MOre Quail

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Hunting Public Land Quail

Dec 12, 2017

Hunting quail on public lands can be very challenging. So much so that hunters are often left with the impression there are no quail to be found; even on areas where proven survey techniques have documented good quail populations.

Quality quail habitat

Got Habitat?

Nov 22, 2017

I loaded up my 3-year old English pointer, Ranger, along with the necessary gear to sustain us for 2 days of quail hunting in north Missouri.

Native grasslands mixed with cropland in the rolling hills of north Missouri

2016 Missouri Quail Quest

Dec 15, 2016

With quail populations on the rise in several Missouri landscapes, this MissouriQuail Quest series documents 2016 quail hunts by the author, family and friends on Department managed areas or on managed private land. You may have to travel to find the birds, but they are out there if you do some research on where to go. The hunting can be just as good as anywhere else in the Midwest.

Bobwhite Quail Harvest on MRAP Properrty

Performing Early Successional Timber Management for Quail and Other Wildlife

May 13, 2015

Several management options exist to improve your forested acres for quail while also benefitting many other wildlife species.

A stand of small trees 10 years after a regeneration cut

Using An ATV Sprayer for Habitat Improvements

Apr 09, 2015

A relatively small investment in an ATV spray rig can help get a lot more habitat management completed.

ATV with a spray rig

Spring 2015 Covey Headquarters Newsletter Available

Mar 19, 2015

The latest edition of the Covey Headquarters Newsletter is now available for download just in time for the warmer weather.

Bobwhite quail

Pivot Corners for Conservation: It Just Makes Cent$!

Mar 19, 2015

Implementing wildlife habitat in these odd areas of a field can be a boon for both wildlife and the producer's bottom-line.

An irrigation pipe with a pivot corner

CRP Update - CP38 SAFE and CP33 "Quail Buffers"

Mar 09, 2015

More quail are SAFE in Missouri and also have a new opportunity in an old practice.

A bare field ready for planting

Simple Steps to Refresh Your Winter Cover

Mar 09, 2015

Got cabin fever? Now is the perfect time of year to evaluate your existing wildlife habitat and implement some simple steps to refresh it for 2015.

Edge feathering

Are you using the right cut stump herbicide?

Feb 11, 2015

Selecting the correct herbicide for the job can save time and money.

A stump with a blue ring around it from herbicide application