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Summer 2015 | Vol 8 | No 3   

 

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Quail HuntersQuail Plantations Receive National Legacy Landscape Award

The Red Hills and Albany Area quail plantations received an impressive designation – National Legacy Landscape – in recognition of the landscape scale conservation efforts for bobwhites. And, the National Bobwhite Technical Committee Group Achievement Award was presented to Tall Timbers and Georgia Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) for collaborative efforts in developing and successfully implementing the WRD Northern Bobwhite Quail Translocation Policy in focal areas of southwest Georgia and northern Florida.

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Kate IrelandJoin Us for the 18th Annual Kate Ireland Memorial Dinner & Auction

The 18th Annual Kate Ireland Memorial Dinner & Auction will be held Sunday evening, September 20, 2015 at Pebble Hill Plantation – Uno Hill Barn, Thomas County, Georgia, and will be catered by Liam’s Restaurant of Thomasville, GA. The festivities include a cocktail reception, a silent and live auction, and a Red Hills Region inspired dinner.

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Hen with broodShaping Up To Be a Good Hatch Across the Region

Reports from managers suggest that bobwhite populations have a good chance of increasing this year across the Red Hills and Albany region. “Mega-broods” (broods of greater than 20 birds) comprised of varying ages of chicks have been consistently reported, which points to a quality hatch already thus far. Our radio-telemetry data on Tall Timbers, Dixie Plantation, and the Albany area support these observations and indicate that nest production and brood production is up significantly from last year.

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Dixie Main HouseTall Timbers Receives Major Grant for Dixie Main House Rehabilitation

The Florida Legislature approved a $350,000 restoration grant for the historic main house at Dixie Plantation in Jefferson County. The phase I grant was part of the Department of State’s Special Category Grant appropriation request that successfully awarded 33 grants to historically significant properties throughout Florida.

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