CRP Update – CP38 SAFE and CP33 “Quail Buffers”

Jason Sykes, Area Biologist
More quail are SAFE in Missouri and also have a new opportunity in an old practice.
As of mid-January, Farm Service Agency (FSA) county offices stopped accepting applications for the CP38 State Acres For wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) Bobwhite Quail project.  Why you may (and should) ask?  Because Missouri was rapidly approaching it's acre allocation for this project.  That means a lot of great habitat has been put on the landscape, or will be very soon, for bobwhite quail and many other species of wildlife!  

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Conservation pays by enriching our economy and quality of life.
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Are you using the right cut stump herbicide?

Steve Hoel, Private Land Conservationist
Selecting the correct herbicide for the job can save time and money.
Disclaimer: I am not an expert in all herbicides. Always read and follow the safety and application guidelines from the herbicide manufacturer.

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Quail Are Living “On the Edge,” Updated Publication Now Available

Jason Sykes, Area Biologist
The popular publication On the Edge – A Guide to Managing Land for Bobwhite Quail has undergone a makeover.
First published in 2003, the MDC publication On the Edge – A Guide to Managing Land for Bobwhite Quail, has recently been updated and expanded. In an age where on-line articles can change daily, or even hourly, a decade or more is a long time between updates to a hard copy publication. As the saying goes, though, good things come to those that wait!  

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Updates Coming to MOre Quail Blog

Jason Sykes, Area Biologist
2015 will bring more frequent updates to the MOre Quail Blog.
In the coming weeks, you should notice that the updates to the MOre Quail Blog will be more frequent and encompass a greater range of topics. The number of contributors will be expanded to include a range of resource professionals from around the state of Missouri, including managers of public areas, conservationists who work with private landowners, and researchers that try to answer the many questions we still have about quail and their management.

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Winter 2014 Covey Headquarters Newsletter Available

Jason Sykes
The new edition of the Covey Headquarters Newsletter is now available for download.
As the the 2014 calendar is replaced with a shiny new 2015 one, most people’s thoughts turn away from the giving and receiving of the holiday season.  There are a few hardy souls, though, that venture out into the winter weather hoping for some gifts well into the New Year.  For those that have put in the hard work to manage their property for Mr.

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Quail quest 4- Missouri Quail Focus Areas

Bill White
In spite of my advanced state of aging it was heartening during this last week of quail season to be with hunters in their mid-20s and 30s.

The very best hunts I have had this year occurred at the end of the 2013-14 season and prompted my older son, Adam, to start looking for a bird dog of his own. Adam’s c…


Bill White
In spite of my advanced state of aging it was heartening during this last week of quail season to be with hunters in their mid-20s and 30s.

The very best hunts I have had this year occurred at the end of the 2013-14 season and prompted my older son, Adam, to start looking for a bird dog of his own. Adam’s childhood friends like to bird hunt, but don’t have dogs and so invite my dog up each year to hunt with them…and I get to go along. Fortunately for us they have connections with landowners in one of northwest Missouri’s Quail Focus Areas (QFA).

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Conservation pays by enriching our economy and quality of life.

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Authors: whitew

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