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  — 2015 Statewide Quail Symposium  
     
  Mark your calendars for the 2015 Statewide Quail Symposium, held September 16 – 18 in Abilene, Texas.  
     
 
Wednesday, September 16th
1:00 PM Convene in Albany for tour of the Trail Ranch  
  Quail Management Goals Justin Trail - Landowner and Trail Ranch Manager, Chairman Symposium Committee
  Economic Impact of Quail to Texas Kent Mills - Member or Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch Advisory Committee
  Defining Usable Space for Bobwhites Dr. Dale Rollins - Director, Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch; Statewide Coordinator, Reversing the Decline of Quail Initiative 
  Cropping for Quail  Justin Trail - Landowner and Trail Ranch Manager, Chairman Symposium Committee
  Texas Quail Index  Becky Ruzicka - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Associate
  Brush Sculpting Marc Bartoskewitz  - Ranch Manager, Shackelford County
     
Thursday, September 17th
  7:30 AM Registration
9:00 AM Introductory Comments Dr. Doug Steele - Director, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
9:10 AM The State of Quail Hunting in Texas Dr. Dale Rollins - Director, Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch; Statewide Coordinator, Reversing the Decline of Quail Initiative 
9:45 AM Keynote Address Dr. Fidel Hernandez - Endowed Professor for Quail Research, CKWRI
10:30 AM Break 
10:50 AM Summary of Reversing the Decline of Quail Initiative Research  Dr. James Cathey - Extension Program Leader and Director of Reversing the Decline of Quail Initiative, Texas A&M University
11:30 AM Weather and Quail  Dr. Markus Peterson - Professor, Texas A&M University
Noon Lunch and Chancellor's Address Dr. John Sharp - Chancellor of the Texas A&M System
1:15 PM Quail Focus Areas Robert Perez - Upland Game Bird Program Leader, Texas Parks and Wildlife
1:40 PM Translocation as a Tool for Wild Quail Reestablishment  Michelle Downey - Graduate Research Assistant, CKWRI
2:05 PM Larger Landscapes for Quail Dr. Kelly Reyna - Professor, University of North Texas
2:30 PM Break
2:40 PM Point Counter-point: Pen Reared Quail Cal Hendrick - Landowner
Robert Perez - Upland Game Bird Program Leader, Texas Parks and Wildlife
3:20 PM Point Counter-point: Cows and Quail Dr. Richard Teague - Associate Resident Director and Professor, Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Russell Stevens - Strategic Consultation Manager, The Noble Foundation
4:00 PM Break
4:10 PM GPS Technologies for Tracking Quail Dean Marquardt – Private Lands Biologist, Texas Parks and Wildlife
4:25 PM Spatial Gradient Modeling  Matthew Schnupp - Biologist, King Ranch
4:50 PM The Quail Equation: Monitoring Quail and Habitat on Private Lands Becky Ruzicka - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Associate
5:10 PM Attacking the Eyeworm Dr. Ron Kendall - Professor, TIEHH, Texas Tech University
5:30 PM Adjorn 
       
Friday, September 18th
  8:00 AM Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch Dr. Dale Rollins - Director, Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch
8:30 AM Quail-Tech Dr. Brad Dabbert - Professor, Texas Tech University
9:00 AM UNT Quail Dr. Kelly Reyna - Professor, University North Texas
9:30 AM Caesar Kleburg Wildlife Research Institute Dr. Eric Grahmann - Director, CKWRI Gamebird Research Institute
10:00 AM Borderlands Research Institute Dr. Ryan Luna - Professor, Borderlands Research Institute, Sul Ross University
10:30AM Break
10:50 AM Highlight Event Sponsors
11:00 Plans for Next Biennium Dr. Jim Cathey - Extension Program Leader and Director of Reversing the Decline of Quail Initiate, Texas A&M University
11:15 AM Closing Comments Justin Trail - Landowner, Chairman Symposium Committee
 
     
     
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