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Quail Management Information Resources

The links below provide information specifically about quail habitat management or about practices or programs that may be used to enhance quail and other wildife habitat. Click on the publication title to view, save, or print material. By clicking on the links provided, you may be directed to web pages outside of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks website.

Booklets

Ecology and Management of the Northern Bobwhite. A guide to bobwhite ecology and management, including descriptions of life history, habitat requirements, habitat management practices, and harvest management. Published by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

 

Strip Disking and Other Valuable Bobwhite Quail Management Techniques. A guide to strip disking for bobwhite habitat management. Published by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.
 
Light Disking to Enhance Early Successional Wildlife Habitat in Grasslands and Old-fields: Wildlife Benefits and Erosion Potential. This USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service Technical Note details strip disking for wildlife habitat management and considerations for strip disking to manage federal conservation program covers.
 
Prescribed Burning in Southern Pine Forests: Fire Ecology, Techniques, and Uses for Wildlife Management. A guide to using prescribed fire for wildlife management. Published by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.
 
Legal Environment for Forestry Prescribed Burning in Mississippi. A guide to laws and legal considerations pertaining to prescribed burning in Mississippi. Published by the Mississippi State University Forest and Wildlife Research Center.
 
Supplemental Food and Cover Plantings for Bobwhite Quail in Mississippi. A guide to plant materials and food planting strategies for bobwhite quail. Published by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.
 
Pine Forestland Habitat Management for Wildlife. A guide to managing upland pine forests for bobwhite quail and other wildlife. Published by the Mississippi State University Forest and Wildlife Research Center.
 
Conservation Reserve Program Mid-contract Management: Practices for Wildlife Habitat Improvement in Mississippi. A guide to using mid-contract management cost-shares to manage existing Conservation Reserve Program covers to improve bobwhite quail and other wildlife habitat. Published by the Mississippi State University Forest and Wildlife Research Center.
 
Native Warm-season Grass Restoration in Mississippi. A guide to releasing or establishing native warm-season grasses for wildlife habitat and livestock forage. Published by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.
 

Streaming Video

Bobwhite Habitat Management in Mississippi Video. This video describes bobwhite quail habitat requirements and management. By clicking on the link, a new window will be opened to the College of Forest Resources at Mississippi State University. Select the "Bobwhite Habitat Management in Mississippi" video. This video was produced by the Mississippi State University Office of Agricultural Communications.
 
Conservation Reserve Program, CP33 - Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds Video.  This video explains the wildlife and economic benefits of CP33 buffers for bobwhite quail and other wildlife. By clicking on the link, a new window will be opened to the College of Forest Resources at Mississippi State University. Select the "CP33 - Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds" video. This video was produced by the Mississippi State University Office of Agricultural Communications.
 

Information Sheets

A How-To Guide to Hardwood Stem Injection: Hack and Squirt. 2-page guide to basic principles of using selective herbicide to kill undesirable hardwood trees.
 
Managing Old Field Habitats for Wildlife. 2-page guide to managing old fields for wildlife habitat.
 
Controlling Non-Native Grasses to Enhance Wildlife Habitat. 2-page guide to controlling non-native grasses with herbicides to enhance wildlife habitat.
 
Quality Vegetation Management: A How-To Guide for Managing Mid-Rotation Pine Stands. 2-page guide to basic principles of using selective herbicides and prescribed fire to manage pine stands for wildlife habitat and timber.
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