ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Southwest Georgia Quail Forever Chapter showed appreciation to volunteers, landowners and sponsors Thursday night.
They held an appreciation dinner to recognize people who supported the group's invitational hunt in January.
And on Thursday they also presented $75,000 to help preserve private and public lands for quail habitat and youth shooting and hunting through "No Child Left Indoors."
"About 90% of it actually stays local and we're excited about that," said Bo Henry with the Southwest Ga. Quail Forever Board. And just are pleased for all of these people that help us and put forth a great effort to raise money for a great cause and a great outdoors for Southwest Georgia and that's quail hunting."
The money is being donated to organizations through the Georgia-Florida Quail Coalition, the DNR and Tall Timbers Research Center to build up and protect the quail population and habitat.