For Immediate Release

New QF Chapter Flushes in Adams County, Penn.

Bobwhite

Quaker State quail to benefit; chapter’s first banquet this spring

Gettysburg, Pa. - November 12 -

Hunters and conservationists from Adams County, Pennsylvania, have formed the state's newest Quail Forever chapter. Named Mason Dixon Quail Forever, the group has set out to protect, restore, and enhance bobwhite quail habitat in "The Quaker State.”

As a Quail Forever chapter, the Mason Dixon group will utilize Quail Forever's local approach to wildlife habitat conservation. Unlike other national conservation organizations, Quail Forever gives local Quail Forever chapters the ability to decide how 100 percent of their fundraised dollars are spent. This local control gives chapters and members the ability to make things happen for habitat in their communities, while belonging to a national organization that gives wildlife and conservation a voice in Washington, D.C.

"Pennsylvania has a long tradition of bird hunting, but our habitat is all disappearing in one generation," explained Shon Robbins, Quail Forever's regional wildlife biologist for Pennsylvania. "Whether you're a quail hunter or just like to hear the bobwhite whistle, it's time for all of us to be conservation leaders. Join this local Quail Forever chapter to bring the quail back to our region. Through our unique model, we can make a local difference for local wildlife."

Mason Dixon Quail Forever is comprised of passionate outdoor enthusiasts, including newly elected chapter president Rober Grant. "Our main goal for the chapter is to provide adequate habitat for the states quail population, but the chapter also wants to get involved with the youth so we can get them involved in the habitat development and outdoors in general,” said Grant, who spent much of his childhood in Conyers, Georgia, where he learned to quail hunt. Grant noted that interest level for quail restoration is high within the community, both from a volunteer perspective and with landowners who want to improve habitat.

To join the Mason Dixon Quail Forever chapter, or for more information about the chapter, contact Robert Grant at (717) 752-4365 / email Robert or Kevin Soliday, chapter treasurer, at (717) 339-7031 or email Kevin.

Pennsylvania is home to 16 Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever chapters, and over 2,000 members of "The Habitat Organization." For more information about Quail Forever and Pheasants Forever in Pennsylvania, contact Shon Robbins at (570) 204-5761 / email Shon.

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 135,000 members and 720 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.

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Rehan Nana (651) 209-4973 or Email Rehan{/link]