News of the Week

June 3, 2015
Landowners Invited to Quail Field Days Next Week

   Landowners interested in learning about management practices aimed at improving quail habitat are invited to attend Quail Field Days scheduled next week at two locations. Each of the events will run from 1 to 4 p.m., and admission is free.

June 11, Quail Field Day, Cross Timbers Wildlife Management Area headquarters

   Representatives from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Noble Foundation, Quail Forever and Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service will give presentations relating to quail habitat management.  Topics will include use of prescribed grazing on quail habitat, prescribed fire relating to quail habitat management, native grass and woody re-establishment in monocultures of Bermuda grass pastures, managing for pollinator habitat, prescribed fire insurance for landowners, chemical treatments on forested areas and how they are a positive influence on quail habitat, and details about many other quail habitat management practices.

June 12, Quail Field Day, Spavinaw Wildlife Management Area headquarters

   Representatives from the Wildlife Department, Quail Forever and OSU Extension will give presentations on managing quail in northeastern Oklahoma. Topics will include managing timber for quail habitat, application of prescribed fire and herbicide to improve quail habitat, establishment and maintenance of wildlife corridors, and many other quail management practices.

 For driving directions to the WMAs, consult the Wildlife Management Areas page on the Wildlife Department's website at wildlifedepartment.com.

Landowners will find plenty of useful information at Quail Field Days scheduled for June 11 at Cross Timbers Wildlife Management Area and June 12 at Spavinaw WMA. There is no charge to attend either event. (Doug Schoeling/ODWC)