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Registration Open for 2017 NBTC Annual Meeting & Quail 8: Both Set for Last Full Week of July in Knoxville, TN

Registration for the Joint Quail Conference of the National Bobwhite Technical Committee (NBTC) annual meeting July 25-26, and the eighth national quail symposia, July 27-28, is now open. Both will be at the Holiday Inn Knoxville Downtown in Knoxville, Tennessee. Registration information for both can be accessed at and discount pricing is available through March 31.

NBTC is a focused committee-oriented meeting of member biologists, managers, researchers and private conservation group representatives who review and set the agenda for the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI), based at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville (UTK). NBCI works with 25 state wildlife agencies and the research institutions and private conservation groups for large-scale restoration of wild bobwhite quail populations, and  is the most comprehensive effort on behalf of a resident game bird in the history of wildlife management.

Quail 8, a science symposium for biologists around the nation and beyond, will feature 94 presentations and posters on various aspects of quail management and research, and is expected to attract 300 or more attendees. A proceedings is part of registration and will be available following the conference via the University of Tennessee-Knoxville Online Marketplace.

The NBTC annual meeting is hosted by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) in cooperation with UTK. Quail 8 is hosted by UTK, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, NBCI and NBTC. For more information about the NBTC and NBCI, go to

For information regarding Quail 8, please visit Previous symposia are available at the Online Marketplace and

About NBCI

Headquartered at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, NBCI is an initiative of the National Bobwhite Technical Committee (NBTC) to elevate bobwhite quail recovery from an individual state-by-state proposition to a coordinated, range-wide leadership endeavor. The committee is comprised of representatives of 25 state wildlife agencies, various academic research institutions and private conservation organizations. Support for NBCI is provided by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Program, state wildlife agencies, the Joe Crafton Family Endowment for Quail Initiatives, the University of Tennessee and Park Cities Quail.