Saint Paul, Minn. November 3, 2011 – Pheasants Forever’s Rooster Road Trip is back! This November 14th through 18th, you’re riding shotgun online for a hardcore pheasant hunting trip. A trio of Pheasants Forever hunters and two bird dogs will hunt five states – Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota – in five days, posting stories and video along the way. The catch? This group will be hunting ONLY public land.
Rooster Road Trip 2011 will visit lands that Pheasants Forever has played a significant role in opening up to public access; either through land purchase, restoration or legislation. 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 during the dates of the trip will receive an exclusive Browning Pheasants Forever cap and be entered to win a Browning Citori 12 gauge shotgun in addition to standard benefits of PF membership.
“The Rooster Road Trip is about public habitat and access. We are three guys of ordinary means. We are not celebrity hunters, Olympic shooters or professional dog trainers. We are ‘Joe Pheasant Hunters’ that may get skunked, literally and figuratively, from time to time, but the goal is to demonstrate there are acres available across pheasant country for moms, dads, kids and bird dogs to chase a rooster into the sunset,” says Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever’s Online Editor.
One of the exciting new features of Rooster Road Trip 2011 is the unique “Dog’s Eye View Video” sponsored by Hunter’s Point Kennel. A high-definition video camera will be mounted to Beau, Andrew Vavra’s Labrador retriever, during hunts on the trip. These videos will provide pheasant hunters and bird dog enthusiasts a fresh take on upland habitat and wingshooting from the dog’s perspective.
In addition to Hauck, Vavra and Beau, Bob St.Pierre and his German shorthaired pointer, Trammell, round out the trip’s hunters. All three are 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 2011 online at:
- The Rooster Road Trip 2011 webpage
- Pheasants Forever’s Facebook page
- Pheasants Forever’s YouTube channel
- and Pheasants Forever’s Twitter (hashtag #rrt11)
Rooster Road Trip 2011 sponsors include Browning, Garmin, Tri-Tronics, South Dakota Tourism, Nebraska Game and Parks, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism, Federal Premium Ammunition, Purina, U.S. Bank and Hunter’s Point Kennel.
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 130,000 members and 700 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.