Bobwhite Quail in the Gulf Prairies and Marshes
Quail Forecast 2017-18


Summary

Our surveys indicate that bobwhite numbers have increased from 3.8 to 7.3 in the Gulf Prairies but remain below average. Hurricane Harvey likely negatively impacted quail survival in mid-coast prairies. However, there may be huntable populations on well-drained sites.

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Chart of Survey Data for Gulf Prairies and Marshes
Bobwhite Quail

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

Table of Survey Data for Gulf Prairies and Marshes
Bobwhite Quail

Year Mean # quail
Observed per route
Long term mean
20177.3010.43
20163.8310.43
201514.9010.43
201419.9010.43
201310.7810.43
20128.0010.43
201119.4410.43
20104.5610.43
20095.6710.43
20089.6710.43
20073.5610.43
20064.0010.43
20053.5610.43
20047.7510.43
20037.1110.43
20026.7810.43
20015.2210.43
20004.8910.43
199912.8910.43
199811.0010.43
19974.3310.43
19969.5710.43
19958.7110.43
199411.1410.43
19939.0010.43
199213.1310.43
199118.8810.43
19909.2510.43
19898.8910.43
198817.8910.43
198711.1710.43
198615.1710.43
19858.5810.43
198414.9210.43
198312.0010.43
198212.0010.43
198113.2510.43
198013.1710.43
197919.5010.43
197815.8310.43