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Bobwhite, Scaled (blue) and Gambel's Quail. No open season for Mearn's (Montezuma) quail. No open season for Mearn's (Montezuma) quail. Daily Bag Limit: 15 birds.

Whether you’re a seasoned bird hunter or new to the sport, there’s nothing quite like an action filled day of Texas quail hunting with First Shot Outfitters. First Shot Outfitters was recognized in The World's Best Shoot, as the Best Wild Quail Hunting in the World. Here at First Shot Outfitters we hunt 100% wild bobwhite and blue scale quail. Whether your hunting party seeks blue or.

How to Identify Scaled Quail Habitat - Project Upland Magazine.

Life Cycle of a Quail By David Banks Quail eggs The quail is a very interesting bird. It is not one of the most common that we see everyday on our front lawns or perched on the telephone wire. Thus, its tendencies, habits and life cycle are not as familiar to us as those birds who nest and raise their young in our backyards. But just like the birds we enjoy watching from our back window, the.The Scaled Quail, also known as the Blue Quail, have a blue-grey tint to their black tipped feathers, giving them the appearance of having scales. With a small pointed crest atop their head that that is creamy in color this quail will weigh between 7 to 8 ounces and be up to one foot in length. These birds enjoy the arid climes of the US Southwest and Mexico. Moreover, sticking close to an.This month’s episode of our Dr. Dale on Quail podcast focuses on the second most abundant, yet equally loved, quail species in Texas: the blue quail. Also known as the scaled quail or cottontops, blues prefer to run rather than fly, offering hunters a unique challenge compared to pursuing their bobwhite cousins. Join Dr. Dale and Gary Joiner as they discuss the distribution of blue quail.


Quails are distinctive due to the combination of their stocky bodies and long, pointed wings. Their upperparts are brown, streaked and barred with buff, while their underparts are a warm buffy orange.Scaled Quail (Callipepla squamata), also known as blue or cotton top quail, are the second most abundant quail species in Texas, behind bobwhite quail. Scaled quail have a large range covering a majority of the western half of Texas. These birds cover six of the eleven natural eco-regions of the state of Texas including: Trans-Pecos, Mountains and Basins, High Plains, Rolling Plains, Edwards.

Last season in the Trans-Pecos region, there was a significant boom in Scaled quail, thanks to favorable weather. The quail boom last year carried over into the breeding season and led to high numbers again this year. A good season last year also helped this year’s crop of quail in South Texas. Field observations there, however, were mixed.

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Quail season opens statewide on Saturday, October 29 and ends Sunday, February 26, 2017. The daily bag limit for bobwhite, blue and Gambel’s quail is 15, and the possession limit is three times the bag. Legal shooting hours for all quail are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset.

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Quail populations have declined by 2.8 percent each year over the last 20 years in Texas and now wildlife managers are considering making sweeping changes to hunting seasons and regulations. Yesterday, Texas Parks and Wildlife commissioners decided to hold off on making any major changes to the quail hunt until they are able to get more data. Changes that were on the table included splitting.

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Like past years, quail hunting prospects for this year’s quail season are as scattered as a busted covey. Less-than-ideal range conditions have hampered production for the second straight year. Bobwhite quail hunting can be hit or miss in Texas considering these birds exist here on the very western edge of their distribution in the U.S.

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The quail have made an incredible recovery on the farm land and in 2015 we killed a bunch of quail while pheasant hunting. This year will be even better for our quail and pheasant numbers.We now offer preserve hunts all year. With the lack of native birds in the Texas Panhandle, this is a nice option to bring your friends and kills some great flying birds any time of the year. If you would.

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Dallas Morning News - Quail hunters still shake their heads over the steady decline of their favorite game bird. Quail-Tech, a Texas Tech-based quail research group, recently turned up a blue quail from Potter County with antibodies for West Nile virus. It's a wonder any of these fragile game birds still exist, though I believe that swine flu and yellow fever are much worse quail problems than.

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Friends and Blue Quail Hunting 0. By Bob Zaiglin on February 2, 2009 Journal. With the Texas deer season over, quail hunting represents an excellent excuse to spend time in the brush, and that’s just what I did on the third weekend in January. The hunt actually started on Friday the 23rd when my friend Harry Jacobson called to inform me that he, along with three of his English setters, were.

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As a convenience, we sell 12, 20, 28, and 410 shotgun shells and anything you may need for Texas quail hunts. Y Bar Ranch will do everything possible for the hunter to have a greatTexas quail hunting experience. Book your packages today and experience quail hunting in Texas at its best. Call us on 830-373-4452 to make your bookings today.

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Texas upland bird hunting information, season limits, bag limits, species overviews and quick links to Texas DNR and hunting licenses.

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Common Name: Blue or Cotton Top Quail. Color: Scaled quail are bluish-gray in color with a “scaled” feather pattern on a patch of their breast. Males have cream colored throats while females have a brownish colored throat. Vocalizations: During the breeding season, males make a “Cree” or “Squawk” sound. The gathering call is the most frequently heard sound and is used to locate.

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