Exceeding original Campaign goal of 25 million dollars and drastically increasing the organization’s impact on wildlife habitat and America’s Youth.
Pheasants Forever announces during the five-year Grassroots Conservation Campaign, Pheasants Forever (PF) raised more than 30 million dollars for upland traditions. These resources have provided Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever with the opportunity to dramatically increase its impact on habitat and youth across the country.
Pheasants Forever thanks the hundreds of passionate Americans who answered the call to do more for upland birds, more for upland habitat, and those who chose to leave an upland legacy for future generations by contributing to Pheasants Forever’s Grassroots Conservation Campaign.
“Our original objective for the Campaign was to accelerate Pheasants Forever’s ability to conserve and enhance North American’s wildlife resources and America’s hunting tradition. We have done that and much more,” states Howard K. Vincent – Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever President and CEO. “Not only did we exceed our original Campaign monetary goal of 25 million dollars, but more importantly, the Campaign helped Pheasants Forever impact more habitat in the last five years than we thought possible. We hope you will join us as we celebrate the results of the Campaign as part of our 30th Anniversary Celebration at Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic being held February 15-17, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.”
Pheasants Forever Milestones generated by the Campaign Include:
- Over 8.5 million acres impacted – 4.1 million since 2007 when the Campaign began.
- More than 1,313 land acquisitions, representing 161,867 acres open to public hunting.
- Exceeded 441,963 wildlife habitat projects.
- 250,000 youth mentored through outdoor initiatives.
“These are some great results, and on behalf of Pheasants Forever ‘Thank You’ to the hundreds of Grassroots Conservation Campaign donors and partners,” states David Bue, Pheasants Forever Vice President of Development. “It is important that all upland hunters realize that the pressures being put on wildlife habitat are even greater today than they were in 2007 when Pheasants Forever launched the Campaign. Wildlife habitat is vanishing at never before seen rates, and we need the support of every upland hunter.”
“Pheasants Forever’s efforts are for all of us, so we need to work as a team to ensure the upland legacy remains for future generations and pheasants are truly forever,” continued Bue. “With your steadfast support, we will always be able to answer the call to do more for upland wildlife and habitat.”
Please note: At Pheasant Fest, on Friday, February 15 the organization is holding an invitation only Grassroots Conservation Campaign Celebration & Life Member Appreciation event featuring a presentation by Shane Mahoney – World Renowned Conservation Advocate. If you are a Life Member or Grassroots supporter, we hope you have made plans to join us for this event. For more information or to RSVP please contact – Stacy Behlivan at (651) 209-4948 or e-mail Stacy by Feb. 11, 2013.
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