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for Upland Gazette Vol. 2 Issue 1, Summer 1997
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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, and N.C. State University have teamed up to initiate a major quail and songbird project. This article provides excerpts from several studies, including the Virginia Quail Nesting Study (completed) and Tall Timbers Quail Research (ongoing) and the Albany Area Quail Management Project (ongoing).
Pen-raised quail are useful for training dogs and for stocking on heavily used, controlled-shooting preserves. However, there is as yet no documented evidence that the release system results in long-term quail restoration. The writer says the best way to restore quail is to restore the habitat first.
This article discusses using native warm-season grass meadows cover and food for small game, mammals, and songbirds. Wildflowers, while creating a pleasant view, also attract butterflies and hummingbirds. The article includes a chart of grasses and wildflowers, the time to plant and the amount per acre.