Improving habitat for quail seminar March 2019 in South Carolina
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is hosting its
31st-Annual Wild Quail Management Seminar on March 7-8 at James W. Webb
Wildlife Center and Management Area (1282 Webb Ave., Garnett, SC).
will be the only seminar about wild quail offered in 2019 by SCDNR. The
registration fee is $85 per person, which includes meals, overnight
accommodations and seminar materials. The deadline to register is
Friday, Feb. 22. For more information, contact the SCDNR Small Game
Program in Columbia at (803) 734-3609, e-mail Patty Castine or visitwww.dnr.sc.gov/education/quail.html.
demonstrations and classroom instruction will focus on habitat
practices including firebreak establishment, prescribed burning, forest
management, brush control, discing for natural foods and supplemental
food patch plantings.
will be given on wild quail natural history, biology, diseases and
parasites, predation and other factors that may be contributing to the
update on current research will also be presented. Speakers will
include wildlife and forestry professionals from state and federal
quail populations in the Southeast, including South Carolina, have been
declining steadily over the past 60 years due to major land use change
and reduction in suitable habitat. The 31st Annual Wild Quail Management
Seminar is designed to instruct landowners and land managers in the
proper techniques of creating habitat that will support native
populations of bobwhite quail.
annual quail management seminar is a great place to meet and learn from
many experts in the natural resources field," said Michael Hook, SCDNR
wildlife biologist and Small Game Project supervisor. "So if you have
any interest in creating better habitat for bobwhite quail and the other
assorted species that use these early successional habitats, this
seminar is for you."
1,500 people have attended the seminar since its inception in 1987.
These sportsmen and sportswomen have positively affected thousands of
acres across South Carolina by applying basic techniques to improve
habitat on their lands.