Hunters and conservationists encouraged to attend chapter meeting on June 16 in Crosby
Officially known as the Northern Ringnecks Chapter of Pheasants Forever, committee volunteers are devoted to promoting conservation stewardship through youth education and local wildlife habitat improvements in Divide and Burke counties.
“This chapter represents an opportunity for community residents to be engaged for the future of natural resources in North Dakota,” said Austin Dimmick, newly elected president of the Northern Ringnecks Chapter of Pheasants Forever. “Our area has a very unique geography that is conducive to pheasants and other wildlife, oil production, and agriculture. It is important for these resources to coexist so we can continue to introduce new generations to the thrill of upland hunting.”
Boasting the second largest pheasant harvest in the nation, North Dakota continues to thrive as an upland destination in the United States. This statistic is due, in part, to the large network of local chapters and volunteers of Pheasants Forever found throughout the state. In fact, North Dakota’s 27 Pheasants Forever chapters account for over 4,000 members statewide. Those chapters have spent over three million dollars to complete 7,033 habitat projects, improving more than 67,700 acres for pheasants and other wildlife.
“Pheasant hunting is woven into the culture of North Dakota, especially in the state’s northwest corner,” said Matt Olson, regional representative for Pheasants Forever in North Dakota. “The Northern Ringnecks Chapter of Pheasants Forever is a collection of individuals who understand the importance of conservation in the state. I look forward to working with them to improve more acres for wildlife and introduce new generations to the traditions of pheasant hunting.”
Northern Ringnecks Chapter of Pheasants Forever
The Northern Ringnecks Chapter of Pheasants Forever has elected Austin Dimmick of Crosby as president, Jason Freeman of Crosby as treasurer, Steve Hurley of Crosby as banquet chair, Tiffany Holseid of Crosby as youth/education chair, and Jeff Jeglum of Crosby as habitat chair.
The chapter will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Mr. K’s Steakhouse & Lounge (820 4th Street SE – Crosby, ND 58730). Hunters and conservationists interested in joining the chapter as volunteers are encouraged to attend.
For more information about the chapter or to become involved, please contact chapter president, Austin Dimmick, at (318) 918-5466 / email.
For more information about Pheasants Forever in North Dakota, to join a chapter or inquire about starting a chapter, contact Matt Olson at (701) 202-8120 / email.
About Pheasants Forever
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 140,000 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.
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