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.
CATAWBA — For 60 years, Wysor Smith Jr. has listened for the mating call of the bobwhite quail, as a hunter and now as a conservationist. But over the decades since the 1970s, as farms have wooded over or sprouted crops of houses and businesses, the “bob-WHITE” call has faded and in places disappeared. Through state and federal programs, however, Smith and his family are restoring quail-friendly grasslands on their 550-acre Craig County farm. He only wishes he’d done it sooner. Read more HERE.
Tall Timbers is reporting a much improved quail hatch in the Red Hills region in the latest issue of their E-News. Read more at http://www.talltimbers.org/ttnews/news.cfm?article_id=41&sub_id=3656&e_id=54
Outdoor writer Ken Perrotte published a piece in yesterday's Fredricksburg, VA paper about NBCI and quail restoration efforts nationally and in Virginia and North Carolina as a result of our presentation to the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association's annual conference in Tennessee a few weeks ago. You can check it out at http://news.fredericksburg.com/sports/2012/11/07/ken-perrottes-outdoors-column-panel-favors-initiatives-for-quail-habitat/