Go past Palm Springs to Salton Sea (North Shore) near HWY 86 & Sundance WF Club . Follow the canal roads and you should see plenty. We bagged 3 limits in a couple hours (and two varmints)last week.
A good field dog is a BIG +.
I've read about the La Quinta area. It's supposed to be pretty good but I've never tried it. The article said you can find V Quail and Gambel Q. all in the same area?? Sounds like a story. I ONLY see Gambel's near there...
The artical was from Field and stream but it was years ago.
The place I hunted is not in La Quinta. We go near Meca (on the North Shore) off the 86 and 110 juntion. I think the road we took to the canal was Lincoln. It's the road that fronts the two north shore duck clubs (I think one of the clubs is called sundance or sundown?). follow the main irrigation canal (the canal that leads to the sea) on the left side. there is a field on the left which has a small canal to the left of it and huge trees. It usually takes me a couple of tries to find the area but it's worth it. Drive slow and look for tracks. We spotted quail running accross the road and let the dog do the rest. Without a dog, these tuff birds are hard to retreve. good luck