Quail Restoration in Central Ohio

Posted Monday July 24, 2017 by wf_admin

Wildlife Forever teamed up with the Ohio Division of Wildlife and Quail Unlimited to reestablish wild bobwhite quail in Central Ohio. Prior to the joint effort, the project region contained suitable habitat, but no self-sustaining quail after winter blizzards in 1977 and 1978 decimated the population. Quail were successfully trapped in Southwestern Ohio and relocated to nine locations in Central Ohio. The relocation sites were parcels of excellent habitat one square mile in size. Biologists have used the project as a case study to determine the number of birds needed to establish a self-sustaining population, and to evaluate trap and transplant techniques.