- Sep 5, 2021
- west tn
They traded quail for turkeys
Name a government agency that HAS impressed you. They're all pathetic and arrogant.Another sad thing from the TWRA. It has been 30 years of more since the quail population declined. So glad the TWRA got right on that issue
The TWRA is so sad it is not even funny anymore.
always puzzled me how coturnix quail have been domesticated for thousands of years and their eggs are still camo but yet bobwhites haven’t been domesticated but basically a hundred years or so and their eggs are as white as snow.Here are a bunch of eggs!
They've been saying that for years. They're all talk.
For starters, they could keep the people that pay their way up to date on what they're doing. I personally don't see them doing much other than burning our gas and writing tickets. I saw them drive all the way across the lake to harass two people on kayaks.SSlater & Headhunter.....I understand the frustration with quail numbers and I'm certainly not trying to argue....but I'm asking the question....what do we want TWRA to do? Or better yet....what should TWRA have done many years ago when quail numbers began to trend down?
I know what we are doing on our farm....allowing sections of it to return to old field growth, bush hogging strips, not hunting what few quail we have, etc.....and I know we need to be more aggressive with a trapping program.
And I have very fond memories of quail hunting as a kid behind some fine dogs....today that farm that we hunted often is a golf course....manicured and beutiful for the golfer.....but not very pretty for the bird hunter.
So what is or was TWRA to do specifically pertaining to the issues quail face in Tennessee? Again, not arguing...just asking? Honest question that I don't know the answer too?
For starters, they could keep the people that pay their way up to date on what they're doing.
Let's look at the facts, TWRA has very little property to try to reestablish any thing, they cant demand that folks let their fields grow up, how many folks kill a limit of quail any year or what was the last year you did? , all these folks beating on TWRA how much property do you own and manage for birds? will they pay the tax's on your land or are you raising crops and cows or hay? the country has been changing since the 1800's and it's really nobody's fault as folks have to make a living 1 way or the other, it's easy to point fingers but finding anything that was done wrong is a lot harder imo. Our only chance of saving a small population is TWRA ,
Same for me. Not a lot of birds, maybe two coveys that will vary from six to ten birds each, but they seem to be hanging on.Quail still use my place but you have to have briars and tall unsightly weeds in what used to be a farm. We never mow it all at once, sort of rotate it in sections. The other part is trap and remove all the predators you can.
Hopefully they continue to raise and some fly ya'lls way.