The Habitat Organization is pleased to announce the formation of a new Women on the Wing Chapter of Quail Forever in North Carolina. Membership is spread throughout the state, and local volunteers have begun planning outdoor education opportunities, a spring hunt and future habitat conservation projects to strengthen wildlife resources in their region.
“I’m excited to see Quail Forever's footprint continue to grow in North Carolina,” said Phil Bastron, a Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever development officer. “This new Women on the Wing Chapter has an inspiring vision to connect women who share a passion for conservation, hunting and the outdoors. I'm looking forward to working with them to make an impact on our organization's mission in the southeast. ”
The chapter held their first meeting in January, and laid out the framework for a number of exciting events in 2023. Chapter president Kata Miller and other volunteers are planning a ladies quail hunt later on this month, and have a full slate of get-togethers on the books for the rest of the year. Their tentative schedule is as follows.
March - Ladies hunt
April - Habitat webinar
May - Meet and greet bobwhite brunch
June - Virtual wine and wild game
July - Deep sea fishing
August - Clay shooting fundraiser
September - Dove hunting
October - Fly fishing
November - Inland and coastal duck hunt
December - Woodcock hunting and workshop
“We want to share our love for the outdoors with other women, wether that’s fishing or hiking or hunting,” Miller said. “It doesn’t really matter what the activity is, as long as you’re doing it together outside.”
While some of the events are for women only, others will be open to children and families. The chapter holds their regular meetings via Zoom on the first Monday of every month, anyone interested in attending or finding out more about the chapter, please contact Kata Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-206-7398.
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 567,500 habitat projects benefiting 22 million acres.
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