Tuesday, January 27, 2015

New organization, old traditions bolster South Georgia quail hunting Video - Quail Forver

WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Quail hunters took to plantation fields on Friday to help preserve and grow the sport in South Georgia. The first Georgia Quail Invitational hunt began Friday. Karyn Weekley, wife of PGA Golfer Boo Weekley, said quail hunting was tougher than she expected. She is an experienced deer and dove hunter, but this was her first time hunting quail. "It's very unique," said Weekly. "Watching out for the dogs. You're surrounding people. Not wanting to mess up. Making sure you hit." Kelly Pace of Milton, Florida agreed that the quail hunt is fun, and for an important cause. "I think it balances conservation and just enjoying the hunt," said Pace. "Enjoying the dogs. [It's] Exciting." The Georgia Quail Invitational is the first event for the Southwest Georgia chapter of Quail Forever, with the money helping fund quail conservation programs.

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