Wildlife & Hunting

Quail Program




Bobwhite quail populations have declined substantially in Mississippi during the last 50 years. These declines have been due to changes in land use and management.

Despite the loss of habitat and declining quail populations, local populations can be increased with planned habitat management at proper scales. Abundant quail populations were once a byproduct of agriculture. Today, habitat management practices that produce the proper cover resources required by quail are essential to increase local populations.

The MDWFP does not have a quail stocking program. Information on managing habitat for quail can be found under the Habitat and Population Management section below. Technical assistance is also available for managing land for quail habitat.



Small Game Biologist
Rick Hamrick

Wildlife Bureau (601) 432-2199




Quail Habitat and Population Management


Quail Hunting

Quail Recovery Plans

Commercial or Domesticated Quail Information

Additional Resources


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