For Immediate Release

Kentucky Quail Hunters Form Two Quail Forever Chapters

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Lincoln Trail and Northern Kentucky Quail Forever chapters are newest in the state for 2013

Kentucky - December 18 -

Kentucky is home to two new Quail Forever (QF) chapters. Residents from Hardin County have formed the Lincoln Trail Chapter of Quail Forever, while residents from Boon, Kenton, Campbell, and Grant counties have formed the Northern Kentucky Chapter of Quail Forever. Both groups are dedicated to habitat improvement that benefits upland birds, waterfowl, deer, and other local wildlife.

Quail Forever and Pheasant Forever (PF) empower local chapters with the responsibility to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds will be spent. This local control allows members to see the fruits of their chapter efforts in their own communities while belonging to a national organization with a voice on federal conservation policy in Washington, D.C.

"These new Quail Forever Chapters will be vital to both the preservation and increased population of bobwhite quail in Kentucky. While many quail hunters have seen a decline in both habitat and overall bird numbers in Kentucky, they also know it is it imperative we work together to bring this gamebird back to higher population levels,” said Brian Nentrup, Quail Forever’s Kentucky regional representative. “Dedicated folks from the community have organized to form each of these groups, and it is my pleasure to serve them as a representative in order to maximize our programming for Quail Forever in this region."

Quail Forever, the leader in quail conservation efforts, was formed on August 10, 2005 by Pheasants Forever to address the loss of quail habitat and the subsequent quail population decline across the U.S. quail range. Quail Forever utilizes the same model that has allowed Pheasants Forever's 600 chapters and 125,000 members to accomplish over 460,000 habitat projects across the country since its formation in 1982.

Lincoln Trail Chapter of Quail Forever elected Hardy Jaggers, III as president, Debbie Jaggers as treasurer, and David Pike as banquet chair. For more information, please contact Hardy at (27) 369-8560.

Northern Kentucky Chapter of Quail Forever elected Brian Jones as president, Mike Coyle as treasurer, Kevin Bond as youth/education chair, and Jason Lett as habitat chair. For more information, please contact Brian.

Kentucky is home to six Quail Forever chapters. For more information on “The Habitat Organization” in Kentucky, please contact Brian Nentrup at (317) 752-4543 or email Brian].

Quail Forever is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to quail restoration and upland habitat conservation. Quail Forever and its sister organization, Pheasants Forever, have more than 135,000 combined members and 745 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, Quail Forever's public relations specialist, at (651) 209-4973 or email Rehan