Blog Posts from MOre Quail - 2009

Heading For High Ground

Jun 26, 2009

Last week we had two pounding storms that brought several inches of rain to central Missouri. Most lakes and rivers have been bank full or even worse... out of the banks. It's been the same story the past two years.

Nitpicking Habitat Management - Stop the "Dead Zone"

Jun 16, 2009

I’m starting to think that some landowners might be genetically programmed to mow. However, many people don’t realize that mowing field edges--creating a “dead zone”--is also bad for quail.

Favorite Quail Food Plots

Jun 08, 2009

A while back, I had a poll on food plots. The survey question asked what's your favorite type of food plot to plant for bobwhites.

Bradford Farm Field Day Highlights Quail Management

Jun 01, 2009

On June 18, 2009, from 3 to 8 p.m. the Bradford Research and Extension Center east of Columbia, Mo., will host a Bobwhite Quail/Native Plant Field Day.

The Pros and Cons to Food Plots - Think Outside the Food Plot!

May 26, 2009

Some landowners and hunters will tell you food plots are essential if you want to have good quail habitat. The truth is a well managed warm-season grass field with a variety of forbs and legumes and shrubby cover is much more attractive to quail than a grass field with only a food plot.

Flip-Flop That Food Plot

May 20, 2009

I was walking around the farm the other day and noticed last year's "succotash" food plot looked rather pathetic.

More Missouri Successes

May 14, 2009

Nothing beats hearing a rooster bobwhite whistle in the spring. Well, maybe a wild turkey.

Food Plot Management

May 10, 2009

The clear whistle of a bobwhite is an alarm clock for some landowners to start work on this year's food plots.

More Missouri Success - Missouri Conservation Farmer of the Year

May 04, 2009

Success breeds more success.

Quail Unlimited Radio-Collared Quail Update

Apr 30, 2009

In 2008, the Missouri Department of Conservation teamed up with Quail Unlimited to conduct a radio-collar project on three private land sites in central and western Missouri.

Time to Spray Cool-Season Grasses

Apr 21, 2009

Spring is here. That means turkey season, crappie fishing and morel mushrooms. It also means cool-season grasses like fescue, brome and bluegrass are growing.

Show-Me More Successes - From Cass County

Apr 15, 2009

For some time we've been hearing from landowners and conservation partners about Cass County.

Show-Me More Success!

Apr 09, 2009

It’s pretty cool when people tell you they are seeing more dog boxes in the back of trucks and more hunters in orange vests and hunting chaps at gas stations and restaurants--a good sign there are more quail.

Making Habitat for Bob, Tom and Buck

Apr 01, 2009

Even if your hunting place is big timber, grassland or crop fields, managing for bobwhites on all or part of your farm is a great way to enhance deer and turkey hunting on your property.

Spring Strip-Disking for Quail

Mar 26, 2009

To improve grasslands and old fields for bobwhites consider strip-disking part of the field each year.

Landowner on tractor pulls disk field to promote ragweed growth

Time to Plant Native Shrubs

Mar 19, 2009

Spring is here!

2008 Quail Plan Report

Mar 10, 2009

A brief overview of the Strategic Guidance for Northern Bobwhite Recovery 2008 Report released by MDC last week.

A Weekend of Burning

Mar 08, 2009

This time of the year my attention turns to prescribed burning.

Building a Johnny House

Feb 25, 2009

I'll be honest. I can build some pretty darn good quail habitat, but I can't nail two boards together.

Must-Have Quail Publications

Feb 20, 2009

Missouri has several great quail and grassland bird publications.