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The evidence does not support blaming low quail numbers on predators, when proper habitat management can improve quail number so dramatically.
Get in on this winter's tips and workshops to help you restore quail to your landscape.
A recent Facebook post asked why we still promote the hunting of quail when their numbers are so low. Let’s think of quail as a poster child for wildlife habitat restoration.
If you build it they WILL come, but it might take a while depending on what surrounds your property!
If habitat is the key to quail survival, timing is often the key to good quail habitat management.
Our answer is the same as it is for quail in grass and crop areas: not enough bare ground, shrubs and food-producing plants anymore.
One of the finest experiences in the outdoors is watching a pointing dog work a field searching for birds. Do you have a photo of your dog you can share?
Friend and coworker, Aaron Jeffries, and I celebrated the opening of quail season. We were accompanied by my German wirehair pointer, Heidi and Aaron’s German shorthair, Babe.
At least for quail, the "fall shuffle" is not a new dance from "Dancing with the Stars"!
Attitudes and commitments of landowners like John make Missouri not only a great place to hunt and fish but a great place to live as well.
Featuring “My Grandfathers’ Farms” by Bill White; “Targeting Ground Nest Predators,” by Daryl Damron; “Quail Conservation Says Goodbye to Good Friend Les Simon”; and more.
Alvin Dody’s hard work is paying off. When he purchased the farm he would have two to three coveys of quail on his farm. Now it is common for Alvin to have six to eight coveys.
You have to “do something” or you’ll never get anything done.
What is sticking to my jeans, my dog, my coat, even my shoestrings?
Do something in the name of quail and it benefits pollinators. Do something for pollinators and it benefits all of us.
Common Ragweed: bane for allergy sufferers but no. 1 wild quail food in Missouri.
Is this picture worth a thousand words?
If each of my grandfathers were alive today, they would both be more than 100 years old.
Blackberries are in full bloom in mid-Missouri, and my mouth is watering for some blackberry cobbler!
I heard my first male bobwhite calling this weekend between the rain showers in Osage County!
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