Quail in Texas

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department works with Federal, State and private partners to conserve, manage and restore quail populations in Texas. The overlying road map for TPWD's efforts is the Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan. Within this context a five year road map was developed to ensure the preservation of upland game birds in Texas and their diverse natural habitats for present and future generations.


Quail Management Tips

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The structure of habitat needed to sustain quail is well documented in Texas. Although the types of plants used by quail will vary across the different regions of our state, the structure of that habitat, which provides nesting, overhead screening, loafing, and roosting cover, remains remarkably similar. With that said, there are different strategies for creating this habitat depending on what part of the state you may reside. For more information on how to manage for quail and other wildlife species in your area, contact your local TPWD Biologist, or check out our regional webpages for more detail:

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