Amarillo, Texas –-(Ammoland.com)- Quail hunters and conservationists in Texas have added three Quail Forever chapters across the state’s northern tier.
Officially known as the Top O’ Texas, Adobe Walls, and Lone Star Chapters of Quail Forever, the new committees are focused on boosting quail populations through local habitat improvements, while providing outdoor education opportunities for area youth.
“Our new chapters have a definite passion for wildlife habitat conservation and connecting youth to the great outdoors,” said Laura McIver, Quail Forever’s regional field representative in Texas. “The potential exists for Texas to be the number one quail hunting destination in North America, but local conservation groups such as Quail Forever need to be involved. This is exciting news for Quail Forever in Texas, I hope our mission and impact will continue to expand throughout the state.”
The formation of three Quail Forever chapters in the state comes at a crucial point for Texas quail. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department recently awarded grants to put $4 million worth of quail habitat conservation on the ground, using a special appropriation by the Texas Legislature to help bring back the quail. These appropriations will be allocated as part of the Texas Upland Game Bird Strategic Plan with three focus areas identified in the state. The newly formed chapters hope to work closely with state agencies and other partners to positively impact quail populations.
Top O’ Texas Chapter of Quail Forever
- The Top O’ Texas Chapter of Quail Forever has elected Marc Fenner of Canyon as president, Dean Barnett of Amarillo as treasurer, Freda Powell of Amarillo as publicity chair, and Glenn Raef of Amarillo as vice president.
- For more information about the chapter or to become involved, please contact chapter president, Marc Fenner, at email
- The chapter will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, January 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the downtown Courtyard by Marriott in the boardroom (724 South Polk St. – Amarillo, Texas 79101). Hunters and conservationists interested in joining the chapter as a volunteer are encouraged to attend.
Adobe Walls Chapter of Quail Forever
- The Adobe Walls Chapter of Quail Forever has elected Bill Horne of Pampa as president, Tim Fatheree of Pampa as treasurer, Andy Brown of Pampa as vice president and youth/education chair, Ben Cooper of Lindale as banquet chair, and Colby Johnson of Pampa as webmaster.
- For more information about the chapter or to become involved, please contact chapter president, Bill Horne, at email.
- The chapter will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, January 6, at 6:30 p.m. at Clarendon College Academic Center (1601 West Kentucky Ave. – Pampa, Texas 79065). Hunters and conservationists interested in joining the chapter as a volunteer are encouraged to attend.
Lone Star Chapter of Quail Forever
- The Lone Star Chapter of Quail Forever has elected Al Stover of Springtown as president, John Blackall of Lewisville as treasurer, Randy Chandler of Grand Prairie as banquet chair and vice president, Richard Roberts of Sanger as habitat chair, and Jason Erwin of Decatur as youth/education chair.
- For more information about the chapter or to become involved, please contact chapter president, Al Stover, at email.
- The chapter will hold its next meeting on Thursday, January 15, at 6:30 p.m. at Willhoites Restaurant in Grapevine, Texas (432 South Main St. – Grapevine, Texas 76051) Hunters and conservationists interested in joining the chapter as a volunteer are encouraged to attend.
Quail Forever is the quail division of Pheasants Forever. Texas is home to five chapters of Quail Forever, and over 1,500 members of “The Habitat Organization.” For more information about Quail Forever and Pheasants Forever in Texas, contact Laura McIver at email.
About Quail Forever
Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 140,000 members and 745 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Chapters are empowered to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds are spent, the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever has spent $508 million on 475,000 habitat projects benefiting 10 million acres nationwide.