People, you've got to get involved.
If bird hunting and dogs are your PASSION, then you ABSOLUTELY need to join an organization that cares about that stuff. I am a QF person (and PF too). I used to be a QU board member (of a local chapter) but now am firmly entrenched in QF. I love the resource (the little brown bird) and I give back to the resource by helping teach kids to hunt (and train dogs) and raising funds to be used locally for habitat projects.
Wow - I cannot believe that so many in this poll aren't a member of one of the organizations.... that is seriously disappointing. Who is going to lobby for more CRP managment and more CRP acres? That would be QF and PF - and the more members they have, the bigger their voice in DC. How about more kids getting involved in hunting..... Did you know that QF/PF just received a donation of $1.27 Million dollars from the Potterfields (Midway USA) to extend their shooting sports programs. With the editor of the Covey Rise magazine on their board of directors, QF is growing by leaps and bounds - and like the above poster said.....ALL the decisions on where the funds are spent stay local.
These things are important to us.... to each of us. Please research and join the organization that best fits your interests - don't let Apathy take hold. You CAN make a difference, just ask the local chapters that helped get the new CRP signup going this March! You don't need to be a chapter president - just become a member and see where that takes you. You can join at www.quailforever.org
or go to a local banquet in your backyard.