Quail, Dove Focus for Field Day Sept. 8

Aug. 22, 2017-Landowners can improve game bird populations on their land when they employ management techniques that have proven successful for that purpose. To help landowners make a positive difference, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation will host a Quail and Dove Management Field Day next month, and signup is under way now.

The event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 8 at the headquarters of Cross Timbers Wildlife Management Area in south-central Oklahoma. Lunch will be provided to participants who register by Aug. 31.

Partners for the field day are the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and Quail Forever.

Dove management seminar topics will include field manipulation and food resources. Quail management topics will include information about grazing, burning, habitat and brush management with an equipment demonstration.

Admission is free. To register, send e-mail to brandon.baker@odwc.ok.gov.

Directions: From Marietta, go west 14.5 miles on State Highway 32, then north 1.4 miles on Stockton Road to the Cross Timbers headquarters on the east side of the road. Signs will be posted.