Blog Posts from MOre Quail - 2009

Favorite Shrubby Cover Results

Dec 15, 2009

The results are in for the what's your favorite shrubby cover poll.

Prepare Next Year's Brooding Cover

Dec 01, 2009

Now is a great time to prepare next year's brooding cover.

Small Properties and Big Hearts

Nov 13, 2009

Here are a few questions from a dedicated landowner.

How Quail Habitat Management Can Help Your Deer Season

Nov 05, 2009

The next time you visit the local feed store, take a look at the back shelf.

What to Do with an Expiring CRP Contract

Oct 26, 2009

Many landowners, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts don't realize the looming deadline. More than 21 million acres of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts will expire over the next five years.

Review of Missouri's Quail-Hunting Season Dates

Oct 20, 2009

Ever wonder why the opening and closing dates of quail-hunting seasons vary so much from state to state, or why Missouri’s season is always Nov. 1 to Jan. 15?

Regulation Changes Provide More Quail Hunting Opportunities in 2009

Oct 12, 2009

During the 2009 quail season, upland bird hunters will notice new hunting regulations on a few conservation areas.

Late Summer Habitat Chores

Oct 01, 2009

Back in August, I had a landowner poll to find out what landowners have been doing over the summer.

Quail Habitat Projects for Turkey Hunters

Sep 21, 2009

The past three years have been tough on ground-nesting birds. Wet springs and snowy winters haven't been good for quail, prairie chickens, turkeys, pheasants and grassland birds.

Volunteers Needed for Fall Whistle Count Surveys!

Sep 15, 2009

In October 2009, Department biologists will head to the field before sunrise to listen for bobwhites, but not for the familiar “bob-bob-white” whistle we all relish hearing in the spring and summer. What they want to hear is “koi-lee... koi-lee”. NOTE: The Department is not asking for quail covey count volunteers in 2010.

Direct Seeding Shrubs

Sep 05, 2009

Are you tired of planting bare root shrubs? It can be back-breaking work.

Questions From a Northwest Missouri Landowner On Wet Quail

Aug 28, 2009

Here's a string of habitat questions from "BWQ_Farm," a Missouri landowner and quail fanatic. Check out his blog at "BWQ_Farm."

Get Them Out!

Aug 23, 2009

This morning, I took my oldest son squirrel hunting.

Thrifty Quail Habitat Management

Aug 20, 2009

In the good old days, most of Missouri (for that matter the entire bobwhite range) was made up of small farms comprised of small crop fields, brushy draws and diverse grass and legume pastures.

Living on the Edge!

Aug 17, 2009

I've always said that quail like to live on the edge, but this rooster is really pushing it!

Hazel Brush and a Bevy of Quail

Aug 12, 2009

A good friend sent me an interesting story on How We Used to Catch Quails, by James Williams.

Predator Control for Landowners

Aug 03, 2009

I occasionally receive emails or phone calls from concerned quail hunters and landowners about the decline in bobwhite quail and grassland birds. I always provide them information on what Missouri is doing to restore habitat for bobwhites and grassland birds.

The Beautiful Side of Quail Habitat

Jul 26, 2009

A friend of mine has an eye for taking good pictures.

Ask the Quail Guy - Larry from Michigan

Jul 17, 2009

Let's try something new.

Farm Pictures

Jul 08, 2009

We've all heard the saying that a picture is worth a thousand words.