Back around 2000, John Sawyers purchased a 625-acre (545 acres crop/pasture) cattle farm in Kentucky that had been severely abused as a back grounding operation. From the beginning his main purpose was to build this “biological desert,” as John often recollects, into a “wildlife promised land.”
Shortly after purchasing the property, John began researching the best way to achieve his monumental goal, but as a retired conservation officer with KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) he had a pretty good idea where to start. He began soliciting advice and technical guidance from local biologists while reading all the quail literature, such as that produced by Quail Unlimited, of which he is also a member.