Minnesota is Talking Pheasants: Register Now for State’s First-Ever Pheasant Summit

  • 11/13/2014 2:29:51 PM
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How does Minnesota combat the expiration of approximately 300,000 Conservation Reserve Program acres in the coming years? How can the state and conservation groups like Pheasants Forever partner more effectively? Can improvements be made to existing conservation programs that improve grasslands and pheasant populations? Your ideas are wanted now in Minnesota.
 
Minnesota’s ring-necked pheasants are at a crossroads for conservation, and the state is taking action! On Saturday, Dec. 13, Pheasants Forever and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are presenting the first-ever Minnesota Pheasant Summit in Marshall, an event convened by Governor Mark Dayton. Join us! The event will bring hunters, farmers, policymakers, conservationists, and key members of the Governor’s Cabinet together to discuss strategies to increase the pheasant population, improve pheasant habitat, and ensure future generations can enjoy the thrill of flushing pheasants.
 
Register today—registration is free and includes lunch. The Summit begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13 in Marshall, MN at the Southwest Minnesota State University (Conference Center-Upper Ballroom).
 
Busy that weekend?—sign-up for the Pheasant Summit’s email updates to receive notification when the online survey is available to send in your input.
 
The time has come to bring Minnesotans together to talk pheasants and upland habitat. Make sure you’re involved.
 
Field Notes are compiled by Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever’s online editor. Email Anthony at AHauck@pheasantsforever.org and follow him on Twitter @AnthonyHauckPF.