Plans are now underway for the 17th annual Cherokee County Pheasants Forever Banquet, according to Greg Eaton, Chapter President. The fund raising event will take place at the Western Iowa Tech Conference Center today, Saturday, March 29.
Price of banquet tickets are $40, which includes a $30 PF membership. A spouse's or kid's meal will cost an additional $10 each. All members receive the bi-monthly PHEASANTS FOREVER magazine - an informative journal covering hunting, dogs, wildlife art, wildlife management, pertinent political issues and more.
Cherokee County PF offers many ways to involve the young sportsman.
New this year - Cherokee County PF has teamed up with Mark and Pam Pierce, Builders Sharpening and Service, to draw for 10 youth pheasant hunts at the Outdoorsman Hunting Club in Webb. Mark Pierce has offered to coordinate the hunt on his membership at the hunting club. The 10 lucky winners will have the opportunity to participate in a practice clay pigeon shoot, and then proceed to hunt for pheasants with the use of pointing dogs. There is no cost for this drawing.
Cherokee County PF chapter will pay a one year membership for all youth that attend our banquet, ages 15 and under, to Ringnecks magazine. Ringnecks magazine is distributed by PF, and has many articles geared towards involving youth in habitat and conservation projects.
The local chapter also sends kids to the Hunting and Conservation Camp for boys and the Outdoor Journey for girls, sponsored by Pheasants Forever and the Iowa DNR. These 3-day outdoor skills workshops are a wonderful opportunity for kids, and the Cherokee County chapter pays the $75 workshop fee for every kid in the county that would like to attend.
For further information about Pheasants Forever or the banquet, contact: Greg Eaton, 225-2414.