Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. Had to check with some friends on a good spot to start out at. It looks like the place to start would be off the Dugas road off I-17. Take it west back be hind the Orme School to the Agua Fria River bed ( witch is dry most of the year). This Is were I woud start. Check out topozone.com and put in Dugas for the city and AZ the work your way west to you see the Dugas Interchange on the map. then move west to the Agua Fria River. Good Luck.
JLS - thanks again for the help. We took a scouting trip down there about 2 weeks ago and looked at the area you suggested. We've got some good ideas now and found some fairly fresh sign so we are excited and ready to go!
Another question - I know the quail season will still be open during our HAM hunt. Do you know if it would be a problem with the Fish and Game if we carried a shotgun while we were hunting? We've tried to email them to ask, but haven't received any response. Thanks for any input.
What does "gauge" mean anyway? As used here gauge means the number of round lead balls the same diameter as the inside of the barrel (aka the bore) that it would take to weigh one pound. It takes 12 lead balls the same diameter as a 12 gauge barrel to weigh a pound. The smaller 20 gauge would require 20 balls of that barrel diameter. The larger bore 12 gauge would require 12 lead balls of the bore diameter to weigh one pound.
In general the number of pellets in a shotgun shell...