Arizona Hunting Tips
Want to stretch a single into a double or a triple?

Then grab your shotgun and head for southeastern Arizona. This is the year to try for a triple on quail — Gambel's, scaled and Mearns' — in the same trip. Or if you have a big "S" on your chest or a pocketful of four-leaf clovers, try for a triple in a single day.

This is one of the better Gambel's quail years in the past decade, with lots of young birds in most areas. Scaled quail numbers are also looking okay in southeastern Arizona. This could be one of the best Mearns' quail years in a couple of decades.

If you are looking to get the biggest bang for your recreational bucks, then
try a cast-n-blast excursion combining quail hunting and fishing. Roosevelt, Bartlett and Alamo lakes are all in prime quail country and also offer waterfowl hunting opportunities. A classic outing is hitting Lee's Ferry for trophy trout and ducks (sometimes geese as well).

Archers with a javelina tag should consider picking up an over-the-counter non-permit deer tag and maximize their time afield by hunting both species.

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