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stablished in 1981 to battle the problem of dwindling quail and wildlife habitat, Quail Unlimited, Inc. has become the only national, non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the wise management and conservation of America's wild quail as a valuable and renewable resource.
Despite a growing awareness of the importance of preserving and improving upland game habitat, more and more of this habitat is lost each year. In addition, severe seasonal weather conditions such as drought and extreme cold can decimate upland bird populations.
To provide background information for its members and non-members, QU's National Habitat Coordinator has prepared a guide to managing lands to make them more suitable for Quail and other upland game called "HABITAT MANAGEMENT FOR BOBWHITES: A BASIC GUIDE FOR THE LAND MANAGER" habitat_mgt.doc - Microsoft Word Document or habitat_mgt.pdf - Adobe Acrobat PDF Format
QU members in over 120 chapters across the country support and actively participate in habitat improvement, education, and research projects. Funds raised by QU chapters are earmarked for local habitat and education projects, state wildlife departments, upland game bird management, habitat research and education programs.
These programs can be categorized under the following three headings:
—CHALLENGE GRANT PROGRAMS
Answer the Call
—QUAIL HABITAT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS
Other Seed Purchases
Standing Crop Purchases
Chapter Planting Activities
Tree and Shrub Purchases
Water Site Development
Equipment Purchase, Rental and Maintenance
Root plows are commonly purchased by QU chapters, as they have been for many years. This tool is used to cut tree roots and sap soil moisture from adjoining field crops. The use of the tools helps farmers product better crops next to tree rows and thereby reduce the incentive some farmers might have to remove existing tree rows and shelterbelts. Other equipment includes such items as discs, rotovators, water pumps, water site equipment, fabric mulch laying machines, cement mixers and all-terrain vehicles.
Other Conservation Activities
—QU YOUTH PROGRAMS
QU's new project to educate the bird hunters of tommorrow.
Youth Hunter Education
Our mailing address is P.O. Box 70518, Albany, GA 31708.
Our office address is 308 Third Ave, Albany, GA 31701.
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