Obama’s First Meal as President is a Pheasant Lunch
Saint Paul, Minn. – -(AmmoLand.com)- Pheasants Forever (PF) has learned the new President of the United States, Barack Obama, will dine on pheasant today at the inaugural luncheon. The President will be joined by new Vice President Joe Biden, both families, the Supreme Court, as well as the incoming Cabinet and Congress.
“I’m not a guy that believes in signs, but I am pleased to learn our new President has a taste for pheasant; our favorite bird,” said Dave Nomsen, PF’s Vice President of Government Affairs. In an unprecedented show of support for conservation, Obama’s transition team held three meetings with Nomsen and other conservation leaders since his November election victory. Those meetings have focused on the country’s top conservation issues, including the future of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and global climate change. “I have been very pleased with this new Administration’s engagement in our issues and their eagerness to learn our ideas for the future,” explained Nomsen. “Now that President Obama has taken office, I look forward to seeing his leadership through actions to some of our immediate conservation needs.” According to an Associated Press report, the pheasant meal will also feature seafood stew, duck, sponge cake and California wines. The menu is based loosely on dishes President Lincoln enjoyed. The luncheon will be held on Capitol Hill in Statuary Hall.
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are non-profit conservation organizations dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant, quail, and other wildlife populations in North America through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness, and education. PF/QF has more than 130,000 members in 700 local chapters across the continent. To join, log onto www.PheasantsForever.org or www.QuailForever.or