Listen Up Bird Hunters: SoundGear Makes Conservation Commitment with Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is proud to welcome SoundGear™ as a new national sponsor and the official hearing protection of “The Habitat Organization.” The partnership offers SoundGear a wide array of marketing opportunities to educate the organization’s members and supporters about their innovative line of hearing protection designed for hunters and shooters, while making a financial commitment for upland habitat conservation efforts.
“Whether it’s the buzz of a covey rise or a rooster’s cackle as it flushes to the sky, the sounds associated with upland hunting enhance our experiences afield,” stated Bob St. Pierre, vice president of marketing for Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever. “This is why we encourage our members and followers to purchase SoundGear products for all of their outdoor endeavors. By doing so, individuals can enhance and protect their hearing for years to come while supporting the conservation efforts of Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever. “
SoundGear products digitally enhance environmental sounds like wing beats or sticks breaking while simultaneously protecting the hearing of hunters and shooters from harmful, high-decibel noises. Offering audible technology that is ready to wear right out of the box as well as custom-fitted options, SoundGear products are great for weekend warriors or avid uplanders who demand the most in hearing enhancement and protection.
“Starkey Hearing Technologies is proud to be joining the Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever team as the official hearing protection of ‘The Habitat Organization,’” said Lance Kraemer, SoundGear Product Manager. “This is a great opportunity to partner with an organization that is committed to conserving upland habitat for future generations and speak to a new audience on the importance of hearing protection while hunting and shooting.”
In addition to advertising in the Pheasants Forever Journal of Upland Conservation, Quail Forever Journal, and the organization’s websites and social media channels, the following highlight key components of the partnership:
  • National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic – As a gold sponsor for the 2018 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic in Sioux Falls, SoundGear products will be displayed in a premiere booth location for the signature event.
  • Rooster Road Trip 2017 – SoundGear will co-sponsor this year’s Rooster Road Trip, an online event focused on the connection between member’s dollars and Pheasants Forever’s ability to create public hunting access. SoundGear products will be used by Road Trip members to demonstrate how hearing enhancement and protection technology can contribute to a safe and successful trip afield.  
  • Chapter Programs – SoundGear products and services will be available at discounted rates to more than 720 Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever chapters, assisting with fundraising efforts nationwide. Members can expect to see SoundGear products at local chapter banquets in 2017.
About Starkey Hearing Technologies   
Starkey Hearing Technologies is a privately held, global hearing technology company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Founded in 1967, the company is recognized for its innovative design, development and distribution of comprehensive digital hearing systems. The company develops, manufactures and distributes hearing aids via three distinct brands – Audibel, NuEar and its original brand, Starkey. As the only American-owned and operated provider of hearing technologies, Starkey Hearing Technologies is proud to support veterans and active military service personnel with the best in American innovation, including a suite of revolutionary hearing technologies and other resources. Starkey Hearing Technologies currently employs more than 5,000 people and operates 21 facilities and conducts business in more than 100 markets worldwide. For more information, visit
About Pheasants Forever
Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 149,000 members and 720 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Chapters are empowered to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds are spent; the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent $708 million on 517,000 habitat projects benefiting 15.8 million acres nationwide. 
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