Welcome to the next generation in conservation and pheasant hunting enthusiasts. In efforts to help our younger generation play a larger role in our efforts to conserve and provide habitat for upland game, our chapter provides today's youth with opportunities to learn about what Pheasants Forever is truly about. Minnesota provides conservation educational materials, safety of firearms and mentor youth hunts for those kids who may not have the same opportunities as most. Take a moment and read about our youth events or find out how you can become a key component of helping future Pheasants Forever Members.
Brown County Youth Update
On September 11, 2019, Nicollet County Pheasants Forever hosted a Youth Day at the Nicollet Conservation Club. Brown County Pheasants Forever supported them through a donation and support by our chapter members. Many other conservation and hunting organizations, brought displays or hosted activities, including archery, trap shooting, kayaking, BB gun target shooting, axe throwing, and more.
Brown County PF sponsored the shotgun event, where young participants could shoot either a .410 or 20 gauge shotgun at stationary targets. This was the first time many of these young future hunters shot a gun. Many safety lessons were taught to each person who participated.
Several firearms were given away as door prizes, and all of the approximately 300 participants received a prize. Lunch was also provided to the youth in attendance.
Many thanks to the Nicollet County Chapter of Pheasants Forever, the Nicollet County Conservation Club, and all of the other participating organizations for making this great day possible.
We will again be reaching out to the Brown County high school trap teams to work with them in recruiting our next generation of hunters and conservationists.
If you are interested in participating in youth events, please reach out to Dave Huhn, Brown County PF Youth Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (507) 276-8785.
Pheasants Forever believes the future of conservation and our hunting heritage depends upon today's youth having the desire and opportunities to carry on the ethical traditions of this organization. At both the national and chapter level, Pheasants Forever is investing in sound programs enriched with events such as youth mentor hunts, conservation events and habitat projects.
The Leopold Education Project (LEP) is PF's way of providing conservation education for its members, as well as formal and informal educators. The LEP is an innovative, interdisciplinary educational program based on the classic writings of the renowned conservationist, Aldo Leopold. The LEP was developed to teach the public about humanity's ties to the natural world and to provide leadership in the effort to conserve and protect the earth's natural resources.
Brown County Pheasants Forever recently donated $1,000.00 to the Sioux Valley Gun Club to support their youth trap shooting program. In addition to the Sioux Valley Gun Club, Brown County Pheasants Forever has made donations in the past years to youth shooting programs in Springfield and the Archery in the Schools program in Comfrey with the goal of encouraging new hunter recruitment and youth participation in the outdoors. For more information on how you can help Brown County Pheasants Forever’s youth programs, contact a chapter officer.
Youth Hunter Safety and Education
While we all like to have fun in the field and chase pheasants for miles, safety is one of the most important aspects. We promote and encourage hunter safety in the field. Through these classes and education we show both youth and adults the proper ways to hold, maneuver and proper gun care. Getting those who are not familiar with a gun, comfortable with handling their firearm so that they can enjoy their hunts successfully. For more information when or where our hunting safety classes can be found, please follow the links below.