Boosting quail was focus of national conference hosted by MDC Aug. 1-5 at Springfield

Being flexible and innovative in managing habitat is the way to best boost bobwhite quail and the five other quail species found in America, experts say. Applying research data and field observations may mean modifying long-used practices for quail. Biologists working throughout the United States took those messages home after a national quail conference Aug. 1-5 that was hosted in Springfield by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and conservation partners.