Blog Posts from MOre Quail - 2010

How Do Predators Impact Quail Populations?

Dec 26, 2010

The evidence does not support blaming low quail numbers on predators, when proper habitat management can improve quail number so dramatically.

 red fox standing in a yard

Winter 2010 Covey Headquarters Newsletter Available

Dec 20, 2010

Get in on this winter's tips and workshops to help you restore quail to your landscape.

Why Do We Still Hunt Quail?

Dec 14, 2010

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.

Two men inspect a dying tree, which can be good bird habitat.

If You Build It, They Will Come--Won't They?

Dec 07, 2010

If you build it they WILL come, but it might take a while depending on what surrounds your property!

Online Quail and Grassland Songbird Calendar Available

Dec 03, 2010

If habitat is the key to quail survival, timing is often the key to good quail habitat management.

What Ever Happened to All the Timber Birds?

Nov 15, 2010

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.

Do You Own a Bird Dog?

Nov 11, 2010

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?

Celebrate the Opening of Quail Season

Nov 02, 2010

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.

Photo of male northern bobwhite

The Fall Shuffle is NOT a New Dance Craze

Oct 08, 2010

At least for quail, the "fall shuffle" is not a new dance from "Dancing with the Stars"!

The Spiritual Side of Managing for Wildlife

Oct 05, 2010

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.

Fall Covey Headquarters Newsletter Available

Oct 01, 2010

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.

Photo of male northern bobwhite

Hard Work Pays Off

Sep 25, 2010

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.

Do Something!

Sep 14, 2010

You have to “do something” or you’ll never get anything done.

Beggar's Lice - Nature's Velcro?

Sep 10, 2010

What is sticking to my jeans, my dog, my coat, even my shoestrings?

My Apologies to the Butterflies

Sep 03, 2010

Do something in the name of quail and it benefits pollinators. Do something for pollinators and it benefits all of us.

Image of a monarch

Important Quail Plants You Should Know

Aug 29, 2010

Common Ragweed: bane for allergy sufferers but no. 1 wild quail food in Missouri.

Blackberries by the Bushel

Aug 26, 2010

Is this picture worth a thousand words?

My Grandfathers' Farms

Jun 04, 2010

If each of my grandfathers were alive today, they would both be more than 100 years old.

Blackberry Cobbler, Bobwhites and Fire

May 07, 2010

Blackberries are in full bloom in mid-Missouri, and my mouth is watering for some blackberry cobbler!

Quail Nesting Begins

Apr 26, 2010

I heard my first male bobwhite calling this weekend between the rain showers in Osage County!