Distinguished Lectureship on Quail Is Jan. 30 Near Roby, Texas

Fidel Hernandez will take a fresh approach in looking at quail management.

Published on: Dec 16, 2008

The latest developments in quail management research will be the focus of the second annual "Distinguished Lectureship on Quail Management" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 30 at the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch west of Roby, Texas.

Dr. Fidel Hernandez, research scientist with the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute in Kingsville, Texas will speak on "Quail Management and Science: A Fresh, Bold Perspective."

Dr. Dale Rollins, Texas AgriLife Extension Service wildlife specialist at San Angelo and the ranch's director, says the program is designed for landowners, hunters and biologists.

"Dr. Hernandez is one of the 'young guns' in the quail research scene who is quickly making a name for himself," Rollins notes. "He actually started his career on a quail while pursuing a master's degree with me back in 1995 at Angelo State University."

The program is sponsored by Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch, Texas AgriLife Research, AgriLife Extension's Quail Decline Initiative, and Quail Unlimited.

Registration is $15 by Jan. 16 and $25 thereafter and at the ranch. Seating is limited, and the program includes lunch and refreshments.

Two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be available for those holding private applicator's licenses.

Registration information and more details can be found online at teamquail.tamu.edu.