MOre Quail

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Can You Find the Quail in This Photo?

Jan 29, 2011

While you ponder the number of quail in this shrub thicket, consider that quail rely on dense shrubs every day.

Why We Don't Stock Quail

Jan 12, 2011

We get a lot of questions from hunters about why we do not stock quail. Here are some insights from Department quail biologist Beth Emmerich.

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