Effect of field borders and nest-predator reduction on abundance of northern bobwhites (bioone.org)Is Maconplc referencing one study there? I’m curious the context that pull quote is from. Looks to be a post on here from 10 years ago??
Sure, they probably used that one... along with all the others that show the EXACT same thing.Effect of field borders and nest-predator reduction on abundance of northern bobwhites (bioone.org)
This is the abstract from the study referenced. This study was done in North Carolina. MDC was constantly referencing this study several years back, pushing field borders. This study is very anecdotal, because the only support for their fall quail numbers was whistle counts, predator numbers weren't indexed to find out what their actual density was, and farms weren't rotated after a few years to see if changing applications on different farms yielded the same result. Nevertheless, they still showed the highest densities occurred when habitat improvement and predator control were both applied. Where have you heard that before?