Public welcome at quail restoration seminar

aquail2Quail hunters and enthusiasts across Texas are invited to a seminar on quail restoration in North Texas this Friday, Jan. 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Dallas Convention Center.

The seminar is free and open to the public.

According to Park Cities Quail, the dramatic decline of wild quail is a national issue that has significant impact in Texas, a historic stronghold for the species. Some of the leading research into the problem is being conducted by our state’s scientific and wildlife management experts with the support of the sporting community. 

The Director of Florida’s Tall Timbers Research Station, Dr. Bill Palmer, will be keynote speaker, addressing lessons learned through efforts there. The event will be moderated by Park Cities Quail Chairman Joe Crafton, who will also detail “Quail Decline in Texas,” while representatives from several of the state’s leading programs will outline their “active” approaches to stem quail decline throughout our region.

Representatives on hand will include Jason Hardin, upland game bird specialist for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, who will share the latest evaluative research of the “Surrogator.”  Dr. Dale Rollins, seminar organizer and director for the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch will present the Ranch’s new initiative “Operation Transfusion,” Charles Hodges, Texas Tech University chairman of “Quail-Tech” will summarize their efforts and Dr. Kelly Reyna, director of the University of North Texas’ “UNT-Quail” will highlight their efforts in the eastern portion of the Rolling Plains.