Quail Forever Forms 7th Alabama Chapter

fbef294a-5ac3-45a7-b402-09f71455961c Alabama is a traditional stronghold of quail-hunting and bird-dog tradition, and Quail Forever continues its rapid growth in the state with the creation of the new Wiregrass Chapter of Quail Forever, based in Dothan and serving the southeast corner of Alabama.

The new chapter’s main focus will be working on public and private lands to restore and improve habitat in its region. Hurricane Michael had a devastating effect on the southeast corner of the state, but the chapter hopes to follow up with some help in managing some of these newly-opened lands for quail.
 
Quail Forever Regional Biologist and Representative Andy Edwards is excited to see this seventh chapter of Quail Forever in Alabama get off the ground. 
“The Wiregrass Region of Alabama has a long tradition of quail hunting, and this chapter is anxious to get to work helping create more quail habitat,” said Edwards. “This region hosted the first-ever Quail Forever Banquet back in the Fall of 2005, and this new group of volunteers is happy to pick up and carry on the support of Quail Forever. Hurricane Michael did extensive damage in the southeast corner of Houston County, and we hope to work with state and federal agencies as they help landowners to recover from their timber losses. These newly opened lands may be able to become productive quail habitat in the next few years with the Wiregrass Chapter’s help.”

The Wiregrass chapter’s next meeting will be in July or August, with a tentative banquet date set for February 2020. Anyone interested in learning more about the chapter or attending a meeting can contact chapter president David Harrell at 334-618-7393.

If you’d like to join or start a Quail Forever chapter in Alabama, please contact Andy Edwards at aedwards@quailforever.org