Feb. 19, 2015

Anyone interested can show support by attending Feb. 28 banquet

PRATT – Continued habitat loss and declines in bobwhite quail populations in Jackson and Jefferson counties motivated a local group to form the K-16 Chapter of Quail Forever. The chapter’s goals include addressing local concerns for the species through public awareness, education, fundraising, habitat improvements, and passing on the conservation and hunting heritage. The new chapter, which was comprised of only 10 members just five short months ago, has increased its membership to nearly 30 volunteers from both counties. Holton residents Greg Tanking (president), Brandon Shaw (secretary), and Jeremiah Huyett (treasurer) will oversee the chapter.

To raise money for upcoming projects and activities, the K-16 Quail Forever Chapter will host a banquet Feb. 28 at the Community Hall in Hoyt. The banquet will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. Following dinner, attendees will enjoy a variety of raffles and games, as well as an auction. Those in attendance will have the chance to win one of 10 firearms. All laws and regulations apply and 100 percent of the proceeds from the banquet will be retained by the chapter for local conservation projects.

For more information on this chapter and for tickets to the banquet, contact Greg Tanking at (785) 305-1417 or Brandon Shaw at (785) 851-0002.