On-box royalty partnership continues in Pheasants Forever’s 30th anniversary year.
Saint Paul, Minn. –-(Ammoland.com)- Pheasants Forever and its longtime conservation partner Federal Premium Ammunition are proud to announce more than 30 million shotgun shells, which come in specially marked boxes, have been produced in support of the national wildlife habitat conservation organization.
The conservation milestone was reached just days before this August 5, Pheasants Forever’s 30th anniversary date.
Pheasants Forever and Federal Premium’s conservation relationship dates back to the mid-1980s. The on-box royalty partnership began in 1998 with Federal Premium's Pheasants Forever-labeled Wing-Shok® shotshell boxes, evolved in 2010 with the revolutionary Prairie Storm™ specialty pheasant load and continued last year with the introduction of Prairie Storm™ FS Steel®. A portion of the proceeds from each Pheasants Forever logoed box sold goes directly to the conservation group's wildlife habitat efforts, which help pheasant populations and pheasant hunters. In the first 10 years of the on-box royalty program, Federal produced 15 million pheasant loads.
In less than four years since that milestone, Federal produced 15 million more of the specialty shells.
“Hunters are the backbone of conservation in North America both politically and financially. Choosing shotshells that support Pheasants Forever is one more way that hunters can contribute to that vital legacy and ensure that future generations can enjoy our hunting heritage,” said Conservation Manager Ryan Bronson, who oversees youth and conservation programs for Federal Premium Ammunition.
“We’re proud to call Federal Premium the ‘Official Ammunition of Pheasants Forever,’” said Joe Duggan, Pheasants Forever’s Vice President of Corporate Relations, “For 90 years, Federal has been a company that’s understood that hunters are the nation’s leading group of conservationists. And to upland hunters and Pheasants Forever members, thank you for considering conservation when making your ammo purchases. Every logoed box purchased has contributed directly to Pheasants Forever’s conservation mission.”
Pheasants Forever will officially celebrate its 30th anniversary joined by Federal Premium, conservation partners, chapters and members February 15, 16 and 17, 2013, at its National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, to be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
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.
Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.