Thank you to President Karl Castor for sending some pictures of your Black Hills Pheasants Forever booth from last weekends 2016 Sports Show and Outdoor Expo. We had a successful weekend visiting with old friends, making new contacts and of course selling some raffle tickets. All monies raised from our raffles and other fund raising events stay within our chapter to spend locally to improve habitat, public awareness and sponsor youth getting in the field. If you didn't get your tickets, don't worry! There will be lots more opportunities. Photos courtesy Black Hills PF President Karl "KC" Castor.
→ The following article was included in the SD Hunters Herald, February 2016 edition. ↑
Initial Investments For Pheasant Hunting Traditions!
Pheasants Forever and its local chapters have been awarded four habitat grants during the initial funding phase of the recently established South Dakota Conservation Fund (SDCF). Targeting more than 6000 acres of habitat project enhancements for upland wildlife, $290,000 in SDCF grant monies will be used by Pheasants Forever to establish dense nesting cover and brood rearing habitat for ring-neck pheasants, pollinators, and other wildlife.
"The initiall round of grants from the South Dakota Conservation Fund are doing exactly what they were meant for - providing high quality wildlife habitat to help sustain the incredible natural resources of South Dakota," state Dave Nomsen, director for Pheasants Forever in South Dakota. "This is an encouraging deveolpment for pheasants and other wildlife, but we must remain diligent in our efforts to fully support the conservation fund for future grant cycles."
To read more on the initial investments in the South Dakota Converservation Fund, please click here.