Mississippi Longtails Chapter of Pheasants Forever Hosting Memorial Clay Shoot
For MN Build a Wildlife Area Campaign. The Second Annual Randall L. Johnson Memorial event is March 28th.
Saint Paul, Minn. – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Mississippi Longtails Chapter of Pheasants Forever (PF) will host the 2nd Annual Randall L. Johnson Memorial Build a Wildlife Area Sporting Clays Shoot on Saturday, March 28th at the South St Paul Rod & Gun Club. The event is open to all interested shooters, and all proceeds will go to Minnesota’s Build a Wildlife Area campaign, which helps acquire land for public hunting and outdoor recreation activities.
This year, the Mississippi Longtails chapter will make its Build a Wildlife Area campaign contribution in honor of Mike “The Admiral” Kennedy, chapter member and a champion of conservation who passed away last year. The Randall L. Johnson Memorial Build a Wildlife Area Sporting Clays Shoot is named after Randall Johnson, a longtime PF supporter who passed away in 2007.
The Build a Wildlife Area campaign is unique in that all donations are tripled through matching grants from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Once matched, those dollars will be used by Pheasants Forever to acquire land critical as wildlife habitat. The land will then be turned over to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources or U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for management, and opened to the public.
Since its inception in 2003, the Minnesota Build a Wildlife Area partnership has generated over $847,000 and acquired seven new Wildlife Management Areas in Minnesota totaling over 2,500 acres, all of which have been transferred to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and are open to the public. The Anoka County PF Chapter, PF National, Game Fair, and Outdoor News partnered to develop the concept. Gander Mountain, Ron Schara, and Minnesota Bound have been the largest financial contributors during the six years of the campaign.
Accomplishments to date include the 1,036 acre Roger M. Holmes WMA in northeastern Douglas County (2007), the 159-acre Buck Family Memorial WMA in Goodhue County (2006), 126-acre Teal Lake WMA in Jackson County (2005), the 310-acre Winter WMA in Pipestone County (2005), the 240-acre Chetomba Creek WMA in Renville County (2005), the 400-acre Hunters’ Paradise WMA in Traverse County (2004) and the 318-acre Mud Lake WMA in Morrison County (2003).
To obtain a registration form and for more information about the 2nd Annual Randall L. Johnson Memorial Build a Wildlife Area Sporting Clays Shoot, contact Dan Richmond at (612) 819-8837 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.
For additional information please visit www.PheasantsForever.org