JACKSON, Tenn. -(Ammoland.com)- Quail Forever volunteers in west Tennessee have increased the organization’s influence on wildlife habitat conservation and youth education with the formation a new chapter in Madison County.
Officially known as the Chickasaw Chapter of Quail Forever, the local committee is passionate about restoring quail habitat and recruiting the next generation of upland hunters in its region.
“West Tennessee is primed to restore its status as a upland destination thanks to a rich hunting history and a strong desire to reestablish bobwhite quail populations,” stated Dave Loschinskey, the newly elected president of the Chickasaw Chapter of Quail Forever. “The Chickasaw Chapter of Quail Forever was started to educate landowners, provide funding and manpower for habitat work, and to encourage the passionate pursuit of conservation and hunting in the next generation of west Tennesseans.”
Formation of the Chickasaw Chapter of Quail Forever comes at a crucial time for quail conservation efforts in Tennessee, and follows the recent release of the Tennessee Northern Bobwhite Quail Restoration Plan.
Likewise, the growth of Quail Forever is matching the mounting concern for bobwhite quail numbers in the state. Tennessee now has 11 Quail Forever chapters accounting for 1,162 members statewide.
Those chapters have spent over $243,000 to complete 901 habitat projects since the first Tennessee chapter formed in 2005, improving 6,010 acres for wildlife.
“The volunteers of the Chickasaw chapter are an energetic group with a ton of potential for future growth,” said Andy Edwards, Quail Forever’s regional biologist for Tennessee. “With the help of our west Tennessee Farm Bill biologists, Brittney Viers-Scott and Courtney Pierce, this chapter will work to make a big difference for Quail in their region of the Volunteer State.”
Chickasaw Chapter of Quail Forever
The Chickasaw Chapter of Quail Forever has elected Dave Loschinskey of Lakeland as president, Josh Walden of Jackson as Treasurer, Greg Poston of Henderson as banquet chair, and Tim Eastin of Finger as youth/education chair.
The chapter will host their next public meeting on February 21st at 6:30 p.m. (1024 Skyline Dr. Jackson, TN 38301-3872). Their banquet will be March 30th at Chickasaw Golf Course in Henderson, TN.
For more information about the chapter or become involved, please contact chapter president, Dave Loschinskey, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (901) 826-2768. Also follow them on Facebook for updates: https://www.facebook.com/ChickasawQuailForever/
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 149,000 members and 700 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 has spent $708 million on 517,464 habitat projects benefiting 15.8 million acres nationwide.
Quail Forever is dedicated to the conservation of quail, pheasants and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.
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