2018 – 2019 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. 

2018-2019 Arizona Quail Season

Gambels and Scaled : October 19, 2018 through February 10, 2019

Mearns: December 7, 2018 through February 10, 2019


We had a good hold over of birds, but the winter and spring rains were spotty. Still, we are very optimistic for Gambels and Scaled quail opportunities as we have scouted new locations and made arrangements with several private ranches and have others pending. The extremely tall grasses in the primary Mearns habitat areas last year will increase the hold over and if we have normal or better rains this summer we should have an outstanding Mearns season.