Quail boom prompts inaugural governor’s hunt in Kansas

If passed, a bill would discourage counties from mowing too early and damaging habitat for upland game birds like quail in Nebraska.
Supporting the conservation efforts of native quail species in Kansas, Quail Forever will host the first Kansas Governor’s Quail Hunt for Habitat on Jan. 13-14 in Emporia, Kan. The event will showcase the recent population boom of quail throughout the state’s eastern region, as well as current efforts to maintain a thriving population of quail that supports the economic stimulus of upland hunting in the Sunflower State.

Quail Forever has partnered with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism to take part in the Kansas Quail Initiative – a quail restoration program aimed at making a difference in declining bobwhite quail populations at a landscape level. The state initiative includes the designation of two large quail management focus areas and up to a half-million dollars of KDWPT funds – and additional contributions from Quail Forever and other partners – to achieve a 50 percent increase in bobwhite populations by 2017 in each focus area. The 2017 Governor’s Quail Hunt for Habitat will serve as a support mechanism for this, while highlighting various regions of the state that hold encouraging prospects for quail hunters.

For more information about the 2017 Kansas Governor’s Quail Hunt for Habitat or to participate in the event, contact Marc Glades at (620) 218-0557 or MGlades@QuailForever.Org.

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