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McAlester to host quail meeting

Well, the City of McAlester is not actually having hundreds of quail fly in for a convention, but rather there will be a meeting for hunters and landowners on the future of quail next month in McAlester.

That is set for October 27, from 7-9 p-m, at the Kiamichi Technology Center in McAlester. The meeting in McAlester is one in a series of meetings about the bobwhite planned to be held across the state.

New landowner incentives programs to help restore bobwhite population will be discussed in the meeting.

"We are really excited about new landowner incentives to help restore bobwhite quail habitat," said Mike Sams, upland game biologist for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

"With greater financial support many landowners can now finally start executing habitat improvement plans and get the ball rolling toward on-the-ground restoration."

According to the Wildlife Department, quail restoration presents a unique set of challenges. A variety of land-use trends have destroyed or isolated quail habitat throughout the state.

The Department is sponsoring the series of public meetings to inform landowners about several habitat incentive programs, including the Farm Bill's new Bobwhite Buffers Initiative.

There will also be a quail "forecast" for hunters and landowners as well. I've attended a few of the Wildlife Department meetings on different occasions, and I would encourage a nice turnout for this meeting in McAlester.

In Ada on Saturday Sept. 25, there will be a White-tailed Deer Seminar at the Pontotoc Technology Center Auditorium. It's being sponsored by the Noble Foundation and presents new information learned during over 20 years of deer research at the foundation's wildlife unit.

A session later that afternoon will be held at the unit for those willing to drive there (about 20 miles.) If you decide to attend the session in Ada, please call Melissa Castleman at 580-223-5810 to register for the free seminar and lunch.

For those still needing a hunter education course, and willing to drive to Antlers, there will be one Sept. 25 from 8 a-m to 6 p-m at the Antlers High School Auditorium.

If you're reading this paper Sunday Sept. 19, remember that today is the final day of teal season, and resident Canadian goose season ends Monday Sept. 20.

Does it seem to anyone else that we had fall in July, and are now having summer in September? Of course, if the weather returns to normal (that statistical average that so many odd Oklahoma years are reduced to,) it should get cooler!

Have a great time, and, until next week, happy outdoors!

Editor's note: John Yates is an avid outdoorsman and a radio broadcaster for KTMC.

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