News Room


During the months of November and December, a donation will be made to the nation’s leading upland charity for every bottle of Mountain Dew or Pepsi purchased in more than 2,000 Casey’s General Store locations spanning 16 states. 

Amid a large crowd of upland hunters and Pheasants Forever members at the world-famous Corn Palace in Mitchell, Governor Kristi Noem accepted a check Friday evening for $10K in support of the her newly established Second Century Habitat Fund from committee members of the Pheasant Country chapter.

The South Dakota Department of Tourism has renewed their national sponsorship with Pheasants Forever through 2022 in support of the organization’s landscape-level habitat initiatives which support South Dakota’s economy and status as “The World’s Pheasant Capital.”

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever has announced John Beall, Dax Hayden and Keith Schopp as newly elected members of the organization’s National Board of Directors

Longtime conservation advocate and former Pheasants Forever staffer, Joe Duggan, was honored yesterday evening at a dedication for new public hunting areas in southwest Minnesota.

Pheasants Forever, Inc. is pleased to announce a $1 million contribution from Purina, the leading pet care company in the U.S., for the organization’s wildlife habitat mission within the  Prairie Pothole Region.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is excited to announce Randy Newberg, one of the nation’s most popular public lands advocates and native Minnesotan, as a featured guest and keynote speaker at the 2020 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic. Tickets are now available for the nation’s premier upland hunting and conservation tradeshow coming to the Minneapolis Convention Center on February 14-16 with presenting partner Federal Ammunition.

Pheasants Forever and USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service in Iowa have expanded the organization’s Precision Agriculture efforts across Iowa

Pheasants Forever has been the recipient of 235 acres in Martin County that has permanently conserved wildlife habitat and created more upland access.

Pheasants Forever and a multitude of partners have permanently conserved wildlife habitat and created more upland access with the protection of 277 acres in central Minnesota. 

Pheasants Forever and a multitude of partners have permanently conserved wildlife habitat and created more upland access with the protection of 625 acres in central Minnesota.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever is pleased to announce Hayden Outdoors as a contributor to the organization’s Corners for Conservation program in Colorado and the Corners for Wildlife program in Kansas.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever is pleased to announce the promotion of Marissa Jensen as the organization’s Education and Outreach Program Manager. 

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever has appointed Trevor Day, an avid outdoorsman and former natural resources technician, to serve as the organization’s Regional Representative in eastern Kansas and northern Missouri.

Thanks to the foresight of the Pennsylvania Game Commission and contributing partners, the storybook for bobwhites is being rewritten in spectacular fashion in the state of Pennsylvania.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are excited to announce that Irish Setter Boots™ has renewed its partnership for the 4th year in a row as the “Official Upland Hunting Boot” of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. 

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is proud to announce Ruff Land Kennels has renewed their national sponsorship as the organization’s official bird dog kennel partner.

Upland hunters in New York have joined the ranks of “The Habitat Organization” with the recent formation of the Long Island Chapter of Pheasants Forever.

Federal Ammunition has renewed its commitment to conservation as Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s Official Ammunition partner. 

Presented by Pheasants Forever and Federal Ammunition, the award-winning upland television series, “The Flush,” returns for its eighth season on the Outdoor Channel starting the first week in July.

Pheasants Forever recently named John Wallace, a nine-year veteran of “The Habitat Organization,” as the new regional representative for Ohio.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is proud to announce Walton’s Inc. has joined the organization as the newest national partner in conservation. 

Coinciding with National Pollinator Week, Pheasants Forever and the Monarch Joint Venture have announced a new Miles for Monarchs campaign to raise awareness around the decline of native pollinators, while raising much-needed finances to support pollinator conservation work throughout monarch, pheasant and quail country.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is proud to announce SoundGear™ has renewed their national sponsorship as the organization’s official hearing protection partner.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever has appointed Jordan Namuth, a diehard upland hunter and local chapter leader, to serve as the organization’s Regional Representative in western Nebraska.

“This property has it all.” Those were the words articulated by chapter volunteer Leonard Hanson of Chinook Pheasants Forever., describing a new land acquisition – the Chinook Conservation Site – located southeast of Medicine Hat, Alberta. 

Pheasants Forever and its agency partners recently finished juniper removal on BLM property and private lands in Idaho encompassing more than 30,000 acres. 

Upland hunters stretching from the Midwest to Mid-Atlantic states are making a strong effort to restore gamebird habitat, public access and pollinators with a flurry of chapter starts (7) in the second quarter of 2019. 

Pheasants Forever announced today a new collaboration with The Climate Corporation (Climate), a subsidiary of Bayer and industry leader in digital agriculture, that will help farmers, landowners and others involved in agriculture and conservation in adopting a landscape strategy that values crop productivity, producer profitability and conservation.

Upland wildlife conservationists are celebrating a milestone for South Dakota wildlife habitat with the passage of SB176

The unbreakable bond between an upland hunter and a bird dog is the motivation behind Pheasants Forever’s 2019 Bird Dogs for Habitat Campaign, challenging wingshooters to cast a vote and make a tax-deductible donation on behalf of their favorite sporting dog breed. 

With the magnitude of the devastating floods in Nebraska being realized – state officials predict about $1 billion in agriculture and livestock losses – Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever have initiated a Nebraska Habitat Relief Fund.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever recently honored Ohio Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist, Terry Cosby, with a Conservation Service Award.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever recently presented five wildlife professionals with Conservation Service Awards during the 84th North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference in Denver, Colo. 

Pheasants Forever and its partners are proud to announce the acquisition of 160 acres in southwestern Minnesota to benefit pheasants, small game, waterfowl and a wide variety of non-game species.

​The father/son duo of Lee and Arthur Wisecup of Missouri Valley, Iowa, are the recipients of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's Precision Farmer of the Year Award, sponsored by John Deere. 

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have tapped Colby Kerber, a 9-year veteran of the nonprofit wildlife conservation organization, as its new Hunting Heritage Program Manager. 

Quail Forever’s National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, the nation’s largest upland-themed event, will be held February 14, 15 & 16, 2020, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in the Twin Cities.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic presented by Federal Premium Ammunition drew 22,387 weekend attendees to the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, the event’s inaugural run in Chicagoland. 

During the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association’s recent 50th anniversary celebration, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever signed a formal partnership agreement with NAVHDA.

One month ahead of the 2019 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic hosted in Illinois for the first-time, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is reporting record attendance from Illinois chapters and volunteers.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever has announced the addition of Joe Long as the organization’s newest Development Officer. Long will work to strengthen Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s strategic partnership and philanthropic fundraising efforts.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever has partnered with John Deere to offer a Precision Ag Workshop as part of the 2019 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic.

Working in tandem to support upland wildlife conservation efforts on public and private lands, Pheasants Forever is pleased to announce Hayden Outdoors as the organization’s newest national sponsor. 

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s government affairs team conferenced in Washington, D.C. late last night, digging deep into the details of a newly-released, 800-page Farm Bill agreement.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is excited to announce Steven Rinella, host of MeatEater television and podcast, will be a featured guest and keynote speaker at the 2019 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic banquet on Saturday, February 23rd at the Schaumburg Renaissance Convention Center Hotel. 

Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, today announced a partnership with National 4-H Council and Pheasants Forever to strengthen pollinator education efforts nationwide.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever have appointed Matt Hardinge, a diehard upland hunter and outdoor enthusiast, to serve as the organization’s Northwestern U.S. Regional Representative.

John Deere and Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever announced a new joint effort today to help improve wildlife habitat acres across the country and provide discounts on select models of new John Deere equipment to Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever members.

During the months of November and December, a donation will be made to the nation’s leading upland charity for every bottle of Mountain Dew or Pepsi purchased in more than 2,000 Casey’s General Store locations spanning 16 states. 

​Pheasants Forever and its partners have expanded the organization’s Precision Agriculture Business Planning Initiative in North Dakota with the recent hiring of Precision Ag and Conservation Specialist, Emily Spolyar. 

Pheasants Forever in Minnesota has hired William “BJ” Werk to serve as the organization’s new Precision Ag and Conservation Specialist.

State, federal, and non-profit organizations, including Pheasants Forever, plan to sign a cooperative Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for proactive sagebrush conservation and restoration across Nevada and the Bi-State area along the California/Nevada border.

The Habitat Organization is excited to announce the hiring of new Private Land Conservationists in the state of Kansas.

Building upon a track record of public lands support, Pheasants Forever is pleased to announce onX as the organization’s newest national sponsor. The Montana-based company is reputed for unlocking the nation’s premier public/private lands using mapping technology specially designed for hunters.

Tapping into the nation’s growing demographic of female hunters, Pheasants Forever and its partners in North Dakota are offering a variety of upland hunting opportunities this fall for women to engage their peers in the field.

Recorded in-person and occasionally from the end of a tailgate, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s “On the Wing” podcast has taken flight, now available on iTunes, Stitcher, and Soundcloud

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever announce and welcome Marissa Jensen as the organization’s Nebraska Outreach and Communications Coordinator. 

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever announce Jerrod Burke of Curtis, Nebraska, has been elected to the organization’s National Board of Directors. Burke, a Life Member of “The Habitat Organization” and a major advocate for habitat conservation efforts in his home state of Nebraska, joins Pheasants Forever’s 17-member board which meets quarterly and oversees the operations of Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever, along with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) are challenging upland hunters to harvest four upland bird species this fall to complete the Nebraska Upland Slam for 2018.

The Business Intelligence Group has named Keystone Policy Center Monarch Collaborative and Farmers for Monarchs a winner of the 2018 Sustainability Awards program.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever are proud to announce Kevin Brunk as the organization’s new Development Officer. Sharing a lifelong passion for the outdoors and upland hunting, Brunk will work closely with donors, members and supporters to increase organizational charitable giving in the name of wildlife habitat conservation efforts.

Pheasants Forever is excited to announce the promotion of Erica Yost as the organization’s new South Dakota Regional Representative. In her new role, Yost will provide support and guidance for volunteers in “The Pheasant Capital,” home to 34 Pheasants Forever chapters and more than 7,000 dedicated members.
 

Focusing on the growing demographic of women hunters and conservationists, Pheasants Forever is proud to announce the formation of the Capital City Lady Birds Chapter of Pheasants Forever in Bismarck, North Dakota.

In a new partnership that supports agriculture and wildlife in central South Dakota, Pheasants Forever and the South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) have joined together to promote the Saline Soils Initiative.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are gearing up to celebrate National Pollinator Week June 18 – 24 by publishing a content series highlighting the importance of pollinator habitat for bees and butterflies, as well as other wildlife -- namely upland birds. 

Reopened this week to the benefit of soil, water, and wildlife nationwide, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has resumed acceptance of applications for the continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) for the first time in over a year. 

With the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) resuming its Continuous Conservation Reserve Program enrollment, 40,000 acres have been allocated for the Southern Michigan Pheasant and Monarch Recovery program.

“The Habitat Organization” stands committed to helping shape a strong conservation title in 2018 Farm Bill. 

The 2017 Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative Annual Report, highlighting accomplishments of initiative coalition partners last year, is now available. Pheasants Forever's mission work throughout the state continues to increase with each year of MPRI. 

A team effort by the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA), Pheasants Forever (PF) and local union volunteers created a new viewing platform and observation deck on Pheasants Forever’s “Forever Fields” property in Knox County, Illinois.

Sportsmen and women and outdoor enthusiasts from across the state will gather for a Rally for Minnesota’s Public Lands at the Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25th

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, the nation’s largest upland-themed event, will be held February 22, 23 & 24, 2019, at the Schaumburg Convention Center in suburban Chicago.

Pheasants Forever has announced Tom Carpenter as the organization’s new Editor for the Journal of Upland Conservation, the signature publication of “The Habitat Organization.”

Earlier today, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever presented seven wildlife professionals with Conservation Service Awards during the 83rd North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference in Norfolk, Va.

Local volunteers from the Swift County Chapter of Pheasants Forever recently partnered with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Minnesota’s Outdoor Heritage Fund to acquire 282 acres of public land in the state’s primary pheasant range.

Pheasants Forever and its partners are pleased to announce the acquisition of 320 acres in western Minnesota to be designated as the state’s newest Waterfowl Production Area (WPA). Driven by the local efforts of the Glacial Ridge Chapter of Pheasants Forever, the Stenerson Lake WPA Addition in Pope County will benefit pheasants, waterfowl, and host of other wildlife.

Pheasants Forever’s largest event, National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, recently concluded in Sioux Falls as thousands of upland supporters flocked to the Sioux Falls Convention Center. During the event, three local chapters from throughout the nation were praised with top honors for their volunteer efforts over the past year in the categories of habitat projects, membership, and conservation advocacy.

Pheasants Forever and a coalition of partners recently announced a new project in southwest Iowa to stimulate outdoor tourism, rural economies, and Ag production. The initiative - Southwest Iowa Communities for Pheasants and Farming – focuses on development of wildlife habitat and public access on private lands to enhance outdoor recreation opportunities while increasing agricultural profitability in the region.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s 2018 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, presented by Federal Premium Ammuniion, drew 28,868 attendees to the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls over three days, making it one of the largest events in the organization’s history. 

The annual Bird Dog Parade will once again kick-off National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic 2018 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center on Friday, February 16 at 11 a.m. 

Longtime conservation advocate and former Pheasants Forever staffer, Joe Duggan, was honored last Friday evening at the Pheasants Forever State Convention in Willmar with a Lifetime Achievement Award for 31 years of service in the conservation arena. As part of the ceremony, representatives from Jackson County Pheasants Forever unveiled a new project initiative for 2018 to the delight of more than 250 attendees – the Joe Duggan Family Wildlife Management Area.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have revealed the 2018 headlining presenters for the Wild Game Cooking Stage at National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic. 

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever has partnered with South Dakota State University to offer a Precision Ag Workshop as part of the 2018 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is proud to announce Rodney Schlafer as the organization’s new Upper Midwest Development Officer.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is proud to announce Dr. James Johnson as the newly hired Great Plains Development Officer.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is urging upland hunters to contact Congressional leaders throughout the fall hunting season to stress the importance of the 2018 Farm Bill and its implications for the future of wildlife, water, and rural communities in the United States. At the forefront of the issue, expansion of the Conservation Reserve Program and support for voluntary public access remain a top priority for “The Habitat Organization.” 

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever has announced conservationist and public lands advocate, Steven Rinella, as the featured speaker for National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic 2018 coming to the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls on February 16, 17 & 18.

Pheasants Forever’s Rooster Road Trip 2017, an annual digital showcase of upland hunting on public land habitat and access projects, takes to the field October 9th – 13th. This year launches a new theme, Bucket List Bird Hunts, showcasing world-class upland adventures that are available to any upland hunter.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever has formed a new partnership with Hank Shaw, one of the nation’s leading wild game chefs and author of the upcoming book, Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail: Upland Birds and Small Game from Field to Feast. A portion of the proceeds from every book sold will support grassland conservation efforts of “The Habitat Organization” on a national scale.  

Casey’s General Store & Pepsi have expanded their partnership with Pheasants Forever as part of the “Fuel Up for the Field” promotion for 2017. During the month of October, a donation will be made to the nation’s leading upland charity for every bottle of Mountain Dew or Diet Mountain Dew purchased in 1,989 Casey’s General Store locations spanning 15 states.  

Pheasants Forever has released its 2017 Pheasant Hunting Forecast, the most comprehensive upland hunting planner in the nation. While record snowfalls and a severe drought in 2017 contributed to significant bird population decreases in the Midwest, expanses of the West and Great Plains show exciting signs for the season ahead.

Pheasants Forever and its partners have expanded the organization’s Precision Agriculture Business Planning Initiative to Minnesota and North Dakota with the recent hiring of Precision Ag and Conservation Specialists, Jennifer Hahn and Melissa Shockman.

Pheasants Forever announces Jon Kohler of Tallahassee, Florida, as the newest elected member to the organization’s National Board of Directors. Kohler is the current owner of Jon Kohler & Associates, a plantation brokerage and marketing firm which is the leading authority on high quality land in the Southeast.

Supporting wildlife habitat conservation and 100 years of pheasant hunting in “The Pheasant Capital,” the South Dakota department of Tourism has renewed its national sponsorship of Pheasants Forever for the fifth consecutive year.

With generous support from the Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, Pheasants Forever pleased to announce the hiring of Cortney Schaefer as the organization’s Hunting Heritage Program Manager.

Demonstrating habitat conservation is the nexus to wild pheasant populations in the United States, Pheasants Forever joins the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) in announcing the first-ever youth wild pheasant hunt on one of the state’s four Wild Pheasant Recovery Areas.

​Pheasants Forever’s longtime Vice President of Government Affairs, Dave Nomsen, has been reappointed as an acting member of the North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Council) and the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Advisory Group by U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

Pheasants Forever and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) have forged a new partnership to manage for pollinator habitat and critical wildlife corridors.

Pheasants Forever and its partners are pleased to announce staff additions to the organization’s Farm Bill Biologist Partnership in South Dakota. The biologists – Dan DeBoer and Cody Rolfes – will assist landowners in designing, developing, and funding habitat improvements on private lands.

During the organization’s last fiscal year, ending June 30, 2017, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever partnered with private landowners to protect 5,241 acres with perpetual conservation easements held by Pheasants Forever, Inc. 

Pheasants Forever is thrilled to announce Cayla Bendel as the organization’s new Women in Conservation Coordinator for the state of North Dakota. 

Presented by Pheasants Forever and Federal Premium Ammunition, the award-winning upland television series, “The Flush,” returns this summer for its sixth season on the Outdoor Channel. 

Pheasants Forever is proud to announce the continued partnership of Nestlé Purina PetCare Company as a national sponsor and Purina Pro Plan as the official dog food brand of “The Habitat Organization.”

Pheasants Forever and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources joined forces late last week to commit partner funding for a new position dedicated to hunting and angling enrollment.

Pheasants Forever has appointed Renee McKeehen as the organization’s North Dakota Regional Representative. 

Pheasants Forever has appointed Chad Harvey as the organization’s new Montana Regional Representative. In his new role, Harvey will provide support and guidance for volunteers in Big Sky Country, home to 15 Pheasants Forever chapters and more than 2,100 members of “The Habitat Organization.” 

Coinciding with National Pollinator Week on June 19th – 25th, Pheasants Forever is celebrating its 2016 efforts to support diverse wildlife habitat for the future of pollinators and upland gamebirds. 

Pheasants Forever has announced the promotion of Rich Wissink to Vice President of Education & Outreach.

Pheasants Forever’s inaugural Bird Dog Boot Camp presented by Purina® Pro Plan® and SportDOG® Brand, a digital content series chronicling a new dog owner and her pup, from the early steps in the training process through opening day of pheasant hunting season.

Pheasants Forever volunteers have banded together to positively impact Colorado’s renowned conservation and hunting heritage with a new chapter start in the southern reaches of the state capital. 

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever has named seven new recruits to the organization’s National Youth Leadership Council – an advisory board of 20 young people from around the country, ages 12-18, who represent the hunting and conservation community for their age group.

Pheasants Forever has announced the promotion of Ryan Heiniger to Director of Agriculture and Conservation Innovations. In his new role, Heiniger will work to expand partnerships in the agricultural community by showcasing the compatibility and profitability of conservation programs within production agriculture and working lands.    

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever welcomes Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance as a new corporate partner of “The Habitat Organization.”

Pheasants Forever supports $30 million in bonding to fully enroll 60,000 acres of Minnesota CREP and support rural landowners throughout the state’s pheasant range. Will you join the fight?

Pheasants Forever and partners have acquired 75 acres in southern Minnesota as an addition to the Linde Wildlife Management Area. 

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever announces Tom Henning, Jeff Erickson, and John Thames as newly elected members of the organization’s National Board of Directors.

Pheasants Forever is excited to announce Alex Weber, a Wisconsin native, as the organization’s new Wisconsin Regional Representative. 

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever in Illinois recently entered into a new partnership with Ameren Corporation – the state’s largest electrical provider – to establish pollinator habitat projects on transmission line rights-of-way throughout the state. 

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is proud to welcome SoundGear™ as a new national sponsor and the official hearing protection of “The Habitat Organization.” 

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever chapter volunteers from nine states, including next generation leaders from the organization’s National Youth Leadership Council, traveled to Capitol Hill this month to meet with U.S. representatives regarding 2018 Farm Bill priorities. 

Pheasants Forever is asking our members to take action opposing the anti-sportsmen legislation that is currently moving forward in the Minnesota Legislature.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is proud to announce Birchwood Casey® – a leading American manufacturer of quality, time-tested shooting and gun care products since 1948 – as the organization’s newest national sponsor.

Introducing the most comprehensive preseason publication assembled for upland hunting and conservation, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever has announced an Upland Bird Hunting Super Issue will be mailed to all the organization’s members in September 2017. 

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is pleased to announce Chris Kalis as the organization’s new Director of Corporate Partnerships, a position based at the nonprofit’s headquarters in Saint Paul, Minnesota. 

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is proud to announce Scag Power Equipment as a renewing national sponsor and the Official Lawn Mower of “The Habitat Organization.” 

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s 2017 Bird Dogs for Habitat Campaign challenges upland hunters to cast a vote and make a tax-deductible donation on behalf of their favorite sporting dog breed. All contributions support the organization’s wildlife habitat conservation mission – and the places where bird dogs love to hunt. 

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever recently honored five wildlife professionals with Conservation Service Awards during the 82nd North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference in Spokane, Washington.

Aerial surveys of lesser prairie-chickens will begin March 17 and run through mid-May in five states containing habitat the bird needs to thrive. The surveys are conducted annually by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) to assess population trends and how the bird is responding to management strategies identified in the Lesser Prairie-Chicken Range-wide Conservation Plan. 

Pheasants Forever is praising the work of the South Dakota Legislature and Governor Dennis Daugaard for the passage and signing of Senate Bill 66, which provides tax breaks for individuals who install buffer strips between agricultural land and waterways.

The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) and Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever signed a Memorandum of Understanding last week at a cosponsored breakfast at the 82nd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Spokane, Washington.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have announced the promotion of Jordan Martincich to Director of Development. A nine-year veteran of “The Habitat Organization,” Martincich will strengthen Pheasants Forever’s strategic partnership and philanthropic fundraising efforts to benefit the organization’s mission of wildlife habitat conservation.

The NCLI national awards annually recognize one Pheasants Forever chapter and one Quail Forever chapter for their youth program efforts. Additionally, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever bestow NCLI national awards to outstanding volunteers and one key partner who have helped provide outdoor opportunities for youth throughout the nation.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, represented by Dave Nomsen, the conservation organization’s vice president of governmental affairs, joined partner organizations in welcoming Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to his first official day of duty. The collection of outdoor groups witnessed the 52nd Secretary for the department sign Secretarial Order No. 3347, which will increase access to public lands, a move praised by Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is excited to announce Realtree® as a new national sponsor and a partner in conservation of “The Habitat Organization.” 

Pheasants Forever sheds light on grasslands conservation crisis and the impact of a unified CRP program – recommends raising the acreage cap of the Conservation Reserve Program to a minimum of 40 million acres.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever have named two new recruits to the organization’s National Youth Leadership Council – an advisory board of 20 young people from around the country, ages 12-18, who represent the hunting and conservation community for their age group.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s 2017 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic presented by Federal Premium Ammunition concluded Sunday, February 19th, drawing a record-setting 30,462 supporters to the Minneapolis Convention Center. 

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever named Bethany Erb as the organization’s new government affairs representative and its first Washington, D.C.-based employee.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is excited to announce Irish Setter Boots™ as a renewing national sponsor and the official upland hunting boot of “The Habitat Organization.”

Amid a report this week showing the over-wintering population of monarch butterflies in central Mexico has fallen by 27 percent in 2016, Pheasants Forever has emerged as a national leader for conserving habitat critical to monarchs and is implementing strategies to restore the once thriving species. 

Amid a report this week showing the over-wintering population of monarch butterflies in central Mexico has fallen by 27 percent in 2016, Pheasants Forever has emerged as a national leader for conserving habitat critical to monarchs and is implementing strategies to restore the once thriving species. 

Hosted by Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever and featuring eight of the nation’s top pollinator experts, the “Bees, Butterflies, Birds & You” Pollinator Symposium at National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic 2017 will highlight new programs, strategies and research being used to provide quality habitat for a host of grassland and wildflower-dependent species, including pollinators, upland birds and other wildlife. 

The annual Bird Dog Parade will once again kick-off National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic 2017 at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Friday, February 17 at 11 a.m. Presented by Federal Premium Ammunition, National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic will take over Minneapolis, Minnesota the weekend of February 17, 18 & 19. This year’s show will feature the largest Bird Dog Parade to date with over 40 breeds and 100 bird dogs participating. 

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard and Congressman Collin Peterson (MN-7) will be participants at the National Pheasant Summit, a featured event at Pheasants Forever’s National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is excited to announce a new exhibitor area at the 2017 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic devoted exclusively to the connection between honey bees, monarch butterflies, pheasants, quail and quality habitat. 

Landowners in northeast Colorado now have expanded opportunities to voluntarily enroll property in a popular continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) practice over the coming months. Thanks to a new allocation of CRP acres by the USDA’s Farm Service Agency, the State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) practice – Upland Bird – now has 20,000 acres available for enrollment to landowners interested in creating and conserving upland habitat.

In 2016, Pheasants Forever, Inc., including its quail division, Quail Forever, improved habitat for pheasants, quail and other wildlife on more than 1.7 million acres. These accomplishments are attributed to working with more than 31,000 individual landowners, and chapter affiliates completing more than 15,200 wildlife habitat projects across the United States and Canada. 

Pheasants Forever and partners have acquired 160 acres in western Minnesota as an addition to the Lac qui Parle Wildlife Management Area. 

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have revealed the 2017 headlining presenters for the Wild Game Cooking Stage at National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic. Minnesota natives Amy Thielen, Jack Hennessey, and Jamie Carlson will be joined by returning chef, Hank Shaw, to provide flavorful wild game demonstrations at the Minneapolis Convention Center on February 17, 18 & 19.

Landowners in Iowa now have expanded opportunities to enroll property in a popular Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) practice. Thanks to a new allocation of CRP acres by the USDA’s Farm Service Agency, the State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) CRP practice – including Iowa Pheasant Recovery, Gaining Ground for Wildlife, and a new Early Successional Quail Habitat initiative – total 115,000 acres and are now available to landowners interested in creating and conserving upland habitat for pheasants, quail and other grassland wildlife.

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.

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.

Pheasants Forever was recently awarded ten North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) small grants to conserve wetlands and associated grasslands in Minnesota and Iowa.

Pheasant hunters and local producers in South Dakota have expanded the influence of Pheasants Forever with the addition of the organization’s newest chapter in the state. Officially titled as the Mid-Dakota Chapter of Pheasants Forever, local volunteers are focusing on wildlife habitat conservation efforts in Brule County to preserve the area’s renowned pheasant hunting traditions.  

Pheasant hunters in eastern Iowa have revived one of the state’s oldest and most successful Pheasants Forever chapters to support a growing pheasant population in the region. 

Following the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) 49th general sign-up in North Dakota, colossal landowner demand for CRP has been met with a bleak 6 percent acceptance rate – only 69 offers out of 1,094 applications were accepted for 5,944 total acres out of 74,059 acres offered. 

The Farm Service Agency in Washington D.C. has released its statewide summary of acres accepted as part of USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) 49th general sign-up in South Dakota. The dismal results – only two offers out of 727 applications were accepted for 101 total acres out of 42,352 acres offered – indicate South Dakota is poised to continue hemorrhaging wildlife habitat, with 155,000 additional acres of CRP contracts set to expire by fall of 2018. 

Pheasants Forever, the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, and Clarke County Conservation Board have permanently conserved 197 acres of wildlife habitat with the creation of the new Oakwood Grassland Wildlife Management Area (WMA). 

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 867,000 acres will be enrolled through three different components of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).  Of particular note, USDA’s CRP general sign-up completed at the end of February generated more than 1.8 million acres in offers, but was only able to accept 23 percent of the 26,000 landowner applications because of the program’s 24 million acre cap. 

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is proud to announce YETI® as a new corporate partner of “The Habitat Organization.”

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the release of a three-year conservation strategy that will guide the voluntary restoration of 500,000 acres of habitat for the lesser prairie-chicken, an iconic grassland bird of the southern Great Plains.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever recently named Brandon Wilmoth as the organization’s new outreach coordinator in the state of Kansas.

Pheasants Forever volunteers in Montana have expanded the organization’s influence for wildlife habitat conservation with a new chapter start in the state’s northeast corner.

What’s your favorite bird dog breed? Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s “Bird Dogs for Habitat” campaign challenges upland hunters to cast a vote and make a tax-deductible donation on behalf of their favorite sporting dog breed.

Making an investment in the future of youth and conservation, DuPont Pioneer has extended its support of the Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever Youth Pollinator Habitat Program for 2016.

Dr. J. Scott Taylor has been hired as the Coordinator of the National Wild Pheasant Conservation Plan the Midwest Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (MAFWA) announced last week at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference.

One of Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s longest tenured staff members, Dave Nomsen, was honored last week at the 81st North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference with the George Bird Grinnell Memorial Award for Distinguished Service to Natural Resource Conservation. 

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever recently honored five wildlife professionals for their distinguishing contributions to conservation during the 81st North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference.

Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever, and its partners are excited to announce the formation of Indiana’s Farm Bill Biologist Partnership with the hiring of four biologists to accelerate voluntary conservation program enrollment for Indiana producers.

Actions to improve grassland pheasant habitat and pheasant populations are off to a positive start, but much of the work remains ahead, according to a report card developed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources that tracks progress on the state’s Pheasant Summit Action Plan.
 

Nearly 60 supporting organizations and agencies, including Pheasants Forever, have called on U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to expedite the review and approval of Minnesota’s latest Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) application. 

At National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, six local chapters from throughout the nation were praised with top honors during a conservation luncheon on February 20, and received awards for their volunteer efforts over the past year in the categories of habitat projects, membership, and conservation advocacy. 

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s 2016 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic presented by Federal Premium Ammunition concluded Sunday, February 21st, drawing thousands of supporters to the weekend event at the Kansas City Convention Center.

The No Child Left Indoors® national awards annually recognize one Pheasants Forever chapter and one Quail Forever chapter for their youth program efforts. Additionally, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever bestow No Child Left Indoors® national awards to one outstanding volunteer and one key partner who have helped provide outdoor opportunities for youth throughout the nation.

Hunters and landowners attending the 2016 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic are encouraged to visit the Landowner Habitat Help Desk, sponsored by Polaris RANGER, to receive expert guidance for habitat projects impacting pheasant, quail, and other wildlife. 

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is excited to announce a new exhibitor area at the 2016 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic devoted exclusively to the connection between honey bees, monarch butterflies, pheasants, quail and quality habitat.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever announce conservation advocate Shane Mahoney as the featured speaker during the organization’s annual convention - the 2016 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic – to be held at the Kansas City Convention Center on February 19, 20 & 21, 2016.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is proud to announce Irish Setter Boots™ as a new national sponsor and the official upland hunting boot of “The Habitat Organization.” 

Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever, and the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) have established a partner commitment to conservation by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) through the year 2020.

In 2015, Pheasants Forever, Inc., including its quail division, Quail Forever, worked with more than 35,000 individual landowners and its chapter affiliates completed more than 12,700 wildlife habitat projects, which combined to improve habitat for pheasants, quail and other wildlife on more than 1.7 million acres. 

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have revealed the 2016 headlining presenters for the Wild Game Cooking Stage at National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic. 

Pheasants Forever and its local chapters have been awarded four habitat grants during the initial funding phase of the recently established South Dakota Conservation Fund (SDCF). 

Pheasants Forever and its partners have published the much-anticipated Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative Coalition (MPRI) Midpoint Report – the findings are encouraging for the future of pheasant hunting and upland wildlife in Michigan.

Pheasants Forever has appointed Ross Fogle as the organization’s incoming Northern Illinois Regional Representative.

Determined to improve and conserve upland habitat throughout the country, a record-setting number of members now belong to Pheasants Forever and its quail division, Quail Forever.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is proud to announce SportDOG Brand® as a renewing national sponsor and the official electronic collar sponsor of “The Habitat Organization.” 

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever will host 16 Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up informational meetings for landowners in Kansas during the January portion of the sign-up period. 

In an effort to help reverse the precipitous decline of bobwhite quail since the 1980’s, Quail Forever is hosting the nation’s largest, first-ever Quail Summit on February 20th at the Kansas City Convention in conjunction with the 2016 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic.

Pheasants Forever has appointed William Clayton, a Minnesota native, as the organization’s Eastern Minnesota Regional Representative. 

Pheasants Forever and its partners have permanently conserved wildlife habitat and added valuable public hunting access with a 102-acre land acquisition project in Minnesota’s Chisago County.

Pheasants Forever volunteers have expanded the organization’s influence for wildlife habitat conservation with the first chapter start in the state of Massachusetts. 

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever is excited to welcome Dot Records American country music artist, Drake White, as the headline entertainment for 2016 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Pheasants Forever has increased its presence in Pennsylvania with a new chapter start in Allegheny County. Known as the Greater Allegheny Chapter of Pheasants Forever, the group will focus on restoring upland habitat for pheasants and other wildlife, while educating younger generations on the importance of wildlife habitat conservation.

Landowners throughout the Great Plains were honored today in the nation’s capital by Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture with the Legacy Award – accolades for their efforts to protect and conserve soil, water, and wildlife, as part of the Conservation Reserve Program’s (CRP) 30th anniversary.

Pheasants Forever in Wisconsin welcomes biologist, Becky Davis, as the newest addition to the state’s Farm Bill Biologist Partnership.

Pheasants Forever has been designated as an “exceptional” charity in America for fiscal year 2015 by Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest charity evaluator. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is conducting a general signup for the longstanding Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) from December 1, 2015, through February 26, 2016.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever announce Tim Kessler, 58, and Shefali Mehta, 35, as elected chairman and vice chair of the organization’s National Board of Directors. 

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up will be held Dec. 1, 2015 through Feb. 26, 2016. 

Pheasants Forever is the recipient of a $100,000 grant from the Cabela’s Outdoor Fund in support of the organization’s wildlife-habitat conservation and outdoor youth education efforts.

The Farm Bill Biologist Partnership in Iowa welcomes seven new Farm Bill biologists to accelerate voluntary conservation program enrollment with  Iowa producers. 

Pheasants Forever chapters in Illinois are working diligently to restore native grassland habitat in Knox County on the 508-acre property, Forever Fields. 

A longtime and dedicated Aberdeen conservationist was honored at Gov. Daugaard’s Annual Invitational Pheasant Hunt.

The High Plains Chapter of Pheasants Forever is the recipient of a $3,800 grant from the Cabela’s Outdoor Fund to support its wildlife conservation and outdoor youth education initiatives.

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) and Pheasants Forever Inc., and Quail Forever (PF/QF) are pleased to announce a new partnership established through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that was signed today at the 12th Annual National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) Annual Sportsman-Legislator Summit in Manchester, Vermont.
 
 

Positive hunting forecast, enhanced habitat, and new public access areas highlight October 20th pheasant opener in Michigan. 

Pheasants Forever has forged a new corporate sponsorship with onXmaps, a leader in easy-to-use, detailed, and updated hunting maps in the United States.

Pheasants Forever has hired Nolan Benzing as the organization’s newest Farm Bill biologist in Winner, South Dakota. 

Pheasants Forever, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), AgSolver and Heartland Co-op, have entered into a groundbreaking partnership to integrate business, agronomic, and conservation planning services for farmers in southwest Iowa. 

For the second consecutive year, Pheasants Forever and Pepsi-Cola of Mitchell are teaming for wildlife conservation by renewing Pepsi’s Refresh & Conserve Program.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever has supported the production of the Ultimate Youth Shooting Sports Guide – a comprehensive, introductory handbook for the world of shooting sports. Now available as an educational resource for up-and-coming shooters, the booklet covers all aspects of shooting sports and donates a portion of each sale to the Habitat Organization’s No Child Left Indoors® program.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced today that the range-wide population of greater sage grouse does not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Pheasants Forever has promoted Rachel Bush to the position of North Dakota State Coordinator. 

Pheasants Forever and local partners recently dedicated two Waterfowl Production Areas (WPA’s) near Herman, Minn., in honor of the late waterfowl conservation icon, Art Hawkins, and the recently retired conservationist, Chuck Vukonich. 

Revitalizing Minnesota’s pheasant hunting tradition and improving pheasant habitat are goals of a four-year Pheasant Summit Action Plan resulting from the Minnesota Pheasant Summit convened by Gov. Mark Dayton in 2014. The Action Plan was outlined and introduced by Governor Dayton during a September 14 press conference in Nicollet, Minn. 

Pheasants Forever has released its 2015 Pheasant Hunting Forecast and based on late summer surveys, improved pheasant hunting opportunities will be found in all major pheasant hunting states. 

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has released its August Roadside Survey for ring-necked pheasants – a 33 percent increase from last year, including significant increases for eastern portions of Minnesota’s pheasant range.

August roadside survey results are encouraging – a 37 percent increase from last year, and a 260 percent increase overall since a modern low in 2013. 

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the appointments of 18 members to the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council, a group established in 2010 to advise the departments on wildlife conservation, habitat conservation and hunting. Included in the list is Howard Vincent, President and CEO of Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever.

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (SDGFP) has released its annual pheasant brood survey and the results show a 42 percent increase in the statewide pheasants-per-mile index compared to 2014. 

A new round of funding will go towards the Sage Grouse Initiative’s improvements to sagebrush habitat and sustainable ranching practices.

Enter and then vote daily for your favorite puppy - prizes include a SportDOG training collar, year's supply of Purina Pro Plan, and five $50 Pheasants Forever gift cards. 

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever is taking its annual celebration of upland hunting, National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, to Kansas City on February 19, 20 & 21, 2016.

Pheasants Forever is set to make an impact in the state of California with new chapter starts in Imperial, Placer, and Stanislaus counties. 

The Pheasants Forever / Northland Ford Truck raffle has raised thousands of dollars for local habitat efforts.

Families and youth can apply now for an opportunity to hunt with experienced upland bird hunters in October.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will invest $20 million to partner with 15 state agencies to improve and increase wildlife habitat and public access for recreational opportunities on privately-owned and operated farm, ranch and forest lands. 

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever has named six new recruits to the organization’s National Youth Leadership Council – an advisory board of 20 young people from around the country, ages 12-18, who represent the hunting and conservation community for their age group. 

Inglis will strengthen Pheasants Forever’s state and national-level advocacy efforts to improve policies that benefit pheasants, quail and other wildlife.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever has hired Gerry Cliff as the organization’s new corporate sales representative, a position based at the nonprofit’s company headquarters in Minnesota. 

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever announce Anthony Hauck as the organization’s director of public relations. 

Pheasants Forever and partners in Iowa have recently completed the acquisition of a new Wildlife Management Area in Mahaska County.

Today, the four House leaders of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, Reps. Tim Walz (D-Minn.), Rob Wittman (R-Va.), Gene Green (D-Texas), and Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), introduced the bipartisan “Sportsmen’s Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Enhancement Act,” or SCORE Act, in the 114th Congress. Combined with the previously introduced SHARE Act (HR 2406), these bills constitute a major victory for fish and wildlife habitat, and improved access for America’s hunters and anglers.

Recognizing the importance of wildlife habitat conservation which supports South Dakota’s status as “The Pheasant Capital of the World,” the South Dakota Department of Tourism has renewed their national sponsorship with Pheasants Forever. 

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever recently named Kathryn Kauzlarich and Scott James as the organization’s newest team members in the state of Illinois.

Pheasants Forever is expanding its presence in the state of California with new chapter starts in Butte, Solano, and Sutter counties. 

This July, "The Flush" returns to guide viewers on heart-pumping upland hunts across the United States, from bobwhite quail in the Southeast and pheasants in the Midwest, to a mixed bag in Montana. 

The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission has awarded $4 million in North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grants to Pheasants Forever and partners in Minnesota and Iowa. 

In an effort to support diverse wildlife habitat for the future of pollinators and upland gamebirds, Pheasants Forever is offering expanded grant opportunities for its signature “Youth Pollinator Habitat Program” in the state of Minnesota. 

As assistant director, Morlock will play a key role in working with South Dakota landowners by managing the state’s Farm Bill biologist team and partnerships.

Pheasants Forever continues to expand throughout the country with the addition of the organization’s newest chapter in North Dakota. 

Farm Bill biologists in North Dakota work with farmers and ranchers to determine the best conservation practices to fit their needs. This valuable service increases bottom lines for producers while benefiting pheasants, pollinators, and associated livelihoods throughout the state.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up will be held Dec. 1, 2015, through Feb. 26, 2016.

"The Habitat Organization" is proud to announce Polaris RANGER, as the exclusive and official off-road vehicle of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. 

The White House report released this week, National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators, shined a spotlight on the need to increase the quantity and quality of upland habitat nationwide. 

Pheasant hunters and conservationists in South Dakota have formed the newest chapter of Pheasants Forever in the country.

Pheasants Forever has appointed Steven Olson, a Minnesota native, as the organization’s Eastern Minnesota Regional Representative. 

An estimated 6,300 acres are still available for projects in Iowa’s primary and secondary pheasant counties and are going fast. 

California pheasant ecology workshop examines possible causes of the state’s pheasant population decline over the last 25 years.

A significant figure in Pheasants Forever's 33-year history, Duggan will transition to provide consulting support for the organization. 

Upland habitat tours in Nebraska start June 11, go until September. Topics include prescribed fire, pollinators, pheasant management, CRP, and more. 

Pheasants Forever and many partners have permanently conserved wildlife habitat and added valuable public hunting access with a 148-acre land acquisition project in Iowa’s Cerro Gordo County.

Pheasants Forever has partnered with Project Apis m. and Browning’s Honey to offer landowners in North Dakota and South Dakota a new conservation program, the Honey Bee and Monarch Butterfly Partnership, designed specifically to create native wildflower and grassland plots that positively influence upland bird, bee and butterfly populations.

Download the practitioner’s guide to help landowners access Farm Bill programs here.

Pheasants Forever and partners are celebrating one of the most successful natural resources efforts in Minnesota history. 

Pheasants Forever and partners have permanently conserved wildlife habitat and created more outdoor public access with a 196-acre addition to the Boyer Lake Waterfowl Production Area (WPA) in Becker County.

DuPont Pioneer recently awarded Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever a $35,000 grant for expansion of the organization’s Youth Pollinator Habitat Program.

There are 47,057 acres available for enrollment as part of the Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP) to North Dakota landowners interested in conserving critical upland habitat for pheasants and other wildlife.

Pheasants Forever improved habitat for pheasants and other upland wildlife on more than 15,000 acres in Wisconsin in 2014.

There are 13,249 acres available for enrollment to South Dakota landowners interested in conserving upland habitat for pheasants and other wildlife through the continuous Conservation Reserve Program’s “South Dakota Pheasants SAFE” practice.

Efforts focused on restoring Utah’s ring-necked pheasant population - a once-abundant species - received a major boost with the formation of the Uintah Basin Chapter of Pheasants Forever in northeast Utah.

Clays for Kids, a Guinness World Record shotgunning attempt & fundraiser this May 16, will feature Dave Miller, shotgun product manager for CZ-USA and Master Class shooter, and his quest to break 3,000 clay targets in an hour.

While a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup hasn’t been scheduled for 2015, farmers and landowners do have current opportunities to explore eligibility in one of the many Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP) practices available.

Pheasants Forever improved habitat for pheasants and other upland wildlife on more than 43,000 acres in South Dakota in 2014.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever improved habitat for pheasants and other upland wildlife on more than 39,000 acres in Iowa in 2014. 

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have honored five individuals for their distinguishing contributions to conservation during the 100th assembly of the North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference.

Pheasants Forever and local partners have contributed an additional 321 acres of public hunting access in southwest Minnesota with acquisition of the Delanghe Tract and Bendix Waterfowl Production Area (WPA). 

In 2014, Pheasants Forever chapters in Minnesota completed 395 wildlife habitat projects, improving 8,573 acres for wildlife.

The Anoka County (Minnesota) Chapter of Pheasants Forever was honored with a plaque celebrating the chapter’s success of raising $1,000,000 for habitat conservation efforts in Minnesota.  

Pheasants Forever has hired Cody Tromberg as the organization’s new Farm Bill wildlife biologist in northwest Wisconsin.

The 154-acre parcel, once part of historic Swan Lake, has officially been dedicated as the Swan Lake Unit of the Chichaqua Bottoms, and will provide access to public land for hunting and outdoor recreation in Iowa’s most populated county. 

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic presented by Federal Premium Ammunition concluded Sunday, February 22nd, drawing 22,654 to the weekend event at the Iowa Events Center.

At the 2015 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, the Red River Valley (North Dakota) Chapter of Pheasants Forever and the Shortgrass (Missouri) Chapter of Quail Forever received No Child Left Indoors® national awards, the organization’s highest honors for chapters involved in engaging the next generation of hunters and conservationists.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever recognized seven landowners for their efforts to protect natural resources in Iowa during the 2015 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic. 

The Nobles County (Minnesota) Chapter of Pheasants Forever received special recognition at Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic as the nonprofit conservation organization’s top habitat chapter in 2014.

Pheasants Forever and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have renewed their partner commitment to conservation by signing a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) through the year 2020. 

Recognized were the Pheasant Country (South Dakota) Chapter of Pheasants Forever with 772 memberships and the Missouri River Valley (Missouri) Chapter of Quail Forever with 234 memberships.

A new report from the Natural Resources Conservation Service summarizes more than 4 million acres of sage-grouse habitat improvements have been made since the Sage Grouse Initiative partnership - which includes Pheasants Forever - formed in 2010.

Event is open to Pheasants Forever members, media, and the public to learn more about Missouri’s conservation future.

Pheasants Forever is urging for bi-partisan support of House Bill 1192, a legislative request on behalf of Governor Dennis Daugaard. The proposed legislation would allocate $1.5 million to the newly-created conservation fund held with the South Dakota Community Foundation.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever are pleased to host the Water Quality, Agriculture & Wildlife Special Session on the Habitat Stage at the 2015 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic. 

Pheasant inspired menus are coming to a pair of popular Des Moines metro area restaurants, BOS Contemporary Midwest Cuisine and The Machine Shed, in conjunction with Pheasants Forever’s National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic event.

The Kansas State Convention is a two-day event for chapter volunteers, members, and those interested in enhancing wildlife habitat in Kansas.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever members and upland supporters in Nebraska will convene on Saturday, February 7 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney.

In 2014, Pheasants Forever, Inc. completed 15,190 wildlife habitat projects and improved habitat for pheasants, quail and other wildlife on 1.4 million acres.

The rally is about the importance of funding Iowa’s Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund.

Ohio residents are paving the way for the future of conservation with the formation of the state’s newest Pheasants Forever chapter.

Pheasants Forever’s 2015 South Dakota State Meeting is Saturday, January 24.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever announce wild game cooking personalities Hank Shaw, Tyler Viars, Damon Holter, and Mark “Uncle Millie” Millis as headlining presenters on the Wild Game Cooking Stage at National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic. 

Pheasants Forever has named Trenton Brenny as the organization’s newest Farm Bill wildlife biologist in Wisconsin.

Making an investment in conservation leaders of the future, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever announce the Conservation Career Fair and Shooting Sports Clinic at the 2015 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic presented by Federal Premium Ammunition.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever recently named Jenny Krause and Caroline Couch as the organization’s new outreach coordinators in the states of Iowa and Wisconsin. 

Governor Mark Dayton is convening the first-ever Minnesota Pheasant Summit in Marshall, Minn., to identify specific initiatives and actions that will be used to develop a four-year action plan for accelerating the restoration of pheasant habitat.

Pheasants Forever and local partners recently dedicated an 80-acre Wildlife Management Area (WMA) near St. Leo, Minn., in honor of a Pheasants Forever volunteer legend, the late Dennis Haaland. 

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever announce Marilyn Vetter of New Richmond, Wis. has been elected to the organization’s National Board of Directors.

The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission has awarded a $1 million North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant to Pheasants Forever and partners in Minnesota.

For the third consecutive year, Pheasants Forever has been recognized with a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest charity evaluator.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever announce Paul Gross of London, Ohio has been elected to the organization’s National Board of Directors. 

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever proudly announce Federal Premium Ammunition—a steadfast supporter of wildlife habitat conservation efforts —as the presenting sponsor for National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic 2015.

Pheasants Forever has named Matt Christensen as the organization’s Western Minnesota Regional Representative.

Project ChildSafe is intended to help adults practice greater firearm safety in the home.

Pheasants Forever is proud to announce LEER—a leading American manufacturer of truck caps, tonneau covers, and other truck accessories—as the organization’s newest national sponsor. 

Federal Premium® Ammunition, Pheasants Forever’s Official Ammunition Sponsor, has produced more than 40 million shotgun shells in support of the nation’s leading upland habitat conservation organization.

Pheasants Forever and partners expand upland protection at Willow Creek State Habitat Area in Edgar County, Illinois.

Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) and the National Wild Turkey Federation have completed a wildlife habitat project that adds 480 acres to Kansas’ Tuttle Creek Wildlife Area in Pottawatomie County. 

A key property for public land use and wellhead protection, the new acquisition creates a wildlife habitat complex which will allow hunters and other recreational users to make a 12-mile loop without leaving public lands.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever announce Chad Bloom as the organization’s Youth Fundraising Manager, a new position that emphasizes the importance the organization places on educating and engaging the next generation of outdoor leaders and upland conservationists. 

Coaches and participants from scholastic shooting teams across Langlade County have formed the newest chapter of Pheasants Forever.

The $40,000 grant will help Pheasants Forever hire a seasonal habitat technician, as well as purchase a truck and trailer, to accelerate upland habitat work being conducted on public lands in Yellowstone, Big Horn, and Treasure counties by the Montana Habitat Partnership.

Residents of South Dakota’s Spink County have formed the newest Pheasants Forever chapter in the country. 

Pheasants Forever has promoted Emilee Nelson, a Minnesota native, to the organization’s position of Northern Minnesota Regional Representative.

Pheasants Forever (PF) and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently dedicated a 112-acre addition to Rich Valley Wildlife Management Area near Hutchinson, Minn., in honor of Pheasants Forever volunteer legend Dr. Virgil Voigt.

The new 714-acre Wildlife Management Area in Rock County is the second largest land acquisition project completed by Pheasants Forever in Wisconsin.

Pheasants Forever applauds Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton for announcing plans to convene the state’s first-ever Minnesota Pheasant Summit. Governor Dayton told attendees at the Union Carpenters for Conservation Pheasants Forever banquet in St. Paul that the upcoming Minnesota Pheasant Summit, to be held later this year, will focus on strategies to increase the state’s pheasant population via upland habitat conservation efforts. 

Federal Premium® Ammunition has renewed its status as Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s Official Ammunition Sponsor. The renewal continues a partnership that has been ongoing since in the mid-1980s between one of the world’s leading ammunition manufacturers and the nation’s leading upland conservation organization. 

Pheasants Forever Limited, Upland and Custom Edition Pheasants Forever series F-150 trucks will soon be available in partnership with Apple Autos. 

Pheasants Forever is pleased to announce South Dakota Tourism has renewed their national sponsorship of “The Habitat Organization.”

Officially known as the Park High River Valley Roosters, the new chapter becomes the sixth active high school Pheasants Forever chapter in the nation. 

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are pleased to announce the expansion of habitat specialist positions in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism (KDWPT).

Nestlé Purina continues its longtime support of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever (PF/QF) by renewing its status as the organization’s National Dog Food Sponsor.

Pheasants Forever (PF) and Quail Forever (QF) recently named Eric Sytsma of Oskaloosa, Iowa, as the organization’s new regional representative for southern Iowa. Sytsma will be replacing former regional representative, Jared Wiklund, who will transition into his new role as public relations specialist at team headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Pheasants Forever is proud to announce Bird Dog Whiskey has renewed its national sponsorship of the conservation organization.

Pheasants Forever today endorsed the recommendations offered by the Habitat Work Group formed by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard to address the state’s pheasant declines.

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) and Pheasants Forever / Quail Forever (PF/QF) are partnering to introduce youth to shooting sports, hunting, wildlife conservation, and other outdoor experiences.

Pheasants Forever has promoted Eran Sandquist to the position of Minnesota State Coordinator. 

Students at South Dakota State University (SDSU), one of the nation’s most prestigious wildlife management and research institutions, have formed a new Pheasants Forever chapter. 

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has released results from the state’s annual roadside survey revealing a 151 percent increase in the statewide pheasant index. 

A new 280-acre Waterfowl Production Area near Starbuck, Minn. has been dedicated in honor of Jeff Finden, Pheasants Forever’s first executive director and longtime board member. The Finden Waterfowl Production Area was made possible, in part, by a grant from Minnesota’s Outdoor Heritage Fund (created by the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment), a North American Wetland Conservation Act grant, Pheasants Forever’s Build a Wildlife Area fund and many other partners and donors. The area will be managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and open to public hunting and outdoor recreation.

A dedication ceremony for the new Finden Waterfowl Production Area near Starbuck, Minn. The Finden Waterfowl Production Area project is in recognition and appreciation of the wildlife conservation leadership of Jeff Finden and his family.

More than 600 acres in Minnesota’s Stearns and Wright counties have been permanently conserved in honor of Minnesota’s military veterans. The Veterans State Wildlife Management Area is now open to public hunting and outdoor recreation. Located south of Clearwater, the project was created in part by funding from Minnesota’s Outdoor Heritage Fund (created by the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment) and Pheasants Forever’s “Build a Wildlife Area” program.

There is a new upland conservation program to help boost Iowa’s pheasant population. Beginning immediately, landowners can enroll in the Iowa Pheasant Recovery - State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE). Part of the federal Conservation Reserve Program, 50,000 acres have been allocated for enrollment on a first-come, first-serve basis. Pheasants Forever’s eight Farm Bill Biologists in Iowa are helping landowners with enrollment and questions.

Pheasants Forever plans to open its first regional headquarters office in Brookings, South Dakota in July. Dave Nomsen, Pheasants Forever’s long-time Vice President of Government Affairs, will permanently move to South Dakota becoming the organization’s point person in the state. The move comes as the organization ramps up efforts to address substantial habitat losses and land use changes in South Dakota, which have resulted in a dramatic decline in pheasant numbers.

Minnesota’s Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund recently awarded Pheasants Forever with a $100,000 grant for the creation of the Minnesota Pollinator Partnership. Through this new initiative, Pheasants Forever will host 40 community events throughout the state to educate youth and their families about the value of pollinators to humans and pheasants through interactive habitat projects.

South Dakota pheasant hunters will have the new 160-acre Gideon Game Production Area (GPA) to explore in northwest Moody County this pheasant season. The South Dakota Game, Fish, & Parks Department purchased the land using Pittman-Robertson dollars, contributions from the Minnehaha and Brookings County Pheasants Forever chapters and the Tony Dean Legacy Memorial Fund. The new GPA is being named in honor of Gideon Moody, a U.S. Senator from South Dakota in the late 1800s and namesake of Moody County.

Partnership funds to restore and enhance wildlife habitat in Minnesota & Wisconsin.

The North Dakota Industrial Commission has awarded a $173,750 grant to Pheasants Forever from the state’s Outdoor Heritage Fund. Pheasants Forever and the Natural Resources Conservation Service will utilize the grant to upgrade 1,250 acres of upland habitat for pheasants, sharp-tailed grouse, pollinating insects and other wildlife.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are pleased to announce a summer slate of upland habitat tours and workshops. Currently, there are 15 workshops or tours planned around the state. These events will be hosted by Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Wildlife Biologists with the assistance of local area partners and statewide partners—Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, and the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Erica Yost was recently hired by Pheasants Forever as the organization’s newest farm bill biologist in Iowa.  A partnership position, Yost is located in the Donnellson USDA service center field office and covers Des Moines, Lee, and Van Buren counties.

Indiana Pheasants Forever is hosting its first-ever "Beer for Birds" event on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the EventzPLUS center in the Castleton, Indiana area for an evening of beer sampling.

Pheasants Forever recently hired William Clayton for the new position of farm bill biologist in Swift County, Minnesota. Clayton will work in a joint capacity with Pheasants Forever, Swift County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to coordinate and implement conservation provisions of the federal farm bill and other related wildlife conservation programs.

Pheasants Forever, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and conservation partners recently dedicated a 303-acre Stearns County property in honor of longtime Pheasants Forever volunteer Mel Roehrl. Purchased with the help of contributions to Pheasants Forever’s Build a Wildlife Area program and a grant from Minnesota’s Outdoor Heritage Fund, the Mel Roehrl Wildlife Management Area is now permanently conserved habitat for wildlife and open to public hunting and outdoor recreation.

This NAWCA grant will fund Phase III of a multi-year initiative to restore and enhance breeding and migratory habitats for waterfowl and other wildlife in the Border Prairie Region of Minnesota. 

A spring and summer set of landowner habitat tours across Nebraska have been scheduled; topics include habitat management, prescribed burning and pollinator protection.

McIver, president of Quail Forever’s Central Oklahoma 89ers chapter, was named a Field & Stream Hero of Conservation in 2013 for her paramount work in Oklahoma quail restoration.

Right now, conservation easements, one of our most important conservation partnership tools and private property rights of conservation-minded landowners, are under threat of being eliminated by the Kansas legislature.

Minnesota Legislature removes tax-break incentives for enrolling land in the Reinvest in Minnesota Reserve (RIM) Program.