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
Cost-$10
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.

No Child Left Indoors Newsletter

Click here to download the Fall 2016 Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s Youth Program E-newsletter.

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Pheasants Forever Attains Fifth Consecutive, “Exceptional” 4-star Rating from Charity Navigator

4-star-ratingPheasants Forever has been recognized with its fifth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator – the nation’s largest charity evaluator – and is now included in the top 6 percent of charities in the country to receive such designation. Pheasants Forever earned an “exceptional” rating from the charity watchdog, in part, by spending $69.2 million to complete 15,190 habitat projects in its past fiscal year, improving more than 1.7 million acres for wildlife in the most efficient, open, and ethical means possible.

“Only six percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least five consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Pheasants Forever outperforms most other charities in America and in your area of work. This highest possible rating sets Pheasants Forever apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness,” noted Michael Thatcher, president & CEO of Charity Navigator.

Public performance reporting, based on mission-driven results, is the most important factor to indicate whether or not charities are meeting their mission. To that end, Pheasants Forever has accomplished an impressive list of mission-driven results over the course of its past fiscal year to help retain its 4-star rating, including:

  • Improved habitat for pheasants, quail, and other wildlife on 1.7 million acres
  • Provided technical assistance to >35,000 landowners interested in voluntary conservation programs
  • Completed 32 land acquisitions to permanently conserve 4,615 acres open for public recreation
  • Hosted 1,459 outdoor events to mentor 75,000 youth participants and 22,000 adult-onset hunters

Click here to read the entire article

Strong receives Acre Maker Award

AG Journal
September 16, 2016

NRCS biologist Cody Strong stationed in Lamar, Colorado, recently received the Acre Make Award for the West Region.

Strong is a biologist stationed in the Lamar NRCS office who works for Pheasants Forever, Parks and Recreation and NRCS. He has been in his position for 1 year and four months. His duties involve assisting landowners with wildlife plans with EQIP, CSP and CRP.

“We are very proud of his enthusiasm and his passion for wildlife. He has a common sense approach to planning allowing the producer to pick the practices that he can live with which are the most economical and beneficial to both the resource and the producer,” said NRCS officials.

The award is given out annually by Pheasants Forever headquarters to each of the four regions in the country.

A Pheasants Forever press release state, “The award recognizes an ’employee who exhibits outstanding leadership, dedication and passion leading to significant habitat accomplishments.’

Cody’s enthusiasm and passion for conservation delivery in SE Colorado meets that criteria. Cody recently displayed that enthusiasm and leadership during the SE Colorado field tour with members of CPW and NRCS looking at successful Corners for Conservation projects.”

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Habitat Partnerships in Baca County

BlanketflowerOn September 1st Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever hosted a habitat tour for resource professionals in Baca County. Partner conservation organizations including the Farm Service Agency, CO Parks and Wildlife and NRCS/PF/QF/CPW Partner Biologist-Cody Strong showcased a new Buffers for Upland Birds (CP33) spring grass and forb planting. With timely rains and proper seed placement, several of the native bunch grass species were already 3 feet tall. Numerous forbs were blooming, including Blanketflower (Galardia).

The next stop was also a pivot corner enrolled in CP33. This new planting had quite a bit of weed competition, however the landowner had conducted some timely, high mowing (12”) which released the understory of native grasses and forbs beginning to establish.

The third stop was an established stand of pollinator habitat including a high diversity of beautiful forbs, shrubs, and bunch grasses. Four-wing saltbush had established from seed planted two years prior. The fourth stop was an establishing Lesser Prairie-Chicken State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (LPC CP38 SAFE), highlighting the high wildlife value of new stands with abundant annual forbs. The last site visited was a three year old LPC CP38 SAFE. It had very good structure and composition and is providing excellent wildlife habitat.

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During the picnic lunch, provided by Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever, Cody Strong-PF/QF Partner Biologist presented Farm Service Agency’s Patty Steinmetz-Program Technician and Bill Hall-Program Technician with the PF/QF Legacy Award in recognition for their commitment to partnership in conservation, delivery of USDA’s State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement Conservation Reserve Program, and their stewardship efforts for wildlife habitat.

Good job Patty and Bill!
Patty Steinmetz-FSA, Bill Hall-FSA, and Cody Strong-Partner Biologist.