Gambel’s Quail in Texas: Biology and Management

Author(s): Ryan S. Luna, Richard S. Temple, Michael R. Sullins, Louis A. Harveson, Robert Perez, Alfonso Ortega-Sanchez, and Michael T. Gray

Published: April 2017

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Gambel’s quail (Callipepla gambelii) are a common quail species in the southwestern United States and the northwestern states of Mexico. Unfortunately, little is known about Gambel’s quail in Texas because the majority of information regarding this bird stems from research conducted in Arizona and New Mexico. This publication is intended to aide managers and hunters by providing information on the life history and habitat requirements for Gambel’s quail in Texas. Additionally, information provided herein should identify factors which ought to be considered when implementing management regimes for this species.

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