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8th National Quail Symposium Set for July 2017 in Knoxville, Tennessee

The Eighth National Quail Symposium, expected to draw 200 quail experts, researchers, policy-makers and natural resource managers from state, federal and institutional entities from around the U.S., Canada, Latin America and Europe, is scheduled for July 24-29, 2017 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The scientific conference is convened every five years and is the world’s largest meeting of quail professionals. Quail 8, as it is known, will be the first time the symposium will be conducted in conjunction with the annual meeting of the National Bobwhite Technical Committee, the leading group of quail experts in the U.S. and the primary authors of the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative, headquartered at the University of Tennessee.

Hosted by UT and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Quail 8 will feature the latest quail research findings, including plenary lectures, contributed presentations and peer-reviewed proceedings, and will feature on-the-ground results of bobwhite response to management.

The call for papers will be issued in October with a deadline of Dec. 31, 2015. The Quail 8 editorial board will review abstracts and select those suitable for development and review as a full manuscript.

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September 14, 2015