Central Oklahoma Quail Forever donated $5,000 to the ODWC Stars & Stripes License Project to buy hunting and fishing licenses for military in Oklahoma. Funds were generated during the chapter's 13th Annual fundraising banquet August 18, 2018.

Central Oklahoma Quail Forever donated $5,000 to the ODWC Stars & Stripes License Project to buy hunting and fishing licenses for military in Oklahoma. Funds were generated during the chapter's 13th Annual fundraising banquet August 18, 2018.

  Presenting metal artwork used to raise funds for the Wildlife Department's Stars & Stripes License Project are, from left, Department Wildlife Chief Alan Peoples, Department Director J.D. Strong, Department Assistant Director Melinda Streich, James Dietsch and Laura McIver, both of Central Oklahoma Quail Forever.

Presenting metal artwork used to raise funds for the Wildlife Department's Stars & Stripes License Project are, from left, Department Wildlife Chief Alan Peoples, Department Director J.D. Strong, Department Assistant Director Melinda Streich, James Dietsch and Laura McIver, both of Central Oklahoma Quail Forever.

 Central Oklahoma Chapter donation to ODWC for habitat improvements on Hal and Fern Cooper WMA in NW OK.

Central Oklahoma Chapter donation to ODWC for habitat improvements on Hal and Fern Cooper WMA in NW OK.

 Burn equipment purchased and donated to ODWC for use on Beaver River WMA in OK panhandle.

Burn equipment purchased and donated to ODWC for use on Beaver River WMA in OK panhandle.

 Central Oklahoma Quail Forever donated towards the purchase of Drummond Flats WMA in N. Central OK.

Central Oklahoma Quail Forever donated towards the purchase of Drummond Flats WMA in N. Central OK.

 Central Oklahoma Quail Forever Chapter with another donation to ODWC for habitat improvements in Oklahoma.

Central Oklahoma Quail Forever Chapter with another donation to ODWC for habitat improvements in Oklahoma.

 

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