Blog Posts from MOre Quail - 2011

Ever Seen a Bird Dog Parade or Strolled Down Bird Dog Alley?

Dec 29, 2011

If you love dogs, you need to put this event on the calendar! For the first time, Pheasants Forever's National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic will be held Feb. 17-19, 2012, at the Kansas City Convention Center in downtown Kansas City, Mo.

bobwhite quail in snow

Winter Covey Headquarters Newsletter Now Available

Dec 23, 2011

The Winter Covey Headquarters Newsletter is now available. Sign up for it now.

Frank Loncarich approaches two dogs on point.

Time to Build Next Year’s Covey Headquarters

Dec 05, 2011

You can’t beat the state nursery for affordable conservation seedlings.

planting a seedling

Shelter From the Coming Storms

Nov 21, 2011

Brush piles might look rough to you, but to wildlife, they look like shelter from the storm.

Tree cut down beside open field to create quail habitat

Time to Order Tree and Shrub Seedlings

Nov 16, 2011

The Missouri Department of Conservation’s George O. White Tree nursery is gearing up for another season of tree seedling sales.

planting a seedling

If It's Green in November, Spray It!

Oct 28, 2011

Fall is a great time to find and control invasive plants.

Counting Quail

Oct 20, 2011

Ongoing covey counts indicate mixed quail-hunting prospects across the Show-Me State.

Man's hand holds a late-season quail chick

The State of the Bobwhite

Oct 13, 2011

Check out this new, range-wide bobwhite conservation report.

Partnership to Benefit Private Landowners

Oct 06, 2011

Habitat Challenge Grant funds will help improve habitat for quail and early successional wildlife.

Jan and Bruce Sassmann, Kyle Lairmore

Fall Projects for Quail Managers

Sep 26, 2011

With quail season still a month and a half away, die-hard bird hunters may be wondering what to do on weekends between now and Nov. 1.

Tree cut down beside open field to create quail habitat

Food of the Gods, Cause of the Sneeze

Sep 13, 2011

I’m not sure how ragweed attained such a regal genus name. I don’t know anyone who eats it, or even has tried it, but to a quail, the title is certainly well-earned.

Landowner on tractor pulls disk field to promote ragweed growth

Drinking From a Firehose

Sep 12, 2011

In Missouri, I feel like we’re already ahead of the curve on quail management both on private lands and public lands–-we like fire for quail, and we know quail need the kind of habitat that well-planned and executed prescribed burns create. But be assured (like Scarlett says, “as God is my witness”) if there is a better, faster, cheaper way to create quail successes, this group will find it.

Biologists afield at Tall Timbers Quail Tour in Florida

Physics Lessons for Quail Managers

Sep 07, 2011

To be more successful managing quail on your farm, look for ways to increase the amount of space they can use for the most days of the year.

bobwhite quail

How Many Different Calls Does a Bobwhite Quail Make?

Aug 24, 2011

Click the video tab on this page to find out. There will be a quiz later!

bobwhite quail

Calling "Quiet Quail"

Aug 10, 2011

I have a friend who calls quail. He doesn't use a phone or other fancy electronics. He mimics the fall covey call or, as I like to say, their "come-hither" call.

bobwhite quail

Have any of you been seeing baby quail, pheasant or turkeys?

Aug 02, 2011

Now is the time you should start seeing broods.

Photo of Newly Hatched Quail Chicks

Check Your Brood Habitat Now

Jul 21, 2011

Imagine if you were half the size of your thumb and had to catch insects the first 14 days of your life to survive. For the millions of newly hatched Missouri quail chicks this is a reality.

Quail chick in brood habitat

Give Your Birds A Break

Jul 15, 2011

According to the calendar, quail nesting season is beginning to wind down. Or is it?

Bobwhite quail chick

What Plant Is This?

Jul 05, 2011

Now is the time when several quail-friendly plants are flowering or producing seed and are relatively easy to identify.

Photo shows prairie plant response to prescribed burn

Missouri Quail Summit a Success!

Jun 22, 2011

What do you call it when you get 175 landowners, biologists and quail researchers together? A SUCCESS!

Photo of male northern bobwhite