Kansas routinely ranks among the top states for quail hunting and there is plenty of it be had in and around Toronto Kansas. The Toronto Wildlife Area offers some of the best bobwhite quail hunting in southeast Kansas with 4,600 acres of land and water for public hunting. If you’re quail hunting in southeast Kansas we’d love it if you stayed at Snag Hollow.
While quail can be found statewide, populations are generally better in the east. The southeast region of the state is usually the top quail producer.Kansas Dept of Wildlife and Park
The abundance of opportunities for Bobwhite Quail has made Kansas one of the more popular destinations among bird hunters worldwide.
It’s hard to spot a Northern Bobwhite, as the bird’s elegantly dappled plumage offers excellent camouflage. They forage in groups, scurrying between cover or bursting into flight if alarmed.
- Because of its history as a game bird, the Northern Bobwhite is one of the most intensively studied bird species in the world. Scientists have researched the impacts of various human activities, from pesticide application to prescribed burning, on both wild and captive bobwhites.
- Northern Bobwhites are divided into 22 subspecies, some of which were formerly considered to be separate species—such as the Masked Bobwhite, the Rufous-bellied Bobwhite, and the Black-headed Bobwhite. Although the females mostly look alike, the males vary dramatically from one subspecies to the next.
- Northern Bobwhites were thought to be monogamous until researchers began radio-tracking individuals to follow their activities. It turns out that both male and female bobwhites can have multiple mates in one season.
- The bobwhite genus is represented by more than 700 known fossils, dug up in sites ranging from Florida to Arizona to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Some of these fossils are at least 2.5 million years old.
- The oldest Northern Bobwhite on record was 6 years, 5 months old. They have short life spans but make up for it with prolific breeding abilities. Under good conditions, a bobwhite pair can produce 2 or 3 broods, totaling 25 offspring or more, in a single breeding season.