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 Quail Emphasis Areas. These are located throughout the state, and the Department has ramped-up quail habitat-improvement efforts on them.

Increase quail populations

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.

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.

Quail emphasis areas
Conservation Area County Phone
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