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Hunting has not depreciated quail populations in Texas.
What has wiped them out is fire ants.

Quail nest on the ground and fire ants wipe the chicks out.


3 posted on 09/15/2012 4:32:40 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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4 posted on 09/15/2012 4:52:27 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Thats a long standing debate among Texas hunters. I agree the quail get hit hard by fire ants the moment they come out of the shell but we have a couple of other forces working against them with feral hogs being one and change in habitat being another. Here in West TX we don’t have a fire ant problem but we are starting to get a hog problem. another critter that place hell on baby quail is Road Runners, they eat baby quail like popcorn.


7 posted on 09/15/2012 5:12:58 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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