Gene Howe has basically two types of terrain; the east side is hilly, sandy, sage brush with plum thickets and plenty of prickly pear, the west side borders the river and has grass and lots of trees and swamp. I've not been there this year, but in the past I only saw blue quail on the west side and the other quail numbers were pretty low. Make sure you have you AHP and check the open dates cause they close the place down for deer hunts. There are Lots of stickers around, so if you have dogs, bring boots. They also have a DU wetland with lots of fat mallards if you're into waterfowl. Good luck.