Talked to A gentleman in the feed store in Mills County yesterday. He has been managing a high fence ranch for the last 8 years. He said they have gotten rid of all the cattle and it is just native white tails and native grasses and he said the blue stem is waist high and they have been doing some controlled burns to help with the birds and he said in the last two years they are completely covered up in quail property wide. Overgrazing down in that neck of the woods has sure taken a toll on the come back as well. That's why I am so excited to see birds at my place because it is all natural and looking like fantastic cover and breeding grounds for Bobwhites. It's only a few hundred acres but the best quail hunting I've ever seen at it's peak hope were headed back in that direction.
You're on to something on a ranch in Mason I see maybe two coveys year. Two weeks ago I counted 10 different coveys in one day. Difference tall grass and reduce cattle numbers this year, toss in Great early rains...and a lot of stars aligned. I know what I'll be going later this year.