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National Quail Symposium Proceedings

Volume 6 (2009)

Front Cover

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Front Cover
Audrey Owens and J. P. Bond

Front Matter

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Title Page
Sandra B. Cedarbaum, Brant C. Faircloth, Theron M. Terhune, Jeffrey J. Thompson, and John P. Carroll

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Forward
Bill Palmer

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Acknowledgments
Sandra B. Cedarbaum, Brant C. Faircloth, Theron M. Terhune, Jeffrey J. Thompson, and John P. Carroll

Invited Manuscripts

Habitat Management

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Testing the Value of Prickly Pear Cactus as a Nest-Predator Deterrent for Northern Bobwhite
Fidel Hernandez, Scott E. Henke, Nova J. Silvy, and Dale Rollins

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Impact of Game Crops Intensification and Hunting Management on Red-Legged Partridge
Fancoise Ponce-Boutin, Jean-Francois Mathon, and Tanguy Le Brun

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Effect of Supplemental Feeding on Winter Diet and Body Mass of Northern Bobwhites
Ryan E. Whitelaw, William E. Palmer, Shane D. Wellendorf, and John P. Carroll

Abundance Estimation

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Refining the Morning Covey-Call Survey to Estimate Northern Bobwhite Abundance
Joshua P. Rusk, Jason L. Scott, Fidel Hernandez, and Fred C. Bryant

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Estimating Sample Sizes for Distance Sampling of Autumn Northern Bobwhite Calling Coveys
Mark D. Smith, Richard G. Hamrick, L. Wes Burger Jr., and John P. Carroll

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Summer Male Call Index Relative to Nesting Chronology and Autumn Density of the Northern Bobwhite
Theron M. Terhune, Richard G. Hamrick, D. Clay Sisson, and H. Lee Stribling

Brood Ecology

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Invertebrate Biomass and Richness in Various Food Plot Types in East Texas
Charles W. Anderson, R. Montague Whiting Jr., Donald R. Dietz, and Richard M. Capps

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Integrating Burning and Insecticide to Reduce Fire Ant Impacts on Bobwhite Chicks
Amy Norton Johnson, C. Brad Dabbert, Robert B. Mitchell, and Harlan G. Thorvilson

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Northern Bobwhite Brood Habitat Selection in South Florida
Nevena Martin, James A. Martin, and John P. Carroll

Conservation

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Managing Black-throated Bobwhite for Sustainability in Belize: Preliminary Results of a Population Study
Jack Eitniear, Reynold Cal, Wilbur Martinez, Omar Fiqueroa, and John Baccus

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Delineation of Gambel's Quail Habitat in the Trans-Pecos, Texas
Alfonso Ortega-Sanchez, Louis A. Harveson, Roel R. Lopez, and Michael R. Sullins

Game Bird Genetics

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Release of Pen-reared Bobwhites: Potential Consequences to the Genetic Integrity of Resident Wild Populations
Kristine O. Evans, Mark D. Smith, Loren W. Burger Jr., Rachel J. Chambers, Allan E. Houston, and Rick Carlisle

Habitat

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Effects of Sex, Age, and Habitat on Northern Bobwhite Spring Dispersal Patterns
M. Patrick Cook, Richard G. Hamrick, and John P. Carroll

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Usable Space Versus Food Quantity in Bobwhite Habitat Management
Douglas S. Cram, Ronald E. Masters, Fred S. Guthery, David M. Engle, and Warren G. Montague

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Winter Food Habits and Preferences of Northern Bobwhites in East Texas
Donald R. Dietz Jr., R. Montague Whiting Jr., and Nancy E. Koerth

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Habitat Use and Survival of Gray Partridge Pairs in Bavaria, Germany
Wolfgang Kaiser, Ilse Storch, and John P. Carroll

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Effects of Timber Density on Northern Bobwhite Autumn Abundance
Ian T. Little, Shane D. Wellendorf, William E. Palmer, and John P. Carroll

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Usable Space Versus Habitat Quality in Forest Management for Bobwhites
Ronald E. Masters, Fred S. Guthery, W. Russ Walsh, Douglass S. Cram, and Warren G. Montague

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Species Visitation at Quail Feeders and Guzzlers in Southern New Mexico
Dale Rollins, Ben D. Taylor, Troy D. Sparks, Tom E. Wadell, and George Richards

Habitat Management

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Testing the Value of Prickly Pear Cactus as a Nest-Predator Deterrent for Northern Bobwhite
Fidel Hernandez, Scott E. Henke, Nova J. Silvy, and Dale Rollins

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Impact of Game Crops Intensification and Hunting Management on Red-Legged Partridge
Fancoise Ponce-Boutin, Jean-Francois Mathon, and Tanguy Le Brun

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Effect of Supplemental Feeding on Winter Diet and Body Mass of Northern Bobwhites
Ryan E. Whitelaw, William E. Palmer, Shane D. Wellendorf, and John P. Carroll

Policy and Conservation

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Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands and Ring-Necked Pheasant Abundance in Minnesota
James F. Drake, Richard O. Kimmel, J. David Smith, and Gary Oehlert

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Methods for Controlling Woody Invasian into CRP Fields in Tennessee
John P. Gruchy, Craig A. Harper, and Matthew J. Gray

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Long-Term Climate Trends and Northern Bobwhite Populations in South Texas
Jeffrey J. Lusk, Fred S. Guthery, Markus J. Peterson, and Stephen J. DeMaso

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Summary of Georgia's Bobwhite Quail Initiative 2000-2005.
Reggie E. Thackston, Chris D. Baumann, Bobby T. Bond, and Mark D. Whitney

Restocking

Survival and Predation

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Survival and Habitat Use of Wild Pheasant Broods on Farmland in Lower Austria
Thomas H. Bliss, Brandon C. Anderson, Roger A.H. Draycott, and John P. Carroll

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A Review of Crippling Loss for Northern Bobwhites
Aaron M. Haines, Fidel Hernandez, Scott E. Henke, and Ralph L. Bingham

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Fate and Survival of Radio-marked Montezuma Quail
Froylan Hernandez, Eric Garza, Louis A.H. Harveson, and Clay E. Brewer

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Over-winter Survival of Northern Bobwhite in Relation to Landscape Composition and Structure
R. Douglass Holt, Loren W. Burger Jr., Bruce D. Leopold, and Dave Godwin

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Survival of Female Scaled Quail During the Breeding Season at Three Sites in the Chihuahuan Desert
Dale Rollins, Ben D. Taylor, Troy D. Sparks, Robert J. Buntyn, Scott E. Lerich, Louis A. Harveson, Tom E. Wadell, and Cody B. Scott

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Survival and Causes of Mortality for Northern Bobwhites in the Southeastern USA
D. Clay Sisson, Theron M. Terhune, H. Lee Stribling, Jerald F. Sholar, and Steven D. Mitchell

Techniques

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Necklace-Type Transmitter Attachment Method for Ruffed Grouse Chicks
Christopher A. Dobony, Brian W. Smith, John W. Edwards, and Thomas J. Allen

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A Method for Determining Asymptotes of Home-Range Area Curves
Aaron M. Haines, Fidel Hernandez, Scott E. Henke, and Ralph L. Bingham

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Age Determination of Pheasants (Phasianus Colchicus) using Discriminant Analysis
Maureen I.A. Woodburn, John P. Carroll, Peter A. Robertson, and Andrew N. Hoodless

Telemetry Effects

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Additional Evidence Against Radio-handicapping of Northern Bobwhites
D. Clay Sisson, Theron M. Terhune, and H. Lee Stribling

Index

Back Cover

Full Issue

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Full Issue
Sandra B. Cedarbaum, Brant C. Faircloth, Theron M. Terhune, Jeffrey J. Thompson, and John P. Carroll