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Quail population grows

September 23, 1997
By: Jennifer Sheffield
State Capital Bureau

Quail numbers are up, and that's good news for Missouri hunters.

Jennifer Sheffield has the story in Jefferson City.

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The Missouri Conservation Department says quail numbers are growing.

Populations have doubled in northeastern Missouri and quadrupled in the north-central region since last year.

However, bad conditions in the Ozarks have kept state-wide numbers below the 10-year average.

Jim Low, spokesman for the Conservation Department says the results have a mixed message.

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Contents: He says this year's increase is good news, but that long-term lows warrant attention.

Quail season begins November first and ends January fifteenth.

I'm Jennifer Sheffield in Jefferson City.