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California Transplants #7637475 10/21/19 12:04 AM
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That would be cool. I can remember hunting in east Texas and quail populations were very good.

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I grew up around California quail. The generally like a drier environment. They would probably do better Southwest of Houston and into the hill country.

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What ever happened to the Tennessee Reds?


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Originally Posted by Mundo
I grew up around California quail. The generally like a drier environment. They would probably do better Southwest of Houston and into the hill country.



Yep! Not sure how they would compete with the native Blues.


Yes! A Weatherby does kill them deader.
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Originally Posted by bill oxner
What ever happened to the Tennessee Reds?



Bought a few of those one time for training.
A big bird.
The ones I had did not fly well.


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With the quail will come the hunters.
Prepare for California hunters to buy land and follow.

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Doesn't make sense. Why would you move to a state that is importing birds from your state because of diminishing bird populations?

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they have ruined Austin ..."not the quail"


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Yep! Not sure how they would compete with the native Blues.[/quote]
They do well in Baja California and northern Nevada/idaho. I suspect that they would do well in the eastern range of blues.

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"He added that a recent economic impact study conducted by Texas at A&M showed that an average quail hunter spends about $8,000 per year and is willing to spend about $250 per bird when hunting."

Says everything right there. Why fix the habitat for the benefit of a native species when you can make money easier by transplanting a species to supplant it? Never fail to disregard long term issues for a short term cash grab. It's the modern way.

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Pheasants aren't a native species, yet they are an important addition to many parts of the Panhandle's economy.


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Originally Posted by Mundo
I grew up around California quail. The generally like a drier environment. They would probably do better Southwest of Houston and into the hill country.

from what I read they do well in most all conditions. They have been successfully stocked in lots of places and range all the way up to Canada.


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