Quail are Calling

May 2020

The quail are calling, and we've got our fingers crossed for a great breeding season this year. The Texas Quail Index is starting with Spring Call Counts, and now you can participate (or just learn what it's all about) by taking our online vignette. We also highlight an upcoming webinar for landowners with small-acreage properties and wildlife management goals.

What's new with RQDI?

The Texas Quail Index online course is now LIVE! This series of lessons will teach you how to monitor quail on your own property, from Spring Call Counts to Roadside Counts, and everything in between. Check it out or get more info in this interview.
...And speaking of quail monitoring, it's that time of year when the bobs start to call. TQI cooperators, wildlife biologists, and land managers are working on Spring Call Counts. We're hoping this year will be a marked improvement over last year.

Resources for Students of Quail

Article: "Aldo Leopold's 5 Tools"

"The central thesis of game management is this: game can be restored by the creative use of the same tools which have heretofore destroyed it- ax, plow, cow, fire, and gun." --Aldo Leopold

Learn more about the 5 essential tools of game management here.


Podcast: "Dr. Dale on Quail: Parasites"

The latest episode of Dr. Dale on Quail delves into one of the biggest health concerns facing quail today. Parasites like eye worms and cecal worms may not always be visible, but their impacts cannot be ignored.

Learn more with Dr. Dale here.


Video of the Month

Quail nesting season is upon us--is it okay to run your bird dogs during this time?

Upcoming Event: Small Acreage Webinar

Are you a small-acreage landowner who wants to help wildlife but is unsure what your options are? You won't want to miss this upcoming webinar. Register is at this link.

Thank you all for your continued support! If you want the most up-to-date quail news, check out our social media accounts below.
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