Ohio – Heavy Snow Deals Quail Blow
Forecast: Heavy, continuous snow cover over much of the state from late January through early March likely impacted over-winter quail survival in Ohio, says Nathan Stricker, upland biologist with the Ohio Division of Wildlife. The statewide whistle count exhibited abundance indices down approximately 8 percent from 2010, though Ohio’s distribution index increased slightly from last year. Stricker notes hunters should focus their attention on Highland, Adams and Brown Counties for the greatest success.Season Dates: November 4, 2011 through November 27, 2011, Youth Season is October 22-23 and October 29-30, 2011
Daily Bag Limit: 4
Possession Limit: NA
Field Notes: Continuing collaboration with the Ohio State University will look at the benefits of edge habitat practices for over-winter survival in rural landscapes. This will provide management officials and the general public with more complete management practices for quail in Ohio.
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