Do quail adapt well?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by redstarbill, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. redstarbill

    redstarbill Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 23, 2008
    I've been thinking about raising bowhite quail to release into the wild. would they adapt well? there is plenty of woods around me federal and state lands. don't want to try if not a good idea.
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I believe you will need a permit to do that.
  3. Dill

    Dill Chilling Out

    Nov 10, 2008
    No, that's not a good idea. An animal that is used to humans and used to be given its food and water instead of having to look for it can't be released into the wild. they'd die. not to mention they'd be easy prey for "wild" animals.
  4. chuck12

    chuck12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 17, 2008
    The only time Domesticated Bobwhites are released are for controlled hunts,
    except when trained wildlife rehabbers release some, and the released Bobwhites are not from domesticated stock.

    Why would you want to do this anyway?

    I have some land that I wish had more native species of bird inhabiting it but you cannot force nature,.. the birds left for a reason.
  5. redstarbill

    redstarbill Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 23, 2008
    Figured it probably wasn't a good idea, just checking. remember seeing a lot more quail and pheasant around when I was younger. but I guess nature does its thing.
  6. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    thats not a good idea
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    yes normally only hunters release the birds for hunting purposes, but people with a lot of land and appropriate permits and hiding places for the bobwhite quail can release them with the intention of trying to repopulate, but I don't know of any personaly that do this. Most just release them to shoot them.

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