Bobwhite Quail: Total Hunter Kill Compared To Number Retrieved

Thirty-one different hunters using 24 different bird dogs flushed 5691 bobwhites (Colinus virginianus) in 572 man hours of hunting. Hunters fired 2639 shots and retrieved 846 bobwhites (3.1 shots/bird retrieved). For every three birds in the bag, one dead or crippled bird was left in the field. All hunting was done on an area which had a bobwhite density greater than one bird per acre.

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