While it is commonly thought that there are only (6) species of Quail in North America, there is a seventh that lives in a small area of the states of Sinaloa and Sonora. The Douglas or Elegante’ Quail is a beautiful bird that is similar in many ways to the Gambel’s and Scaled Quails, but with white polka-dots, sharp rust-sienna accents and a pronounced sickle-shaped orange-gold topknot.
The country is rugged with scrub, thorn forest and thick cover. This is not an easy hunt, but you will be rewarded with a specimen found in very few hunters’ collections. There are also Chachalacas and White-Winged Dove in the area.
We also have Gambel’s Quail available in a nearby area and they can be hunted as part of the package shown below. It is also possible to arrange a customized special package for quail hunting only.