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Georgia Landowners Advised on Quail

A bobwhite quail management field day in June at Di-Lane Plantation in Burke County, GA attracted 45 landowners who collectively control more than 25,000 acres.

Reggie Thackston, private lands coordinator for the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division, discussed habitat management for quail and other species. Special

Georgia has long been known as a premiere quail hunting destination and the bobwhite has been the state game bird since 1970, but the species has declined in numbers as farming trends have changed.

During the June 21 program, landowners were offered advice and information about the state’s Bobwhite Quail Initiative, launched in 1999 as a means to help restore habitat for quail, and also for songbirds, rabbits and other species that live in similar areas. Read more in the The Augusta Chronicle HERE.