Bobwhite Quail Program
Bobwhite quail populations have declined substantially in
Mississippi during the last 50 years. These declines have been due
to changes in land use and management.
Despite the loss of habitat and declining quail populations,
local populations can be increased with planned habitat management
at proper scales. Abundant quail populations were once a
byproduct of agriculture. Today, habitat management practices
that produce the proper cover resources required by quail are
essential to increase local populations.
The quail program does not stock quail. Information on managing
habitat for quail can be found under the Habitat and Population
Management section below. Technical assistance is also available
for managing land for quail habitat.
Small Game Program Leader
Quail Habitat and Population Management
Quail Recovery Plans
Commercial or Domesticated Quail