SAN ANGELO — QuailMasters 2018 has opened registration for its final run, it’s founder said.
The series, co-sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Wildlife Association,starts in April.
The series is an intensive, hands-on training designed to introduce participants to the best quail habitat in Texas, thus making them “masters” of the art and science of quail management, said Dr. Dale Rollins, statewide coordinator for Texas A&M AgriLife’s Reversing the Decline of Quail Initiative at San Angelo and series founder.
“I started the QuailMasters program as an offshoot of the Bobwhite Brigade Youth Leadership Camp,” Rollins said. “QuailMasters offers landowners, biologists and graduate students an opportunity to get immersed in quail management. We meet four times for two and a half days each time, and tour some of the finest quail properties in the state.
“I’ve said for the last two years that ‘this is the last time’ so some gig me, but this time it really is,” he said. “So in honor of this particular program’s final chapter, I’m referring to it as the ‘When Quail Freezes Over’ tour.”
The sessions are:
-Session 1, April 22-24, Roby.
-Session 2, May 20-22, Breckenridge.
-Session 3, Aug. 5-7, to be announced based on class feedback at Session 1.
-Session 4, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, Hebbronville.
Three hours of graduate college credit is available for additional fees as dictated by the participatinguniversity.
For more information or to register, contact Lisa Flowers, Texas Wildlife Association director of programs, San Antonio, at 210-826-2904 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Amanda Gobeli, Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute associate, Dallas, at 720-33-6224 or email@example.com; or Rollins at 325-653-4576 or firstname.lastname@example.org.