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Should Oklahoma close the quail hunting season?

With the quail population declining, many hunters are suggesting closing the hunting season. However, the Wildlife Department’s quail biologist says closing the season doesn’t mean the population is suddenly going to increase.

BY ED GODFREY Outdoors Editor Published: September 9, 2012
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Louis Dakil thinks the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation should close quail season.

The owner of Dakil Auctioneers in Oklahoma City fears bobwhite quail are traveling down the same path of the lesser prairie chicken and will be vanishing from the prairie.

“I have been hunting...
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What do you think?

What are your opinions about the quail situation in Oklahoma? What do you think is causing the decline of quail and what should be done?

Send your comments to Ed Godfrey at egodfrey@opubco.com.

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