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Mild Winter in Illinois is Great for Bobwhite Quail

Illinois DNRA recent article in the Illinois State Journal-Register, dicussed this year’s mild winter and the positive effect it could have on next year’s quail population. Quail are especially susceptible to harsh winters, however the mild season could mean more birds next year.

Specifically, the Illinois DNR manages the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area specifically for upland habitat. The area allowed 55 hunters per day, were allowed to hunt a 14 day stretch. During that span hunters harvested more birds than ever before. A sign that quail numbers are on the rise, and with the thus far mild winter, the quail population should enter the spring breeding season in good shape.

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Illinois State Chapter of Quail Unlimited to Host Annual Banquet

Sparta, IL (December 13, 2006)—The Illinois State Chapter of Quail Unlimited will host its 1nd annual fundraising banquet on Saturday, March 31, 2007 at World Shooting Complex, Sparta, Illinois. There will be a Sproting Clays tournament in the afternoon prior to the banquet. The doors open at 12:00 PM and tickets should be purchased in advance.

The public is cordially invited to attend the upcoming banquet and to join the local chapter for a night of fun and fellowship. The evening activities include a meal, raffles and games and a live and silent auction. Items available that night includes firearms, prints and other specialty merchandise.

For tickets or more information, please contact Mel Gajewski at 618-625-6538 or All conservationists are encouraged to attend.