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The Habitat Guide – October 2017

THE HABITAT GUIDE – Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation

Notes from the Dashboard
Check out our first QUWF ‘Special Edition’ Habitat Guide! Coming to you in a separate email, the Special Edition Habitat Guide features our exclusive Wildlife Habitat Wagon. This Wagon took about 2 years from the drafting table to the roll out of the shop in the various “transformations” or functional models it can easily take. The wagon needed its own guide to show and explain it all!! If you miss it, call us at the office, it is a PDF we can email to you!! Read More

Notes from the Road – So where did all my spring quail go to?
I often get the question from landowners all over the country, “So Where Did All My Spring Quail I Was Hearing and Seeing go to? I have recently gotten that question  from landowners and chapter members at least 4 or 5 times the past couple months from several different areas of the country. As with many wildlife management questions the answer can be more complex than you would sometimes think, but it is almost always related to habitat in the end. Read More

Alabama: Game breeder receives $750,000 fine for illegally importing deer
Prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Birmingham have charged two Northport, Alabama, men with knowingly transporting and receiving white-tailed deer into the state – a violation of state law and the federal Lacey Act, which prohibits trade in wildlife, fish and plants that have been illegally taken, possessed, transported, or sold. In November 2016, Conservation Enforcement Officers with the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater
Fisheries Division (WFF) arrested deer breeder Lewis H. “Sonny” Skinner and his associate Franklin Banks Loden for knowingly importing six
live white-tailed deer into Alabama from a farm in Indiana. Federal and state charges against the men were announced in Birmingham on Monday,
October 2, 2017. Read More

AZGFD asks hunters to help keep Chronic Wasting Disease at bay – Arizona remains CWD-free due to surveillance efforts
PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is asking hunters to continue doing their part to help keep Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a neurodegenerative wildlife disease that is fatal to deer and elk, at bay.

All successful deer and elk hunters are encouraged to bring the head of their harvested animal, especially bucks and bulls, to any department office statewide between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The preferred method for delivery is to place the head in a heavy-duty plastic trash bag, and keep it cool and out of the sun.

The department also requests hunters to provide accurate hunter information (name, telephone number), as well as hunt information (hunt number, game management unit in which the animal was harvested, state and hunting license number). This information is crucial should a positive CWD sample occur.

Department officials did not find any cases of CWD in the 1,200-plus deer (mule and white-tailed) and elk that were harvested by hunters and voluntarily submitted for testing in 2016. Game and Fish has been testing for the presence of the disease in Arizona since 1998. While CWD has been found in the neighboring states of Utah, New Mexico and Colorado, the disease has not been detected in Arizona. CWD has not been documented to cause disease in people. Read More



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