The National Bobwhite Technical Committee (NBTC) is comprised of over 100 wildlife professionals from state and federal agencies, universities, and private organizations. The primary mission of the National Bobwhite Technical Committee is to provide leadership and technical guidance for the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative. The group was formed in 1995 for the purpose of:
- Identifying factors responsible for population declines of Bobwhites and other associated early successional wildlife species.
- Identifying gaps in knowledge about the Bobwhite population dynamics and ecology.
- Developing and implementing solutions to habitat and population management problems.
- Providing sound scientifically based information to stakeholders, administrators, and policy makers.
- Developing and implementing solutions to specific Bobwhite population, habitat and management problems.
- Perpetuating the tradition of the sport of wild Bobwhite quail hunting.
The NBTC is guided by a 12-member Steering Committee. The Group also has five working Subcommittees:
- Agricultural Policy
- Forest Management
- Grassland/Grazing Land
Steering Committee member and Subcommittee chair contact information can be accessed at the link below.
The NBTC conducts an annual meeting, usually in August. While updates on quail management and research efforts are given, this meeting primarily provides the committee and subcommittee members an opportunity to discuss and take action on various quail-related issues. Criteria for Affiliation Voting members shall consist of dues-paying wildlife professionals (minimum B.S. degree in Wildlife or related science, or employed in a full-time capacity in a quail management position by a state or federal agency, recognized conservation group, or private company). Other individuals may associate with the NBTC and be included on the mailing list by payment of annual dues if they have an interest in the conservation and welfare of wild Bobwhite quail. Annual dues are $15. Checks should be made payable to: National Bobwhite Technical Committee, c/o Marc Puckett, 107 Foxwood Drive, Farmville, VA 23901. Click below for the membership of the NBTC Steering Committee and the Technical Subcommittees.