Hunted with Dave for two days to close out the 2018-19 Arizona quail season. Both the guiding and dog work were top-notch, the locations breathtaking, and the hunting was fantastic. We were chasing Mearns' quail, and Dave put me on multiple coveys both days. I tend to judge bird hunters based on their dogs, and Dave's dogs flat got it done. Some guides may be effective, but kinda boring. Not only is Dave a great guide, he's great company, too. If you're looking for an Arizona quail hunt, I would highly recommend booking Dave Brown Outfitters.
Between the excellent guides, Dan, and Tyler, and the outstanding dogs, and spectacular scenery, this turned out to be a hunt of a lifetime. Dan and Tyler were both incredibly gracious and understanding, almost like they had attended a class on how to treat customers. I’ve been on a lot of guided hunts But Dave Brown has a home run here! Dave saw to it that my dream of bagging a Mearns quail was realized! I simply can’t thank you enough!!
We had a great time hunting with Dave and his guides, James and Danny. Everyone was professional, knowledgeable and friendly. We had great conversations with all of them, and really enjoyed the area, the scenery and even the javelina running around town! This was our first trip to Arizona and our first trip with Dave's service and we will be back! Gambel's quail numbers were down and we knew that prior to getting there, but the hike and and scenery in the desert areas was worth it. We did have an opportunity to try hunting some ducks as well, but they were too cagey for us! We also enjoyed the Mearns quail hunting and learning about life on the border. The dogs worked hard and handled well. We hope to get back there soon!
I have hunted with Dave for a few years now. If you are a serious bird hunter, a day bombing around the canyons of southern Arizona with him should be on your bucket list. Birdy, entertaining and not a bad dog in his string. If they are there he’ll put you on to them. If they are not, who cares, it’s still a great day in the field.