Beyond the Food Patch:
A Guide to Providing Bobwhite Quail Habitat
Table of Contents
- Habitat Terms
- Needs for All Occasions
- Prescribed Burning
- Seeding Practices
- Native Warm Season Grasses
- Creating Edge
- Field Borders
- Herbicide Use
- Fescue Control or Eradication
- Special Occasions: Habits, Habitat and How To
- Managing Bobwhites on Production Lands
- Appendix A (Recommended Plantings for Quail)
- Appendix B (Sources for Obtaining Technical and/or Cost Share Assistance)
- Quick Reference
Wildlife Information Publication 00-01 May 2000
This publication series of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is intended to provide non-technical information on wildlife-related topics. Subjects include life history information, habitat management techniques and wildlife management plans.
This publication was funded in part by funds provided by Pittman-Robertson Federal Aid to Wildlife Restoration Project-WE99R and by funds provided by Virginia Quail Unlimited chapters.
Copies of this publication may be obtained free of charge from the Wildlife Division, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, P.O. Box 11104, Richmond, VA 23230
All photos, unless otherwise credited, are by Dwight Dyke, Blackhawk Productions©. The quail sketches have been produced by Spike Knuth over the years for various Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries quail publications. We are indebted to these men for sharing their skills with the readers.