Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Receive Grant Funding From the North American Wetlands Conservation Act

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are the recipients of a new grant from the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) to deliver habitat conservation projects within the primary pheasant range. The $4 million in new funding will support four separate grant projects in the state of Minnesota. The four grants include the Southwestern Wetland Initiative of Minnesota, the Minnesota River… Continue reading Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Receive Grant Funding From the North American Wetlands Conservation Act

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Promote Josh Divan to Iowa State Coordinator

Connecting partners and chapters to habitat, clean water, and sustainable agriculture Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are pleased to announce the promotion of Josh Divan to Iowa State Coordinator. In his new role, Divan is responsible for the management of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s programs and field staff in Iowa. He will work closely… Continue reading Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Promote Josh Divan to Iowa State Coordinator

Williams to Serve as Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Regional Representative in Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have hired Aaron Williams to serve as regional field representative in eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa. In his new role, Williams will provide support for volunteers in the Cornhusker and Hawkeye states. Williams will oversee 35 Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever chapters, 26 in Nebraska and nine in Iowa. In… Continue reading Williams to Serve as Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Regional Representative in Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Promote Andrew White to New Missouri State Coordinator

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have promoted Andrew White to the position of Missouri State Coordinator. In his new role, White will lead the organization’s partnerships in the state; including relationships with Missouri Department of Conservation, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the U.S. Forest Service.  White has been with Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever for… Continue reading Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Promote Andrew White to New Missouri State Coordinator

Douglas Spale Appointed to Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s National Board of Directors

Kansas City attorney and avid uplander brings new expertise to 15-member board Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas Spale of Kansas City, Missouri, to its National Board of Directors. Spale, a federal attorney and avid bird hunter who devotes multiple weeks each fall in pursuit of upland birds… Continue reading Douglas Spale Appointed to Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s National Board of Directors

Pheasants Forever and Purina Launch Third Round of Prairie Pothole Region Habitat Initiative

Continuous application now features increased $250 per acre incentive in the Dakotas Pheasants Forever has launched a third round of funding for its signature conservation initiative, the Soil Health and Habitat Program, with applications now open to farmers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa. Funded by pet care leader Purina, the innovative program is designed… Continue reading Pheasants Forever and Purina Launch Third Round of Prairie Pothole Region Habitat Initiative

Biologist and Upland Hunter Nick Mizera Hired to Lead Chapter Efforts in Western Nebraska

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have hired Nick Mizera, a dedicated upland hunter, biologist, and falconer, to serve as regional representative in western Nebraska. In this role, Mizera will provide support for volunteers in the Cornhusker State – currently home to 59 Pheasants Forever chapters, four Quail Forever chapters and more than 8,000 members –… Continue reading Biologist and Upland Hunter Nick Mizera Hired to Lead Chapter Efforts in Western Nebraska

Quail Forever Welcomes Phil Bastron as New Regional Representative in the Mid-South

Bastron will provide support and guidance for chapter mission work in NC, TN, and VA Quail Forever has appointed Phil Bastron, a dedicated upland hunter and former employee of The Habitat Organization, to serve as regional representative for the mid-south. In this role, Bastron will provide support for volunteers and members in North Carolina, eastern Tennessee, and… Continue reading Quail Forever Welcomes Phil Bastron as New Regional Representative in the Mid-South

Pheasants Forever Hires Jake Hanson to Lead Volunteer Chapter Efforts in South Dakota

Helping guide 34 chapters and more than 6,000 members to more mission delivery in SD Pheasants Forever has selected Jake Hanson, an upland bird hunter, volunteer, and conservationist, to serve as regional representative in “The Pheasant Capital” of South Dakota. In this role, Hanson will provide support for volunteers and partners throughout the state – currently… Continue reading Pheasants Forever Hires Jake Hanson to Lead Volunteer Chapter Efforts in South Dakota

Family from Murray wins Take ’em Hunting grand prize UTV

From left, Bob Allen, Nebraska Game and Parks commissioner; Jim Douglas, Game and Parks director; Rick Brandt, commissioner; Jody Hellbusch; Kaylee Hellbusch, 12; Leigh Hellbusch, winner of the Take 'em Hunting grand prize; Connor Hellbusch, 10; and Kent Kirchhoff, vice president of sales and marketing with AKRS Equipment, during a ceremony June 24, 2021, at the AKRS store in Gretna, Nebraska. | Jeff Kurrus, Nebraskaland, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

LINCOLN, Neb. — In their Take ’em Hunting selfie, Kaylee Hellbusch gives the camera a quiet, happy smile as her dad, Leigh, snaps the picture from their tree stand. On Thursday, the two smiled once more as the Hellbusch family accepted the Take ’em Hunting grand prize John Deere crossover utility vehicle, donated by AKRS… Continue reading Family from Murray wins Take ’em Hunting grand prize UTV