Wednesday, July 26, 2017

TX Statewide quail symposium

The Statewide Quail Symposium is set for Aug. 16-18 in Abilene at the MCM Elegante Hotel, 4250 Ridgemont Dr.
“This major event gathers experts in quail management, research and conservation together to address topical questions being asked by quail enthusiasts on all levels,” said Dr. Dale Rollins, director of the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch in Roby.
Early registration by Aug. 7 is $50; $20 for students. Registration at the door will be $75; $50 for students.For more information and to register, go to

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Mearns Quail Hunt - January 16, 2010 - Video - Today we got to go hunting with Mark from Facey Kennels He and a friend from Colorado and a friend from Arizona went with my brother and I on a Mearns Quail Hunt in Southern Arizona. It was awesome to see all the dogs out there working. We had 11 Pointers, 1 Drahthaar and 1 English Setter. We didn't hunt them all at once but we usually had 5 dogs out on each walk. Hope you enjoy some of the highlights that we were able to catch on video.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Kansas Wild Quail Hunt - Video

Quail and pheasant hunting from Kansas with Jason Johnson of Quail and Pheasant Restoration Technologies.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

For the Love of Quail Video - Georgia Outdoors

Georgia Public Broadcasting's "Georgia Outdoors", Sharon, returns to explore the beautiful rolling pine-covered Red Hills of southwest Georgia in search of the bobwhite quail! An adorable 5.5oz bird, the bobwhite once populated 37 states in the tens of millions. However, due to habitat loss, their territory shrunk to extreme levels threatening the bird and its survival. Sharon discovers a national effort to conserve the bird's habitat, focused right here in Georgia, thus saving all the animals in the bobwhite quail's ecosystem.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Arkansas joins states to bring back quail

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Arkansans may remember the familiar whoosh of northern bobwhite coveys flushed from fields. That experience is driving some, including Fred Brown, to restore quail across the state so younger generations can feel the thrill.

Brown's view from his Corning home in the northeast corner of the state illustrates the quail's demise.

"I can look out and I can't see the fence on the far end, it seems like it goes on forever," said Brown, who is chairman of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission panel of commissioners. Where once were small farms separated by weedy fence rows -- and maybe an untended plot with overgrowth -- is a precision-leveled field.

Not exactly perfect quail habitat, which greatly diminished during the latter half of the 20th Century. Ninety percent of Arkansas is privately owned and certainly won't be returning to the small farms and land use that dominated before the 1970s, Jim Harris points out in "The Quest for Quail" in the March-April issue of Arkansas Wildlife magazine.

Several neighboring states have shown that quail habitat can be restored.

In 2002, the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative began, unifying 25 state fish and wildlife agencies to restore quail habitat and wild populations of the bird.

"Our division made it a priority to ramp up our quail restoration effort in line with the initiative," said Brad Carner, chief of the Game and Fish wildlife management division. "What I'd say is different now from then: It was simply a wildlife division priority, and it became difficult as the years passed for us to maintain the emphasis that it needed, both from a manpower and a funding standpoint."

Monday, April 3, 2017

TX Rolling Plains Bobwhite Brigade celebrates 25 years

Gary Bomar

A premiere wildlife leadership camp is celebrating 25 years.

"The Rolling Plains Bobwhite Brigade has reached maturity at 25 years of age," said Annaliese Scoggin,a wildlife biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the incoming president of the Brigade. This intensive wildlife leadership camp was the brainchild of Dr. Dale Rollins, then wildlife specialist with Texas AgriLife Extension.

The first of several related camps across the state, the Rolling Plains Bobwhite Brigade helped drive the Texas Brigades to the organization it is now. Other camps include Buckskin Brigades, Bass Brigade, Waterfowl, Ranch and even a Coastal Brigade.

The camp is still accepting applicants. Cost is $500 per cadet, but several sponsors provide scholarships for youth to attend.

"(The) Cost to attend has never been a factor. If a youth is serious in attending, we will find the funds," said Rollins and other camp personnel.

If interested, contact Annaliese Scoggin via email,

To celebrate the 25 years, a special anniversary event will be held April 29 at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds in Fredericksburg. 

Read the full article

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Texas Wild Quail Hunt Video - Outdoor Bound TV

This week on Outdoor Bound TV, it's off to Texas for a mid-winter hunting trip in the rolling plains region of that state. Now, it's not whitetails that we're after on this trip. We'll be chasing another species that has made this part of Texas with upland game bird hunters from all over the U.S.. For this trip to Texas we've got our sights set on Bob White Quail.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Arizona Wild Mearns Quail Hunt Video

2001 Episode #8 of the Outdoor Life Series " Bird Dogs Forever". This episode features the first known television presentation of a Mearns quail hunt on actual wild birds. Don Lee and his dogs Slick and Sport guide Dr. Chris Hageseth on a fun adventure in southern Arizona near the Mexican border.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Check out this 715-acre Georgia quail estate for sale at nearly $3.6M

Jessica Saunders

A 715-acre Georgia quail plantation in the Albany, Ga., area is for sale for nearly $3.6 million.

Twin Eagles Plantation has been owned by Terri Younger Miller and Douglas Miller, entrepreneurs who also own a home in Napa, Calif. Terri Miller founded a technology-related company called DDS Inc. in Dallas, Texas, a company which had numerous Fortune 100 and 500 clients. Douglas Miller was a residential real estate developer and broker in Minneapolis for 25 years and an avid upland bird hunter.

Twin Eagles Plantation in Dougherty County has been managed for wild bobwhite quail hunting for the past 12 years and is bordered by other quail properties: Pinebloom Plantation, Tarva Plantation, and Wynfield Plantation. Located in the Albany “quail belt,” one of two such areas in Georgia and seven in the Southeast that are known worldwide for quail hunting, the property includes a 3,800-square-foot, five-bedroom house on 114 acres across Tarva Road from the remainder of the property, 600 acres of hunting plantation with a 4,000-square-foot headquarters building.

See the full article plus a slideshow of the property

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Quail Hunting Video at Bienville Plantation with Bob Redfern

Bob is hunting quail at Bienville Plantation in this episode. Get ready for an action-packed show that will have you ready to experience your own thrill of quail hunting at Bienville Plantation.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum to host quail hunt, dinner

The author Ernest Hemingway was a regular visitor of his in-laws, the Pfeiffers of Piggott, while he was married to their daughter Pauline.

One of his favorite pastimes during those trips to Northeast Arkansas was hunting quail on Crowley’s Ridge.

On Saturday, March 4, the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum will celebrate the author’s legacy with a bird hunt and dinner.

The hunt will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Liberty Hill Outfitters in Rector. Hunters will enjoy a half-day of continental-style bird hunting, followed by a quail dinner. The museum will offer free tours following the dinner.

The cost of the package is $500. Reservations can be made by contacting the museum at 870-598-3487 or HPMEC Director Dr. Adam Long at

First National Bank-Piggott, Glaub Farm Management, Olympus Construction, and Piggott State Bank are sponsoring the event.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

How to get your land quail-ready

Quail is ever-popular as a social hunting sport, and more folks are trying to get involved with getting quail on their property. This has led me to an article by Robert DeWitt, who’s spoken to Ted DeVos, co-owner of Bach and DeVos Forestry and Wildlife Services. The man knows his stuff, especially when it comes to getting land turned into a paradise for quail. I’ll throw down some basic notes from his article.

DeVos has done a lot of research and homework on the rehabilitation of property into something quail can live off of, and of course, getting your land quail ready can be no mean feat. He recommends starting with a pine plantation, and at least 250 acres of it. Anything over a 1,000 acres would have the best results. The reasons he likes pine are multifold. For starters, pine trees are upland trees, and quail are upland birds. Pines also let a lot more light reach the ground underneath them, and they are fairly resistant to burning. These two conditions are ideal for a suitable quail habitat, as proper quail habitat does need controlled burns.

DeVos figures the best density we’ve been able to achieve in Alabama is roughly one bird per acre, and that’s typically on plots where the ideal habitat is over 1,000 acres total. Some spots in South Georgia are encompassing over 300,000 contiguous acres of managed quail habitat, which we don’t have here in Alabama. If you can get your density to 100 pines per acre, that is pretty close to where you want to be. Along with regular controlled burns and removal of invasive plants, those pines will be a mainstay in quail habitat.

Read the rest of the MontgomryAdvertiser article

Monday, February 20, 2017

Mississippi Quail Mgmt Workshop 3/3/17

Quail Mgmt Workshop

Friday, March 03, 2017   9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location:  Alcorn County MSU Extension Office, 2200 Levee Road, Corinth, MS 38834

County:  Alcorn

For more information please contact  Patrick Poindexter at  662-286-7755.

The "Wild Turkey & Bobwhite Quail  Management Workshop" is presented by the Mississippi University Extension Service and Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

This workshop will cover

Turkey and quail biology and ecology
Field and forest management practices
Food plot strategies to attract turkeys
Predators and predator management
Predator-trapping demonstrations
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The event will be from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Friday, March 3. There will be a $15 fee to attend which will include snacks, lunch, and other materials.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Chasing Quail in West Texas From Rolling Plains Quail Research Center - Quail Hunt Video

From the Rolling Plains Quail Research center we join Dr Dale Rollins one of the nations leading experts when it comes to quail and several outdoors writers who have come together talk bout quail research as well as various products that quail hunters use.