Wisconsin Pheasants Forever Announces 2008 Habitat Accomplishments
National Pheasant Fest coming to Wisconsin for very first time!
Madison, Wis. – Wisconsin Pheasants Forever (PF) announces its 2008 habitat accomplishments. During the course of the year, Wisconsin’s 30 PF chapters and 7,300 dedicated PF members completed 551 wildlife habitat projects which are benefiting 3,143 acres for pheasants, deer, turkeys and other wildlife.
During 2008, Wisconsin PF completed 490 food plot projects covering 1,891 acres; two land acquisitions totaling 196 acres; 25 nesting cover projects totaling 414 acres; one wetland project; three woody cover projects; and 30 habitat maintenance projects.
Since the first Wisconsin PF chapter formed over two decades ago, Wisconsin PF has completed 16,378 projects benefiting 116,350 acres. This includes 31 land acquisition projects which have created 4,608 acres of public wildlife areas; 2,630 nesting cover projects totaling 41,023 acres; 219 wetland projects totaling 1,250 acres; and nearly 12,000 food plot projects totaling nearly 60,000 acres.
“It’s the volunteer spirit of our chapters and members that have made Pheasants Forever’s conservation mission a success thus far in Wisconsin,” said Jeff Gaska, PF Regional Wildlife Biologist in the state, “That’s why we’re all so excited for National Pheasant Fest to be coming to Wisconsin for the first time. It will be a chance to celebrate our history and accomplishments.”
PF’s National Pheasant Fest 2009 presented by Cabela’s will be held February 6, 7, & 8 at Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. National Pheasant Fest 2009 will combine a national consumer show, habitat seminar series, and family event complete with puppies, tractors, shotguns, and art. In fact, the Fest promises to be the country’s largest event for upland hunters, sport dog owners, and wildlife habitat conservationists.
For the special price of $30, a National Pheasant Fest advance ticket package includes three-day weekend admission to National Pheasant Fest 2009 ($30 value), 1-year membership to Pheasants Forever ($30 value) which includes a subscription to the Pheasants Forever Journal of Upland Conservation (5 issues), membership card and decal, and a free Pheasants Forever hat ($16.95 value) which you can pick up at National Pheasant Fest. Single day tickets to the event will sell for $10 at the show, and the annual PF membership alone is $30. In other words, purchasing advance tickets to National Pheasant Fest is a $77 value at less than half the price, a savings of over 60 percent! To order tickets and for more information, log onto www.PheasantFest.org .
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 129,000 members in 700 local chapters across the continent.
For additional information about Pheasants Forever, please visit www.PheasantsForever.org