for America's Native Quail-Valued Members of our Ecosystem
What is ANSWER THE CALL?
Answer the Call is an exciting partnership program emphasizing quail management throughout the United States. The United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Quail Unlimited, along with state wildlife agencies and other conservation groups, have teamed up to increase supplies of food, cover and water resulting in healthy quail and associated wildlife populations, increase recreational opportunities and increase cooperation. You can Answer the Call by getting involved with your local BLM office, USDA Forest Service, or Quail Unlimited chapter.
Why Do We Need ANSWER THE CALL?
Six species of quail are found on millions of acres of habitat managed by the Bureau of Land Management and USDA Forest Service. Though quail are found in 44 states, many quail populations are declining because of habitat loss. Areas that once had many quail now have few. Food, water and cover are key components of quail habitat. When these are lost, quail populations decline, and the hunter or quail enthusiast loses the change to take part in the thrill of the covey flush or the early morning covey call.
"Answer the Call" - U.S. Forest Service national Web site with additional information