Proceedings of the New Zealand Ecological Society (1965) 12: 30- 36

Mortality rates in two populations of California quail in Central Otago, New Zealand

Research Article
G. R. Williams  
  1. Zoology Department, Lincoln College, Canterbury

[First paragraph...]
Two populations of California quail (Lophortyx calilomicus (Shaw) )-one subject to fairly heavy shooting pressure, the other protected-were studied over a number of years to determine the effect of hunting on mortality rates. Both populations were situated in similar habitats in Central Otago. The shot population was at Poison Creek near Queensberry, the protected population at Cairnmuir near Cromwell, about 20 miles away.