Bringing back the quail, something I would love to see happen, will be more difficult than bringing back wild pheasants. Even the southern states are not all that successful in doing it and they have better quail habitat than we do. PA is on the border line of what can be considered bobwhite quail habitat. We had wild quail in my area when I started hunting in 1959, but they were on their way out. I have been going south to hunt quail, as far as GA to hunt a combination of wold and early release quail and they have better and more traditional and managed quail habitat than PA does.
When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!