Arizona quail slam

Updated: September 10, 2010, 10:36 AM ET
By Lee Allen | Special to ESPNOutdoors.com

TUCSON, Ariz. -- It's Montezuma's Revenge, bird-style, with the runs in this case involving the chase of quail through creosote scrub, cat claw acacia, and cactus.

One has to always be mindful of naturalist Edward Abbey's admonition that everything in the desert either sticks, stabs, stings, or stinks. But tracking down Mearns' quail -- called Montezuma quail by non-hunters -- is worth the effort.

Bird hunters in Arizona have the distinct pleasure of pursuing three quail species -- ...

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