I have 250 acres with about 1/2 in mesquite pasture and 1/2 in CRP. We see quail in the mesquite pasture during the day, but have been seeing a lot of quail at dusk in the CRP.
Question: Will the quail stay mainly in the mesquite pasture during the day and hit the CRP in evening to feed or do you think they are roosting?
If I were to put out a few quail feeders, do you recommend the CRP? It is much easier hunting them there vs. the heavy mesquite pasture.
I agree with feeding the quail, but I would broadcast it in the cover. Feeders are proven death traps for quail.
The most effective way is to just tear a corner off of a bag of milo and pour it in a straight line in the cover as far as it will go. Do this repeatedly in several spots on the farm.