Mountain Quail Hunting

Mountain Quail are found in the western United States and are a single-spiked plume that comes off the top of their head and black and white barred feathers on their sides. Mountain Quail also have a brown face, brown back and gray breast. When full grown, the Mountain Quail is around a foot in length and 10 oz in weight.

Mountain Quail typically live at altitudes of up to 10,000 feet. The higher altitudes have more trees and shrubs than when they live at lower altitudes. Mountain Quail typically feed on berries, fruits, grasses and insects and are often found by streams or pools of water.

Mountain Quail are one of the hardest birds to hunt because of their inhospitable and sometimes impossible-to-hunt terrain. Even though it is very hard to hunt the, Mountain Quail can be spooked very easily.

Mountain Quail also are more likely to run instead of fly, similar to California Quail. However when Mountain Quail do flush it is usually way out of range. A high power 6 or 7 1/2 shot in a 12 or 20 gauge shotgun is typically preferred.

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