Blog Posts from MOre Quail - 2012

Covey Whistle Stop Tour

Dec 26, 2012

Stop #1 on 2012 Missouri quail season. At about 15 minutes before sunrise, in the still of the morning the coveys started sounding off, one by one.

Three quail huddle in snow-covered brush.

January is Landowner Workshop Month!

Dec 20, 2012

January is Landowner Workshop Month!

Landowners improve habitat

Chop and Drop This Winter

Dec 11, 2012

Instead of sitting inside on winter weekends, get the chainsaw tuned up and create escape cover for Missouri bobwhite quail and rabbits.

Tree cut down beside open field to create quail habitat

Order Tree and Shrub Seedlings Now

Nov 19, 2012

Order seedlings from the George O. White State Nursery from Nov. 15 through April 30.

seedling trees

Burn warm-season grass stands to benefit native wildflowers and quail-brooding cover

Nov 12, 2012

Now is a great time to prepare for next year’s summer beauty as well as next year's brooding cover for upland birds.

A prescribed burn works its way across a field.

Three New Farm Bill Wildlife Biologists added in Missouri

Nov 06, 2012

Additions bring Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist total to six for the "Show-Me" state

bobwhite quail in snow

Take a youth quail or pheasant hunting

Oct 26, 2012

Late October/early November bring the beginning of several special opportunities for experienced hunters to mentor the younger generation.

Youth rabbit hunt

Drought and the 2012 Quail Season Outlook

Oct 05, 2012

Take a quick look at how the drought has affected quail habitat and numbers.

Got Quail, Pheasant or Turkey?

Aug 25, 2012

How many quail, pheasant, and turkey broods have you seen and in which counties?

bobwhite quail


Aug 23, 2012

This CSI episode will probably not be aired on network TV, but it is just as compelling to a quail biologist as we try to understand quail survival during the drought of a lifetime for many.

2011 late season quail chick.

The Bounty Hunter

Aug 21, 2012

Even Missouri had a bounty for coyotes back in the 1850s and 1930s. But did it work?

coyote walking through grassland

The Grass Really is Greener on the Other Side of the Fence

Aug 02, 2012

My Grandfather always told me that “the grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence.”

Eastern Gama Grass Pasture


Jul 11, 2012

Whether during the time of the buffalo or today, in the time of the cow, when fire and grazing are judiciously applied to a grassland landscape it is good for “Mr. Bobwhite.”

Photo of diverse grassland, including wildflowers

Dirty Birds

Jul 02, 2012

Many species of wildlife take advantage of dry, exposed soil to "dust" themselves.

Bobwhite quail chick

Are You Seeing Quail or Turkey Broods?

May 27, 2012

A year ago most of Missouri was pretty wet from above-average rainfall and flooding. Today is a different story that is having a positive impact on ground-nesting birds.

Aerial view of flooding at Duck Creek CA

Beetles, Chickens, Cows and Quail

May 25, 2012

Seemingly unrelated critters share a special prairie landscape in Southwest Missouri.

I Am a Recovering Recreational Mower

May 17, 2012

Work less, spend less and help quail and grassland birds in your corner of the world.

Show-Me MOre Quail

May 04, 2012

Check out our new report on the State of the Bobwhite Quail in Missouri.


Blackberry Winter

Apr 15, 2012

Blackberry winter comes without a warning just when you think that spring's around to stay.

blackberry flower