Northern bobwhite quail are fairly common in appropriate habitats throughout Missouri. Ring-necked pheasant are found in about the northern quarter of Missouri, and in the Bootheel regions.
Both quail and pheasants are mostly seedeaters, and food is rarely a limiting factor. Landowners seeking to improve quail and pheasant habitat should focus on cover needs before increasing food provision. Quail and pheasant require escape, nesting, and brood-rearing cover throughout the year.