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EXPLORE ALL THE NEWS FROM QUAIL COUNTRY, PLAN YOUR HUNTS, AND KEEP AUTUMN TRADITIONS ALIVE.

Winter snowstorms, spring rains, summer drought: There's much that can affect our favorite bird in that "quail hunter's purgatory" that stretches from the final day of last year's quail season to the first sunrise of a new season's opener, and much speculation about how the new season will shake out. With fall now upon us and opening day so close we can feel it, this is the time we as quail hunters live for. 

Quail Forever’s 2019 Fall Hunting Forecast is here once again to help you plan your season. It runs down the state-by-state quail news and insights you need to complete your fall hunting plans, whether those plans involve out-of-state adventures, closed-to-home hunts, or both. We've got you covered with the most extensive, detailed, up-to-date forecasts available.
 

WHILE WINTER AND SPRING CONDITIONS AFFECTED QUAIL RECRUITMENT IN SOME REGIONS, ACROSS MUCH OF QUAIL RANGE NUMBERS EITHER HELD STEADY OR SLIGHTLY INCREASED

Mild winters and timely moisture in states like Arizona and New Mexico brought some much-needed improvement in desert quail numbers, while across the southern and central plains and areas of the southeast, heavy spring rains put a damper on early nesting success in many areas, but also helped stoke excellent summer cover. In the southeast, birds will be earned, but can be found in areas of managed habitat and where the hard work and dedication of Quail Forever chapters is paying off with more habitat on the ground.
 
The bottom line everywhere is habitat. Thank you for your support of The Habit Organization. Now it’s time to harvest some rewards from the hard-earned dollars you’ve given to QF, and your hard work. If you’re not yet a member, it’s time to join.

Here’s to tight-holding coveys and happy bird dogs on bluebird autumn days. Have a great hunt!