Quail Mountain introduces a new concept in release hunts which allows
you the opportunity to work and train your own dogs. This type of
hunt is perfect if you wish to fine-tune your dog’s skills in certain
areas or to work several dogs at once. In an unguided hunt, we will
put the birds out and you and your dogs will be allowed to go at your
own pace. Once you have finished hunting, you may bring back any
birds you wish to be cleaned and packaged for a fee per bird. These
hunts allow you to move at your own speed and may be faster or slower
than guided hunts depending on hunter and dog experience. Quail
Mountain dogs may also be used in unguided hunts, but our dogs will
not be hunted with your dogs to avoid injury. You are responsible for
all care of your dogs including handling, food and water, etc.
With unguided hunts, guests usually purchase a package of birds
depending on the number of guns hunting and then many add on extra
birds to the hunt for more variety. Quail packages are our most
popular with hunters adding on a few pheasants and/or chukar to
provide more excitement to the hunt.
Hunts usually begin either at 9 am or 1 pm and most hunters stay out
for 2-3 hours depending on the number of birds/gun released. Hunters
will be given directions or taken to their designated hunting fields.
Other hunters may be hunting on the farm at the same time, but no
groups will be hunting the same fields.