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Every year in December members of your Black Hills Pheasants Forever Board and Banquet Committee get together for a relaxing day in the field. This year was no exception! Members gathered together to recall the banquet evening, swap hunting stories, and just enjoy a day in the field over some 4 legged hunting buddies. A good day was had by all! A special thank you to co-owners Ted (pictured below - front row, third to right) and Francis (not pictured) of the Lame Johnny Ranch for allowing permission to hunt their land. (Photo courtesy Black Hills PF President Karl Castor who is not pictured.)
Back Row: Butch, John, Keven, Darrel, Jeff, and Bill. Front Row: Brady, Jerry, Ted and Troy.
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→ The Following is a newsrelease received from Pheasants Forever on Monday, December 1, 2014 ←
Charity Navigator Names Pheasants Forever 4-Star Charity for 3rd Consecutive Year
Just 12 percent of charities have received three consecutive 4-star ratings
St. Paul, Minnesota - December 1, 2014 - For the third consecutive year, Pheasants Forever has been recognized with a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nations largest charity evaluator. The wildlife habitat conservation organization is now categorized among a select group of American charities - just 12 percent - that have received three consecutive 4-star ratings.
According to Charity Navigator, Phesants Forever outperforms most other charities in the United States. Standing as one of the "exceptional" charities in America, the recognition differentiates Pheasants Forever from it's peers and demonstrates a high level of fiscal responsibility to members and donors.
"We are proud to have a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for a third consecutive year," explains Howard Vincent, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's President and CEO. "Transparency of how we use donations and membership dollars is important for the public and individuals who support our mission. As a top charity in the nation, this evaluation is further proof that our sound fiscal managment, commitment to accountability, and operational transparency drive our effectiveness. With crucial donor and member support, we'll continue to be the leader in wildlife habitat conservation." Last year, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever wildlife projects impacted pheasants, quial and other upland wildlife on 1.45 million acres, the highest annual areage total in Pheasants Forever's 32 year history.
Pheasants Forever continues to operate very effeciantly by directing more than 90 cents out of every dollar directly into the organization's mission of wildlife habitat conservation. Since forming in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent more than $500 million on wildlife habitat projects and conservation education. Those funds have translated into 475,000 habitat projects benefiting more than 10 million acres across the country.
About Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator has become the nation's largest and most-utilized evalutor of charities. In their quest to help donors, a team of professional analysts has examined tens of thousands of non-profit financial documents. They've used this knowledge to develop an unbiased, objective, members-based rating system to assess over 7000 of America's best known and some lesser known, but worthy, charities. Ratings show givers how effeciently a charity will use their support today, how well it has sustained its programs and services over time and their level of committment to good governance, best practice and openness with information.
About Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever
Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nations largest non-profit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 140,000 members and 700 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Chapters are empowered to determine how 100 percent of thier locally raised conservation funds are spent; the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grass roots structure.
Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvments, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.
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Hevi-Shot brand shot shells recently issued a re-call on their 12 gauge 3 inch shells in both steel and lead. At below freezing temps the shot shell wads may crack on ignition, possibly causing an obstruction in your barrel.
Please click on the link below to Ammoland Shooting Sports News for the complete article along with lot numbers of shells that may be effected.
If you are using this brand and things don't sound right upon firing, STOP shooting immediately. According to the company, the defective wad will not damage your barrel. Steps have been established to replace your shells if you do have defective lot numbers.
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