Minnesota Military Personnel Invited to "Operation: Upland Pheasant Hunt"
Saint Paul, Minn. - March 4, 2009 - The Scott County Chapter of Pheasants Forever (PF) is inviting Minnesota military personnel who have returned from actively serving abroad within the past two years to participate in "Operation: Upland Pheasant Hunt." Up to 50 veterans will receive an all-expense-paid morning of pheasant hunting, lunch and an afternoon of sporting clays at the Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club in Prior Lake on Saturday, March 28.
"Minnesota troops have put their pheasant hunting trips on hold while serving our country abroad," said Stacy Dvorak, Scott County PF Public Relations and Outreach Chair and "Operation: Upland Pheasant Hunt" coordinator, "We want to recognize the sacrifices these men and women have made and welcome them home with a well-deserved day afield."
"Operation: Upland Pheasant Hunt" is limited to the first 50 registrants. To register and for more information, please contact Stacy Dvorak at (612) 202-6119. A tax deductible "free-will" donation to sponsor a serviceman and/or woman can be sent to: Pheasants Forever Charity Fund, 1065 Miller Street S., Shakopee, MN 55379.
Federal Premium Ammunition has graciously donated $1,000 worth of shells so each participant will have three boxes to use for the event - one afield and two for sporting clays. "Operation: Upland Pheasant Hunt" is sponsored by the Scott County Chapter of PF; The Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club; Federal Premium Ammunition; Old Oak Retrievers; New Market Sportsman's Club and Klein Bank - Shakopee.
Historically, PF – which formed in Saint Paul in 1982 - has raised more than $36 million for Minnesota's wildlife habitat efforts. That's translated into over 22,000 total habitat projects which have benefitted nearly 192,000 acres in this state. PF has 77 chapters and over 25,000 members in Minnesota. For more information, visit www.MinnesotaPF.org.
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are non-profit conservation organizations dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant, quail, and other wildlife populations in North America through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness, and education. PF/QF has more than 130,000 members in 700 local chapters across the continent.
For additional information please visit www.PheasantsForever.org and www.QuailForever.org