“The mating call of the bobwhite quail provides the bird its name, a ringing three-count whistle: bob-bob-white. It is a sound many baby boomers have heard while growing up and one their children might have heard. But it is one their grandchildren may never hear. In many parts of their range — from New England to the Dakotas to Texas — bobwhites have disappeared and the sport of quail hunting has fallen on hard times.”
In Wednesday’s issue of the NY TImes, James Card writes about the tradition of bobwhite quail hunting, the decline of bobwhites and NBCI’s attempt to restore wild quail populations. For more, click HERE.