If you are a landowner or land manager interested in improving your property for quail, you should attend the Quail Management Field Day October 20th at the Melvern Wildlife Area shop at
. The event starts with a breakfast being served at 8 am. Presentations will include quail biology and management, habitat improvements in the field, and cost share programs available to put quail habitat on your land. There also will be a demonstration of a tree saw and clipper. The event should end around noon.
The event is presented by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. Registration is required so they have enough food! Call 620-342-0658 by October 16 for reservations.
The event is mostly designed to introduce landowners within the KDWPT Kansas Quail Initiative northern focal area to this new program. However, presenters will discuss general quail biology and management and also look at some of the practices used at Melvern Wildlife Area to improve quail habitat, so area constituents may be interested in attending.
Sponsors of the event include: Emporia Chapter of Upland Wildlife Federation; Neosho Valley Chapter of Quail Forever; Natural Resources Conservation Service; Osage County Conservation District; Coffey County Conservation District; Lyon County Conservation District; Melvern Lake Watershed Restoration & Protection; National Wild Turkey Federation; Flint Hills NWR – U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; and Reed Company LLC of Lebo.