I called a rancher I use to season lease 10 years ago north of town to see if he would day lease last Dec, and he said the birds were better last year but not quite built back to where he wanted to allow hunting. Thought we might could push 7 or 8 coveys a day kind of thing was his estimate (he used to bird hunt a lot 20 years ago so pretty knowledgeable). I watch rainfall in that area pretty close and they have gotten quite a bit from early June on
""Quail are making a come back, but not where I want to hunt them"------- people that say that have no understanding of how quail breed and multiply. Leave 3 or 4 birds per covey and you will have the exact same amount next year as the ranch that killed none.