The only thing the Pennsylvania Game Commission needs to begin its long-discussed bobwhite quail restoration effort is, well, quail.
Don’t be surprised if it doesn’t get them for a bit.
Across almost all of their historical range nationwide, bobwhites are struggling. Populations are in serious decline if not — as here — gone, said Don McKenzie, director of the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative, an organization working to bring back what was once America’s most widespread and perhaps most popular game bird.
Loss of habitat is to blame.