Guzzlers for Quail in Southern California

Posted Friday May 26, 2017 by wf_admin

An ambitious water source program provided better management of water guzzlers in Southern California for quail and larger animals. Between the 1940s and 1960s the California Department of Fish and Game constructed 2,000 artificial water sources in the state. Unfortunately, over time, the locations of these guzzlers had been lost due to budget cuts and personnel changes. Wildlife Forever and several Quail Unlimited chapters provided global positioning system (GPS) equipment for wildlife biologists to pinpoint the location of these guzzlers in order to maintain them for quail and larger animals. In addition, thirteen new guzzlers were installed in Cleveland and Angeles National Forests and the Fort Hunter Liggett Military Reservation.