This photo of a male bobwhite was shared by Leslea Hodgson of Fountain, MN. Just a few weeks ago, she heard what she thought was someone whistling for a lost dog. Instead, she found this beautiful male bobwhite and was able to capture this remarkable picture! This is a two-part blog, which will remind you of our Minnesota Quail Forever Banquet on August 15, but also shares three very proactive things best done in August (before a busy autumn) to help upland birds survive our
Everyone attending this year’s upcoming Metro Quail Forever banquet (August 15) will be indirectly supporting our New Stewardship Initiative – “Improving Conditions” as it relates to our human and natural resources. Far too many of our youth are facing serious problems like depression, attempted suicide, broken homes, gang violence, etc. We feel this doesn’t have to go on like this. Youth getting involved with this New Stewardship Initiative can be helped. This new initiative
Is anyone sick of winter, yet? Or, is it just me? Just a few days ago, I did a rather thorough review of my property and quickly realized how desperate the situation had become for our quail, pheasants and even songbirds. The snow is incredibly deep and even our south-facing slopes, which can usually warm and melt quickly, are no where near being able to provide a refuge for these birds. It is alarming! And the forecast for the next few days looks like even more snow coming!!
Recently, significant statewide recognition in conservation achievement was given, and a particularly prestigious award was presented from Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever to one of our excellent, local QF members, Mark Kolsrud. In an applicant pool with dozens of other ambitious conservationists seeking the title throughout the entire state of Minnesota, the Gold Standard Landowner Award was won by this outstanding outdoorsman. Mark is an extraordinary man, conservationis
A planned field day to educate the public on habitat improvement and requirements for bobwhite quail and other upland birds. Event held in Houston, MN. Our chapter serves southeast Minnesota. Annual event. Great opportunity to see a natural prairie that has undergone focused restoration for wildlife habitat. #Successstories
Leatrice saw and heard bobwhite quail on her land last year. She has total of (8.2) acres which include: brushy cover, food plots and CP33. CP-33 is a ten year federal set aside program that is specifically aimed at improving nesting and brood rearing habitat for quail and other grassland birds. Her son Sean planted the CP-33 and Sean also planted the food plots. In addition, close to the CP-33 and the food plots are several acres of evergreen trees which provide extra cover
Thurman Tucker received the "Volunteer of the Year" Award from Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever at an awards banquet on February 16, 2013. Tucker has volunteered for quail habitat and restoration for more than 40 years throughout Minnesota. MN Quail Forever has chapters in the Twin Cities Metro area and Southeast Minnesota. The 2013 Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic was held at the Minneapolis Convention Center, February 15-17. #Successstories