Blog Posts from MOre Quail - 2013

Return of the Quail

Dec 18, 2013

Their passion for wildlife will inspire them to continue to do more.

Three quail huddle in snow-covered brush.

Quail Quest 2 - West Central Missouri

Dec 07, 2013

We ran into our first covey within 3 minutes of leaving the truck.

Man's hand holds a late-season quail chick

Quail Quest - Northwest Missouri

Dec 02, 2013

Some of my best quail hunts in Missouri have occurred in the last two years as quail populations have responded to habitat management and drier summers.

Quail Hunting

Take Heart - We Can Bring Quail Back

Nov 18, 2013

Amid years of doom and gloom predictions for the bobwhite quail, we can see a bright light on the horizon. That bright light got a little brighter this fall as the Department and our partner Quail Forever began an effort to inventory quail numbers on several of our private land Quail Focus Areas (QFAs) for the first time.

Three quail huddle in snow-covered brush.

Summer 2

Jul 27, 2013

June breeding bird surveys from the 2C Quail Focus Area show more bobwhite quail and grassland songbirds calling in the focus area than in a nearby control area.

Quail Steal the Show

Jul 05, 2013

The University of Missouri Bradford Research Center, outside of Columbia, held a “Bobwhite Quail and Native Pollinator Field Day” on June 20th. Tour participants were so caught up with the chorus of quail calls, I’m not sure they heard much of what we had to tell them!

bobwhite quail


Jun 30, 2013

A good friend recently shared with me the lyrics of the old John Denver song "Summer". It describes perfectly what I have been embraced in each morning as I sit in the country along a secluded gravel road waiting for the quail, pheasant and songbirds to wake up.

Just a Week Remains in the USDA's Conservation Reserve Program Signup

Jun 07, 2013

The CRP pays a yearly rental payment in exchanged for farmers removing environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and planting species that will improve environmental quality.

Adult Male Deer

Field and Stream 'Hero For a Day' Coming to Missouri

Jun 04, 2013

On Saturday, June 15, 2013, Field and Stream is bringing their "Hero for a Day" event to Crowley's Ridge Conservation Area near Bloomfield, Missouri.

Two people inspect the edge feathering on a field. They are walking through waist-high plants.

Summer 2013 Covey Headquarters Newsletter Now Available

Jun 04, 2013

The Summer 2013 Covey Headquarters Newsletter is now available.

bobwhite quail

CRP Signups and Landowner Workshops Announced

May 15, 2013

CRP Workshops are being held for landowners and agricultural producers in advance of the USDA Farm Service Agency’s Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up that runs May 20th through June 14th.

Landowners improve habitat

Are You Guilty of Recreational Mowing?

Apr 11, 2013

Look at a recently mowed field and there are not many places for a quail covey to hide.

Bobwhite quail chick

State of the Bobwhite Quail in Missouri - 2012

Mar 04, 2013

2012 proved to be another one of those years tough on quail in many areas of the state.

Quail Hunting on Prairie