Bobwhite Quail Is Topic of Meeting Hosted by Quail Forever and Minnesota DNR

Bobwhite Quail
Bobwhite Quail (Photo credit: Ohio DNR Division of Wildlife)
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

St. Paul, MN -( Landowners and anyone interested in bobwhite quail can discuss how to create habitat for these rare native Minnesota game birds at a meeting 6 p.m. Monday, March 21, at the Good Times Restaurant, 118 Bissen St. in Caledonia, hosted by Quail Forever and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

“We hope that as landowners learn about the bobwhite and how they once thrived in southeastern Minnesota, more will be willing to manage a portion of their land for them,” said Mike Tenney, Rochester area wildlife manager. “Providing the right kind of habitat on even small areas can help the quail population grow.”

Well into the 1930s, quail thrived in southeastern Minnesota, an area included in the northern fringe of the bird’s historical range.

Loss of grasslands, fewer miles of brushy fence rows and loss of native plants contributed to the decline of quail in Minnesota.

About Minnesota Department of Natural Resources:

The mission of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR) is to work with citizens to conserve and manage the state’s natural resources, to provide outdoor recreation opportunities, and to provide for commercial uses of natural resources in a way that creates a sustainable quality of life.

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