Federal's Quail Forever Loads: Great for Hunters, Great for Conservation
The only ammunition with a portion of the proceeds dedicated to quail conservation
Saint Paul, Minn. – Aug. 2, 2007 – This fall, quail hunters can help fill their game vests and make a contribution to quail conservation with the purchase of Federal Premium® Ammunition's Wing-Shok® Quail Forever loads. Federal makes a donation to Quail Forever's (QF) habitat work for every box of QF-labeled shells sold.
These QF loads were designed specifically with quail hunters in mind and are some of the best loads on the market for the avid quail hunter. Northerners will also find the Quail Forever offerings to be an excellent choice for ruffed grouse and woodcock. One 20-gauge and two 12-gauge options will be loaded to just the right velocity for maximum effectiveness on these smaller game birds. As the fall quail hunting openers approach, be sure to pick up your QF load – remember, it's always best to practice with the load you'll be shooting afield.
The Quail Forever loads are the only ammunition with a portion of the proceeds being dedicated to quail conservation. Federal and QF are hoping to replicate the immense success of Federal's Pheasants Forever offerings, the first ammunition with a portion of the proceeds being dedicated to conservation. Since 1998, Federal has donated nearly $120,000 to Pheasants Forever, including $25,000 last year alone.
"Quail numbers have fallen from an estimated 31 million in 1967 to just 5.5 million today - and if quail habitat continues to disappear, so will the quail," said Howard Vincent, QF President and CEO, "Hunters have long been this nation's leading conservationists. The on-box royalty program with Federal is a great way for quail hunters to continue that leadership."
"Through this program, and others like it, Federal Premium has remained committed to conservation. Without a doubt, one species that deserves our attention is the bobwhite quail," said Bill Stevens, Federal Premium Conservation Manager. "With the continued support of Quail Forever, its members and quail hunters across the nation, we look forward to helping restore quail populations across the country," Stevens said.
Wing-Shok Quail Forever Loads
PQF251 8: 20-gauge, 1-ounce at 1165 fps velocity (available in 8 shot only)
PQF152 7.5 and 8: 12-gauge, 1-1/8-ounce at 1200 fps velocity (available in 7.5 and 8 shot)
Interested in shooting Federal Premium® Ammunition's Wing-Shok® Quail Forever loads this fall? Ask your local retailer to support conservation and carry these loads.
Federal Premium Ammunition is the technology leader in the ammunition industry and QF's first corporate partner. Headquartered in Anoka, Minnesota, Federal has been providing hunters and shooters with high-quality rimfire, centerfire and shotshell ammunition since 1922. It pioneered the Premium category of ammunition and is part of the world’s leading ammunition manufacturer, ATK Ammunition Systems Group. For more information on Federal, visit www.federalpremium.com.
Pheasants Forever launched Quail Forever in August of 2005 to address the continuing loss of habitat suitable for quail and the subsequent quail population decline. QF chapters promote local, state, and federal conservation programs that help landowners protect environmentally sensitive acres for quail and other wildlife. They also employ the organization's unique model of empowering local chapters with 100 percent control of the chapters' locally-raised funds to complete habitat and youth education projects in the chapters' own communities. Since the organization's inception, over 90 QF chapters have formed in 26 different states. The QF mission is accomplished through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness, education, and conservation advocacy.