Corn – A Source of AFLATOXIN for Turkey and Quail

Aflatoxin, produced by Aspergillus flavus or Aspergillus parasiticus, causes altered protein synthesis by inhibiting nucleic acid transcription and interfering with RNA translation. Aflatoxins interact with the basic metabolic pathways of the cell disrupting key enzyme processes including carbohydrate and lipid metabolism and protein synthesis (Cheeke and Shull, 1985). The Krebs cycle and phosphorylation of substrates also are inhibited via alterations in mitochondrial function (Cheeke and Shull, 1985). By virtue of the multiplicity of actions aflatoxins have on the liver and other cells containing mixed function oxidase systems, the effects of these toxins on animals are profound and far-reaching. Read More

The Habitat Guide – Special Edition

Special Edition Winter 2017
QUWF Announces Transforming Wildlife Habitat Wagon

“One of our goals at QUWF is to provide solutions for landowners, farmers and sportsman to working in the woods or fields for wildlife while at the same time, finding ways to involve an entire chapter, families and sportsman as well. Many times I did not carry or bring the right tools, carried them in the bucket of the tractor or on the ATV only to find I forgot something and there is never enough room” explains Craig. “I never had a totally good and safe way to haul people or a crew comfortably with all that equipment without creating a wagon train. After much research looking for the right wagon or trailer, nothing fit the bill, and I mean nothing.

In fact, most running gear was too light for real work in the woods and was more of a weekend toy than a real solution. Giving up on a production wagon, the search began for the right running gear. “I have designed and built many wagons on the farm for most any use but the right gear, the frame, wheels and of course the weight abilities, govern the creations and final uses. I found an agricultural compact running gear made by Premier Manufacturing of Illinois. With high floatation tires, 3,000 pound capacity, a 2 “ inch ball hitch option and a frame set up perfectly for maneuvering on twisting wood roads being pulled by an ATV, UTV or small tractor” Craig states. It should be mentioned this wagon pulls exceptionally easy. Read More

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

Plano Synergy Joins QUWF

November 16, 2017

Press Release-For Immediate Release

“Plano Synergy Joins QUWF as National Sponsor for Wildlife Habitat Restoration”

Buffalo, MO: “The battle to maintain our natural wildlife habitat is real, the effort has to be measured in results on the ground. Results in wildlife populations that are on in the woods, fields and streams must be measurable and it must truly make a difference at the local level” clarifies Craig Alderman of the Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, Inc. (QUWF). “Finding good partners who understand the true challenge, want to see the results by putting their boots on it, are the leaders we seek to partner with over the long haul of wildlife conservation. Corporate investment in conservation must have results, be shown they are “investing” in the future of the industry by making a difference on the ground, locally, where it matters. Plano Synergy is that kind of company” Alderman states. “Their partnership, as a national QUWF sponsor, brings products to our local events directly linked to the passion and lifestyle of all outdoorsman, thereby making efforts of true wildlife habitat support a reality in dollars invested” Craig states. Read More

Fallen Outdoors BBQ

QUWF National Office and the local Ozark Highlands Chapter Hosts Veterans and Disabled Veterans and Fallen Outdoors Members Appreciation BBQ:

“On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.”- Dan Lipinsk

The Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation (QUWF) not only works to protect and restore wildlife habitat, we also work to honor, appreciate, and serve our military veterans. Read More

QUWF Opens NEW Chapter

QUWF Opens NEW Chapter in the great State of Idaho:

Buffalo MO: “Expansion of the passion and lifestyle of wildlife conservation, especially at the local level, is a great announcement” states Craig Alderman of QUWF. “Our New chapter, the Elmore Sportsman’s Alliance of QUWF, is totally focused in its mission from the beginning. They are a group of outdoor instructors who are taking the chapter solidly towards helping the youth and young at heart of the Idaho communities around them to the outdoors. Read More

QUWF Donates RUGER Predator

Buffalo, MO: “The ravaging of our Missouri farm lands, fields and hunting grounds is growing to a critical stage from the feral hog populations in the state” stated Craig Alderman of QUWF. “The destructive hogs are an invasive species dropped here by unscrupulous individuals or escaping from high fence operations. Either way they are a significant destructive force of our farmlands. As this is written they are but a few short miles from the home of QUWF as they are exceptionally mobile when pressured and breed prolifically if not eradicated” Alderman explains. Read more

QUWF Press Release – March 30, 2017

Buffalo, MO: Conservation News: “After two years of research and on the ground evaluation, the Quail & Upland Wildlife Federation (QUWF) now releases a new seed mix specifically for access and egress roads and fire line roads” announces Craig Alderman of QUWF. “With original research funding provided by Bass Pro Shops, we were able to create a real-life solution to the correct installation and then use of logging roads, access roads, and fire lines as a wandering green browse food source for a variety of wildlife including butterflies” states Alderman. “Sharp Bothers seed, a long time seed supplier of conservation, worked with us to develop the content and percentages felt to be the best option for landowners or land managers” Craig explained. Read more

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