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Half Day4 to 5 hrs Bag Limit 10
Up to 2 hunters$ 200
Ea add'l hunter65
Total hunters6
Full Day8 to 9 hrs Bag Limit 20
One hunter$ 350
2nd hunter85
Total hunters6

Central California Quail Hunting

Quail are one of the most physically challenging game birds to hunt in California. They can be hard to find. However, when you jump a covey, it is exhilarating. You have a chance at multiple birds. It will get your heart pumping. San Joaquin Guide Service has several ranches to hunt quail. Knowing these coveys normally have a small range, we try not to over hunt them. We try to have a good idea of the population of the area we are going to hunt before we go in. These are wild birds that are tough, strong and fast. You need to be a quick shot. Quail have some of the best meat of any game in California. If you are up for a challenge or just want to learn some new areas, San Joaquin Guide Service can also guide you for quail on public land in the Sierra mountains.

Central California Quail Hunting Season

The season begins the third Saturday in October extending through the last Sunday in January.

The Central California Quail Hunting Guide

Hunters meet at designated locations and times. On arrival, guide will discuss safety precautions and brief you on the area to be hunted. Quail hunting normally requires making several drives, jumping from spot to spot. Because of the nature of the hunt, it is preferred you are in relatively good shape. Guide will have dog to help flush and retrieve birds. Upon request, guide will clean and pack birds on ice.

What to Bring for Central California Quail Hunts:

  • Valid California hunting license with Upland Bird Stamp
  • HIP stamp (Federal Harvest Information Program) "Free"
  • Shotgun - any gauge will work but 12 or 20 are most common
  • 7½, 8 or 9 bird shot only
  • Hat with bill
  • Shooting glasses
  • Ice chest with cold drinks, snacks and a way to bring home birds
  • Chair or stool
  • Bird bag or vest
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    San Joaquin Guide Service Service
    7215 Road 35
    Madera, CA 93636

    Experience is Everything Phone: (559) 351-9500
    Email: lmoosios@hotmail.com