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National Quail Symposium Proceedings

The primary purpose of the Proceedings is to publish peer-reviewed research and management papers from the National Quail Symposium series. Symposia focus on quails in the United States and adjacent countries, and the next conference is in 2022.

The National Quail Symposium Proceedings is published by the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI), the National Bobwhite Technical Committee (NBTC), and the University of Tennessee.

For each Symposium, a partnership is formed between NBCI/NBTC and a host institute or agency, to implement the conference and edit the proceedings. Symposium partners are described in the front pages of each of the National Quail Symposium Proceedings.

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.

For futher information about NBCI and their conservation efforts, please consult bringbackbobwhites.org. Scientific technical information about habitat management planning, data collection, and monitoring related to the NBCI Coordinated Implementation Program can be found at quailcount.org.

Current Volume: Volume 8 (2017)

Front Cover

Front Matter

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Title Page
Thomas V. Dailey and Roger Applegate

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Foreword
Thomas V. Dailey and Roger Applegate

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Acknowledgments
Thomas V. Dailey

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Awards
Beth Emmerich

Plenary Sessions

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Translocation as a Population Restoration Technique for Northern Bobwhites: A Review and Synthesis
James A. Martin, Roger D. Applegate, Thomas V. Dailey, Michelle Downey, Beth Emmerich, Fidel Hernández, Mark M. McConnell, Kelly S. Reyna, Dale Rollins, Rebekah E. Ruzicka, and Theron M. Terhune II

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A Focused Habitat Approach for Northern Bobwhite Restoration in Kentucky
John J. Morgan, John M. Yeiser, Danna L. Baxley, Gary Sprandel, Ben A. Robinson, and Keith Wethington

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Progress of the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
Donald F. McKenzie, John J. Morgan, and Thomas V. Dailey

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Population Response of Three Quail Species to Habitat Restoration in South Texas
Eric D. Grahmann, Fidel Hernández, Leonard A. Brennan, Timothy E. Fulbright, Carter Crouch, Michael W. Hehman, David Heft, Robert Perez, and Fred C. Bryant

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Monitoring Northern Bobwhite Populations Reduces Uncertainty About Management Effectiveness: A Paradigm of Empiricism and Hope
Adam W. Green, Dallas P. Grimes, Greg Hagan, Richard Hamrick, Craig Harper, Patrick Keyser, John J. Morgan, I. B. Parnell, Reggie Thackston, Theron M. Terhune II, and James A. Martin

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Effects of Broad-Scale Conservation on Northern Bobwhite Populations in Agricultural Landscapes
John M. Yeiser, John J. Morgan, Danna L. Baxley, Richard B. Chandler, and James A. Martin

Bobwhite Restoration: Approaches and Theory

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Molecular Ecology of New World Quails: Messages for Managers
Damon Williford, Randy W. DeYoung, and Leonard A. Brennan

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Temperature Assessment on a Reclaimed Surface Mine During Northern Bobwhite Breeding Season: Considerations for Habitat Management
Donald M. Yow, Jeremy P. Orange, John J. Morgan, Gary Sprandel, Danna L. Baxley, and Eric Williams

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Vegetation and Arthropod Responses to Brush Reduction by Grubbing and Stacking
Carter Crouch, J. Alfonso Ortega-Santos, David B. Wester, Fidel Hernández, Leonard A. Brennan, and Greta L. Schuster

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Effects of Tanglehead Expansion on Bobwhite Habitat Use in South Texas
John T. Edwards, Fidel Hernández, David B. Webster, Leonard A. Brennan, Chad J. Parent, and Fred C. Bryant

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Habitat Space Used by Northern Bobwhites and Texas Tortoises on South Texas Rangelands
Ross O. Couvillon, Leonard A. Brennan, Fidel Hernández, Bart M. Ballard, and Thomas V. Dailey

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The Law of Interspersion and the Principle of Edge: Old Arguments and a New Synthesis
Mark M. McConnell, L. Wes Burger Jr., and James A. Martin

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A Method for Setting Northern Bobwhite Population and Habitat Objectives for Large Landscape Partnerships
James Giocomo, William Vermillion, Stephen DeMaso, Barry Wilson, Jon Hayes, Kenneth Gee, Jesús Franco, Aimee Roberson, Robert Perez, Jeff Raasch, Bill Bartush, and Benjamin Kahler

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Data-driven Planning for the Conservation of Grassland Birds in the Central Hardwoods Bird Conservation Region
Cara J. Joos, Jane A. Fitzgerald, Christopher M. Lituma, James Giocomo, and Larry Heggemann

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Impacts of Habitat Fragmentation on Northern Bobwhites in the Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Katherine S. Miller, Leonard A. Brennan, Humberto L. Perotto-Baldivieso, Fidel Hernández, Eric D. Grahmann, Atiye Z. Okay, X. Ben Wu, Markus J. Peterson, Heather Hannusch, Jose Mata, and Jaclyn Robles

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Evaluating Temporal Differences in Land Cover: Implications for Managing Bobwhite at the Landscape Scale in Virginia
Scott D. Klopfer, Daniel A. Cross, Kevin McGuckin, Jay E. Howell, and K. Marc Puckett

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Partnering for Quail in South Carolina: A Cooperative Approach Making a Difference
Gary M. Peters, Michael Wayne Hook, Mark S. Garner, Jeffrey M. Magniez, Charles W. McKinney, and Jordan S. Nanney

Bobwhite Translocation

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Contributions of Translocation to Northern Bobwhite Population Recovery
D. Clay Sisson, Theron M. Terhune II, William E. Palmer, and Reggie Thackston

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The Effect of Age-At-Release on Survival of Adoptive Parent-Reared Bobwhite Chicks
Kyle D. Lunsford, Theron M. Terhune II, and James A. Martin

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Testing Northern Bobwhite Reintroduction Techniques in the Northern Edge of Their Range
William Macaluso, Christopher K. Williams, and Theron M. Terhune II

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Summer Survival of Translocated Northern Bobwhite in the New Jersey Pine Barrens: Preliminary Results
Philip M. Coppola, Kaili R. Stevens, Christopher K. Williams, Theron M. Terhune II, John P. Parke, and John Cecil

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Winter Survival and Habitat Selection by Translocated Northern Bobwhite in the New Jersey Pine Barrens: Preliminary Results
Kaili R. Stevens, Philip M. Coppola, Christopher K. Williams, Theron M. Terhune II, John P. Parke, and John Cecil

Bobwhite Population Ecology and Behavior

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Foraging Behavior of Northern Bobwhites in Relation to Resource Availability
Ryan S. Miller, William E. Palmer, Shane D. Wellendorf, and L. Wes Burger Jr.

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Northern Bobwhite Home Range Sizes and Movements in South Texas
Katherine S. Miller, Fidel Hernández, Leonard A. Brennan, Randy W. DeYoung, and X. Ben Wu

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Northern Bobwhite Nest Site Selection in Field Borders
Danielle J. Berger, Jessica N. Piispanen, Tim F. Ginnett, and Jason D. Riddle

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Estimates of Northern Bobwhite Neonate Survival
Theron M. Terhune II, Richard B. Chandler, and James A. Martin

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Patch Size and Nest Density Influence Nest Survival
Victoria L. Simonsen and Joseph J. Fontaine

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Effects of Growing Season Fire on Northern Bobwhite Nest Site Selection and Survival
Sarah B. Rosche, Christopher E. Moorman, Christopher S. Deperno, and Jeffrey G. Jones

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Influence of Northern Bobwhite Nest Site Selection on Nest Survival in an Agricultural Landscape
Andy D. Richardson, Christopher E. Moorman, Craig Harper, Mark D. Jones, and Benjy M. Strope

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Evaluation of Land Restoration Practices on Northern Bobwhite Productivity in North-Central Texas: Preliminary Results
Danielle Belleny, Heather Mathewson, Jeff Breeden, John Tomeček, T. Wayne Schwertner, and James Giocomo

Bobwhite Population Estimation

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Statistical Population Reconstruction Using Wings from Harvested Northern Bobwhites Can Inform Management
Theron M. Terhune II, Kristen M. Malone, D. Clay Sisson, and James A. Martin

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Comparison of Dog Surveys and Fall Covey Surveys in Estimating Fall Population Trends of Northern Bobwhite
Evan P. Tanner, R. Dwayne Elmore, David K. Dahlgren, Craig A. Davis, and Samuel D. Fuhlendorf

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Distance Sampling to Assess Post-Grazing Northern Bobwhite Recovery in South Texas
Rachel A. Smith, Leonard A. Brennan, Fidel Hernández, and Humberto L. Perotto-Baldivieso

Bobwhite Hunting

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Hunter-Covey Interactions Using Pointing Bird Dogs
Theron M. Terhune II, Diana J. McGrath, Seth Wood, and James A. Martin

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Factors Influencing Northern Bobwhite Hunter Success on a Public Wildlife Management Area in Kentucky
Jarred M. Brooke, John J. Morgan, Danna L. Baxley, Craig Harper, and Pat Keyser

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Evaluating Hunting Success of Pen-Reared and Wild Northern Bobwhite in a Reclaimed Kentucky Mineland
Jeremy P. Orange, John M. Yeiser, Danna L. Baxley, John J. Morgan, and Ben A. Robinson

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Refining the Hunting Zone of Hunter-Covey Interface Models
James A. Martin, Diana J. McGrath, Seth Wood, and Theron M. Terhune II

Bobwhite Physiology and Genetics

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Genetic Diversity and Relatedness Within and Among Northern Bobwhite Coveys in South Texas
Katherine S. Miller, Leonard A. Brennan, Randy W. DeYoung, Fidel Hernández, and X. Ben Wu

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Effect of Temperature and Wind on Metabolism of Northern Bobwhite in Winter
L. Wes Burger Jr., Thomas V. Dailey, Mark R. Ryan, and Eric Kurzejeski

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Using First Passage Time Analysis to Identify Foraging Patterns of the Northern Bobwhite
Diana J. McGrath, Theron M. Terhune II, and James A. Martin

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Genetic Structure of Northern Bobwhite in the Rolling Plains
Peter E. Schlichting, Melanie Murphy, Byron R. Buckley, and C. Brad Dabbert

Bobwhite Mortality Factors: Disease, Pesticides, and Predation

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Free-ranging, Northern Bobwhite Submissions to the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study (1982-2015)
Roger Applegate, Richard W. Gerhold Jr., Heather Fenton, and John R. Fischer

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A Brief History of Insecticides and Quail
Amanda Gobeli, Caitlin Thompson, and Kelly S. Reyna

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Use of Extinguish Plus™ to Reduce Red Imported Fire Ants and Increase Northern Bobwhite Abundance
James W. Caldwell, Nova J. Silvy, Roel R. Lopez, Fred E. Smeins, Michael E. Morrow, Brian L. Pierce, and Israel D. Parker

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Impacts of Red Imported Fire Ants on Northern Bobwhite Nest Survival
Angelina M. Haines, D. Clay Sisson, Robert A. Gitzen, Christopher A. Lepczyk, William E. Palmer, and Theron M. Terhune II

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Landscape Features Affecting Northern Bobwhite Predator-Specific Nest Failures in Southeastern USA
Susan N. Ellis-Felege, Shannon E. Albeke, Nathan P. Nibbelink, Michael J. Conroy, D. Clay Sisson, William E. Palmer, and John P. Carroll

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Habitat, Climate, and Raptors as Factors in the Northern Bobwhite Decline: A Multi-Scale Analysis
John T. Edwards, Fidel Hernández, David B. Wester, Leonard A. Brennan, Chad Parent, and Robert Perez

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Effect of Meso-Mammal Nest Predator Activity on Northern Bobwhite Nest Success
Alexander L. Jackson, William E. Palmer, D. Clay Sisson, Theron M. Terhune II, and James A. Martin

Western Quail

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Evaluation of Population Indices and Estimators for Scaled Quail in the Rolling Plains of Texas
Bradley Kubečka, John T. Edwards, Fidel Hernández, and Dale Rollins

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Population Trends and a Revised Management Plan for Quail in California
Katherine S. Miller, Matt G. Meshriy, and Scott S. Gardner

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Ranges and Movements of Montezuma Quail in Southeast Arizona
Pedro M. Chavarria, Nova J. Silvy, Roel R. Lopez, Donald S. Davis, and Angel Montoya

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Survival Demographics of Montezuma Quail in Southeast Arizona
Pedro M. Chavarria, Nova J. Silvy, Roel R. Lopez, Donald S. Davis, and Angel Montoya

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A Presence-Absence Survey to Monitor Montezuma Quail in Western Texas
Cristela Gonzalez Sanders, Fidel Hernández, Leonard A. Brennan, Andrew N. Tri, and Robert Perez

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Efficacy of a Soft Release Strategy for Translocating Scaled Quail in the Rolling Plains of Texas
Rebekah E. Ruzicka, Kara B. Campbell, Michelle C. Downey, Dale Rollins, Bradley Kubečka, Matthew Poole, and Donald C. Ruthven

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Survival and Nesting Ecology of Scaled Quail in the Trans-Pecos, Texas
Carlos E. Gonzalez Gonzalez, Louis A. Harveson, and Ryan S. Luna

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Conservation Status of the Masked Bobwhite in Sonora, Mexico
David García-Solórzano, Edgardo López-González, and Carlos González-Rebeles Islas

Closing Remarks

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Thomas V. Dailey and Roger Applegate