Archive for quail

Some Good News (Finally) for Bobwhite Quail

It's been grim times for the bobwhite quail, as wild populations have fallen due to habitat loss and other reasons. However, through careful efforts and occasional luck from Mother Nature, they have stabilized and even resurged in certain southern and Midwest states.

June 23, 2014

Viva Mexico Quail Hunting

While U.S. upland bird seasons are closed by March, this month is prime time for quail hunting in some parts of sunny Mexico, particularly for the black-throated bobwhite variety found throughout the Yucatan Peninsula. NRA Outdoors, an affiliate partner that organizes hunting and fishing excursions specially tailored to NRA members, offers an intriguing three-day hunt in Yucatan’s rural northern coastal plain, not far from the tourist mecca of Cancun. A party of six American hunters, including NRA Outdoors chief Greg Ray and Editorial Director John Zent, found the welcome there to be as warm as the weather, the birds were abundant, and the shooting downright excellent.

March 14, 2014

Birdsongs

A weighty bag of various gamebirds provides inspiration to a band of hunters.

September 16, 2013

Quail Unlimited Ceases Operation

Quail Unlimited (QU) has been in a great deal of financial turmoil since at least 2009, when allegations of corruption and a federal investigation permanently tarnished the group's image. Despite new leadership, QU never overcame the scandal in terms of its finances or in the court of public opinion. This week QU announced it's ceasing operations. Here's a portion of the statement released by QU president Bill E. Bowles:

February 11, 2013

2012 State-by-State Quail Report

Quail Forever (QF's) has provided us with an even more comprehensive, updated version of its state-by-state quail report originally published here. How are quail populations faring in your state? See below, and be sure to look for QF's complete hunting forecast due out next month.

August 15, 2012

QF's 2010 Quail Hunting Forecast

Quail Forever says the hunting should be as good as last year or better in the bobwhite stalwarts of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

October 06, 2010

How to Make a Pheasant Habitat

Plenty's been written about whitetail food plots, but what's a guy with 40 acres who wants to groom it for pheasants supposed to do? It's a topic I consider frequently, because frankly I'd rather have upland game than big bucks on my property.

April 22, 2010

Disease May Be Harming Quail

There's a new theory into a decline that probably has a variety of culprits.

November 30, 2009

Bird Hunter Expelled for Unloaded Shotgun

School security searched his vehicle despite the fact it wasn't even parked on school property.

November 25, 2009

Quail Hunting on the Marriott Ranch

Parts of the mountain and woodland property on the ranch remain untouched, while wildlife is plentiful with large numbers of whitetail deer, bobcats and more.

September 29, 2009