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Quail Hunting Season

2015 - 2016 Quail Hunting Season:

November 26, 2015 - March 5, 2016; Daily Bag Limit: 8 quail.


2015 - 2016 Season Outlook

Statewide, quail populations remain low relative to significant hunting opportunity, although localized areas do exhibit more abundant populations. Populations are expected to be similar to last year. Until late summer, adequate rainfall throughout much of the state should have provided good growing conditions for vegetation and insect production for nesting and brood-rearing. Sighting of relatively large brood groups have been reported from areas with large amounts of suitable habitat, suggesting good reproduction this summer. Areas that are regularly managed with prescribed fire and have an abundance of native grasses, wildflowers, and low shrub cover have potential to support and produce quail. Birds will move to thicker cover during the winter, and hunters may not find birds in more open cover. Significant habitat management opportunity exists throughout much of the state, but more large-scale habitat improvement is required to provide sustainable hunting opportunities.

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