Georgian Restores Hunts of His Youth

Dr. Alan Maxwell remembers as a young boy hunting with his father and being able to find multiple coveys of bobwhites on his family’s 653-acre farm in Mitchell County Georgia.  He sometimes reminisces about the open understory habitat of the longleaf pine forests, which once surrounded his childhood home.  Dr. Maxwell noticed a decline in the quail population in the 1960’s coinciding with the conversion of the longleaf forests to row crop agriculture.

 

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