Indianhead, Wi – Chapter of Pheasants Forever Hosts 25th Annual Banquet on March 20th 2009
Chapter has improved over 12,000 acres of wildlife habitat since 1984.
Amery, Wisconsin – -(OutdoorWire.com)- The Indianhead Chapter of Pheasants Forever (PF) will host its 25th Anniversary Banquet on Friday, March 20th at the TAC Entertainment Center in Amery, Wisconsin. Doors open at 5 PM with dinner and a fundraising auction to follow. All proceeds from the event go to the Indianhead chapter’s wildlife habitat conservation efforts in northwest Wisconsin.
In 1984, the Indianhead Chapter of PF became the first PF chapter to form in Wisconsin, holding its first fundraising banquet in the spring of 1985. PF is the only national conservation organization that empowers local chapters with the responsibility to determine how 100 percent of their locally-raised conservation funds are spent. This local control allows chapters to see the fruits of their chapter efforts in their own communities. As a result, chapter volunteers are able to see the fruits of their efforts locally, while belonging to a larger national organization with a voice on federal and state conservation policy.
Since that first banquet, the Indianhead PF chapter has raised and spent nearly $232,000 on its wildlife habitat conservation and youth conservation education efforts. That has translated into 2,211 habitat projects benefitting wildlife on 12,328 acres. This includes 1,540 food plot projects totaling 3,625 food plot acres, 533 nesting cover projects totaling 6,589 acres, 101 habitat maintenance projects totaling 1,778 and two land acquisitions creating 252 acres of public wildlife areas.
“The beauty of Pheasants Forever is the local approach,” said Dan Cain, Indianhead PF chapter president, “For twenty-five years, this chapter has raised money locally and turned that around and spent it directly on wildlife habitat projects that benefit pheasants, turkeys, grouse, deer and other wildlife right here in northwest Wisconsin.”
The TAC Entertainment Center is located at 1361 100th St, Amery, WI 54001. For tickets to the banquet, please contact Dan Cain at (715) 554-2052 or via email at [email protected] More information on the chapter can be found at http://indianhead.pheasantsforever.org/.
Wisconsin’s 30 PF chapters and 7,300 PF members have completed 16,378 projects benefitting 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.
For more information on PF in Wisconsin, to start a chapter or join one of the state’s existing chapters contact Jeff Gaska, PF Regional Wildlife Biologist, at (920) 927-3579 or via email at [email protected].
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.