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After gathering 17 bonus points, I drew this tag! I have never been there but I was extremely tired of waiting. It is crazy to me that even with 17 points, I could only draw the second hunt. There are only 3 tags on each hunt, so it was tough to get drawn but I am so glad I did. This was the only tag I was certain to draw by the numbers. I am an avid spring hunter, 15 years on San Carlos and several hunts on public lands. I have harvested over 25 birds during spring hunts. If anyone has any information on the bird population, areas to hunt, and places to start, I would really appreciate and direction/guidance you may have to offer. I want to shoot this bird with my bow, but will not eat this tag. Very dedicated to achieving the Arizona Slam with my bow. I have heard that game and fish has trapped birds here, and some years the numbers are down. Any help would be great.
I went out today and endured the howling wind. I missed a lot of shots and Yes I'm going to blame it on the wind😉 This was my first real attempt to try and go after a slam. Today was probably not a great day to do it but I thought I will give it a shot. I got my Scalie first, within a hour and a half of hunting. Then I went a little higher and came across 4 coveys of Mearns. I could not hit the broadside of a barn with those Mearns. I missed so many shots and I'm sure my Britt was thinking "What is up with you today?" After 4 1/2 hours of hunting Mearns I finally got one. We only had about an hour and half of light left. I dropped down into Gambels country and stopped by every stock tank I could find in that short time and blew into the quail call. I didn't a response or I couldn't hear it because of the wind so I just went to the next tank. I did this several times with no luck. So I ended up just walking around a stock tank hoping to see a covey Gambels but no luck this time. I will be back at it again next week. I will go for the Gambels first!😏 Sorry, posted pictures with my iPhone and the orientation is wrong.