Jared McJunkin, left, of the National Wild Turkey Federation, looks at a new buffer strip Clint Bowman, right, planted at the Melvern Wildlife Area. NWTF has donated money and man-power to the new Kansas Quail Initiative.
Biologist Clint Bowman shows how cutting and burning a treeline, and letting natural grass and forbs grow, can greatly improve quail habitat. Wildlife and Parks is hoping their new Kansas Quail Initiative will encourage landowners to replicate the process on private lands.
Biologist Clint Bowman, left, explains how quail habitat will be improved at the Melvern Wildlife Area to Jim Pitman and Jared McJunkin. Crop fields leading directly to woodlands is one reason quail numbers have suffered over much of eastern Kansas.