Surveys show quail numbers increase statewide over 2018

This year’s Quail Roadside Surveys across Oklahoma show a statewide population index of observed birds that is up 23.6 percent over 2018. Heavy spring rains led to a delayed start to the nesting season for Oklahoma’s upland game birds but brought on an excellent forb and insect crop. Over summer, the southwestern part of the state was hit by drought, which had a negative effect on brood survival…

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