McArthur, Ohio – Quail hunters and conservationists in southeast Ohio’s Vinton County have formed the state’s fourth Quail Forever chapter. The Appalachian Quail Forever chapter is committed to creating and improving habitat for bobwhite quail and other wildlife.
Quail Forever is the quail conservation division of the national Pheasants Forever organization. Pheasants Forever launched Quail Forever in 2005 to address the continuing loss of habitat suitable for quail and the subsequent quail population decline. That decline is reflected in Ohio’s quail numbers. Last year, 18,000 Ohio hunters harvested just 14,000 quail. “It all starts with habitat,” says Randy Young, the Appalachian chapter’s newly elected president. Young hails from McArthur, is a forester and has been an upland hunter his entire life. Read more HERE.