Why Youth?

investing in the future of conservation

All of the efforts made today by Pheasants Forever have little impact without future conservation leaders taking a stand for wildlife habitat conservation. With this in mind, Pheasants Forever has become a leader in youth initiatives among other conservation groups and strives to create the conservation leaders of the future.

A collection of Pheasants Forever programs are introducing youngsters to the outdoors and upland conservation.

pheasants forever education - No child left indoors initiative

Pheasants Forever's concerted effort to actively recruit conservation leaders for the future is part of the organization's No Child Left Indoors Initiative. As part of this effort, our organization is dedicated to working with members, chapters, and conservation partners to provide opportunities for youth and their families to share our outdoor traditions through the following programs:

pheasants forever's commitment and impact

Our Commitment:
  • Get kids outdoors learning firsthand about our natural resources
  • Introduce young people to hunting and conservation
  • Develop conservation-minded citizens and leaders
  • Foster a love for shooting sports and safe handling of firearms
  • Train chapter leaders to organize and deliver youth programs
  • Partner with others to enjoy the outdoors
Our Impact:
  • More than 700 grassroots chapters
  • 149,000 members
  • Over 300,000 youth mentored
  • 2,500 annual youth events reaching more than 194,000 participants each year
  • Quarterly youth magazine
  • National Youth Leadership Council and local student chapters

For More Information:
Rich Wissink
VP of Education & Outreach
651-290-4975 or 1-877-209-5353