Pheasants Forever Takes Next Generation Under its Wing

Erie Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Erie Lifestyles
Fall/Winter 2017

By Doug Pike

Pheasant season in Colorado starts on November 18. That means Stan Barthlama and the Northern Colorado Chapter of Pheasants Forever only have a couple of months remaining to get the next generation of sportsmen ready for the annual harvest.

Barthlama, outreach coordinator for the NoCo chapter, said a love of kids have kept him involved in Pheasants Forever’s youth programs for the past 14 years.

Pheasants Forever Takes Next Generation Under its Wing

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Pikes Peak Pheasants Forever 2018 FUNdraiser Banquet

29th Annual FUNdriaser Banquet

You Do NOT Want to miss this One !!

Come Join Us in a Great Night out on the town, This is Pikes Peak Annual FUNdraiser Banquet. If your passion is to get Youth outdoors and protect Habitat in Colorado. Then don’t miss this exciting night of Raffles, Games and Live Auction !! Not to mention great fellowship with Friends.

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South Metro Chapter of Pheasants Forever Banquet

South Metro Chapter of Pheasants Forever (#816)
Fundraising Banquet
March 10th, 2018
Denver Marriott South, 10345 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree, CO 80124

Our Focus: Involving youth in the great outdoors, and habitat conservation projects

What we’re asking: Donations, Sponsorships, and Underwriting

The South Metro Chapter of Pheasants Forever (SMPF), one of more than 700 chapters nationally, needs your help with our annual fundraising banquet. We represent the hunter conservationist who wants to make a difference through habitat conservation, wetland restoration, the acquisition of critical wildlife lands for public access, and the preservation of our hunting and conservation heritage. We are currently seeking cash and merchandise donations that will help to raise money for youth outreach activities, and habitat conservation projects; our two areas of focus. Further, virtually 100 percent of the funds raised by our chapter, exclusive of national membership fees, remain with the chapter, whom decides how to utilize the funds raised. The bottom line, the donations and sponsorships you provide are utilized in the community you belong to. Below are highlights of the great things we’ve been able to do with funds raised.

South Metro PF Chapter Highlights:

  • In 2017, we contributed $5,000 toward or Farm Bill Biologist program. We have contributed tens of thousands of dollars for the three partner biologists that work to enhance habitat on the Eastern plains. We will continue to contribute this funding as they continue to impact thousands of acres per month.
  • In 2016, we contributed $5,000 towards Corners for Conservation, a new partnership program with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The goal of this program is to provide the best habitat for pheasants and other wildlife in Eastern Colorado AND open this ground to public hunting through the Walk-in-Access program. In its first two years, almost 2,000 acres over 180 corners were enrolled in the program.
  • In 2016, we contributed $5,500 for a Truax no-till drill that is to be used for habitat improvement projects in Eastern CO. This is our second no-till drill now on the ground in Colorado.
  • At the state level, over $13.3 million has been raised in Colorado. In 2016 alone, habitat and youth expenditures totaled $608,335 and $139,977 respectively.
  • Locally, we help fund and operate a youth outdoor activities trailers, loaded with outdoor equipment, which are available for use by groups conducting outdoor workshops and events such as the Colorado Parks & Wildlife, other PF chapters and Boy Scout troops to name a few.
  • We sponsor and co-sponsor numerous youth, ladies, and novice outdoor activities each year. Activities include trap shooting, .22 shooting, archery, and novice pheasant hunts.
  • Each year additional proceeds are donated to various other habitat projects, outreach activities, the national PF Legislative Action Fund, and our national No Child Left Indoors Fund.
  • All sponsor and donors are recognized at our banquet and on our website at www.southmetropf.org

    Thank you for your time and consideration.
    David King, Chapter President

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2018 Banquet Schedule

February 17
Pikes Peak PF/QF (Colo. Springs)
Dale 303-929-9971

February 24
Greeley PF (Greeley, CO)
John 970-590-3671

March 3
Northern CO (Loveland, CO)
Chad 303-709-4450

March 3
CO High Plains (Bennett, CO)
Bill 303-358-6227

March 10
South Metro PF (Littleton, CO)
Bob 303-743-8957

March 24
Frenchman Creek PF (Haxtun, CO)
Rick 970-520-3443

Things to be Excited About When 2017 Season Opens

Colorado pheasant and quail hunters have plenty to be excited about when the 2017 season opens Nov. 11. This video provides a statewide forecast for upland hunters for pheasant and quail.

2017 Colorado Pheasant and Quail Hunting Forecast

Posted on November 7, 2017
by Jerry L. Neal
Colorado Outdoors

Colorado pheasant and quail hunters have plenty to be excited about this year when the season opens statewide on November 11. Pheasant and quail populations have increased dramatically, setting the stage for what could be a very good season for upland hunters. Check out this year’s Colorado pheasant and quail forecast video to see what’s in store for upland hunters. Pheasant hunting tips are also available on Colorado Outdoors Online.

Click here to learn more!

Pheasant Forever’s No Child Left Indoors and Legislative updates

Northern Colorado Meeting
Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
7:00pm
Scheels in Johnstown, CO

Box Hix will be presenting about Pheasant Forever’s No Child Left Indoors and Legislative updates


Dr. Hix will also be giving a talk on “Taking care of your bird dog, before during and after the hunt”

Dr. Jerrold Hix Bio
Topic: Taking care of your bird dog, before during and after the hunt.

Dr. Hix practiced Veterinarian Medicine for 55 years, 52 years at his Littleton Small Animal clinic, he retired in 2014 and now spends as much time as possible hunting and fishing. Dr. Hix has been a passionate hunter and fisherman his whole life and his love of animals and the outdoors sets him apart from the crowd. Growing up on the family farm in Northwest Iowa his love of trapping and pheasant hunting started at an early age. After moving to Littleton, Colorado in 1962 to start his practice he fell in love with Lion hunting with his hounds, elk hunting, pheasant & quail hunting with his Labs and GSP’s in the Midwest and fly fishing across Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. He has owned more hunting dogs than he can remember and still helps his son Bob with their GSP’s. His knowledge of dogs and the care of dogs comes from his lifetime experience with his clients and his own hunting dogs. His stories (if you can get him to tell you) about his Mountain Lion dogs from the 60’s and 70’s will keep you on the edge of your seat.

We invite you to come meet Dr. Hix and hear his talk about Taking care of your bird dog, before during and after the hunt. Please come prepared to ask some questions too.

Colorado Pheasants Forever

Pheasant Hunting in Colorado

South Metro Meeting
Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
6:30pm
Cabela’s in Lone Tree, CO

Box Hix will be presenting about Pheasant Hunting in Colorado


Dr. Hix will also be giving a talk on “Taking care of your bird dog, before during and after the hunt”

Dr. Jerrold Hix Bio
Topic: Taking care of your bird dog, before during and after the hunt.

Dr. Hix practiced Veterinarian Medicine for 55 years, 52 years at his Littleton Small Animal clinic, he retired in 2014 and now spends as much time as possible hunting and fishing. Dr. Hix has been a passionate hunter and fisherman his whole life and his love of animals and the outdoors sets him apart from the crowd. Growing up on the family farm in Northwest Iowa his love of trapping and pheasant hunting started at an early age. After moving to Littleton, Colorado in 1962 to start his practice he fell in love with Lion hunting with his hounds, elk hunting, pheasant & quail hunting with his Labs and GSP’s in the Midwest and fly fishing across Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. He has owned more hunting dogs than he can remember and still helps his son Bob with their GSP’s. His knowledge of dogs and the care of dogs comes from his lifetime experience with his clients and his own hunting dogs. His stories (if you can get him to tell you) about his Mountain Lion dogs from the 60’s and 70’s will keep you on the edge of your seat.

We invite you to come meet Dr. Hix and hear his talk about Taking care of your bird dog, before during and after the hunt. Please come prepared to ask some questions too.

Colorado Pheasants Forever

Fall 2017 Banquets

November 10th, 2017
NE CO PF, Sterling CO
Contact Mike Etl michael.etl52@gmail.com

November 11th, 2017
Phillips CO, Holyoke CO
Contact Margie Wall mjwall@pctelcom.coop

Yuma County, Yuma CO
Contact Jerry Thompson, zoeythumper@centurytel.net

SE CO PF, Lamar, CO
Contact Kevin Swanson kevin@comills.com

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
Email