If you're looking for new places to pursue quail, check out the Department's Quail Emphasis Areas. These are located throughout the state, and the Department has ramped-up quail habitat-improvement efforts on them.
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 10 years from 2015 to 2025.
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.
|Blind Pony Lake Conservation Area||Saline|
|Bois D'Arc Conservation Area||Greene||(417) 895-6880|
|Bonanza Conservation Area||Caldwell||(816) 675-2205|
|Bunch Hollow Conservation Area||Carroll||(660) 646-6122|
|Crowleys Ridge Conservation Area||Stoddard||(573) 290-5730|
|Dan and Maureen Cover Prairie Conservation Area||Howell||(417) 256-7161|
|Emmett and Leah Seat Memorial Conservation Area||Gentry, Worth|
|Happy Holler Lake Conservation Area||Andrew||(816) 271-3100|
|Henry Sever Lake Conservation Area||Knox||(660) 785-2420|
|J. N. Turkey Kearn Memorial Wildlife Area||Johnson, Pettis||(660) 530-5500|
|Lamine River Conservation Area||Cooper, Morgan||(573) 796-0286|
|Maintz Wildlife Preserve||Cape Girardeau||(573) 290-5730|
|Poosey Conservation Area||Livingston||(660) 646-6122|
|Robert E. Talbot Conservation Area||Lawrence||(417) 895-6880|
|Shawnee Trail Conservation Area||Barton||(417) 895-6880|
|Stockton Lake Management Lands||Cedar, Dade, Polk||(417) 326-5189|
|Thomas Hill Reservoir Conservation Area||Macon, Randolph|
|Whetstone Creek Conservation Area||Callaway||(573) 254-3330|
|White River Trace Conservation Area||Dent||(573) 368-2225|
|William G. and Erma Parke White Memorial Wildlife Area||Lincoln||(636) 441-4554|
|William R. Logan Conservation Area||Lincoln||(636) 441-4554|