20070809_qflogoLouisville, Ky. – January 6, 2010 – Kentucky quail are ringing in the New Year in style thanks to the formation of four new Quail Forever chapters. The new Quail Forever chapters are dedicated to improving habitat for a Kentucky upland bird in great conservation need, the bobwhite quail.

“We are witnessing a resurgence of Kentuckians who care about quail, quail hunting and introducing youngsters to America’s upland tradition,” said Tim Caughran, Regional Wildlife Biologist for Quail Forever. The more passionate quail conservationists we have, the more ability we have to do the necessary habitat work that will increase bobwhite quail populations.” Like many places in the bobwhite quail range, Kentucky’s quail population has declined by as much as 80 percent in some areas, mainly due to sustained losses in suitable bobwhite quail habitat.

Commonwealth Chapter of Quail Forever
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Chapter Contact: Tom Blue, (502) 491-5061 tblue1@bellsouth.net

Muhlenberg County Chapter of Quail Forever

Location: Muhlenberg County, Kentucky
Chapter Contact: Chris Jarvis, (270) 931-0087 cdjarvis.mcqf@live.com

Kentuckiana Youth Chapter of Quail Forever
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Chapter Contact: Gunnar Graven, (502) 585-2396 jamesgrav@yahoo.com

Tradewater Valley Chapter of Quail Forever

Location: Webster County, Kentucky
Chapter Contact: Bobby Eddings (270) 871-1207

Quail Forever was founded by Pheasants Forever in 2005 to address the nation’s quail population decline. Quail Forever applies the successful Pheasants Forever model of empowering local chapters with the responsibility to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds will be spent. As a result, the organization’s 125,000 members and more than 700 chapters see the fruits of their conservation efforts in their own communities, while belonging to a national organization with a broader voice in Washington, D.C., on federal conservation policy.

For more information on Quail Forever in Kentucky, contact Tim Caughran, Quail Forever Regional Wildlife Biologist, at (618) 467-2586 and/or tcaughran@quailforever.org.