Experts to Teach Best Practices to Benefit Bobwhites, Other Wildlife
Landowners who want to learn about management practices aimed at improving wildlife habitat are invited to attend a Quail Habitat Management Field Day set for May 27 at James Collins Wildlife Management Area.
The event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free, and lunch will be provided.
Representatives from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Quail Forever, and the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service will give presentations relating to quail habitat management. Topics will include:
- Tools and techniques to manage forests for bobwhite, turkey, deer, and other wildlife.
- Invasive species control.
- Using prescribed fire to maintain habitat.
- Financial and technical assistance availability for habitat work.
Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP (for meal count) by May 20; call Jesse Lambert at (337) 412-2356 to RSVP or for more information. Lunches will be provided by the Tallgrass Heritage Chapter of Quail Forever.
James Collins WMA is 23 miles northeast of McAlester. The event will begin at WMA headquarters, about three miles south from Featherston.
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