Re: Quail Plan
Ghost Coon, In the state of PA, the Bald Eagle has a extremely high probably of out numbering the wild Bobwhite Quail. If the PGC were to declare the Bobwhite Quail an endangered species, the feedback/discussions would rival the comments heard on the agency's Deer Management Plan.
Many of the states, south of the Mason Dixon line, have for many years tried, without success, to get the quail to make a recovery- toward the numbers that were available in the 50's and 60's.
The Ames Plantation, in the south, was created to provide a permanent home for The National Championship Field Trial. Two full time quail biologists direct the plantations staff whose primary goal is providing sufficient numbers of WILD quail to hold this prestigious field trial. Today, the trial is supplemented with pre-released quail.
If the southern states and Ames Plantation, where the bobwhite was king can't do it, I am mystified how the PGC is going to do it.
I wish PGC success with the Quail Plan, just as I have their Pheasant Plan.
Hopefully, the PGC will create a more equitable solution to the dog training issue in the areas they are trying to re-introduce a species- Pheasant, Woodcock, Quail, ....
As a side note- Ms. Carson's book "A Silent Spring" is a very interesting and meaningful read for those that like and enjoy the outdoors.
"The Struggle Continues"