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Quail forecast #8009727 10/14/20 04:16 PM
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https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/hunt/planning/quail_forecast/forecast/

The frorecast is not good based on roadside counts


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Re: Quail forecast [Re: tigger] #8009737 10/14/20 04:23 PM
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Thanks a bunch.


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Re: Quail forecast [Re: bill oxner] #8009819 10/14/20 05:37 PM
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That's rather depressing for me and my dogs, but about what was expected.
Thanks Tigger for sharing with us.

Re: Quail forecast [Re: tigger] #8009977 10/14/20 07:07 PM
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Yes, pretty much expected. Hoped for better.


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Re: Quail forecast [Re: tigger] #8010040 10/14/20 07:52 PM
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I recently read the Quail Forever Texas forecast that came out. They recommended going to South Texas for better action this year. I think I am stubborn enough to still try The rolling plains and maybe even venture into Oklahoma.

Re: Quail forecast [Re: tigger] #8010044 10/14/20 07:53 PM
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friend of mine works cattle in south Tx., says the quail are in good shape


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Re: Quail forecast [Re: tigger] #8010138 10/14/20 08:43 PM
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Charts don`t back him up.


Game Management Quail in Texas Bobwhite Quail Forecast
Texas Bobwhite Quail Forecast
2020-21
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Statewide surveys were initiated in 1978 to monitor quail populations — Historical survey data, 1978 to 2020. This index uses randomly selected, 20-mile roadside survey lines to determine annual quail population trends by ecological region. Comparisons can be made between the mean (average) number of quail seen per route this year and the 15-year mean for each ecological region. The following table shows the annual mean number of Bobwhite Quail observed per route by ecological region from 2006 to 2020.

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Bobwhite Quail 15-Year Trend Data
Bobwhite Quail 15-Year trend data showing the number of Bobwhite quail per Ecological Region in Texas.
Year Cross Timbers Edwards Plateau Gulf Prairies High Plains Rolling Plains South Texas Plains
2006 2.57 0.87 4.00 5.71 13.98 3.10
2007 2.74 1.07 3.56 6.22 21.05 7.03
2008 3.32 0.57 9.67 1.63 18.53 6.58
2009 1.11 0.75 5.67 3.44 6.64 4.87
2010 0.74 1.94 4.56 2.43 8.02 8.42
2011 2.06 1.06 19.44 1.78 5.32 8.03
2012 0.23 5.13 8.00 0.11 3.48 7.74
2013 0.60 1.13 9.70* 0.78 2.80 6.13
2014 1.34 4.81 19.90 5.89 7.52 13.77
2015 1.06 6.44 14.90 15.00 38.84 24.55
2016 6.14 11.67 4.60 33.22 52.52 13.97
2017 4.03 4.17 7.30 9.22 23.16 10.16
2018 0.17 0.83 1.30 9.22 3.66 5.06
2019 0.40 0.94 2.33 4.11 5.34 13.77
2020 1.83 0.72 3.00 2.56 3.25 3.77
15-Year Mean 1.89 2.81 7.86 6.75 14.27 9.13


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Re: Quail forecast [Re: colt45] #8010155 10/14/20 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by colt45
friend of mine works cattle in south Tx., says the quail are in good shape



and they usually do fare better.
the issue is temperature. hunting quail in short sleeves and wearing out dogs.

still, better than no quail...


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Re: Quail forecast [Re: tigger] #8010166 10/14/20 09:00 PM
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I've seen a few nice coveys in Wichita County. Looks promising enough.

Re: Quail forecast [Re: tigger] #8010179 10/14/20 09:13 PM
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There could be pockets. My best year was 2011. Started a started a thread called A New Record in January of that year.


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Re: Quail forecast [Re: tigger] #8010303 10/14/20 10:31 PM
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I have followed this forecast since inceptions it is accurate for the area but pockets exist that are not accurate
If an area gets rain in can be better then forecast and viceaversa


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We do better on the dryer years in my area. More weeds. Less grass.


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Re: Quail forecast [Re: bill oxner] #8010354 10/14/20 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by bill oxner
We do better on the dryer years in my area. More weeds. Less grass.

Will not argue
Coast is much different than rolling plains


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Hearing a bunch whistling in Colorado City. Coveys on game camera at the feeder have 20-25. Hoping for the best.

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I made a few calls to a couple of closer-in Rolling Plains day lease guys, and neither have enough birds to mess with so might get some pen birds and mess around with them both weekend mornings and fish or hog hunt in the afternoon (gotten overpopulated again but now those dang things are also trap wise...allowed me to hone my skills at head shots of late).

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Originally Posted by danceswithquail
I made a few calls to a couple of closer-in Rolling Plains day lease guys, and neither have enough birds to mess with so might get some pen birds and mess around with them both weekend mornings and fish or hog hunt in the afternoon (gotten overpopulated again but now those dang things are also trap wise...allowed me to hone my skills at head shots of late).



Ever considered NSTRA?


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Re: Quail forecast [Re: tigger] #8026550 10/28/20 12:36 AM
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I believe he does occasionally in Lone Star area.

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Saw a covey of 8-10 under the deer feeder yesterday in Clay County.


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