Quail Restoration Efforts Highlight Peabody Wildlife Management Area Rally

Kentucky is a national leader in the bobwhite quail restoration field. Now people can see those efforts first hand during a rally being held at Peabody Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in western Kentucky Oct. 26.

This free event includes field tours of habitat restoration areas at Peabody WMA and presentations by experts in quail restoration. Visitors can learn more about the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative and hear a State of the Bobwhite report from a biologist with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

Decades of research has shown that simply releasing quail onto farm fields doesn’t work. Progressive research now focuses on habitat and the need to create large-scale areas with suitable habitat.

The Peabody WMA Bobwhite Rally is split into morning and afternoon sessions. Lunch featuring western Kentucky barbeque is free to participants who register by 4 p.m. (Eastern) Oct. 24. For more information or to register for this event, call Naomi Wilson at 1-800-858-1549, Ext, 4549, or e-mail her at Naomi.wilson@ky.gov.

This event is limited to 300 participants. Early registration is advised before space fills up.

The rally is being held at the Peabody WMA office, located at 1 Goose Lake Road in Drakesboro. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife is sponsoring this event with support from the National Wild Turkey Federation, Quail Forever, the Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation and the Quail and Upland Game Alliance.

Event release produced by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.