See the new "Team Quail" web site (click the image to the left): Contains most of the information below (as I helped to initially develop it). It is a great resource for biology, populations, plants, literature, and other quail web sites. Please, note the Texas Quail Index (TQI): a large-scale, long-term demonstration to evaluate various indices of quail abundance as predictors of quail reproduction and hunting success.
Also, please visit TexNat for additional resources pertaining to Range/Wildlife Management, Events, Plant ID, Professional Societies, Youth Programs, an online Library, and Other Resources pertaining to GIS/Maps, agencies, managers etc...
Proposed State Legislative Initiative for Quail Decline in Texas via the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. This initiative will address a proactive plan to stem the rapid decline of quail in Texas and study land fragmentation to determine the impact on quail and other ecologically and economically important resources. The program will protect a revenue source to landowners and rural communities through ecotourism and real estate values. Additionally, bobwhites serve as a barometer to changes in other
grassland bird populations and prove useful in adopting best management practices to protect quail and other native songbird populations and wildlife resources. (see the .pdf file for a more detailed fact sheet).
Also, see Quail Decline in Texas via TEXNAT.
Get the proceedings from the Fifth National Quail Symposium. Corpus Christi, Texas, 23-27 January 2002. Quail Management: Issues, Concerns and Solutions for Public and Private Lands. Hosted by: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas A&M University System at
Kingsville and at College Station, The Wildlife Society, Texas
Agricultural Extension Service, The Welder Wildlife Foundation, and
Quail Unlimited, Inc. Contact Steve DeMaso, Upland Game Coordinator with TPWD, 512-389-4975
Try to get the proceeding from the: Bollenbach Quail Symposium, Kingfisher, Oklahoma. For farmers, ranchers, hunters, natural resource agency personnel, conservationists, students of natural resource management. Also, feel free to visit Dr. Fred Guthery's Bollenbach Chair Page. He is the Bollenbach Chair in Wildlife Ecology at Oklahoma State University, and from my understanding, plans to have annual symposia.
Get a copy of the Oct. '99 Texas Quail Symposium Proceedings (e.g. "Preserving Texas' Quail Heritage into the 21st Century"). It is very good and covers alot of issues ranging from Usable Space, Supplemental Feeding, Predator Control, Harvest, Farm Bill, etc... It is ~$20 with S&H. Also, see the article: Symposium Offers a Wealth of Quail Information via Texas A&M Agriculture News
Texas Agricultural Extension Service
Quail Publications. via the Wildlife Server ....Click "Publications" and then "Quail" ...these are .pdf files so you'll need the Adobe reader installed on your computer. Wildlife also contains info. relating to wildlife programs, land maps, as well as state and national agencies ....see the "programs" and "links" sections
Also, please visit TexNat for additional quail .pdf resources. ....Click "Library" and then "Publications" and then "Wildlife".
Join the Bobwhite Brigade via the TexNat Server. The Bobwhite Brigade is a 4-day camp for high school students (incoming sophomores, juniors and seniors only) that is designed to make quail experts out of its members. via Dale Rollins, Texas Extension Wildlife Specialist.
Key Seed-Producing Plants for Quail Forbs and Grasses via Dale Rollins, Texas Extension Wildlife Specialist. Also, see Plant Identification via TexNat (Know Your Grasses!). USDA Plant Index A great searchable index for plant info. via NRCS.
Also, see the Plants Section at Wildlife.
Texas Natural Resourses Information System (TNRIS). A good contact for USGS DOQQ maps, Topo maps, ESRI software, and online demonstrations.
Also, see the Maps Section at Wildlife and Other Resources (see Maps, GIS, and Equipment sections) at TexNat.
Quail Unlimited: Quail Management, Farm Bill, and Species information see Habitat Information and Roger Well's downloadable Guide: "Habitat Management for Bobwhites: A Basic Guide for the Land Manager"....see "Habitat Information". Also, note Youth and Habitat Programs.
Time and Quail Wait for No Land "Texas holds the keys to the future of wild bobwhite hunting" via Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). Contact Dale Rollins for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service landowner workshops that teach the basic how-to principles: "W.I.L.D. About Quail" is a series of hands-on quail management workshops with in-depth training on quail biology and management.
Quail Forecast via TPWD. Also, links to Quail Counts by Major Ecological Regions of Texas; Quail Abundance Survey Information; Quail Survey Route History by Year.
Is Quail Hunting Self-regulatory? Northern Bobwhite and Scaled Quail Abundance and Quail Hunting in Texas by Markus J. Peterson and Robert M. Perezvia, TPWD.
Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute (CKWRI)
at Texas A&M University @ Kingsville -conservation and management of wildlife in south Texas and related environments. Research, and Newletters for Bobwhite Quail. Also, Fred S. Guthery's book: "Beef, Brush and Bobwhites".
Quail studies in Oklahoma by Steve DeMaso formerly with Upland Game, Oklahama Dept. Wildlife Conservation (now the Upland Game Coordinator with TPWD). Contains info on the Packsaddle Bobwhite studies.
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Wildlife Publications (these are.pdf files) Habitat Appraisal Guide for Bobwhite Quail and Forest Stewardship Wildlife Management Notes #2: Bobwhite Quail. Also, see Bobwhite in Oklahoma: Natural History & Management
Quail Management by Jack A. Standford, MO Dept. of Conservation.
Game bird Management Topics. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
See Fred S. Guthery's recent book: On Bobwhites (W.L. Moody, Jr., Natural History Series, No 27) via Amazon.com. An excellent general resource and I highly recommend it!.
Dr. Guthery also has a new book out (more tech. minded):
The Technology of Bobwhite Management: The Theory Behind the Practice via Amazon.com.
See John L. Roseberry, Willard D. Klimstra's book: Population Ecology of the Bobwhite via Amazon.com
See Val Lehman's book: Bobwhites in the Rio Grande Plain of Texas via Amazon.com; Texas A&M Press, 1978. This book is currently out of print.
See Fred S. Guthery's book: Beef, Brush and Bobwhites via Amazon.com. CKWRI Press. This book is currently out of print. Also see CKWRI Texas A&M University-Kingsville Publications link.
Also, I have a web page dedicated to the Llewellin Setter.
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