South Carolina Quail Project
Fall Field Day at Mt. Pleasant Plantation
The inaugural South Carolina Quail Project (SCQP) Fall Field Day was hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fasion on their beautiful Mt. Pleasant Plantation in Andrews, SC, which is the headquarters of the SCQP. Mr. Faison and his management staff have worked tirelessely over the past six years to restore wild bobwhite habitat on the 3,700 acre property. The 200 attendees heard talks on best management practices, discussions on the future of wild bobwhite populations in South Carolina and a field tour of Mt. Pleasant Plantation.
The SCQP is funded by dedicated landowners and managers in South Carolina with a strong desire to increase wild bobwhites on their lands. Our project is designed to provide site specific, research-based, information for landowners interested in managing for wild bobwhites. We have on the ground staff conducting telemetry studies on wild and translocated bobwhites so we can develop best management practices for quail that are specific to South Carolina. Our goal, as proven on Mount Pleasant and surrounding plantations, is that it is possible to have high densities of wild bobwhites in South Carolina if best management practices are followed.