17 episodes

The Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation (RPQRF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit focusing on one thing: understanding and managing bobwhite and scaled quail in West Texas. Everything we do centers around quail and quail hunting, as reflected by our mission:
“To preserve Texas’ heritage of wild quail hunting for this, and future, generations.”
The Foundation and its Research Ranch were established to provide a living laboratory to devise land management strategies for the benefit of quail and also as an exemplar property to demonstrate the best methodologies and techniques to other “students of quail.”

Dr. Dale on Quail Dr. Dale Rollins

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 35 Ratings

The Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation (RPQRF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit focusing on one thing: understanding and managing bobwhite and scaled quail in West Texas. Everything we do centers around quail and quail hunting, as reflected by our mission:
“To preserve Texas’ heritage of wild quail hunting for this, and future, generations.”
The Foundation and its Research Ranch were established to provide a living laboratory to devise land management strategies for the benefit of quail and also as an exemplar property to demonstrate the best methodologies and techniques to other “students of quail.”

    Episode 17: Our Quail Hunting Forecast

    Episode 17: Our Quail Hunting Forecast

    With dove season underway, quail hunters are looking ahead on the calendar and wondering: what kind of quail season can we look forward to come November? This month’s episode of our Dr. Dale on Quail podcast answers this question. Join Dr. Dale and Gary Joiner as they discuss Dale’s “quail trap line” of reports from landowners and managers across Texas. Dale also covers our quail hunting forecast and outlook.

    • 32 min
    Episode 16: Lessons from Leopold, Part 3

    Episode 16: Lessons from Leopold, Part 3

    This month’s episode of our Dr. Dale on Quail Podcast concludes our exploration of Aldo Leopold’s classic treatise, “Game Management.” Join Dr. Dale and Gary Joiner as they discuss Leopold’s final (and less conventional) “tool” for restoring wildlife populations – the gun. Dale and Gary also share a great conversation with Joe Crafton, President and Co-Founder of Quail Coalition, on the impact of hunters on conservation and the incredible work by QC to save wild quail over the last 14 years.

    • 46 min
    Episode 15: Lessons from Leopold, Part 2

    Episode 15: Lessons from Leopold, Part 2

    This month’s episode of our Dr. Dale on Quail Podcast continues our exploration of Aldo Leopold’s classic treatise, “Game Management.” Join Dr. Dale and Gary Joiner as they discuss using cattle as a “tool” to impact plant succession and enhance your quail habitat. Dale and Gary also cover the use of a more traditional tool – the plow – to create quail-friendly landscapes.

    • 32 min
    Episode 14: Lessons from Leopold: Part 1

    Episode 14: Lessons from Leopold: Part 1

    As we ease into summer, fingers crossed and prayers for rain and a great quail season, our next three podcast episodes will focus on how we can maximize our quail habitat over the long-term. Dr. Dale and Gary Joiner will dive deep into the teachings of Aldo Leopold through his timeless book, “Game Management,” and discuss its relevance for enhancing quail habitat.

    In this month’s episode, Dale and Gary focus on two of Leopold’s key “tools” for habitat work: the ax (brush management) and the plow (soil disturbance). Click the button below to learn about the importance of knowing your plants, how to manipulate them and how these tools impact plant succession and help our quail.

    • 28 min
    Episode 13: Quail Calls and Classic Rock: Music to our Ears!

    Episode 13: Quail Calls and Classic Rock: Music to our Ears!

    f you’re out in quail country these days, you should be hearing the sweet sounds of bobwhites looking for love. Those calls are music to quail hunters’ ears, which raises the question: other than the calls of the quails themselves, what are the top tunes for quail? Join Dr. Dale and Gary Joiner as they discuss the “national anthem” for quail, the soundtrack of quail management and why particular songs (hint: lots of classic rock) resonate with quail hunters. Dale also covers his recommendations for managing quail habitat and the importance of knowing your plant species.

    • 27 min
    Episode 12: Health Concerns: Parasites & Quail

    Episode 12: Health Concerns: Parasites & Quail

    These days, we can’t help but think about our health and the dangers presented by the new coronavirus impacting folks in every corner of the planet. We can’t see this threat, but we know it’s out there. Well, our quails can relate. They face numerous threats, including parasites they can’t see, either.

    This month’s episode of our Dr. Dale on Quail podcast covers what we know about parasites and quail. Join Dr. Dale and Gary Joiner as they discuss the types of parasites affecting quail, the impact of parasites on quail health, geographic considerations and the measures being taken to help our quails with their parasite problems. Click the button below to listen.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

commodore mark ,

The Quail Doctor!

These relatively short podcasts are always interesting and informative. Dr. Dale sounds like an incredibly interesting man. I love listening to his homespun vernacular.

Western wing shooter ,

Quail podcast

The best podcast on quail. Dr. Dale is very knowledgeable and so easy to listen to!

McGator83 ,

Feels like you are leaning on the back of a pickup talking quail management

Dr Rollins is the best at explaining scientific practices where anyone can understand it, implement it and measure success or failure.

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