Mourning dove is the most abundant dove species, the most abundant game bird and one of the most abundant songbirds in southern Oklahoma and north Texas. Many people enjoy watching, feeding, photographing and hunting mourning dove. Yet, it is surprising how few landowners and land managers manage for dove.
Northern bobwhite quail populations have been declining since 1967. Noble Research Institute studied trends in population as they relate to environmental conditions or factors, such as encroachment of woody species.