||Data presented here were collected as part of a project investigating various field management practices on tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) fields, a planted native warm-season grass (nwsg) field, and a CRP field originally planted in tall fescue with nearly complete coverage of tree saplings during 2004 -- 2005. The objectives of this research were to evaluate the effects of early succession habitat management practices on improving habitat quality for northern bobwhites (Colinus virginianus). Although some study areas were enrolled in conservation programs at the time of this research, treatments were not conducted according to program restrictions. This thesis is organized into parts, rather than chapters. Each part represents a different dilemma for bobwhite management. Parts are formatted for individual submission to peer-refereed journals.