Highest quail numbers in 16 years mobilize volunteers for habitat conservation efforts
Harlingen, TX -(AmmoLand.com)- Quail hunters and conservationists in South Texas have added a new chapter of Quail Forever in Cameron, Willacy, and Hidalgo counties.
Officially known as the Rio Grande Valley Chapter of Quail Forever, volunteers are focusing on habitat improvements and conservation education to create positive impacts for bobwhite quail, scaled quail, and other wildlife in South Texas.
“South Texas has a long-standing and time-honored tradition of quail hunting, which the local chapter aims to promote and protect through wildlife habitat conservation projects,” stated Laura McIver, regional field representative for Quail Forever in Texas. “The Rio Grande Valley Chapter of Quail Forever has expanded the organization’s influence to the southernmost reaches of the United States – these passionate volunteers are going to make a difference for bobwhite quail and other wildlife in South Texas.”
Thanks to much-needed precipitation throughout the state, most regions of Texas have seen a quail population boom for the 2015-2016 hunting season. In the South Texas Plains region specifically, state biologists reported large quail broods and multiple age classes during the 2015 roadside surveys …Read the Rest