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.
The Fall 2012 issue of North Carolina's The Upland Gazette features an article on NBCI by Director Don McKenzie, a landowner success story about restoring wildlife habitat,a description of the duties of Wildlife Commission District Biologists and how they can help citizens, summaries of university research on quail and songbird habitat needs, a feature about piebald deer, and a “how-to” article about the tradition of rabbit trapping in North Carolina.
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Commissioner and NBCI Management Board Chair Dr. Jon Gassett has been appointed to a three-year term on the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (CLICK HERE), an advisory group established in 2010 by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to advise them on wildlife conservation, habitat conservation and hunting.
Gassett, the immediate past president of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) and past president of the Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA), is the only state fish and wildlife agency head among the 18 council appointments made by Salazar and Vilsack.
"Bobwhite conservation efforts are getting a lift from the National Wild Turkey Federation. The NWTF has agreed to lend its organizational muscle and habitat restoration experience to efforts to bring back the Northern bobwhite, commonly referred to as quail. The NWTF announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding last week with the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative, a consortium of 25 state wildlife agencies working to restore populations of northern bobwhites." Read more of the report by outdoor writer Chris Young, who was at the announcement during the recent annual conference of the Great Lakes Outdoor Writers Association.