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Nothing is more evocative of the Texas outdoors than the whistled call of the bobwhite. While the familiar two-note greeting is now just a memory for most of us who live in the state’s growing urban sprawl, this bird is an economic commodity on par with crops and livestock in some regions of Texas. Three other native species of quail also inhabit Texas. Like the northern bobwhite, the scaled quail is significant as a game bird. The other two species, Gambel’s quail and Montezuma quail, are found in limited areas of southwestern Texas and represent an important indicator of forest, rangeland, and habitat conditions. Texas Quails presents the first complete assessment of the four species of quail found in this vast state. Experts describe each of them and examine all geographic regions of the state for historical and current population trends, habitat status, and research needs. These experts also discuss management practices, hunting issues, economics, and diseases. With the recent creation of the Texas Quail Conservation Initiative, this volume provides a timely and comprehensive view of quail science and stewardship.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Section I: Ecology and Life History of Texas Quails
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-5
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  1. 2. Gambel’s Quail Ecology and Life History
  2. pp. 6-22
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  1. 3. Montezuma Quail Ecology and Life History
  2. pp. 23-39
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  1. 4. Northern Bobwhite Ecology and Life History
  2. pp. 40-64
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  1. 5. Scaled Quail Ecology and Life History
  2. pp. 65-88
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  1. 6. Diseases and Parasites of Texas Quails
  2. pp. 89-114
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  1. Section II: Quail Populations in the Ecoregions of Texas: Management Opportunities and Research Challenges
  2. pp. 115-116
  1. 7. Quails on the Rolling Plains
  2. pp. 117-141
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  1. 8. Bobwhites on the Cross Timbers and Prairies
  2. pp. 142-155
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  1. 9. Bobwhites in the East Texas Piney Woods
  2. pp. 156-183
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  1. 10. Bobwhites on the Blackland Prairies
  2. pp. 184-201
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  1. 11. Quails on the Trans-Pecos
  2. pp. 202-216
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  1. 12. Quails on the Edwards Plateau
  2. pp. 217-232
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  1. 13. Quails on the High Plains
  2. pp. 233-247
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  1. 14. Bobwhites on the Post Oak Savannah
  2. pp. 248-259
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  1. 15. Bobwhites on the Gulf Coast Prairies
  2. pp. 260-272
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  1. 16. Bobwhites on the South Texas Plains
  2. pp. 273-296
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  1. Section III: Culture, Heritage, and Future of Texas Quails
  2. pp. 297-298
  1. 17. Quail Regulations and the Rule-Making Process in Texas
  2. pp. 299-312
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  1. 18. Economic Aspects of Texas Quails
  2. pp. 313-326
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  1. 19. Managing and Releasing Pen-Raised Bobwhites
  2. pp. 327-335
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  1. 20. Operating a South Texas Quail Hunting Camp
  2. pp. 336-362
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  1. 21. Strategies for Forming a Quail Management Cooperative
  2. pp. 363-371
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  1. 22. Sources of Information and Technical Assistance for Quail Managers
  2. pp. 372-380
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  1. 23. Effects of Quail Management on Other Wildlife
  2. pp. 381-406
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  1. 24. The Science of Quail Management and the Management of Quail Science
  2. pp. 407-420
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  1. 25. The Future of Quail Hunting and Sustainability Science
  2. pp. 421-428
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  1. References
  2. pp. 429-474
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 475-476
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781603445122
Print ISBN
9781585445035
MARC Record
OCLC
708568333
Pages
512
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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