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i know its not season,but when i was a kid we had several covey of quail on dad and grandpas land.probably about 600 acres.there were at least 5 coveys of about 20+ birds.on that same land now there are maybe 20 total.and i know we didnt hunt them out.something happened to the population.this itsnt just on this property but everywhere else too.any ideas or thoughts on what went wrong?i have heard a few reasons but wondering if anybody has heard what really went wrong.i know somebody on here has inside knowledge.

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In the South East a lot of people credit the infestation of fire ants as a big cause of the disappearance of wild quail. The hated ants don't let the mothers nest and protect their eggs. Theres also been a big rise in the coyote population in recent decades. Along with the other reasons mentioned it seems the wild birds can't catch a break.



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