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NEWS RELEASE #05-138 July 11, 2005 DNR News (803) 734-3950


Landowners wanting to learn how to manage their property for bobwhite quail are encouraged to attend Quail Unlimited's National Convention and Wildlife Expo in Atlanta on Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30.

A "Landowner Habitat Advice and Planning" session will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Participation is free and will be held at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel (telephone number 404-659-6500). Landowners will have an opportunity to meet privately with wildlife biologists to receive habitat management suggestions, learn what financial incentives may be available and begin moving forward with a plan to improve bobwhite quail and other wildlife abundance on their property.

Judy Barnes, wildlife biologist with the Small Game Project of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR), will be one of the biologists providing technical assistance to landowners. Wildlife biologists from Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service will also be assisting Quail Unlimited in this endeavor.

Landowners interested in taking advantage of this free habitat management advice are encouraged to call (812) 536-2272 or e-mail [email protected] to set up a time for a Friday or Saturday meeting. If available, landowners should bring an aerial photo of their property to the meeting. Individuals from Georgia should be able to acquire an aerial photo printout at the free planning session.

For more information on the entire 2005 Quail Unlimited National Convention, check on-line at Landowners attending the "Habitat Advice and Planning" session can also tour the Quail Unlimited Exhibit Hall free of charge.

The Sheraton Atlanta Hotel is on 165 Cortland St., NE. If traveling Interstate 75/85 from the North, exit at 248C, from the south, exit at 249A.
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