2016 - 2017 Quail Hunting
November 24, 2016 - March 4, 2017; Daily Bag Limit: 8 quail.
We appeared to have another good year for nesting and
brood-rearing where cover was suitable for quail production.
Sightings of quail broods have been reported from several regions
of the state, and some have said they are in greater numbers than
they have been in many years. This is good news since it was feared
hot, dry weather conditions during mid-summer would have a negative
effect on production. However, quail populations remain low
statewide in terms of numbers of birds that can provide much
quality hunting opportunity. The overall outlook would be for a
similar trend to previous years for quail populations. The greatest
limiting factor statewide continues to be lack of quality habitat
at sufficient scales to produce and sustain noticeable population