Department sets quail field day


Monday, February 5th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and Quail Unlimited has scheduled a day in the field to demonstrate and discuss habitat requirements and management techniques for bobwhite quail. Landowners, leaseholders and sportsmen interested in quail are welcome to attend the field day set for Feb. 10, at the Lutin Farm near Asher.

"We plan to hold several field days across the state in the coming year," said Mike Sams, upland game biologist for the Department. "We will be holding these events on a regional basis so landowners and sportsmen interested in quail can observe and discuss habitat management techniques. Landowners will also receive information on cost-share programs they might use to implement these techniques."

The Asher field day will run from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Participants should meet at the Lutin Farm four miles east and one and a half miles north of Asher. Several speakers including Dr. Fred Guthery, head of the Bollenbach Chair at Oklahoma State University, will be on-hand to discuss and answer questions about quail habitat management.

A free lunch and seed will be provided for participants by Quail Unlimited. Those interested in attending should call Mike Sams at 405/590-2584 to reserve a lunch and for further information.