Tri County Pheasants Forever has been dedicated to the acquisition and enhancement of land in the South Eastern part of Minnesota for over 30 years. Over this time we have been able to acquire over 1500 acres of permanent set aside land, known as WMA’s.
In 2015 as an organization we were able to enhance several WMA’s and place food plots on these. In addition to enhancing these existing WMA’s we have also had the opportunity to assist the DNR locally by providing man power to remove fencing from new DNR acquisitions. Throughout the year there are opportunities for all Pheasants Forever members to participate in these enhancement projects, if you would like to be involved please contact a board member.
We do more than work the land, we also are very focused on the youth in our area. As an organization this year we have sponsored several youth trap teams affiliated with area high schools. In 2015 we have helped raise/contribute over nine thousand dollars to the area teams. As part of our ongoing partnership we would like to continue to offer more. Our youth programs are outstanding and have been recognized by the National Organization. We have won the Youth Chapter of the Year several times and look forward to getting more youth outdoors. Every October we host a DNR youth hunt and would love to see more people attend this event. This is open to youth and women and provides a great opportunity for the whole family. We have been rewarded with one of three “Young Gun” packages throughout the state of Minnesota and have utilized this throughout the year for youth events.
As the President of the Tri-County Pheasants Forever I want to invite/welcome you to this year’s annual banquet. This is a great time for socializing and sharing your outdoor experiences with friends both new and old. This banquet is our major fundraiser for the year and allows us to fulfill our mission of providing public accessible land for nature, helping create the next generation of conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts, and also providing vital habitat to the wildlife. We are continuing our support for the local high school trap shooting teams. As a board we hope you have a great time at the banquet and look forward to seeing you in the field.
We are one of the top chapters in the National Pheasants Forever Organization because of you. Thank you for your ongoing support dedication. Remember, this is for the birds.