Union Springs, Ala. – Alabama’s Black Belt Region is famous for its bird dog and field trial history, and now Alabama quail hunters have added yet another chapter of Quail Forever in this storied area. Officially known as the Alabama Black Belt Chapter of Quail Forever, the new chapter is building its presence in the Union Springs area with hopes of increasing bobwhite quail numbers through local habitat improvements in Pike, Montgomery, Bullock, Lowndes, Macon, Barbour, Lee, and Russell Counties in south-central Alabama.
“I’ve been involved in the tradition of quail hunting for years, as have many of our volunteers,” said newly-elected chapter president Brent Boswell. “We want to give back to our community by promoting quail hunting to our youth of today. We are also anxious to make a difference on public and private lands for quail by creating new habitat and enhancing existing habitat. We plan to hit the ground running with an event this fall in conjunction with one of the many field trials held here.”
“I’m excited to see the continued growth of Quail Forever Chapters in Alabama,” said Andy Edwards, regional biologist/representative for Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee. “The Alabama Black Belt chapter marks the third new group of volunteers in a year that have rallied to the cause for quail in Alabama. This chapter’s home base of Union Springs is in the heart of quail plantation country, an area rich in tradition for both quail and fine bird dogs. The new group will seek to embrace those traditions and ensure that today’s youngsters appreciate the value of quail and great hunting dogs.”
Alabama Black Belt Chapter of Quail Forever
Quail Forever in Alabama
Alabama is home to five Quail Forever chapters, and 444 members of "The Habitat Organization." Edwards has another chapter start on the calendar for October 30th at the Soggy Bottom Lodge in Linden, Alabama. For more information about Quail Forever in Alabama, or to get involved, contact Andy Edwards at (931) email@example.com
About Quail Forever
Quail Forever is a leading organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation efforts for the United States’ native quail species. Since its creation in 2005, Quail Forever has conducted more than 13,000 habitat projects across the nation benefitting quail and other wildlife. Along with its affiliate organization Pheasants Forever, it has committed more than $784 million to improve more than 17 million acres of wildlife habitat. Quail Forever has more than 16,000 members and 170 local chapters across the country. Both Quail Forever and Pheasants Forever are part of Pheasants Forever, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit.