New Quail Forever Chapters Founded in Alabama and Arkansas

Quail Forever is proud to announce the formation of two new Quail Forever chapters in Alabama and Arkansas. Spread across America’s historic quail range, new ranks of chapter volunteers will provide a welcomed boost to habitat conservation work, hunter recruitment, and fundraising efforts in their respective communities.  

Unique among national conservation organizations, chapters of Quail Forever retain 100 percent decision-making control over their locally-raised funds. This allows chapter volunteers to develop wildlife habitat projects and conduct conservation education events in their region, while belonging to a national organization with a voice regarding state and federal conservation policy.

Rocket City Chapter - Northern Alabama

The Rocket City Chapter of Quail Forever is based in Madison County, Alabama. Over 30 people recently attended the group’s first event in Huntsville. The group hopes to focus on habitat development, land owner education, and legislative support at the federal, state and local levels.

“The Rocket City Chapter is being led by a group of passionate quail hunters who are excited to make a difference in wild quail populations in northern Alabama,” said Michael Acker, Quail Forever’s regional representative in Alabama.  “It was great to see so much interest at their first event; I’m excited to see the chapter harness this momentum going forward.” 

The chapter’s next meeting is May 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Bryant Bank in Huntsville. They plan to hold two fundraising events this year, and will host their first banquet in Spring 2024. 

“My nephews are about the age I was when I first fell in love with the outdoors, quail hunting and bird dogs, and watching them develop the same passions is wonderful,” said Masi Meeks, the Rocket City Chapter president. “They’re part of what led me to get involved with Quail Forever. Protecting our land and doing all we can to restore a wild quail population in north Alabama is the least we can do for the next generation — to enjoy what many generations before have helped grow and protect.” 

For more information on the Rocket City Chapter, contact chapter president Masi Meeks at To learn more about Quail Forever in Alabama, contact Michael Acker at 615-663-0598 or

Fort Chaffee Chapter - Western Arkansas

The Fort Chaffee Chapter of Quail Forever is based in Arkansas’ Sebastian, Crawford, Logan and Franklin counties. The chapter will meet on the last Monday of each month, and the usual meeting location will be Neumeier’s Whippoorwill Restaurant at 509 Garrison Ave in Fort Smith, Ark. The chapter plans to host a fundraising event and a Hands on Habitat event this summer. 

“I’m extremely excited to get a chapter started in the Fort Smith area. Fort Chaffee is one of the strongholds for quail and quail hunting in the state,” said Ayden Carey, Quail Forever’s regional representative in Arkansas. “I want to be sure to thank our Farm Bill biologist, Jessica Cox for her help in getting the chapter going. I also want to thank the Neumeier family for providing our meeting venue. Finally, I want to express my appreciation to all of the volunteers who attended the startup meeting. This chapter is poised to make great impact in the local community, for the state of Arkansas and for the uplands as a whole.”

For more information on the Fort Chaffee Chapter of Quail Forever, contact chapter president Scott Ashton at 973-219-6300 or To learn more about Quail Forever in Arkansas, contact Ayden Cary at 314-288-5646 or

About Quail Forever

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever make up the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. This community of more than 400,000 members, supporters and partners is dedicated to the protection of our uplands through habitat improvement, public access, education and advocacy. A network of 754 local chapters spread across North America determine how 100 percent of their locally raised funds are spent — the only national conservation organization that operates through this grassroots structure. Since its creation in 1982, the organization has dedicated more than $1 billion to 575,000 habitat projects benefiting 24 million acres.

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