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Quail in Texas: News Releases


May 24, 2012
TPWD Outlines Course of Action for Quail

AUSTIN – State wildlife officials are taking a “boots on the ground” approach to bobwhite quail management in Texas as part of a strategic action plan that involves hunters, landowners and science. The plan focuses on habitat management and does not include changes in harvest regulations. Read more »

April 12, 2012
TPW Commission Looks to Science for Solution to Quail Woes

AUSTIN – Texas quail hunters should not expect substantive changes for the 2012-13 season after the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission urged biologists to intensify quail conservation efforts, while minimizing the use of regulations as a means to address declining bobwhite populations. Read more »

October 18, 2011
TPWD Taking Action on Bobwhite Quail Decline

AUSTIN – The drought has taken a toll on all Texas wildlife resources, but among the hardest hit is the bobwhite quail. This iconic grassland game bird already faces mounting obstacles to recovery and state wildlife officials say the drought is exacerbating the problem. Read more »

October 26, 2010
Hunting Outlook Optimistic for Quail Season

AUSTIN – Wildlife biologists at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are cautiously optimistic about quail prospects this season, which gets under way Saturday, Oct. 30 statewide. Read more »

October 27, 2009
TPWD Outlook Average for Quail Season

AUSTIN, Texas — Hunting prospects for this year’s quail season are scattered like a busted covey as less-than-ideal range conditions have hampered production for the second straight year. Read more »

October 17, 2008
TPWD Projecting Average Quail Season

AUSTIN, Texas — Late quail production due to dry and hot range conditions has set the stage for an average hunting season, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists. Read more »

September 8, 2008
Trans-Pecos Quail Symposium set for Oct. 2-3 in Odessa

ODESSA, Texas — The Texas Quail Study Group will meet in Odessa Oct. 2-3 at the MCM Grande Hotel. The symposium is open to anyone interested in quail management. Read more »

October 11, 2007
Range Conditions Bring Favorable Quail Outlook

AUSTIN, Texas — While tempering expectations, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists say favorable range conditions should make for good quail hunting this season, particularly in areas that held birds last year. Read more »

February 12, 2007
Quail Need Help Rebuilding Numbers

AUSTIN, Texas — For some, the 2006-07 Texas quail hunting season may not have been as rewarding as in recent years, with dry conditions contributing to below-average quail production and fewer birds in the field. Read more »

October 23, 2006
TPWD Predicting Typical Quail Season

AUSTIN, Texas — Like most coveys, quail are going to be bunched up and could be tough to find during the upcoming hunting season, unless you’re hunting on land being managed with quail in mind, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Read more »

July 17, 2006
Changes in Mine Land Reclamation Guidelines Benefit Quail

AUSTIN, Texas — New alternatives for reclaiming mined lands in Texas means thousands of acres of new quail habitat could be realized each year, according to wildlife biologists with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Read more »

July 17, 2006
Changes in Mine Land Reclamation Guidelines Benefit Quail

AUSTIN, Texas — New alternatives for reclaiming mined lands in Texas means thousands of acres of new quail habitat could be realized each year, according to wildlife biologists with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Read more »

December 5, 2005
Quail Provide Impetus for Landscape Conservation Efforts

AUSTIN, Texas — Quail are considered by wildlife officials to be a keystone indicator species of the health of grassland ecosystems. When their numbers fall, other species that inhabit those ecosystems follow in a domino effect. Read more »

October 31, 2005
Panhandle Boasts Boom Quail Production

AUSTIN, Texas — Quail are famous for their “boom and bust” cycles. In other words, in good years there are a lot of quail, in poor years there aren’t any. Read more »

August 29, 2005
Texas Farmers’ Help Sought For Quail Conservation

AUSTIN, Texas — On Aug. 29 in Missouri, bobwhite quail supporters from Texas and other southeastern states will present a case study on a nationwide push to save quail at the White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation, one of only a handful of wildlife case studies to make the conference agenda. Read more »

September 24, 2004
TPWD Predicting Another Banner Year for Quail Hunting

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has documented quail population trends since 1978 and long-term patterns reflect a history of "boom and bust" cycles for Texas quail. Veteran biologists and quail aficionados point to 1982 as "The Year of the Quail" in Texas, but now they are saying 2004 may be the new benchmark. Read more »

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