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Missouri Provides Youth-Only Quail and Pheasant Seasons

To provide more opportunities for hunters ages 6 through 15, the Conservation Commission has established youth-only quail and pheasant seasons. Both seasons take place Oct. 27-28. Youths who are not hunter education certified must hunt in the immediate presence of a properly licensed and hunter ed-certified adult. Adults may assist youths, BUT THE ADULT MAY NOT HUNT quail or pheasant. The quail season takes place statewide. The pheasant season will be held in the north zone only. The north zone is defined as north of Interstate 70 and also in the portion of St. Charles County south of Interstate 70.

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2007 Missouri Quail Academy–Applications Open for Students and Teachers in Missouri

Jef Hodges, Great Plains Regional Director of Quail Unlimited, announced the 2007 Missouri Quail Academy today, open to all Missouri students and teachers interested in quail management practices and natural resource conservation. “This joint effort between Quail Unlimited, the Missouri Department of Conservation and the University of Central Missouri is an exceptional opportunity for advanced conservation participation and exposure to students and teachers alike” states Hodges. “The 5 day academy is provided at no charge to students or teachers and teachers may earn up to 2 hours of college credit for their participation” Hodges emphasized.

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Laclede County Farmer Leads New Quail Forever Chapter

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A group of quail conservationists recently formed the Wyota Missouri Chapter of Quail Forever (QF). The Wyota Chapter’s leaders intend to focus their efforts on improving habitat for quail in Laclede County and the surrounding area. The new group’s president is farmer Judith Smith of Eldridge.

“I own my own farm of 60 plus or minus acres, and am the senior ranch hand on the family-owned 650-acre cow/calf beef operation,” explained Smith. “In addition to being a farmer, I care a lot about bringing bobwhites back to my land and to this entire area. And, I know first-hand that you can make money farming and implement conservation programs into the farming operation that help quail at the same time.”

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Conservation Contractors Put Professional Wildlife Management Within Reach of Private Landowners

By Jim Low – Parties on both sides of these arrangements are pleased with the results.

When Craig Allee knocks off at the end of the work day, he can see the results of his labor. One day, it might be several hundred yards of sheared-off trees and brush piles. Another, it is a new wildlife food plot. His clients – both human and wild – appreciate his work, too.

Allee, owner operator of Allee Brush Clearing Service LLC, is a conservation contractor, one of a new breed of wildlife managers. He is an entrepreneur, rather than a government employee, doing custom wildlife management work for private landowners. He has the satisfaction of knowing that wildlife will thrive as a result of his labor. His clients find it convenient and economical to have the work done by a professional.

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Quail Feature in December Edition of Missouri Conservationist Magazine

There is a very nice article for those interested in quail hunting in this months edition of the Missouri Conservationist. The article focuses on the tradition of quail hunting in the state. The Missouri Conservationist is published monthly by the Missouri Department of Conservation and is provided free of charge to any interested individual that is a Missouri citizen.

Ozark Border Bobwhites Chapter Announces Annual Fund-raiser and Membership Drive

The Ozark Border Bobwhites Chapter has begun planning and preparations for their first fund-raising event, which will be held January 27, 2007, at the Lions Hall, 1816 Krausetown Road, Owensville. The doors will open at 5:30 PM. Tickets are $40 for an individual and include a meal and a one-year membership in Quail Unlimited; couples tickets are $55 and include two meals and a membership. Tickets are available at DC Sporting Goods in Hermann and MFA in Rhineland, or you may call John Knudsen at 573-437-3478 in Owensville or Kyle Lairmore at 573-897-3797 in Linn.

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West Central Missouri QU Chapter Hosts Workshop To Educate Landowners About State and Federal Cost Share Programs

Over 45 people attended the 9th annual Private Landowners workshop on Quail Habitat Development Hosted by the West Central Missouri Chapter of Quail Unlimited on October 18, 2006, in Garden City, Missouri. The purpose of this landowner night was to educate private landowners about both state and federal cost share programs available to them to do quail habitat work. Representatives from the United States Department of Agriculture (both NRCS and FSA) along with the Missouri Department of Conservation and Quail Unlimited were on hand to answer any questions the landowners had about the variety of programs.

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