|Statement||[by Donald M. Hoffman.|
|Series||[Colorado Game, Fish and Parks Dept.] Technical publication, no. 18|
|Contributions||Colorado. Game Research Division.|
|LC Classifications||QL696.G27 H64|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||47|
|LC Control Number||67065464|
Details about The Scaled Quail in Colorado - Range, Population, Harvest - Wildlife Bklt Colorado History - HB Book - Colorado Homes, by; Sandra Dallas - $ Free shipping. Colorado History - Prisons of Canon City - Images of America Series, $Seller Rating: % positive. A windsept shortgrass prairie full of cholla, prickly pear, soapweed yucca, blue grama and buffalo grasses, prairie sage wort and junipers were the settings for a great day of chasing scaled quail in the canyon lands of eastern Colorado. Dry southwestern grasslands provide a home for this blue-gray quail. Coveys of Scaled Quail travel about on foot; even when disturbed, they tend to run rather than flying. In the concealing cover of the short grass they can be inconspicuous except in spring, . 8 Scaled Quail in Texas Table 1 Observed age ratios of scaled quail by method, state and author. Author State Young:adult Comments Wallmo () Texas hunter bag Gallizioli & Swank () Arizona hunter bag Schemnitz () Oklahoma hunter bag Hoffman () Colorado hunter bag Snyder () Colorado – hunter bag.
Scaled Quail are found in the arid regions of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and central Mexico. Prefers open areas of dry grassland with mixed cactus and shrubbery. Pale gray overall, with a distinctive scaled pattern on the neck, chest and underside. Groups of Scaled Quail scurry through the desert grasslands of the southwestern United States, calling softly to each other to stay in contact. These elegant brownish-gray birds have an understated crest with a buffy top and a marvelous pattern of dark brown and gray-buff on the breast and belly. When encountering people or predators, the birds dash away through the brush, or else fly a short. Small groups scurry around under cactus and mesquite trees in desert habitats across Mexico and the Southwest US. Plain gray-brown with prominent scalloping on the breast. Short, ‘cotton top’ crest. Lacks black patches on face found on other quail. With very good quail populations in Colorado and hunting seasons extending into January, it’s a great time to get out and go quail hunting. Trent Verquer, Grasslands Habitat Coordinator for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, shows how to identify and locate scaled and northern bobwhite quail in eastern Colorado.
Bobwhite quail numbers in the southeast region looked pretty good, while scaled quail are a bit down from the heyday of a few years ago. In the Northeast, bobwhite quail have mixed results – some properties have good covies and good size to the covies, while other properties, not so much. It’s looking like a spotty hit or miss quail hunting this season. Hail Impacts Hunting Strategies. Blue Scale Quail originated in the Southwest and South Central parts of the United States, particularly in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma. They are considered to be widespread and common. These birds prefer a habitat of sand sagebrush, juniper, and tend to inhabit large rolling lands abundant with shortgrass, cactus, sand shinnery oak. From that point on, I was addicted to scaled quail. Addicted is a potent word but I dreamt in scaled quail! Passion can become addiction! Over the next 5 or 6 years we learned the ranch and all the coveted coveys it held! At one point, we knew where there were 30 coveys of scaled quail some coveys were plus birds. Scaled quail Photo courtesy AZGFD. Because hunting there at 4, to 6, feet elevation involved six to 10 miles of walking a day, it also was a perfect place to check out the svelte and lively gauge Benelli Ethos semi-auto shotgun.