RPQRF Announces Sporting Ranch Training Program for Veterans

By February 1, 2023 Articles, Media

by Dana Wright

Are you a veteran or do you know a veteran who’s interested in hunting and the outdoors, and turning that interest into a career?  The Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation is starting a new program this Spring for veterans called the “Sporting Ranch Training Program”. It will be a 12-week program where participants will learn skills to help them gain employment on a ranch guiding hunts, conducting wildlife and habitat management techniques and general ranch management. Courses will include: pesticide and herbicide application, prescribed burning, brush management, wildlife biology, quail surveys, operating common ranch and farming equipment, and many other hands-on activities to prepare individuals for working on a game ranch.

Participants will live in the newly constructed Gordy Family Guest Lodge at the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch, receive monthly wages and a food allowance for the duration of the program. All licensing and credential costs will be covered by RPQRF. The program is slated to start May 15, 2023 and we will only select 3 applicants for the first class. If you are interested in applying or want more information, contact Dana Wright at dwright@quailresearch.org.

RPQRF thanks Park Cities Quail Coalition for their support of this new program!