What is Pheasants Forever's purpose?
Pheasants Forever is a non-profit tax exempt organization. The purpose of the
organization is to protect and enhance pheasant and other wildlife populations
throughout North America through public awareness and education, habitat restoration,
development and maintenance, and improvements in land and water management policies.
How is Pheasants Forever organized?
Pheasants Forever has a national office that supports local chapters with a field
staff of thirteen regional wildlife biologists. Local chapters are usually organized by
county, elect their own boards, and maintain control of all funds raised at the local
level. At this time, Iowa has 103 chapters and is served by four regional wildlife biologists.
How do local chapters raise money?
The main fund raising tool used by local chapters is a annual banquet. The cost of
the ticket includes national membership. The banquets feature auctions and raffles
as well as a great meal. Money raised at the banquets stays at the local chapter
level for use in the chapter's local area.
How do the local chapters spend the money?
Since local chapters are made up of volunteers, nearly 100% of funds raised are
used to protect and enhance pheasant and other wildlife populations locally
through public awareness and education, habitat restoration, development and
maintenance, and improvements in land and water management policies. The
chapter board prioritizes local needs and sets their own annual budget.
How do I find out more?
Our chapter president, Dan Brubaker or our Regional Wildlife Biologist, Eric Sytsma will be happy to contact you. Please visit the Contact page for addresses and phone numbers.