Habitat Projects – a total of over $90,000 spent to generate more than $207,500 worth of projects
Wildlife Management Areas have received the greatest bulk of these funds. Not only are our WMA’s some of the greatest quail hunting in the country but they are also examples of conservation that can be used to teach private land owners what they can do to improve their property. Areas that have benefited from Central Oklahoma 89er’s Chapter funding are: Altus-Lugert, Beaver River, Cooper, Copan, Cross Timbers, Drummond Flats, Ft. Cobb, Ft. Supply, Grady County, Hackberry Flat, Hulah, Kaw, Lexington, Mountain Park, Osage Rock Creek/Western Wall, Ouachita, Packsaddle, Sandy Sanders, and Three Rivers. These donations have impacted more than a half-million acres.
Oklahoma Prescribed Burn Association has been given funds to purchase and equip trailers containing equipment for use in prescribed burning. This equipment is in use on private property across the state and has been used to burn thousands of acres.
Central Oklahoma Chapter supports Quail Forever Farm Bill Biologists that work daily with private landowners to help improve their lands for quail and other wildlife.
Youth Outreach – over $15,000 spent on getting kids outside and educating them about conservation
The Annual Youth Instructional Shoot has been held for 13 years and has reached hundreds of youth across the state
Support of local high school shooting teams – the very talented Luther FFA shooting team has received thousands of dollars from the Central Oklahoma Chapter to aid them in their pursuits.
Donations to the No Child Left Indoors Initiative and R3 (recruit, reactivate, retention)
Research Projects – a total of over $2750 donated for research not including volunteer hours
Donations to the OSU Game Bird Research Fund in Stillwater
Donations to the Cross Timbers Experimental Range in north central Oklahoma
Assisted and provided food for the OSU/ODWC quail research bird survey from 2012 to 2014 on both Packsaddle and Beaver River WMA’s as part of a long-term quail study
Participated in the Timber Land Quail Hunt and Data Collection in southeast Oklahoma
Participated in Fall Covey Counts as part of the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative at Cross Timbers WMA in south central Oklahoma
Public Awareness Education, Events & Shooting – more than $15,000 spent
Donates to the Quail Forever Legislative Action Fund
Donation of $5,500 to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife for the Stars and Stripes Military Licensing program
Donation to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Upland Game division for the production of the Quail Crop Seed Identification guide that will benefit both hunters and landowners interested in managing for quail
Sponsors for the Annual Quail Forever Oklahoma State Habitat Convention
Thanks to your generous contributions, over $116,000 Total dollars have been spent generating more than $234,000 in projects, education, research and public awareness during our first 13 years! Rev. 3/18