Workshop to educate on bobwhite habitat in state


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Posted: 1/8/2009


A Feb. 11-13 workshop hosted by the Mississippi State University Extension Service will help restore the whistle of the bobwhite to properties throughout the Southeast.

Designed for landowners, the intensive workshop includes detailed information on bobwhite biology and management. The on-campus workshop in Tully Auditorium at MSU's Thompson Hall will give landowners the tools to manage their property for bobwhite quail.

The $375 cost of the Ecology and Management of Bobwhite Quail workshop includes registration, materials and meals. Register early as seating is limited to 20 participants.

Over the last 25 years, bobwhite populations have declined, primarily because of habitat loss. Top quail researchers and land managers will address this issue and others through one-on-one interaction with participants. Other topics include habitat management, including beneficial and detrimental plants; supplemental feeding and food plots; and predator control.

Landowners are encouraged to bring maps, photos and data to receive detailed recommendations specific to their property.

For information or to register for the workshop, contact Scott Messina at (662) 325-3174 or

Wildlife and Fisheries