Quail Forever presence growing in Illinois
St. Paul, Minn. – With the recent population increase of bobwhites in the United States, Quail Forever has captured the renewed interest of diehard upland hunters by forming new volunteer chapters, including three new committees in the state of Illinois.
The McDonough County, Brown County, and North Egyptian Chapters of Quail Forever recently assembled to increase quality habitat for bobwhite quail and other wildlife in Illinois, while working to inspire a new generation of youth conservationists in their local communities, according to a Quail Forever news release.
Looking to build on past successes, Quail Forever chapter volunteers have completed 974 projects in the state of Illinois impacting 18,768 acres for bobwhite quail and other wildlife. Implementing new programs and initiatives such as prescribed burn associations, habitat strike teams, and recent rights of way projects, local chapters of Quail Forever are poised to have dramatic impacts moving forward for habitat conservation efforts in the Prairie State, according to the release.