AGFC chairman wants to restore quail habitat - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

AGFC chairman wants to restore quail habitat

(Source: AGFC) (Source: AGFC)
INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

The chairman of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wants to lead an effort to restore the northern bobwhite in Arkansas.

According to the AGFC, Chairman Fred Brown and other commissioners attended a two-day “Quail 101” seminar in Mayflower with wildlife biologists, management area managers, and others.

Experts from surrounding states spoke to the group about their success of restoring quail habitats in recent years.

“I’m determined to make quail one of my major focuses in my year as chairman,” said Brown.

Quail were, at one time, abundant throughout the state. Changes in agriculture and the growth of urban areas changed the habitat of the bird.

The commission wants to change that. There is federal money to bring about habitat changes.

Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Parents react to cameras in classrooms

    Parents react to cameras in classrooms

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:00 AM EDT2018-04-24 04:00:06 GMT
    (Source: KARK)(Source: KARK)
    (Source: KARK)(Source: KARK)

    The topic of cameras in self-contained special education classrooms had lawmakers and parents debating at Monday's education committee meeting.

    The topic of cameras in self-contained special education classrooms had lawmakers and parents debating at Monday's education committee meeting.

  • Candlelight vigil to honor teen killed in weekend car wreck

    Candlelight vigil to honor teen killed in weekend car wreck

    Monday, April 23 2018 11:29 PM EDT2018-04-24 03:29:34 GMT

    Classmates, teachers and family gathered tonight in front of Riverside High school tonight for a vigil to honor Emmalei Utley, who was tragically killed in a car wreck.

    Classmates, teachers and family gathered tonight in front of Riverside High school tonight for a vigil to honor Emmalei Utley, who was tragically killed in a car wreck.

  • Friend calls shooting victim hero

    Friend calls shooting victim hero

    Monday, April 23 2018 11:24 PM EDT2018-04-24 03:24:41 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The friend of the man shot and killed during an incident outside Walmart in Trumann said the actions Robert Highfill took make him a hero in his eyes.

    The friend of the man shot and killed during an incident outside Walmart in Trumann said the actions Robert Highfill took make him a hero in his eyes.

Powered by Frankly