Quail numbers are up, and that's good news for Missouri hunters.
Jennifer Sheffield has the story in Jefferson City.
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.
Quail season begins November first and ends January fifteenth.
I'm Jennifer Sheffield in Jefferson City.