For the third consecutive year, Pheasants Forever and Pepsi-Cola of Mitchell are teaming for conservation by renewing the “Take It Outside” program. Through this partnership, Pepsi-Cola of Mitchell will donate to Pheasants Forever for every trademarked Mountain Dew 20oz bottle sold, up to $5,000 between October 1, 2016 and December 15, 2016 in the Mitchell region, supporting the organization’s wildlife habitat conservation efforts in South Dakota.
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, joined by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard, today announced Sioux Falls as the 2018 host city of the nation’s largest upland hunting and conservation event. National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic will be held at the Sioux Falls Convention Center on February 16, 17 & 18 in 2018 with Federal Premium® Ammunition serving as the presenting sponsor.
North Dakota’s roadside pheasant survey conducted in late July and August indicates total birds and number of broods are down statewide from 2015.
Another mild winter, good nesting season conditions and a slight increase in grassland habitat in the pheasant range all combined to increase Minnesota’s roadside pheasant index by 29 percent compared to last year, according to the Department of Natural Resources.
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has completed the annual pheasant brood survey and the results show a 20 percent decrease in the statewide pheasants-per-mile (PPM) index from 2015.
State officials covered more than 6,000 miles of county roads counting upland game during the first two weeks of August and after all the species were counted, data compiled and numbers crunched, what can Iowa pheasant hunters expect to find this fall? A repeat of last year.
Families and youth can apply now for an opportunity to hunt with experienced pheasant hunters on select days in October. The mentored hunts are being offered through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Pheasants Forever.
Upland hunters in New Jersey have embraced a local model for wildlife habitat conservation by adding a new chapter of Pheasants Forever in the state. Officially known as the South Jersey Chapter of Pheasants Forever, the local committee is focused on assisting the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife with habitat improvement projects where possible, while adding more youth and families to the ranks of the state’s outdoor community.
Efforts focused on sustaining Idaho’s legendary upland bird populations have received a major boost with the formation of the Elmore County Chapter of Pheasants Forever in southwest Idaho.
Hunters and anglers who agree that the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) works for wildlife, sportsmen, and landowners can now show their support for enhancing the program in the next Farm Bill.
Pheasants Forever, Outdoor News, Minnesota DNR, and Game Fair have announced a new Build A Wildlife Area campaign to create a public hunting area in southern Minnesota honoring the memory of famed outdoor writer, Gary Clancy.
Pheasants Forever is set to make an impact in the state of Hawaii with the organization’s first chartered chapter on the Big Island.
Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is honored to announce the retirement of Jim Wooley, a 31-year veteran of “The Habitat Organization” and the current Director of Field Operations for Quail Forever. Wooley transitions into retirement on August 5th after serving an illustrious career in the state of Iowa, defined by a lifelong pursuit for the betterment of wildlife and public lands throughout the state.
Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever announce Joe Hosmer, 67, and Brett Reber, 57, as newly elected members of the organization’s National Board of Directors.
Recognizing the importance of wildlife habitat conservation which supports South Dakota’s economy and status as “The Pheasant Capital of the World,” South Dakota Tourism has renewed their national sponsorship with Pheasants Forever.
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