BY BOB FRYE
The Pennsylvania Game Commission's plan to reintroduce bobwhite quail into the state has hit a couple of bumps.
Earlier this year, in a hearing at the state Capitol, executive director Matt Hough said the project was on hold because of a lack of money.
This month, it was revealed military officials at Fort Indiantown Gap — a U.S. Army training facility in Lebanon County — no longer are interested in allowing their grounds to be used as the reintroduction site.
All that is prompting a change.
Commission officials are expected to visit some state game lands in the state's south central and southeast regions, perhaps as early as this week, to see if any might be suitable as potential reintroduction sites.
A neighboring state is farther ahead with its own quail work.
Phase two of New Jersey's “Northern Bobwhite Restoration Initiative” kicked off with the release of 81 birds this spring.
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