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.
From the Park City (KY) Daily News: The Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources hopes to motivate fowl enthusiasts to help restore the Bobwhite quail population through the Peabody Bobwhite Rally on Saturday at Peabody Wildlife Management Area, 1 Goose Lake Road, Drakesboro. NBCI Director Don McKenzie is scheduled to give an update of national restoration efforts as part of the day's agenda. Click HERE to read more detail in the Daily News.
The National Bobwhite Technical Committee formally requested this week that the USDA Farm Service Agency amend its CP33 policy to allow center pivot ‘corners’ to be eligible for enrollment on their own merits (i.e., without a connecting perimeter buffer) in the CP33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds practice. Click HERE to read the entire letter.
"... NBCI is bringing fresh energy into the fight, and it's doing so with a vision large enough to have a national impact." Click HERE to check out freelance outdoor writer Wade Bourne's story about NBCI in the September/October issue of Shooting Sportsman magazine. Thanks to Wade, photographer Tosh Brown and Shooting Sportsman Editor-in-Chief Ralph P. Stuart for allowing us to post this copyrighted material!
There's no detail, but this story confirms that the Texas legislature last Friday appropriated $4 million for bobwhite habitat improvements, Click HERE. We'll try to round up a story that provides more detail and context.
Click HERE on on the headline to read USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service's latest post on their Drought Assistance webpage. Check on the July 23 entry that outlines the benefits of native grasses, a subject NBCI continues to promote in D.C. for the benefit of bobwhites on private lands.