In the Iowa Conservation Laws, Section 109.39 titled "Biological Balance Maintained" is this sentence: "The seasons, bag limits, possession limits, and territorial limitations set forth herein shall prevail for each and every species of wildlife to which they pertain as long as the biological balance for each species or kind remain such as to assure the maintenance of an adequate supply of such species." Outstanding among sports activities in southern Iowa is quail hunting. In order to maintain this sport at the highest possible level it is necessary to make regulations. As a sound basis for regulating, the commission must be furnished by the biology section, with continuous accurate information. The quail territory lies southeast of a line running north east from Shenandoah through Cedar Rapids. Officers in the counties in the quail territory furnish information on general quail conditions. Additional checks are made by the biologist. To be considered are brood size, and whether or not the population is distributed in the same density as in other years. Findings for the year are compiled and should data indicate favorable comparison with the previous season a similar season is recommended by the Biology Section.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1950 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Stempel, M. E.
"The Value of Data From Four Iowa Quail Seasons,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 57(1), 523-527.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol57/iss1/76