2012-04-30 Upland update 1
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file:///Y|/News_Letters/Newsletters/Upland%20update/2012-04-30%20Upland%20update.htm[4/30/2012 10:12:41 AM] From: Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation [firstname.lastname@example.org] on behalf of Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation [email@example.com] Sent: Monday, April 30, 2012 9:05 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: ODWC - Upland Update April 30 Having trouble viewing this email? Click here The Wildlife Department is embarking on an intensive, long-term research project on two northwest Oklahoma wildlife management areas to study quail reproductive success and mortality. The Department is also teaming up with a group of partners to conduct an extensive research project that covers the western portion of the northern bobwhite quail's North American range. The Department will continue ongoing quail conservation efforts across the state through a number of initiatives on both public and private lands. QUAIL UPDATE ODWC Sends Samples to Assist in Quail Genetics Research Biologists with ODWC recently sent wings from 45 hunter-harvested quail to the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute in Kingsville, Texas for genetic analysis. Once the samples arrive in Texas, genetic material will be extracted from the quills and sequenced. Researchers will then compare the genetic makeup of all the samples. By comparing DNA samples from Texas and the Great Plains, researchers hope to learn how quail dispersal and movement affect the genetics of various populations. For more information on quail research conducted by the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, visit www.ckwri.tamuk.edu LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT THE WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT IS DOING Check out the Wildlife Department's website at www.wildlifedepartment.com/hunting/quail.htm. PRAIRIE CHICKEN UPDATE Now is the lesser prairie chicken survey period which runs from the end of March to the middle of May. One survey method that is being used this year is an aerial survey effort. This type of survey is conducted from the air during the chicken's booming season and can be an effective technique for monitoring and detecting lesser prairie chicken leks. Biologists will fly over northwest Oklahoma to survey areas that have low road densities and are expected to have lesser prairie chicken populations.
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|Title||Upland update, 04/30/2012|
Oklahoma. Department of Wildlife Conservation.
|Purpose||Quail Update ODWC Sends Samples to Assist in Quail Genetics Research; Prairie Chicken Update Now is the lesser prairie chicken survey period which runs from the end of March to the middle of May.|
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