Hutwagner's sharp eye eventually found the dog, but missed the jinking bobwhite
Upland birds in less-open spaces-especially in the East-are not doing as well, thanks to changes ranging from "clean farming," with less brush left for bobwhite
, to white-tailed deer so numerous they've nibbled away the smaller plants ruffed grouse need for nesting and food.
Quail: Northern Bobwhite
, Jumbo Bobwhite
, Texas ASM, Valley, Gambel, Blue Scale, Mountain, Mearns.
As my late Grandfather Ben Gillham who passed on back in 2002, the farm is all gone now, just a bunch of weeds and, yes, there are a few coveys of the bobwhite
quail and a bunch of dove out there today.
Those thoughts were interrupted by the buzzing of a dozen bobwhite
quail taking flight at my feet, and I didn't return to that salt-rimmed shot again until several hours later.
A northern bobwhite
quail was shuffling slowly toward the sound of the recording.
(Colinus virginianus; hereafter, bobwhite
or quail) adults are largely granivorous, primarily eating seeds produced from grasses and forbs.
Such a change in space use and behavior by hunters can increase the potential for additive harvest in bobwhite
populations (Roseberry 1979, Williams et al.
Other agenda items will include a presentation from Brandt Information Services, on the TWRAs new licensing systems, the yearly review of the Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program, a presentation of the Recovering Americas Wildlife Act, presentation of the National Bobwhite
Conservation Initiative Firebird awards, and a presentation of a computer aided dispatch system.
In this photograph, Jordan is holding his lightweight model equipped with a barrel-bored improved cylinder that accounted for this harvest of bobwhite
HUNTING Quail hunters need to hurry: The last day of bobwhite
season is March 6, which also marks the end of squirrel season.
On a less positive note, numbers of Northern Bobwhite
, American Kestrels, and Loggerhead Shrikes continue to decline in most regions.