Lady Slippers, Prison Inmates, and a Football Coach all Helping Wildlife

Minnesota's Sentence-to-Serve Project featured this week on Pheasants Forever Television

St. Paul, Minn. - September 13 -

This week's episode of Pheasants Forever Television will feature a wide variety of people with one common objective; helping pheasants and other wildlife. This eighth installment of Pheasants Forever Television airs Sunday on the Outdoor Life Network (OLN). On this week's show, the Pheasants Forever Television crew catches up with a group of Minnesota prisoners participating in the state's Sentence-to-Serve Project. Through the project, convicts receive a day off their sentence for every day of work served in the program. Cameras are rolling as the prisoners help Pheasants Forever and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources restore a native prairie in Morrison County, Minnesota. After the prairie's restoration, the land was dedicated as the Mud Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Mud Lake was acquired through the Build a Wildlife Area partnership led by Pheasants Forever. Today, thanks to the work of these inmates, Mud Lake WMA is home to pheasants, waterfowl, grouse, turkeys, deer, and a myriad of other wildlife species. Minnesota's only all-women's Pheasants Forever chapter, the Minnesota Lady Slippers, is also featured this week on the show. PF Television catches the excitement of the chapter's first-ever fundraising banquet last April. We also see how those banquet dollars are turned into youth conservation education through a schoolyard habitat project with earth science teacher Mike O'Neal's Outdoor Science Club at Northdale Middle School in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. The show wraps up with Menomonie, Wisconsin's Joe LaBuda. LaBuda has won five Wisconsin state championships as the Menomonie High School football coach. While compiling a career record of 173-24, LaBuda celebrates each Friday night victory with a Saturday morning pheasant hunt. Pheasants Forever Television airs on Sundays at 11:30AM CDT / 12:30 PM EDT on the Outdoor Life Network (OLN). Shows are rebroadcast on Tuesdays at 12 PM CDT / 1 PM EDT. There will be 13 original shows with 26 total airings. This is PF's first-ever television series. To preview Pheasants Forever Television on the web, please go to: http://www.pheasantsforever.org/press/pftv/ . The show's partners include; SportDOG, South Dakota Department of Tourism, Purina, Browning, Gander Mountain, U.S. Bank, Safari Club International, and Ear Inc. Thanks to these sponsors for bringing Pheasants Forever Television to the air. Pheasants Forever is a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant and other wildlife populations in North America through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness, and education. Such efforts benefit landowners and wildlife alike. Pheasants Forever has more than 110,000 members in over 600 local chapters across the continent.

Bob St.Pierre (877)773-2070

Pheasants Forever is a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasants, quail and other wildlife populations in North America through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness and education. Such efforts benefit landowners and wildlife alike.