Hotspots: Look for California quail along the Mojave River valley near Victorville and in the Granite Mountains, north of State Highway 18. For mountain quail, work the BLM lands south of Lucerne Valley, as well as the northern edge of the San Bernardino National Forest. And for chukars, try around Ord Mountain and Goat Spring near State Highway 247, as well as the Lucerne Valley, Barstow, and Apple Valley areas. Finally, you can find good hunting for Gambel's quail along the eastern slope of the San Bernardino National Forest near Yucca Valley. But they are most abundant and evenly distributed in the eastern part of Mojave. Try the area near the Hole-in-the-Wall Campground and Soshea Pass, just north of Interstate 40, about 100 miles east of Barstow.