Evaluation of Northern Bobwhite and Scaled Quail in Western Oklahoma

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Evaluation of Northern Bobwhite and Scaled Quail in Western Oklahoma

There are two species of native quail that occur in Oklahoma, the northern bobwhite and the scaled quail. Both of these species are popular with hunters and landowners. Due to a concern about declining quail populations in the state, a cooperative quail study between Oklahoma State University and the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation was conducted on the Packsaddle and Beaver River Wildlife Management Areas from 2011-2017. Broadly, the project was intended to document survival, nest success, brood success, habitat selection, genetics and movement of quail. The effects of hunting, energy development, prescribed fire, disking and temperature on quail also was examined, as well as an evaluation of various monitoring techniques for quail.

Research published by Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station, Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and Oklahoma State University.

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