Spatial and Temporal Analyses of Northern Bobwhite Hunting Dynamics

Author(s): D. Abraham Woodard, Leonard A. Brennan, Fidel Hernández, Humberto L. Perotto-Baldivieso, and Neal Wilkins

Published: August 2022

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A variety of factors influence the harvest of northern bobwhites (Colinus virginianus) and where that harvest occurs on a landscape. Many of these factors can be quantified and manipulated to distribute harvest pressure across time and space to meet desired spring densities. We collected spatial hunting metrics using global positioning system units on trucks and hunting dogs, along with detailed hunting logs from 211 quail hunts during the 2018–2019, 2019–2020, and 2020–2021 statewide hunting seasons in Jim Hogg County, Texas, USA.

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Woodard, D. A., L. A. Brennan, F. Hernández, H. L. Perotto-Baldivieso, and N. Wilkins. 2022. Spatial and temporal analyses of northern bobwhite hunting dynamics. National Quail Symposium Proceedings 9:244–254. https://doi.org/10.7290/nqsp09Wlia

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