Southeast Bobwhite Country Sees Major Influx of New Quail Forever Chapter Starts

Volunteers in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina & South Carolina working to restore the whistle

Raleigh, N.C. – Sept. 21, 2018 – Quail hunters and conservationists are pushing for the comeback of bobwhites in the Southeast with a burst of new Quail Forever chapter starts in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Working with private landowners and public landscapes alike, the new committees are motivated to bring back the whistle of bobwhite quail through habitat conservation projects in their respective regions.

The new ranks of motivated Southeast volunteers will utilize the organization’s signature grassroots fundraising model, empowering each chapter with 100 percent decision-making control over the funds they raise at banquets and other events. This allows chapters to conduct habitat and youth education projects in their own communities, while belonging to a national organization with a voice regarding state and federal conservation policy. The results are significant habitat conservation projects being implemented for quail and other wildlife throughout bobwhite focal areas of the Southeast.

“Whether it’s engaging college students at Clemson University in wildlife conservation or witnessing a spark from lifelong quail hunters who want to witness thriving quail populations once again in the Southeast, the commitment for our mission in this region is extraordinary,” stated Kenny Barker, regional representative for Quail Forever in Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas.

Have an interest in joining Quail Forever in the Southeast as a member or chapter leader? Learn more about the work being implemented by Quail Forever and its partners by contacting Kenny Barker at (850) 251-0638 or KBarker@QuailForever.Org.

New Southeast Quail Forever Chapters

Alabama Black Belt Quail Forever

  • The Alabama Black Belt Chapter of Quail Forever has elected Brent Boswell of Fitzpatrick as president, Justin Green of Union Springs as vice president, Justin Clark of Montgomery as treasurer, Robert Moorer of Union Springs as banquet/habitat chair, and Don Larkins of Midway as youth/education chair.
  • Hunters and conservationists interested in joining the chapter as volunteers are encouraged to contact chapter president, Brent Boswell, at (334) 322-7243.

North Georgia Quail Forever

  • The North Georgia Chapter of Quail Forever has elected Jonathan Junkins of Cumming as president, Wade O’Harrow of Cumming as habitat chair, Crystal Junkins of Cumming as banquet chair, and Matthew Ricks of Roswell as treasurer.
  • Hunters and conservationists interested in joining the chapter as volunteers are encouraged to contact chapter president, Jonathan Junkins, at (770) 284-4419.

Tom Cowden Memorial Carolina Quail Forever (NC)

  • The Tom Cowden Memorial Carolina Chapter of Quail Forever has elected Nelson Cowden of Yadkinville as president, Emily Hellard of Advance as treasurer, and Jimmy Staley of Mocksville as banquet chair.
  • For more information about the chapter or to become involved, please contact chapter president, Nelson Cowden, at (336) 409-6304.

Neuse River Quail Forever (NC)

  • The Neuse River Chapter of Quail Forever has elected Wil Sterchi of Raleigh as president, Michael Riddick of Fuquay-Varina as treasurer, Paige Waddell of Raleigh as banquet chair, and Nicholas Riddle of Raleigh as youth/education chair.
  • For more information about the chapter or to become involved, please contact chapter president, Wil Sterchi, at (704) 726-7801.

Clemson Collegiate Quail Forever (SC)

  • The Clemson Collegiate Chapter of Quail Forever has elected Hunter Morton as president, Caroline Sharpe as youth/education chair, Kayla Sloan as co-youth chair, Patrick Christ as habitat chair, Luke Fuhrerr as banquet chair, and Anaston Broom as treasurer.
  • For more information about the chapter or to become involved, please contact chapter president, Hunter Morton, at (864) 280-3746.

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.