Outdoor Briefs November 23, 2012

By Staff and wire reports

Tupelo Ducks Unlimited banquet set for Dec. 6
The Ducks Unlimited, Tupelo & Tombigbee River Valley Chapter banquet is set for Thursday, Dec. 6, in Building 5 of the Tupelo Furniture Market. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50 for a single, $70 for a couple and $25 for youngsters.
Tickets include one membership to Ducks Unlimited, a year’s subscription to DU Magazine and dinner. Individual sponsorships are available for $350, and corporate sponsorships begin at $800. There will be live and silent auctions and a raffle.
Tickets are available in the sporting goods department at Scruggs or at Tupelo Farm and Ranch. They may also be purchased online by clicking on “local events” at ducks.org/Mississippi.

Quail season now open
Mississippi’s statewide bobwhite quail hunting season opened Thursday and will continue through March 2. There is a daily bag limit of eight quail.
Several public lands around the state offer quail hunting opportunities, but hunters should be prepared to put in some time to find birds.
“The 2012 quail hatch was good where habitat was suitable,” Dave Godwin, MDWFP small game program coordinator, said.” Visit mdwfp.com for more information.