The 2012 quail nesting season in South Texas got off to a great start because of some late winter and early spring rains. The month of June was extremely hot and dry. Those tough conditions probably curtailed a good bit of nesting activity. As I type this—in mid-July—we have had two weeks of unsettled weather with frequent but widely scattered storm cells throughout South Texas. Technically, we are still enduring drought conditions. Biologically, however, we received enough rain to get the quail production engine started, and keep it running, in at least some places. Thus, we have a basis for some cautious optimism this coming hunting season….Read more about quail management in South Texas here.