Over the course of its 30 year history, Pheasants Forever has made more than 161,800 acres accessible to public land pheasant hunters through land purchase, restoration or legislation. Some of these areas will be profiled during Pheasants Forever’s Rooster Road Trip 2012, a 5-day, 5-state, public lands-only digital media pheasant hunt taking place November 5th through the 9th.
During Rooster Road Trip 2012, a trio of Pheasants Forever hunters and four bird dogs will hunt five states – Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota – in five days, posting stories and video from the field. The effort focuses on how important pheasant hunters that are Pheasants Forever members are to creating and improving publicly accessible habitat. In fact, any follower who joins Pheasants Forever as a member online through the Rooster Road Trip webpage will receive an exclusive Browning Pheasants Forever cap and be entered to win the new Browning A5 Hunter shotgun.
“The real trophies of the hunting world aren’t measured, scored or hanging on a wall, they’re out there for you and me to hunt and they’re accessible to us thanks to the conservation work of organizations like Pheasants Forever,” says Anthony Hauck, the nonprofit’s online editor, “High commodity prices and a drought have increased demands for land use, so it’s equally important for the conservation and sporting community to show a demand for public lands and permanent wildlife habitat.” Watch the Rooster Road Trip 2012 Preview
One of the most popular features of the Rooster Road Trip, the unique “Dog’s Eye View Video” is back for the second consecutive year to provide pheasant hunters and bird dog enthusiasts a fresh take on upland habitat and wingshooting from the dog’s perspective. The group will also incorporate pheasant cooking videos into the 2012 trip.
In addition to Hauck and his English cocker spaniel, “Sprig,” Andrew Vavra and his Lab, “Beau,” Bob St.Pierre and his pair of German shorthaired pointers, “Trammell” and 7-month-old “Izzy” round out the trip’s hunters. All three are marketing employees of Pheasants Forever and responsible for the organization’s website content, Facebook pages, blog sites, Twitter feeds and other online communications.
Follow Pheasants Forever’s Rooster Road Trip 2012 at:
- Pheasants Forever’s Rooster Road Trip 2012 webpage
- Pheasants Forever’s Facebook page
- Twitter @pheasants4ever
Rooster Road Trip 2012 is brought to you by: Browning, Nebraska Game and Parks, Garmin, South Dakota Tourism, Purina, Federal Premium Ammunition and U.S. Bank.
Image courtesy Pheasants Forever