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→The following is a press release received from Pheasants Forever July 16, 2014←
Dear Pheasants Forever and/or Quail Forever Supporter,
On July 17, the US House will vote on whether to make tax incentives for conservation easments permanent. Your action today could help propell this legislation, which if enacted this year could mean thousands more acres of upland habitat conserved for pheasants, quail and other wildlife.
To ensure tax incentives are made permanent, please ask your representatives to vote yes on the charitible incentives package, which includes the Conservation Easment Incentive Act of 2014. (H.R. 2807)
How do conservation easements work? Landowners can choose to retire the development rights on their land by donating a conservation easement - keeping agricultural land in productive use while protecting important wildlife habitat.
"Few hunters may dream of conservation easements, but the realized dreams of future pheasant hunters will depend on the success of this important conservation tool," says Dave Nomson, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's Vice-President of Governmental Affairs.
By contacting your representative today, you can help make sure enhanced tax incentives for private landowners entering conservation easements on their property are made a permanent provision of the U.S. tax code.
Thanks for taking action in support of wildlife habitat conservation.
Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvments, public awarness, education and land management policies and programs.
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→The following is a press release received from Pheasants Forever July 8, 2014←
Pheasants Forever Urges Suppport of Sportsmen's Act of 2014
Yesterday (July 7, 2014), the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly advanced the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014 (S. 2363), moving the legislation one step closer to passage. The Sportsmen's Act, which boast the support of bevy of national conservation and sportmen organizations - including Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever - representing millions of outdoor sportsmen and women, contains a host of provisions that stand to benefit hunters, anglers and other outdoor recreationists.
The Sportsmen's Act will enact a variety of measures to facilitate the use of and access of federal public lands and waters for hunting, fishing and shooting. Provisions in the bill will also help increase revenue for wildlife conservation, hunter education and shooting programs.
We urge Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever members to contact their Senator and ask to support the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014 (the House has passed a similar piece of legislation). Ask you Senator to:
• Recognize conservation, wildlife sportsmen and women by supporting the Sportsmen's Act of 2014 (S.2363)
• Oppose amendments not related to Sportmen's Act legislation.
We need your help in this final push for the Sportmen's Act of 2014. Thanks for your time and consideration, and for supporting Pheasants Forever and wildlife habitat conservation.
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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Have you heard the latest news from the National Office? Dave Nomson, Pheasants Forever, long-time Vice-President of Government Affairs will permanently move to Brookings, South Dakota this July becoming the organizations point person in the state.
This move comes as recent studies have revealed 451,000 acres of South Dakota grasslands have been converted to cropland* and a 64 percent drop in pheasant numbers**.
Please click here to read the full press release on the national Pheasants Forever website.
*2012 South Dakota State University (SDSU) Study
**South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks 2013 annual pheasant index
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