CALIFORNIA VALLEY
QUAIL HUNTS

California Valley Quail Hunts

Oak Stone Outfitters has the rare opportunity of offering premier wild California Valley quail hunts amongst beautiful sprawling wine country. We hunt roughly 60,000 acres in Monterey County near Paso Robles as well as 150,000 acres near the Bay Area out of Hollister. The surrounding habitats are founded upon scenic rolling grasslands with brush-filled hillsides and fertile valleys, providing exceptional views and hunting opportunities for all. Our coveys average about 75 birds with some exceeding 150 birds, which gives our guests the chance to harvest multiple birds from a single covey. Because these wild quails are low on the food chain, they are extremely wary and constantly on high alert.

 

Our guides will seek out and target the advantageous coveys, granting excellent shooting opportunities for you. Valley quail flush hard and sporadic as well; that means the hunter needs to be ready and able to react quickly when flushing birds. With very few places to hunt this unique species of quail, do not miss out on your chance to spend time with family and friends bordered by breathtaking landscapes, while experiencing some of the largest true wild quail covey rises that North America has to offer! Additionally, note that our California Valley quail season runs from October 20th to January 27th.

What To Expect

Hunters can expect to be in the field for 4-5 hours with cold water available during the hunt, to prevent overexertion and dehydration. Hunts will be conducted in the morning and evening hours. There is a lot of walking involved, so we would insist on acquiring a good pair of hiking boots. The habitat itself consists of heavy brush in certain areas; a pair of brush pants will also be helpful. Accommodations for all levels of hunters and all levels of fitness can be made. These are true wild quail with fast flushes and capricious patterns, making for a challenging, rewarding, and thrilling hunt!

Photos From Past Hunts

California Quail Hunting Packages

All Inclusive 2 Day Packages

 

  • 1 – 2 Hunters
     Price per Hunter: $1,700
  • 3 – 4 Hunters
     Price per Hunter: $1,500
  • 5 – 7 Hunters
     Price per Hunter: $1,400
  • 8+ Hunters
     Price per Hunter: $1,300
    • *Non-Hunters can be added for an additional $200 (does not include lodging or meals)

    What’s Included In Your Hunt

    • Guide 
    • Transportation while in the field
    • Drinks while in the field
    • Cleaning and packaging of birds

    California Quail Hunt Details

    • Weekend hunts – Friday to Sunday
    • Weekday hunts – Tuesday to Thursday 
    • 2 hunter minimum
    • Maximum of 4 hunters per guide
    • 2-day guided hunts
    • Daily bag limit on California valley quail of 10 birds
    • We recommend 20 gauge and 7 1/2 shot for quail

    What to Pack 

    • A valid California hunting license
    • Upland game bird stamp (validation)
    • Shotgun
    • Preferably #7 1/2 shot for quail 
    • Shell bag or hunting vest
    • Good hiking boots
    • Brush pants
    • Warm clothing
    • Binoculars

    CALIFORNIA VALLEY QUAIL HUNT VIDEO