Common Quail Management Plan in Italy

March 29, 2017
Posted in Birds
March 29, 2017 FACE

Increase the population of common quail. Payments to farmers for crop damage and to maintain winter stubble. Banning the release of Japenese quail. Enforcement of bag size limits. Management and restoration of breeding and staging habitats. Enforcement of hunting season that prevents hunting during the breeding period.

Ambiti territoriali di Caccia pay farmers for crop damage and to maintain winter stubble. Hunters do not hunt in the breeding season. Hunters voluntarily imposed bag size limits on themselves.

Country: Italy
Starting date: 2013
Species: Common Quail (Coturnix Coturnix)
Species characteristics: Huntable species, Migratory species
Type of actions: Management of habitats and wildlife, Research and data collection, Enforcement
Leading partners: ACMA (

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