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Dave Brown Outfitters - Arizona Quail Guides

Orvis-Endorsed Wingshooting Outfitter

Phone icon800-453-3991 Phone icon520-604-2729 (Cell) Email icondave@davebrownoutfitters.com Link icondavebrownoutfitters.com
Patagonia, AZ

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The Story

Go wingshooting in Arizona and enlist the help of the experts at Orvis-endorsed Dave Brown Outfitters. Arizona owned-and-operated Dave Brown Outfitters, L.L.C. is based out of our home in Patagonia, AZ , which is located in southeast corner of the state. D.B.O. offers a wild bird-only guided Arizona quail and dove hunt experience on a mix of private and public land, to wingshooters of all levels of expertise.

Along with our knowledge of the area and the habits of Arizona quails, the largest commercial dog string helps ensure your trip is a success. D.B.O, is fully insured, licensed, permitted, and we have the proper vehicles and other equipment to ensure your hunt is a success.

We are surrounded by the Coronado National Forest, which is home to the best Mearns quail hunting in the United States and the world. Gambels and scaled quail hunting opportunities can be found a short distance away in their respective habitats.

Outfitting and delivering quality Arizona quail hunts is our main focus in life. This is not a sidebar. It is easy to see why we are the go-to outfitter for those seeking a top-shelf Arizona quail and dove hunting experience. Our licensed Arizona hunting guides competently guide parties of two to 10 hunters with a one-guide-to-two-hunters ratio.

All of our guides work and live in the area. Some are retired or active Border Patrol Agents. We spend a great deal of time in the off season training dogs and scouting out new hunting areas, ensuring that you will be into new and productive covers.

El Coronado Lodge
This is the only full-service wild quail hunting lodge in the Southwest United States, boasting 36,000 acres of prime Mearns, Gambels, and scaled quail habitat.

The number of slots is limited. Visit our website for more details: https://www.davebrownoutfitters.com/


2019/20 Arizona Quail Hunting Season Dates:
2019 Gambel's and Scaled Quail:
October 18, 2109–February 10, 2020

2019 Mearns’ Quail:
December 7, 2019–February 10, 2020


  • Mearns quail
  • Gambel's quail
  • Scaled quail
  • Mourning doves


Southeast Arizona terrain consists of mountain ranges, grassland, savannah ,oak-covered canyons, and mesquite-lined washes. It's semi-remote in the sense that you will feel that you are the only person on the landscape, yet civilization is not that far away. Travel time to hunting areas is anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour.

Typical Weather:

Winter temperatures range from 32-75 F. Mornings can be chilly. We suggest dressing in layers.


Rates start from:
1 hunter: $795 per day
2 hunters: $995 per day
You can find all pricing information at: https://www.davebrownoutfitters.com/wingshooting/arizona-quail-hunting-guides/

What is Provided:

Patagonia day hunts include:

  • Guide with dogs
  • Deli lunch
  • Drinks
  • Transportation to and from the field

El Coronado Lodge Hunts are exclusive. Contact us for details.

Gear Recommendations:

  • 12,16, 20, or 28 gauge shotgun (hinged guns are preferred ); choked Sk-IC

  • Shot:
  • Mearns quail, #71/2-#8
  • Gambel's and scaled, #6,#7 #71/2
  • Dove, #7 #7.5

  • Strap vest
  • Uninsulated boots with lots of support
  • Layered clothing
  • Blaze orange hat
  • Shooting gloves
  • Rain jacket
  • Camo shirt and hat for doves
  • Lightweight field pants
  • Hunting license

What to Bring:

Camera & personal items


Q. Can I bring my own dogs?
A. Yes they are more than welcome.

Q. Can I bring home harvested quail?
A. Yes

Q. What is the closet airport?
A. Tucson

Q. How far is Tucson from Patagonia?
A. 70 miles

Additional Activities:

There is plenty to do for someone that is not hunting. Some of these activities include:

  • Horseback riding
  • Hiking
  • Wine tasting
  • Mexico visits
  • Art galleries
  • Historical sites
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very fun trip Good guides, good dogs, great scenery. Took some walking, but there were birds to shoot. We had the good fortune to find the three quail species. Will certainly go again if I get the chance.
Date published: 2021-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great time had by all Four of us who had never hunted Means, Scales or Gambles took this hunt. We all collect each species and had a wonderful time. The rooms were great, lunches well prepared and the landscape beautiful. This is not a high volume hunt and you need to be in good physical shape as you will do a lot of walking.
Date published: 2021-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Strong Voice for Conservation Dave Brown Outfitters has been a force in the fight to preserve wildlife and habitat, along with access to them, here in Arizona. Dave has worked with the Arizona Wildlife Federation and the Get Outdoors Arizona business coalition as an imperative partner working for the good of conservation. Our public lands and the wildlife that call them home are treasures not to be taken for granted. If we want to continuing enjoying these resources into the future and insure they are there for our children to enjoy, we must act as good stewards and give back to the resource. Dave Brown Outfitters does just that and is highly recommended by the Arizona Wildlife Federation and Get Outdoors Arizona. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DCXvSkbbuc
Date published: 2021-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dave Brown Outfitters Excellent hospitality, lodging, guides Opportunity to harvest 3 species of quail
Date published: 2021-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great experience - magnificent country Well as strange as it may sound, two guys from Oklahoma (usually a quail hunting destination) drove for 15 hours with our dogs to have a totally new experience. Mission accomplished!! DBO and the beautiful scenic desert and mountains were worth the effort to get there. Our first day with our guide, Dan, was tough hunting. Not his fault. He was very knowledgeable and professional and all the dogs worked har. However, the birds did not cooperate and we did not fire a shot (by the way we are there at the end of the season). We were sorta bummed but could not blame the guide, dogs or effort. We had visions of getting all three types of quail our first day not a hunt that we could have had in Oklahoma on our own “No Bird Lease.” So we had a drink and a steak at a local cafe and made plans for day two. The next day we had a hope and a prayer for a Mearns. Justin got us on a covey ride in some beautiful, big country. We both shot a couple. We had never even seen a Mearns before and found them in the mountains after some great dog work. Justin was kind enough to drive us an hour away to the high desert in search of Scaled and Gambles. We got the first covey up a hundred yard from where we parked. DBO was on time, professional, responsive, agreeable and easygoing. The guides worked hard and so did the dogs. I give everyone involved a tip of my blaze orange hunting cap.
Date published: 2021-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from On The Fence Reading Reviews How to rate an outfitter? How well do they take care of the client? What's the hunting conditions? etc etc etc: How I rate DBO is a 10 out of 10, I've had the pleasure of hunting Patagonia the last 7 years and with any luck i will continue for years to come. How do they care for the client? The better question is how are the guides treated? These guides are happy and it show. They know the area you will be hunting in like none other. You will get into birds, but remember this in a wild bird hunt. These guides will become you friends, and key in on your needs. The hunting conditions will vary so be prepared. Some hills are killers. One more thing he has an unbelievable kennel, dog power is no joke. Give Dave a call he can answer all your questions and you'll be booking a hunt. I'll see you in front of the Stage Stop Inn at 7:15 a.m.
Date published: 2021-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from January Quail Hunt I have hunted quail throughout the US. We had a group of 4 so we hunted with Dave guiding 2 hunters and Justin guiding 2 hunters. The mearn's hunt was in the beautiful mountains along the MX border. The covey's were scattered and small due to the extreme drought the last couple of years but we found a few that challenged our shooting abilities. We hunted desert quail the next 2 days and had great success finding birds and were successful in everybody shooting Gambel's & Scaled quail.The dog work by both guides was outstandin
Date published: 2021-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun, knowledgeable guides Made a trip to Arizona for a chance to hunt the three quail species available in the region. Hunted with Tyler for two days and with Justin on the third and final day. Both guides knew the area and birds very well. Both guys were friendly, personable, and a treat to hang out with. The dog work was extraordinary, and success would not be possible without it. With a lot of walking and hard hunting, multiple opportunities at all the target species ensured a successful hunt. I even had the good fortune to bag a couple of unique trophy Mexican mallards. The staff at DBO answered all of my questions quickly and clearly, and there were no surprises about the cost of the hunt or any of the hunt conditions. As a note to anyone considering doing this hunt; this is not a gentleman’s hunt! There are no horse drawn wagons, and you absolutely can not be in too good of shape! There will be a ton of walking, and the terrain is challenging; especially for Mearn’s quail. Be physically prepared, and bring a positive attitude. These are wild birds in their own habitat, and they won’t give themselves up easily. With that said, the guides at DBO will work their tails off to get you the opportunities to bag these special birds, and make it a fun, memorable experience. Hit the treadmill or stair climber, and get to Arizona!
Date published: 2021-01-24
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