Pheasants Forever volunteers in Texas have expanded the organization’s influence for wildlife habitat conservation and youth education with a new chapter start in Hale County.
Pheasants Forever has formed a new partnership in Minnesota to embrace precision ag technology as the bridge to achieve habitat, water quality and farmer profitability outcomes. Collaborating with AgSolver, Stearns County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD), and the Sauk River Watershed District (SRWD), the partners are working together to combine business, agronomic, and conservation planning services (precision Ag business planning) for producers in central Minnesota.
Landowners in Minnesota now have expanded opportunities to voluntarily enroll property in a popular Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) practice after the first of the year. Thanks to a new allocation of CRP acres by the USDA’s Farm Service Agency, the State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) practice – Back Forty Pheasant Habitat - now has 50,000 acres available for enrollment to landowners interested in creating and conserving upland habitat for pheasants, quail and other grassland wildlife.
Pheasants Forever was recently presented with the 2016 National Land Protection Award by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) for the organization’s outstanding efforts to permanently protect critical habitat for pheasants, waterfowl, and other wildlife.
In a move applauded by Pheasants Forever and the nation’s conservation community, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will offer farmers and ranchers 1.1 million acres to participate in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).
Every dollar raised for Give to the Max Day – from November 1 through November 17 – will be matched up to $10,000 thanks to a matching grant from the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association.
In an effort to highlight the organization’s growing impact on quail habitat across America’s Great Plains, Quail Forever joins Pheasants Forever’s Rooster Road Trip 2016 - Upland Nation for a second week of public lands upland hunting. A fresh group of wingshooters will head to Oklahoma for the state’s quail opener with online reports starting on Monday, November 14th, and further reports from Kansas and Nebraska throughout the week.
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever has begun preparations for its annual celebration of upland hunting and conservation, the 2017 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, being hosted at the Minneapolis Convention Center on February 17, 18 & 19. The event will represent the nation’s largest convention for upland hunters, landowners, sporting dogs, and wildlife habitat conservationists. The 2017 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic is presented by Federal Premium® Ammunition.
Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) – chapter-nominated individuals ages 13-18 who are tasked with being spokespersons for their age group on national issues regarding the outdoors – and touting the efforts of its individual members for their work on conservation issues since 2006.
Pheasants Forever’s newest partners in conservation – Casey’s General Store and Pepsi – are donating to the organization’s wildlife habitat conservation mission for every bottle of Pepsi sold in Casey’s General Store locations in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31st, 2016.
Federal Premium is proud to announce it has surpassed a total of 50 million shotgun shells sold in support of Pheasants Forever, the nation’s leading upland habitat conservation organization. These special shells are all sold in boxes marked with the Pheasants Forever logo, as part of an on-box royalty program.
Pheasants Forever’s Rooster Road Trip 2016 - Upland Nation, an annual digital showcase of upland hunting on public land habitat & access projects, takes to the field October 24th – 28th and November 14th – 18th. This year’s tour turns bird dogs loose on the prairies of South Dakota and Minnesota before venturing south to put boots down in the grasslands of Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.
In light of changes to the Conservation Reserve Program, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has partnered with Pheasants Forever, the Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program (through Natural Resources Conservation Service ), High Plains Land Conservancy and Muley Fanatics Foundation to provide Corners for Conservation—677 acres of grassland wildlife habitat and 82 new hunting spots in Phillips, Sedgwick, and Kit Carson Counties.
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever is pleased to announce the promotion of several longtime Farm Bill biologists – Erin Holmes, Brady Wooten, and Brandon Beltz – to new positions within “The Habitat Organization.”
Pheasants Forever has been recognized with its fifth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator – the nation’s largest charity evaluator – and is now included in the top 6 percent of charities in the country to receive such designation.
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