Quail Emphasis Areas

Twenty-One Conservation Areas Emphasize Quail Management

If you're looking for new places to pursue quail, check out the Department's 21 Quail Emphasis Areas. These are located throughout the state, and recently the Department has ramped-up quail habitat-improvement efforts on them.

One quail per two acres

The long-term goal for Quail Emphasis Areas is to reverse the decline in quail and quail hunting, and increase bobwhite population in at least five of the next ten years (2014-2024).

Check regulations and restrictions before you go

Most Quail Emphasis Areas are subject to statewide regulations for quail hunting. A few areas have some hunting restrictions in order to protect the quail population from heavy hunting pressure. For additional information on Quail Emphasis Areas, call the phone numbers attached to each conservation area in the table.

Quail Emphasis Areas

Quail Area Name County Region Phone Number
Seat (Emmett and Leah) Memorial Worth/Gentry Northwest 660-646-6122
Happy Holler Lake Andrew Northwest 816-271-3100
Bonanza Caldwell Northwest 660-646-6122
Bunch Hollow Carroll Northwest 660-646-6122
Poosey Grundy/Livingston Northwest 660-646-6122
Sever Lake (Henry) Knox Northeast 660-785-2420
Thomas Hill Reservoir Macon/Randolph Northeast 660-785-2420
Kearn (J. N. Turkey) Memorial Johnson, Pettis Kansas City 660-530-5500
Lamine River Cooper/Morgan Central 660-530-5500
Whetstone Creek Callaway Central 573-254-3330
Blind Pony Lake Saline Central 660-335-4531
White (William G. and Erma Parke White) Memorial Lincoln St. Louis 636-441-4554
Logan (William R.) Lincoln St. Louis 636-441-4554
Bois D’Arc Greene Southwest 417-895-6880
Talbot (Robert E.) Lawrence Southwest 417-895-6880
Shawnee Trail Barton Southwest 417-629-3423
Stockton Lake Cedar/Dade/Polk Southwest 417-895-6880
White River Trace Dent Ozark 573-368-2225
Cover Prairie (Dan and Maureen) Memorial Howell Ozark 417-256-7161
Maintz Wildlife Preserve Cape Girardeau Southeast 573-290-5730
Crowleys Ridge Stoddard Southeast 573-290-5730
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