then I remembered that today was a special day. Over the last couple of weeks I have been talking with a […]



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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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Gambling in the Desert

Written by Kyle Graf and posted on January 7th, 2012 | Comments

Oh the challenge of the Gamble’s Quail.  The limit is 15 birds per day which is quite laughable.  The challenge is not seeing that many birds in a day.  Gamble’s are everywhere in the deserts around here.  The problem is […]



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