2017 – 2018 Arizona Quail Season Information

Dates – Outlook – License Information

Where to Buy Licenses

Arizona hunting licenses may be purchased online at www.azgfd.gov.(Linked to logo below) If you purchase a license online, you must print the license from your home printer. The Arizona Game and Fish Department will not mail your license to you. Licenses also can be obtained from any license dealer or Arizona Game and Fish Department office. Walmart stores all offer licenses and are open evenings.

 Type of license required:

Short-term Combination Hunt and Fish. Allows take of all aquatic wildlife statewide, including Community Fishing waters, small game, fur-bearing animals, predatory animals, nongame animals, and upland game birds. A valid stamp is required for the take of migratory game birds. 

Non Resident offered at $20 per day. 

2017-2018 Arizona Quail Season

Gambels and Scaled : October 6, 2017 through February 11, 2018

Mearns: December 8, 2017 through February 11, 2018


A good hold over combined with above average winter and early spring rain in the southeastern part of the state indicate the strong likelyhood of a very good year for Gambels and Scaled quail. The hold over for mearns was good and with a normal or better monsoon season we are very optomistic. Updates will follow from time to time