I heard the same thing rman. Also, the weather during mateing & hatching season has a lot to do with the quail population. I have not seen many coveys, & only a few singles or pairs so far this year. In my area, due to the late winter & extreamley wet spring & summer, I can only think that they must have drowned. On the other hand, the phesant's seem to be doing ok.quote:Originally posted by rman
Our quail population has slimmed down a lot too. I blame the wild turkeys. We are overrun with them, and I'm told they raid the quail and pheasant nests for eggs and the newly hatched.