Texas Quail Index

The Texas Quail Index (TQI) is a large-scale, long-term demonstration to evaluate various indices of quail abundance as predictors of quail reproduction and hunting success. It is not a contest. The goal of the program is to develop practical management strategies to optimize quail populations. This is the inaugural year of the 5 year program.

This page is designed to be a resource for use by cooperators and other people involved in the program. All the components of the TQI notebook are linked here. In the future, data collected will be posted on this site.

To date there are 40 counties and 6 Wildlife Management Areas involved in the project. The goal is to keep these 46 pilot areas and perhaps expand into other areas. If you are not currently enrolled in this program, and would like to know how you can help email Dale Rollins at d-rollins@tamu.edu.

CEAs and cooperators are encouraged to join the “Texas Quail Index community”

Contact information available in PDF Format





  • Fall Covey Calls (from Iowa)
  • Fall Covey Calls (from Iowa)
  • Fall Covey Calls (from Missouri – close)
  • Fall Covey Calls (from Missouri – distant)
  • Bobwhite Mate
  • Blue Mate
  • Bobwhite Covey
  • California Quail
  • Northern Bobwhite
  • Scaled Quail