After a stressful week of work, most people tend to have their own activities that they like to on their days off to blow off a little steam. These stress relieving activities can be a number of different things from shopping, fishing, working a puzzle and so many more. An activity that has been popular for several hundred years and is still popular today is quail hunting. Hunting was a necessity to live several hundred years ago, but since then has become a sport; an activity that is shared by many people.
One reason quail hunting is different from just hunting any animal is the fact that you do not have to completely camouflage yourself to hunt them,As of now, there are right around 135 different varieties of quail in the quail family. Generally, people who choose to hunt quail will be aided by trained bird dogs whose job it is to rush into a covey (group of quail) of quail; this will scare the quail and cause them to take flight, which is when the hunters will take their shots. The bird dogs are usually trained to retrieve the now dead birds and bring them back to the respected hunter as well. The best places to find a good quail population will be on land that has vast expanses of open land as well as good amount of wooded cover to hide in.
Now it is time to take the actual shot, what gun should be used to properly hunt quail? Well the answer to that is one of the all time favorite guns; the shotgun. Shotguns are the primary type of guns used to hunt quail; the most popular gauge shotgun being used among hunters is by far the 20 gauge, but gauges from 410 to 12 are also commonly used as well. Most hunters will agree that barrel length is important; most agreeing that a 26 inch barrel is optimal. A skeet choke is highly recommended when it comes to shooting quail along with a shell having a load of 8.
A drive down the road could bring up a number of optimal spots, but permission must be granted from the owner of the land before hunting there. There are also many destinations around the world that offer guided quail hunting excursions for a set fee. To find all the quail hunting destinations close by, simply perform a search online for “Quail Hunting Destinations,” and there should be hundreds of beneficial resorts.