Youth quail hunt offers education, fun


 

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Posted: 10/26/2010

 

Young hunters will learn about quail hunting and conservation at an upcoming daylong event in Lowndes County.

Quail Forever is organizing the Nov. 13 event with help from the Mississippi State University Extension Service and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Applications for the limited openings are due by Nov. 1.

Participation is free and open to youth ages 12 to 18. Lunch will be provided.

Youth will learn the principles of hunting, firearms safety, and bobwhite quail biology, habitat and management issues. They also will take part in a quail hunt. A parent or legal guardian must accompany youth participants. Youth ages 16 and older must have a valid hunting license to take part in the hunt.

The event will be at Burnt Oak Lodge near Crawford from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. These hunts are supported in part by Quail Forever, Burnt Oak Lodge, the MSU Extension Service, and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

For more information on the hunts, contact Leslie Burger, Extension associate for conservation education, at (662) 325-6686 or lburger@ext.msstate.edu, or Rick Hamrick, MDWFP small game biologist, at (662) 617-1445 or rickh@mdwfp.state.ms.us.


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