Pointing Lab Puppy Giveaway

KB KENNELS OF PIERCE, COLORADO is giving away a male pointing lab puppy to some young person on Monday June 12, 2017.

To win this puppy the following rules apply:

  1. Youth must be 10 to 16 years of age
  2. Must write an essay of 500 words or less as to why you want to receive this puppy and what you plan to do with the puppy.
  3. Please include Name, Address, Phone Number, E-mail address and Birth date of the youth.
  4. Entries must be e-mailed to kbkennels5@msn.com by 5pm FRIDAY JUNE 9, 2017.
  5. A MONTHLY REPORT with pictures must be sent to KB KENNELS for the first year.

If you have any questions, contact:
Stan Barthlama
Outreach Coordinator
Northern Colorado Pheasants Forever
Phone 970-214-5928

Pikes Peak Chapter Update – Colorado Pheasants Forever

We are a nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasants and other upland bird populations in North America. Pheasants Forever is the only national organization with a model of chapters keeping 100% of the funds they raise. While belonging to a larger national organization that has a voice on federal and state conservation policies, chapters are tasked with finding projects for their funds. Colorado takes full advantage of this model using funds raised for projects locally as well as other areas in the state of Colorado.

How to get involved:

  1. Join the organization! Visit http://pheasantsforever.org/Membership
  2. Link with our chapter! Visit http://www.pikespeakpheasantsforever.org/contact/ and provide your contact information and levels of interest.

Here are some events we are hosting or partnering this year (dates subject to change):

  • 05/20 CPW Outdoor Skills Day at Mueller State Park: Full day of family fun! Fishing, archery, target shooting, caving, and much more for all ages
  • 06/17 Mule Deer Foundation’s “M. U. L. E. Y. Kids’ Day” (Mindful, Understanding, Legal, and Ethical Youth); an introduction to the shooting sports and wildlife conservation
  • 09/09-10 CPW Youth Dove Hunt in Burlington
  • 10/08 PPPF Youth Event with Chuckar Hunt
  • 10/13-14 CPW Youth Event with Hunt

Additional events will be added, so make sure you are on our e-mail list and/or check our local chapter website often.

We need both participants and VOLUNTEERS

Contact Information:
President: Dale Merritt, 303-929-9971, bearpointkennel@yahoo.com
Youth Chairman: Joe McCreary, 719-499-8320, joe@diamondexptrans.com


Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever Members Urge Farm Bill Priorities at Meet & Greet in Washington D.C.

Photo: Members of the National Youth Leadership Council pose for a quick picture between meetings in the Capitol building. Included (from left to right) are Jared Austin of Kansas, Wyatt Fornstrom of Wyoming, Emma Smith of Maryland, Alex Winter of Iowa, and Kyle Holden of Wisconsin.

Washington, D.C. – April 28, 2017 – Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever chapter volunteers from nine states, including next generation leaders from the organization’s National Youth Leadership Council, traveled to Capitol Hill this month to meet with U.S. representatives regarding 2018 Farm Bill priorities. These sportsmen and women advocated for a stronger Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) to protect and strengthen the nation’s water and wildlife resources, while supporting America’s farming and ranching communities.

“From plummeting pheasant, quail, pollinator, and monarch populations to degraded water quality across America, grassland habitat is the nexus to it all,” explained Dave Nomsen, vice president of governmental affairs for Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever. “This is why we’re proud to showcase our volunteers in Washington; men and women working side-by-side with our nation’s producers who can carry their message for stronger Farm Bill programs to representatives in Congress.”

Local leaders of Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever – representing the states of Minnesota, Kansas, Iowa, Texas, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Maryland and Wisconsin – participated in more than 25 meetings with members of Congress and various agencies to showcase the nation’s overwhelming demand for CRP and working lands programs. At the top of the list, a stronger, 40-million-acre Conservation Reserve Program as part of the soon-to-be-debated Farm Bill was highlighted by the various volunteers.

“I feel honored to represent such a great organization with so many important goals regarding conservation,” stated Wyatt Fornstrum, president of Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s National Youth Leadership Council. “This experience changed my perspective on how government works and how people work together more than I would have thought. I actually felt I connected when talking with members of Congress about the Farm Bill.”

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s 2018 Farm Bill Priorities

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

  • Restore a CRP authorization to 40 million acres
  • Modernize the CRP application and signup processes. Future signups should target larger blocks of habitat and reflect the “historic” distribution of CRP during 1990-2010 when more than 32 million acres were enrolled nationwide.
  • Implement dynamic CRP transition strategies for expiring contracts. Provisions supporting additional working lands programs focused on long-term and permanent natural resource protection should be developed. A strategy to assist farmers and ranchers with opportunities for grazing, cover crops, organics, and other agriculture production systems should be considered.
  • To improve Bobwhite Quail populations and associated habitat, future CRP should prioritize planting and managing native vegetation. This includes expanding and creating conservation practices and programs that have frequent disturbance encouraging early successional habitats, increase incentives for pine tree thinning, and promote prescribed burning.

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

  • Expand funding for EQIP and increase funds used for wildlife conservation practices to 10 percent. We strongly support the successful Working Lands for Wildlife Program. It showcases the successful Sage Grouse Initiative in the West, Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative in the Southern Great Plains, and eastern forest initiatives focusing on improving habitat for the Golden-Winged Warbler and Bobwhite Quail.

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)

  • Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever supports funding of at least $500-million per year.

Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)

  • This program provides habitat improvements and supports public access for America’s hunters and anglers and should be continued at no less than $150-million over five years.

Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)

  • CTA funds are leveraged with local partner funds to deliver USDA conservation programs and provide technical support for farmers, ranchers and landowners. We support a robust funding level that ensures efficient and effective conservation program implementation that result in multiple benefits.

Sodsaver and Conservation Compliance

  • Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever supports continuing these provisions to protect native habitats. The result is a balanced working lands ecosystem that consists of agricultural production systems and conservation.

About Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 149,000 adult and youth members, and 720 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. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent $708 million on 517,000 habitat projects benefiting 15.8 million acres nationwide.

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.

5th Annual Snake Avoidance Clinic With Bearpoint Kennel

Join us at Bearpoint Kennel for the 5th Annual Snake Avoidance Clinic on May 20-21, 2017. It is open to all breeds.

Do it for your Dog!

Click here to Register!

2017 Banquet Schedule for CO PF

January 21 — CO High Plains (Bennett, CO) Bill 303-358-6227
February 11 — Pikes Peak PF/QF (CO Springs) Dale 303-929-9971
February 18 — Frenchman Creek PF (Haxtun, CO) Rick 970-520-3443
March 4 — Northern CO (Loveland, CO) Chad 303-709-4450
April 1 — Baca County (Springfield, CO) Tara 719-353-1582
TBA Spring 2017 — Southern Metro Denver PF Bob 303-743-8957
TBA Spring 2017 – Greeley PF (Greeley, CO) John 970-590-3671

Check out our calendar for more information

We will also have Youth Outdoor Day events, Ladies Day in the Field events and our summer youth T.U.N.E camp in July. Check with your local chapter for upcoming events.
For more information contact Bob Hix 303-743-8957 bhix@pheasantsforever.org

Ladies Event 2017

Ladies Event will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 and will include archery, 22 rifle shooting, trap shooting, climbing wall and a planted pheasant hunt.

Where– Great Guns Sporting—Weld County Roads 33 and 96 Nunn, Co.
Who-18 or older Ladies
When: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time: 8 AM to 3 PM

Please contact Stan Barthlama for more information.

Youth Event 2017

Youth Event will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017, and will include archery, 22 rifle shooting, trap shooting, and a planted pheasant hunt.

Where– Great Guns Sporting –Weld County Roads 33 and 96 Nunn, Co.
Who– 9 to 18 year old young people( must be accompanied by responsible adult).
Cost-$5 per person to pay for lunch

Time-8 AM to 3 PM.

Please contact Stan Barthlama for more information.

2017 T.U.N.E. Camp at Amherst (Camp Machasay)

October 20-22, 2017

Youth event to include horseback riding, archery, atv riding, trap shooting, and pheasant hunt in Nebraska on Sunday.

Where-Camp Machasay 61360 County Road 40, Amherst, CO 80721
Who-8 to 15 year old youths (must be accompanied by responsible adult).
Cost-$200 for youth and $75 for adults. Includes food and lodging in a dormitory, expenses for horses and atv’s, and the climbing wall.
Time-Friday 5 PM to Sunday 3:30 PM

The cost of the Nebraska Youth Hunting License is $45. This is a youth only hunting day set aside by the state of Nebraska.
You will need a sleeping bag, good hunting or hiking shoes for pheasant hunt, proper clothing for the weather and towel and wash cloth. We will furnish the ammo. We will have guns available if needed.

Contact Stan Barthlama for any questions—970-214-5928 or email.

Registration will open March 1st.

The Ultimate Nature Experience (T.U.N.E.) Camp 2017

Immerse yourself in The Ultimate Nature Experience; catch fish, shoot arrows, identify tracks, practice gun safety, and more!

Date: July 17-22, 2017
Location: Cal-Wood Education Center, 2282 CR 87, PO Box 347, Jamestown, CO 80455
Grades: 6-9
Fee: $650 ($550 early bird price)
*early bird prices listed are available through January 30, 2017

Click here to register

Camp Life:
This camp is based at Cal-Wood’s headquarters. Campers will sleep in our quaint cabins, just a hop, skip, and a jump from the Main Lodge. Each cabin has 5 bunk beds, a propane heater, and a dresser for each camper. The Lodge houses our bathrooms, dining hall, Bear Room, and administrative offices. Campers will have the opportunity to take a shower during the camp session. Each cabin is under the supervision of a Cal-Wood staff member and Counselor-in-training (CIT). Homemade, nutritious meals are served in our dining hall, while our Bear Room provides an indoor space for the whole camp in case of inclement weather.

Fall 2016 Banquets

It’s banquet season! Show your support by attending one or more of these great events.