Posted September 18, 2015 10:21 am by Comments

By Justin Stakes

Quail; Photo Credit: Roger Hill

Chapter to elevate conservation efforts for bobwhites in Pittsburg & Latimer counties, next meeting on Sept. 24

Quail; Photo Credit: Roger Hill
Quail Forever
Quail Forever

Talihina, OK -( Quail hunters in Oklahoma have added the first chapter of Quail Forever in the state’s southeastern region.

Officially known as the Southeastern Oklahoma Chapter of Quail Forever, the new committee is building its presence in Pittsburg and Latimer counties with hopes of increasing bobwhite quail numbers through local habitat improvements.

“Southeastern Oklahoma has witnessed low quail populations over the last 10 years, but with the help of our chapter and the support of local resources, we hope to make a difference here for bobwhites,” stated Mike Dyer, president of the Southeastern Oklahoma Chapter of Quail Forever. “This chapter is going to be a community effort and I would encourage anyone interested in hunting and conservation to attend our upcoming chapter meeting – it’s time to bring back the bobwhite in the southeast.”

Much of southeastern Oklahoma does not provide high-quality quail habitat due to extensive changes in land use that have been detrimental to quail, such as conversion of native prairie to exotic grasses and encroachment of timber due to lack …read more

Source:: AmmoLand

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