Bobwhite and Scaled Quail in the Edwards Plateau
Quail Forecast 2017-18


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Chart of Survey Data for Edwards Plateau
Bobwhite Quail

The following table and graph show observed numbers of Bobwhite Quail in the Edwards Plateau region from 1978 to 2017 using randomly selected, 20-mile roadside survey lines.

Table of Survey Data for Edwards Plateau
Bobwhite Quail

Year Mean # quail
Observed per route
Long term mean
20174.175.81
201611.055.81
20156.065.81
20144.815.81
20131.135.81
20125.135.81
20111.065.81
20101.945.81
20090.755.81
20080.575.81
20071.005.81
20060.875.81
20053.505.81
20047.135.81
20038.635.81
20020.315.81
20014.195.81
20001.255.81
19995.065.81
19985.135.81
19978.195.81
19964.445.81
19953.005.81
19946.135.81
199314.885.81
199210.635.81
199111.635.81
19904.535.81
19894.005.81
19886.275.81
19878.265.81
19864.005.81
19853.745.81
19844.305.81
19835.935.81
198215.785.81
198115.045.81
19808.155.81
197912.705.81
19786.925.81

Scaled Quail Summary

The western Edwards Plateau reported an increase in scaled quail numbers but this was based on a single route with unusually high numbers and may not be representative of the region as a whole. Although there are certainly areas within each region of Texas where some quail hunting opportunity remains, this survey is not designed to detect changes in localized populations, especially in fragmented landscapes.

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Chart of Survey Data for Edwards Plateau
Scaled Quail

The following table and graph show observed numbers of Scaled Quail in the region from 1978 to 2017 using randomly selected, 20-mile roadside survey lines.

Table of Survey Data for
Scaled Quail

Year Mean # quail
Observed per route
Long term mean
201724.757.34
201618.387.34
20154.567.34
20142.257.34
20130.257.34
20125.637.34
20111.257.34
20102.887.34
20090.257.34
20085.837.34
20075.677.34
200614.437.34
200524.387.34
20048.257.34
200312.887.34
20029.637.34
20011.137.34
20001.887.34
19993.887.34
19985.887.34
19971.257.34
19960.007.34
19950.007.34
19940.757.34
19933.757.34
19922.887.34
19918.257.34
19902.007.34
19898.757.34
198812.507.34
198711.257.34
198613.007.34
198519.757.34
19845.507.34
198313.387.34
198211.007.34
19817.257.34
19802.507.34
197910.757.34
19784.887.34