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Gamebird 2006: Quail VI and Perdix XII

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  • CONACYT-Guyra Paraguay

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Foreword v Acknowledgements vi Editorial Panel vii Sponsors x Invited Manuscripts 2 Integrating Management, Research, and Monitoring: Balancing the 3-Legged Stool. Michael J. Conroy & James T. Peterson . 2 Management of Southern African Gamebirds: Opportunities and Threats. Tim Crowe . 11 Taking the Northern Bobwhite Conservation Initiative to the Next Level. Donald F. McKenzie . 16 Restoring a Gray Partridge (Perdix perdix) Population and the Future of Predation Control. G.R. Potts . 24 Abundance Estimation 27 The GWCT Partridge Count Scheme: A Volunteer-Based Monitoring and Conservation Promotion Scheme. Julie Ewald, Nevile Kingdon, & Hugues Santin-Janin . 27 Refining the Morning Covey-Call Survey to Estimate Northern Bobwhite Abundance. Joshua P. Rusk, Jason L. Scott, Fidel Hern´andez, & Fred C. Bryant . 38 Estimating Sample Sizes for Distance Sampling of Autumn Northern Bobwhite Calling Coveys. Mark D. Smith, Richard G. Hamrick, L. Wes Burger, Jr., & John P. Carroll 46 Summer Male Call Index Relative to Nesting Chronology and Autumn Density of the Northern Bobwhite. Theron M. Terhune, Richard. G. Hamrick, D. Clay Sisson, & H. Lee Stribling 54 Brood Ecology 66 Invertebrate Biomass and Richness in Various Food Plot Types in East Texas. Charles W. Anderson, R. Montague Whiting, Jr., Donald R. Dietz, & Richard M. Capps 66 Integrating Burning and Insecticide to Reduce Fire Ant Impacts on Bobwhite Chicks. Amy Norton Johnson, C. Brad Dabbert, Robert B. Mitchell, & Harlan G. Thorvilson 78 Northern Bobwhite Brood Habitat Selection in South Florida. Nevena Martin, James A. Martin, & John P. Carroll . . 88 Conservation 99 Managing Black-throated Bobwhite for Sustainability in Belize: Preliminary Results of a Population Study. Jack Eitniear, Reynold Cal, Wilbur Martinez, Omar Fiqueroa, & John Baccus . 99 Delineation of Gambel’s Quail Habitat in the Trans-Pecos, Texas. Alfonso Ortega-Sanchez, Louis A. Harveson, Roel R. Lopez, & Michael R. Sullins . 106 Habitat Use and Survival of the Spotted Tinamou (Nothura maculosa) in Agroecosystems in the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Jeffrey J. Thompson & John P. Carroll 111 Gamebird Genetics 121 Release of Pen-reared Bobwhites: Potential Consequences to the Genetic Integrity of Resident Wild Populations. Kristine O. Evans, Mark D. Smith, Loren W. Burger, Jr., Rachel J. Chambers, Allan E. Houston, & Rick Carlisle 121 Habitat 135 Effects of Sex, Age, and Habitat on Northern Bobwhite Spring Dispersal Patterns. M. Patrick Cook, Richard G. Hamrick, & John P. Carroll 135 Usable Space Versus Food Quantity in Bobwhite Habitat Management. Douglas S. Cram, Ronald E. Masters, Fred S. Guthery, David M. Engle, & Warren G. Montague 146 Winter Food Habits and Preferences of Northern Bobwhites in East Texas. Donald R. Dietz, Jr., R. Montague Whiting, Jr., & Nancy E. Koerth . 160 Habitat Use and Survival of Gray Partridge Pairs in Bavaria, Germany. Wolfgang Kaiser, Ilse Storch, & John P. Carroll 172 Effects of Timber Density on Northern Bobwhite Autumn Abundance. Ian T. Little, Shane D. Wellendorf, William E. Palmer, & John P. Carroll . 178 Usable Space Versus Habitat Quality in Forest Management for Bobwhites. Ronald E. Masters, Fred S. Guthery, W. Russ Walsh, Douglas S. Cram, & Warren G. Montague 184 Influence of Habitat, Fire, and Weather on Bobwhite Abundance at Avon Park Air Force Range, Florida. Brett D. Miley & Marian Lichtler . . 193 Species Visitation at Quail Feeders and Guzzlers in Southern New Mexico. Dale Rollins, Ben D. Taylor, Troy D. Sparks, Tom E. Wadell, & George Richards . . 210 Population Response of Northern Bobwhite to Field Border Management Practices in Mississippi. Mark D. Smith & L. Wes Burger, Jr. . 220 Northern Bobwhite Demographic and Population Response Following an Intensive Habitat Modification to an Agricultural Landscape. Theron M. Terhune, D. Clay Sisson, Steven D. Mitchell, & H. Lee Stribling . 232 Habitat Management 251 Half-Cutting as a Management Tool to Increase Abundance of Northern Bobwhite in South Texas. Dale A. Hall & Nova J. Silvy . 251 Testing the Value of Prickly Pear Cactus as a Nest-Predator Deterrent for Northern Bobwhite. Fidel Hern´andez, Scott E. Henke, Nova J. Silvy, & Dale Rollins 256 The Shepherd Project: A Case Study of Private Management for Ring-necked Pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) in Montana. Bruce Kania & Frank Stewart . 260 Impact of Game Crops Intensification and Hunting Management on Red-Legged Partridge. Franoise Ponce-Boutin, Jean-Franois Mathon, & Tanguy Le Brun 267 Effects of Two Burn Scales on Northern Bobwhite Demographic Parameters and Home Range Size. Shane D. Wellendorf & William E. Palmer . . 271 Effect of Supplemental Feeding onWinter Diet and Body Mass of Northern Bobwhites. Ryan E. Whitelaw, William E. Palmer, Shane D. Wellendorf, & John P. Carroll 282 Policy and Conservation 291 The GWCT Grey Partridge Recovery Programme: a Species Action Plan in Action. Nicholas J. Aebischer . 291 Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands and Ring-Necked Pheasant Abundance in Minnesota. James F. Drake, Richard O. Kimmel, J. David Smith, & Gary Oehlert 302 Methods for ControllingWoody Invasion into CRP Fields in Tennessee. John P. Gruchy, Craig A. Harper, & Matthew J. Gray . 315 Management of Montezuma Quail in Texas: Barriers to Establishing a Hunting Season. Louis A. Harveson 322 Long-Term Climate Trends and Northern Bobwhite Populations in South Texas. Jeffrey J. Lusk, Fred S. Guthery, Markus J. Peterson, & Stephen J. DeMaso 328 Hunting Success on Albany, Georgia Plantations: The Albany Quail Project’s Modern Quail Management Strategy. H. Lee Stribling & D. Clay Sisson . 338 Summary of Georgia’s Bobwhite Quail Initiative 2000-2005. Reggie E. Thackston, Chris D. Baumann, Bobby T. Bond, & Mark D. Whitney 348 Managing Quail in Arizona: Meeting New Challenges with Old Techniques. Mark L. Zornes . . 370 Restocking 380 A Review of Gray Partridge Restocking in the UK and its Implications for the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Stephen J. Browne, Francis Buner, & Nicholas J. Aebischer 380 How to Re-Introduce Gray Partridges - Conclusions from a Releasing Project in Switzerland. Francis Buner 391 Comparison of Survival, Productivity, Movements, and Habitat Use of Pre-Season Released Quail onWild Northern Bobwhites on Groton Plantation, South Carolina. Derek A. Eggert, Brad S. Mueller, Lamar Robinette, & Shane Wellendorf . 396 Survival and Predation 410 Survival and Habitat Use of Wild Pheasant Broods on Farmland in Lower Austria. Thomas H. Bliss, Brandon C. Anderson, Roger A.H. Draycott, & John P. Carroll . . 410 A Review of Crippling Loss for Northern Bobwhites. Aaron M. Haines, Fidel Hern´andez, Scott E. Henke, & Ralph L. Bingham 420 Fate and Survival of Radio-marked Montezuma Quail. Froylan Hernandez, Eric Garza, Louis A. Harveson, & Clay E. Brewer . . 426 Over-winter Survival of Northern Bobwhite in Relation to Landscape Composition and Structure. R. Douglas Holt, Loren W. Burger, Jr., Bruce D. Leopold, & Dave Godwin 432 An Evaluation of Short-term Mesocarnivore Control for Increasing Hatch Rate in Northern Bobwhites. Eddie K. Lyons, Jason Frost, Dale Rollins, Ben Taylor, & Cody Scott . 447 Survival of Female Scaled Quail During the Breeding Season at Three Sites in the Chihuahuan Desert. Dale Rollins, Ben D. Taylor, Troy D. Sparks, Robert J. Buntyn, Scott E. Lerich, Louis A. Harveson, Tom E. Wadell, & Cody B. Scott 456 Survival and Causes of Mortality for Northern Bobwhites in the Southeastern USA. D. Clay Sisson, Theron M. Terhune, H. Lee Stribling, Jerald F. Sholar, & Steven D. Mitchell . 467 Techniques 480 Necklace-type Transmitter Attachment Method for Ruffed Grouse Chicks. Christopher A. Dobony, Brian W. Smith, John W. Edwards, & Thomas J. Allen 480 A Method for Determining Asymptotes of Home-Range Area Curves. Aaron M. Haines, Fidel Hern´andez, Scott E. Henke, & Ralph L. Bingham 489 Total Body Electrical Conductivity for Determining Carcass Fat in Ruffed Grouse. Aaron B. Proctor & John W. Edwards . . 499 Age Determination of Pheasants (Phasianus Colchicus) using Discriminant Analysis. Maureen I.A. Woodburn, John P. Carroll, Peter A. Robertson, & Andrew N. Hoodless . 505 Telemetry Effects 518 Additional Evidence Against Radio-handicapping of Northern Bobwhites. D. Clay Sisson, Theron M. Terhune, & H. Lee Stribling . 518 Index 526
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