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Quail Unlimited returns to Albany this week

January 29, 2003

Albany -- Dozens of Hollywood, Music, and Sports celebrities will arrive in Albany tomorrow, for the 17th Annual Quail Unlimited Celebrity Hunt. Quail Unlimited preserves the natural habitat of upland game birds, through conservation programs and research. The Albany celebrity hunt is their biggest fund raising event.

The quail population is dwindling, and Quail Unlimited says their work is vital to preserving the species. Executive Vice President Rocky Evans said "Quail population have dropped over 70 percent throughout the country, that's on a landscape level. The drop in the Albany area has not been as significant, primarily because there are so many large properties here, that touch one another, and are all working on habitat."

 Among the many celebrities expected , Governor Sonny Perdue and Senator Saxby Chambliss have signed on to hunt quail. The Quail Unlimited Celebrities will hunt on 42 plantations and shooting preserves Friday and Saturday.

posted at 4:03 by jimw@walb.com

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