I follow them on Facebook and know that their annual quail population surveys have been way down the last 2 years. Got drawn for a doe hunt a few years ago and never saw a single quail while there.
I don't have a FB a/c, but can still see their page, and this is the WMA's survey result this year:'
"Matador Wildlife Management Area - Texas Parks and Wildlife
September 28 at 8:37 AM ·
We have wrapped up our roadside quail counts and numbers are up slightly from last year but not by much (1.95 birds per mile compared to 1.28 in 2019). They are still a far cry form our record numbers of 12.43 in 2016."
To the OP: it's still fun to be out hunting, birds or not. That's some wild beauty ya'll got to see. Beats sitting here in front of this computer!