News Around the Nation

Toward this website’s role as the central source for all wild bobwhite conservation information, this page highlights current NBCI/NBTC-related messages, updates and news, as well as assorted other wild quail news items of potential interest from sources around the nation.

Prairie landowners replant to make room for quail

Native grasses put on 40,000 acres to create a bird-friendly habitat

CAT SPRING - Jim Willis knows it isn't easy to love a prairie. The quilt of burnt orange and brown that covers his Colorado County land can't awe or inspire the way a canyon or mountain range does. But he can step onto his porch on a crisp morning, take a sip of coffee and hear the three-count whistle of the northern bobwhite quail.

Read more of The Houston Chronicle's front page story on bobwhite restoration in The Houston (TX) Chronicle HERE


The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) is seeking two Lesser Prairie Chicken (LPC) Service Directors. These positions will be based in one of the five states within the range of the lesser prairie chicken - Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas or Colorado. The LPC Service Directors will provide support to implementing landscape conservation efforts like the Lesser Prairie-Chicken Range-wide Conservation Plan (RWP), work in close cooperation with the LPC Program Manager, collect biological data and carry out a variety of habitat development, maintenance and management tasks, assist in preparing summary reports and the annual budget, supervise staff and direct work flow, attend staff, program and project planning meetings and assure project goals are met. These positions serve as the primary leads for industry and landowner conservation efforts. Read the complete posting HERE.

"When quail season opens Saturday, hunters in most parts of the state will feel like they’ve stepped back in time — not all the way back to the good old days, but at least back to about 2005-06."

Read Tulsa World Outdoor Writer Kelly Bostian's report on bobwhites in Oklahoma HERE.

The TWRA has designated four of its wildlife management areas (WMAs) to serve as anchors within a quail focus area. The four WMAs are spread across Tennessee and include Wolf River WMA (Fayette County), Bark Camp Barrens WMA (Coffee County), Bridgestone/Firestone Centennial Wilderness WMA (White County), and Lick Creek Bottoms (Greene County). 

Read more about Tennessee's expanded efforts on behalf of bobwhite here.

David Rainer with interviewed us at the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association annual conference in North Carolina last week. Read "NBCI Focuses on Bobwhite Restoration."

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