What area of the state is your lease. Ours in west central has good $'s alsoI don't hunt them, but we have more quail on our lease than anywhere I have ever been in the state. I really don't know any good public ground to hunt them. My BIL raises them to sell.
I moved 4 covey's there in under 3 hours before it got too hot one day earlier this season so they are definitely there.Just an update: I spent a couple days with my boykin hunting the national forest down around Waldron. It was some pretty woods, but we never saw a quail, and we did a lot of walking!