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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 7 (2012)

Front Cover

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Front Cover
Audrey K. Owens and Heather Inman

Front Matter

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Title Page
Thomas V. Dailey and Clait E. Braun

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Forward
Thomas V. Dailey

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Acknowledgments
Mike Rabe and Tom Dailey

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Awards
Leonard Brennan

Plenary Sessions

Bobwhite Habitat Management

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Impacts of Invasive, Exotic Grasses on Quail of Southwestern Rangelands: A Decade of Progress?
William P. Kuvlesky Jr., Leonard A. Brennan, Timothy E. Fulbright, Fidel Hernandez, Steven J. DeMaso, Joseph P. Sands, Robert M. Perez, and Jason B. Hardin

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Quail Response to Two Large-Scale Wildfires in the Texas Panhandle
Kenneth A. Cearley, Dale Rollins, and Brandon Wilson

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Distance-Based Habitat Associations of Northern Bobwhites in a Fescue-Dominated Landscape in Kansas
Brian E. Flock, Philip S. Gipson, Roger D. Applegate, and Warren B. Ballard

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Nest-Site Characteristics of Northern Bobwhites Translocated Into Weeping Lovegrass CRP
C. Wade Abbott, C. Brad Dabbert, Duane R. Lucia, Robert B. Mitchell, and Alicia K. Andes

Bobwhite Artificial Management and Research

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Survival and Reproduction of Parent-Reared Northern Bobwhites
William E. Palmer, Randy D. Cass, Shane D. Wellendorf, Jerald F. Sholar, Theron M. Terhune, and John P. Carroll

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Hunter Harvest of Pen-Reared Northern Bobwhites Released From the Surrogator
Reggie E. Thackston, D. Clay Sisson, Tyson L. Crouch, Danna L. Baxley, and Ben A. Robinson

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Propagation Effectiveness of the Surrogator for Northern Bobwhites in Southern Texas
John C. Kinsey, Michael F. Small, Thomas R. Simpson, Robert M. Perez, and John T. Baccus

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Fecundity of Wild Northern Bobwhite Hens Under Hatchery Conditions
John T. Baccus, Kevin W. Dees, Michael F. Small, and Thomas R. Simpson

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Effects of Two Commercial Game Bird Feeds on Captive Northern Bobwhite Chick Growth Rates
Andrew N. Tri, Fidel Hernandez, David G. Hewitt, and William P. Kuvlesky Jr.

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Preference and Nutrition of Quail Breeder 16, Common Agricultural Feeds, and a Mix of Native Seeds as Northern Bobwhite Food
Jonathan A. Larson, Timothy E. Fulbright, Leonard A. Brennan, Fidel Hernandez, and Fred C. Bryant

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Effects of Carbohydrate-Based and Protein-Carbohydrate Rations on Wild Bobwhite Nesting and Harvest Demographics
Andrew N. Tri, Fidel Hernandez, David G. Hewitt, William P. Kuvlesky Jr., and Leonard A. Brennan

Bobwhite Brood Ecology

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Habitat Selection by Northern Bobwhite Broods in Pine Savanna Ecosystems
William E. Palmer, D. Clay Sisson, Shane D. Wellendorf, Allan M. Bostick III, Theron M. Terhune, and Tyson L. Crouch

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Arthropod Consumption by Northern Bobwhite Chicks in Managed Tall Fescue Monocultures
Douglas C. Osborne, Donald W. Sparling, and Thomas V. Dailey

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Do Beneficial Insect Habitats Also Provide Quality Brood Habitat for Northern Bobwhite?
Charles J. Plush, Christopher E. Moorman, David B. Orr, and Chris Reberg-Horton

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Impacts of Bermudagrass on Northern Bobwhite Chicks: Mobility and Heat Exposure
James A. Martin, Jason Burkhart, Reggie E. Thackston, and John P. Carroll

Bobwhite Abundance Estimation

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Expanding Predictive Assessment of Northern Bobwhite Covey Calling Rates to Incorporate Regional Effects
Kristine O. Evans, L. Wes Burger Jr., Thomas V. Dailey, Beth A. Emmerich, Shane D. Wellendorf, Ted P. Seiler, and William E. Palmer

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Monitoring Northern Bobwhite Breeding Populations in the Central Hardwoods Bird Conservation Region
Christopher M. Lituma, David A. Buehler, Evan P. Tanner, Ashley M. Unger, John J. Morgan, Patrick D. Keyser, and Craig A. Harper

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Calling Rates of Male Bobwhites During Summer in North Florida
Shane D. Wellendorf and William E. Palmer

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Summer Whistle Counts, Roadside Counts, and Fall Abundance of Northern Bobwhite
Chad J. Parent, Fidel Hernandez, Mick Hellickson, Marc Bartoskewitz, and Matthew J. Schnupp

Bobwhite Harvest Management

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Factors Influencing Northern Bobwhite Hunting Success on Two South Georgia Plantations
Shane D. Wellendorf, William E. Palmer, and D. Clay Sisson

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Field Application of Sustained-Yield Harvest Management for Northern Bobwhite in Texas
Joseph P. Sands, Matthew J. Schnupp, Trent W. Teinert, Stephen J. DeMaso, Fidel Hernandez, Leonard A. Brennan, Dale Rollins, and Robert M. Perez

Bobwhite Population Dynamics

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A Mid-Atlantic and a National Population Model of Northern Bobwhite Demographic Sensitivity
Christopher K. Williams, Brett K. Sandercock, Michael Lohr, and Paul M. Castelli

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Temporal and Spatial Trends of Northern Bobwhite Survival and Nest Success
Chad J. Parent, Fidel Hernandez, David B. Wester, and Fred C. Bryant

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Demographic Analysis of a Declining Northern Bobwhite Population in Southwestern Ohio
Robert J. Gates, Adam K. Janke, Marjorie R. Liberati, and Mark J. Wiley

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Spring Dispersal of Northern Bobwhites in Southwestern Ohio
Marjorie R. Liberati and Robert J. Gates

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Survival of Radio-Marked Versus Leg-Banded Northern Bobwhite in Kentucky
Evan P. Tanner, Ashley M. Unger, Patrick D. Keyser, Craig A. Harper, Joseph D. Clark, and John J. Morgan

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Northern Bobwhite Survival Related to Movement on a Reclaimed Surface Coal Mine
Ashley M. Unger, Evan P. Tanner, Craig A. Harper, Patrick D. Keyser, and John J. Morgan

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Age-Specific Nesting Performance by Northern Bobwhites
Ryan S. Miller, William E. Palmer, and Shane D. Wellendorf

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Northern Bobwhite Age Ratios and Productivity at the Individual Property Scale in South Texas
Joseph P. Sands, Andrew N. Tri, Leonard A. Brennan, Fidel Hernandez, Stephen J. DeMaso, and Robert M. Perez

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Parasitic Eyeworm (Oxyspirura Petrowi) in Northern Bobwhites from the Rolling Plains of Texas, 2007–2011
Stacie M. Villarreal, Alan M. Fedynich, Leonard A. Brennan, and Dale Rollins

Bobwhite Genetics

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Genetic Structure of Northern Bobwhites in Northeast Mississippi and Southwest Tennessee
Kristine O. Evans, Loren W. Burger Jr., and William E. Palmer

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Northern Bobwhite Population Structure and Diversity in Texas and the Great Plains
Katherine S. Miller, Leonard A. Brennan, Randall W. DeYoung, Fidel Hernandez, and X. Ben Wu

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Genetic Structure and Diversity in South Texas Bobwhites: Implications for Conservation
Randall W. DeYoung, Erin M. Wehland, Damon L. Williford, Angeline Zamorano, Joseph P. Sands, Leonard A. Brennan, Fidel Hernandez, Stephen J. DeMaso, and Robert M. Perez

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Phylogeography of Bobwhites
Damon L. Williford, Randall W. DeYoung, Leonard A. Brennan, Fidel Hernandez, and Rodney L. Honeycutt

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The Sexual Proclivities of Northern Bobwhites
Brant C. Faircloth, William E. Palmer, Theron M. Terhune, Patricia A. Gowaty, and John P. Carroll

Bobwhite Predation

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Exclosures: An Experimental Technique for Protection of Northern Bobwhite Nests
Joseph H. Treadway Jr., C. Brad Dabbert, Robert B. Mitchell, and Byron R. Buckley

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Annual Variation in Northern Bobwhite Survival and Raptor Migration
R. Douglas Holt, L. Wes Burger Jr., Bruce D. Leopold, and K. David Godwin

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Spatial Analysis of Predator Abundance and Northern Bobwhite Nest Success in Southern Texas
Ian C. Trewella, Chad J. Parent, Fidel Hernandez, and Fred C. Bryant

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Threat Avoidance Behavior and Land Use of the Northern Bobwhite in the Rolling Plains of Texas
Rebecca Perkins, Clint W. Boal, Dale Rollins, and Robert M. Perez

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Coyote Diets on the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch, Texas
Mark A. Tyson, Dale Rollins, Warren B. Ballard, Philip S. Gipson, and Lloyd LaCoste

Bobwhite Conservation Planning

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Application of Metapopulation Theory to Northern Bobwhite Conservation
Joseph P. Sands, Stephen J. DeMaso, Leonard A. Brennan, Damon L. Williford, Randall W. DeYoung, Erin M. Wehland, Fidel Hernandez, and Katherine S. Miller

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A County-Based Northern Bobwhite Habitat Prioritization Model for Kentucky
John J. Morgan, Gary Sprandel, Ben A. Robinson, and Keith Wethington

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Development and Implementation of a Successful Northern Bobwhite Translocation Program in Georgia
D. Clay Sisson, William E. Palmer, Theron M. Terhune, and Reggie E. Thackston

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Value of Private Lands Managed for Wild Northern Bobwhites in the Deep South
William E. Palmer, Shane D. Wellendorf, D. Clay Sisson, and B. Bostick

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Private Landowners’ Willingness to Enroll Their Properties in a Public Hunting Access Program in Northeast Missouri
Thomas B. Treiman, Thomas V. Dailey, Ronald A. Reitz, and Heather J. Scroggins

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Rowing Against the Tide: Getting Landowners to Manage Habitat for Their Favorite Wildlife Species, Bobwhites
Thomas V. Dailey, Ronald A. Reitz, Heather J. Scroggins, William T. White, Thomas B. Treiman, and Nigel Hoilet

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Using the Conservation Planning Tool to Effectively Recover Northern Bobwhites: An Example for States to Effectively Step-Down the NBCI Plan
Theron M. Terhune, William E. Palmer, Thomas V. Dailey, Billy Dukes, Charles L. McKelvy, John J. Morgan, James C. Pitman, Marc Puckett, and Reggie E. Thackston

Western Quail

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An Analysis of Masked Bobwhite Collection Locales and Habitat Characteristics
David E. Brown, Kevin B. Clark, Randall D. Babb, and Grant Harris

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Review of the Masked Bobwhite Recovery Effort
Dan Cohan, Mary Hunnicutt, Sally Gall, and Juliette Gutierrez

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Use of Portable Infrared Cameras to Facilitate Detection and Capture Success of Montezuma Quail
Pedro M. Chavarria, Alison R. Kocek, Nova J. Silvy, and Roel R. Lopez

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Post-Fire Succession and Montezuma Quail in a Semi-Desert Grassland of Southeast Arizona
Pedro M. Chavarria, Nova J. Silvy, Roel R. Lopez, Christine Hass, and Linda Kennedy

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Impact of Inclement Weather on Overwinter Mortality of Montezuma Quail in Southeast Arizona
Pedro M. Chavarria, Angel Montoya, Nova J. Silvy, and Roel R. Lopez

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Spatial Ecology and Habitat Selection of Montezuma Quail in Texas
Curtis D. Greene, Louis A. Harveson, Dale Rollins, and Jonah Evans

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Scaled Quail Reproduction in the Trans-Pecos Region of Texas
Robert J. Buntyn, Eddie K. Lyons, Dale Rollins, and Kenneth A. Cearley

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Evaluation of Survey Indices for Scaled Quail in West Texas
Barrett A. Koennecke, Dale Rollins, Chris Snow, and Jeff White

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The Forgotten Quail Decline: The Plight of Scaled Quail in Texas
Fidel Hernandez, Chad J. Parent, Ian C. Trewella, and Eric D. Grahmann

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Phylogeography of Scaled Quail
Damon L. Williford, Randall W. DeYoung, Leonard A. Brennan, Fidel Hernandez, and Rodney L. Honeycutt

Closing Remarks

Appendices

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Executive Summary, Western Quail Management Plan 2009
Mark L. Zornes and Richard A. Bishop

Back Cover

Full Issue

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Full Issue
Thomas V. Dailey and Clait E. Braun