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Whistling Pines – Mississippi’s newest QF Chapter

Residents from south central Mississippi have formed the state’s second chapter of Quail Forever (QF). The new chapter, to be called the Whistling Pines Chapter of QF, will focus their efforts on improving habitat for bobwhite quail in Amite, Pike, and Walthall counties. The new chapter is led by McComb resident Robert Felder.

“I grew up on a cattle farm near Pricedale where my dad taught me about bird hunting and conservation,” explained Felder about his reasons for starting the Whistling Pines Chapter of QF. “I’ve watched the area’s quail population drop over the years without much being done about it. So, I thought it was my time to get involved.”

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Good for Quail Too!

Pheasant Fest’s Farm Bill Forum Attracts Top U.S. Policy Makers

Pheasants Forever
(PF) announces the National Pheasant Fest 2007 Farm Bill Forum. At 10AM on Saturday, January 20th, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and U.S. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minn. will participate in a panel discussion about the 2007 Federal Farm Bill. This is expected to be the first public appearance together for the two most influential people shaping the next Farm Bill. The Forum will be held in seminar rooms 7 & 8 on the lower level of HyVee Hall in the Iowa Events Center as part of National Pheasant Fest 2007 presented by Cabela’s.

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Quail Forever Represented at National Pheasant Fest

The 2007 National Pheasant Fest presented by Cabela’s will welcome bird enthusiasts from all over the world. While pheasants will be the main focus of Pheasant Fest, quail will not be lost in the field. There will be a variety of seminars and a sampling of exhibitors dedicated to quail at this year’s Fest. A complete list of seminars, presenters, and exhibitors is now available at www.NationalPheasantFest.org.

Quail students can go back to school with “Bobwhite Quail 101 – The Life and Times of Mr. Bob,” presented by Quail Forever(QF) biologist Elsa Gallagher. Gallagher joined QF last July after having worked for the Missouri Department of Conservation the last six years. Most recently, she was the Department’s upland wildlife coordinator and quail program leader. During her Pheasant Fest seminar, Gallagher will talk about bobwhite quail biology and quail habitat needs. She will also answer questions and debunk common myths about quail.

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Carolina Business Partners Form Newest Quail Forever Chapter

Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. – December 21st

Residents from North and South Carolina’s coastal plain have formed the newest chapter of Quail Forever (QF). The new Coastal Carolina QF Chapter is led by business partners and Ocean Isle Beach residents Joe Liles and Jerry Blanchard. Chapter leaders plan to focus their efforts on improving habitat for bobwhite quail in North Carolina’s Brunswick, New Hanover, and Columbus counties and South Carolina’s Horry County.

“I’ve chased Carolina bobwhites since I was 15. I’m now 55 and I’ve watched the birds get scarcer and scarcer. I didn’t feel enough was being done to help quail in this part of the Carolinas, so we decided to do our part by starting this chapter,” explained Liles, the chapter’s president and Hamlet native. Together, Liles and Blanchard own Sea Land, Properties, & Auctions, LLC.

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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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