Habitat Restoration Efforts for Bobwhites Spur Quail Forever Growth in Southeast and Southern Great Plains

Restoring and sustaining the traditions of quail hunting in southern states is on the mind of upland hunters amidst a burst of Quail Forever chapter starts (11) stretching from the plains of Texas to the longleaf pine forests of the Southeast. Staffers of “The Habitat Organization” are pleased to welcome new volunteer committees in Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas.
Replicating more than 180 Quail Forever chapters nationwide, the new local affiliates will utilize the organization’s signature fundraising model. Unique among national conservation groups, Quail Forever chapters are empowered with 100 percent control over the funds they raise at banquets and other events. This allows chapters to direct their funds to upland habitat projects, public lands purchases or the ability to host youth outdoor experiences in their respective regions.
“Since the beginning of 2019, Quail Forever has experienced nearly seven percent growth in our chapter network throughout the quail range,” stated Tim Caughran, director of field operations for Quail Forever. “Combined with new partnership opportunities, our volunteers continue to find innovative ways to impact quail habitat conservation and new hunter recruitment efforts. The good ol’ days for quail habitat are yet to come!”
New Quail Forever Chapter Starts
Cane Creek (AR) #3288
Lincoln County
Miles Goggins, (501) 912-9121
Delta (AR) #3287
Monroe County
Contact: Jackie Dobson, (870) 638-4267
Southeastern Georgia (GA) #3292
Bulloch, Burke, Candler, Emanuel, Jenkins, Jefferson, & Screven Counties
Contact: Hampton Brown, (706) 872-1725
Rend Lake (IL) #3294
Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson & Perry Counties
Contact: Chris Clark, (618) 927-4163
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (IL) #3286
Champaign County
Adam Wojciechowski, (773) 494-0286
Mississippi Bobwhite (MS) #3291
Choctaw, Clay, Oktibbeha, Lowndes, Noxubee, Winston & Webster Counties
Contact: Tristan Peavey, (601) 757-7424
Big Bluestem (OK) #3289
Nowata, Osage & Washington Counties
Contact: Clay Cooper, (919) 766-6469
Land Run (OK) #3290
Noble County
Contact: Bud Patterson, (405) 762-9112
Red Bud (OK) #3293
Pottawatomie County
Contact: Lloyd Jones, (405) 821-5691
TAMUC – Bois d’arc (TX) #3297
Hunt, Kaufman, Fannin, Rockwall, Delta, Hopkins, Rains & Van Zandt Counties
Contact: Mitchell Feagin, (214) 518-5266
Texas Women on the Wing (TX) #3296
Fort Bend, Waller & Harris Counties
Contact: Patricia Kyzar, (713) 516-5244
About Quail Forever

Quail Forever is a leading organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation efforts for the United States’ native quail species. Since its creation in 2005, Quail Forever has conducted more than 15,000 habitat projects across the nation benefitting quail and other wildlife. Along with its affiliate organization Pheasants Forever, it has committed more than $867 million to improve more than 18+ million acres of wildlife habitat. Quail Forever has more than 17,000 members and 180 local chapters across the country. Both Quail Forever and Pheasants Forever are part of Pheasants Forever, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit. 
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