View Full Version : Last Weekend's High Desert Quail Hunt

Eric Mayer
11-11-2006, 9:03 PM
This seems to be the slowest forum. So, since I've lurked on the site for many a moon, I figured it's time to post something worthwhile. :)

I went out last Saturday morning for a bit with my daughter for some quail hunting up in the high desert. I took my Beeman R9 (.20 caliber) and JSP Exacts. The wind was howling most places around there, but it wasn't so bad in our spot.

We kicked up literally 100's of quail, but shooting was very tough as they did not want to stay still for long. After a while I figured out the ticket. Sneak up on them, take what shots you can, but split the covey. After I did that, the two halves would call to eachother and try to meet up in the middle, where we were setup for an ambush.

It seemed to work out okay and I ended up with 5 after 2 hours of hunting. It's not that I took alot of shots and missed, they were just out of range. I tried for head/neck/shoulder shots on everything and this seemed to work.

Went back out again on Sunday and limited out. I used my shotgun that time, so it was a bit easier.

Eric A. Mayer :cool:

11-11-2006, 10:09 PM
Nice! I have been trying to get my dad ready for this season, but he has been having some trouble hitting skeet. :D

11-12-2006, 2:18 AM
Looking at that photo and reading your post I can only wish I knew where this high desert was :)!

11-16-2006, 12:51 AM
that's awesome, Eric:)
Beeman as in pellet gun?

a friend went to Hot Creek and did very well there. I've been fishing at Silverwood and there's a lot of quail there too. The prob is if I shoot it, it's in the brush and it'll be a bi*ch finding them. Would be nice if I had a dog:)

thnx 4sharing ur pic.

11-16-2006, 1:10 AM
I am out of here tomorrow for the desert for Quail hunting. Everyone has been saying how great it is this year so I should do pretty good.:D

11-16-2006, 2:51 PM
My Kid wants me to take him hunting, wheres the general area you all going?


11-17-2006, 12:33 AM
good luck, James. Keep us posted:)

Stevie, my friend went to Bowen Ranch (http://wanr.earthbiz.net/DeepCreekDirections.html), north of Hesperia. Said he did very well. Try Jesseshunting (http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/index.php?showforum=153) forum for more info and guide reviews (http://www.jesseshunting.com/site/iframe.html?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jesseshunting.co m%2Freviewpost%2Fshowcat.php%3Fcat%3D237).