Date: Friday, August 25, 2017
Pheasants Forever volunteers in Texas have expanded the organization’s influence for wildlife habitat conservation and youth education with a new chapter start in Hale County. The new committee, known as the High Plains Chapter of Pheasants Forever, is eager to conserve upland wildlife habitat in hopes that future generations may enjoy the “king of gamebirds” in West Texas.
“The High Plains Chapter of Pheasants Forever is a grassroots effort to ensure future generations can enjoy the outdoors and hunting traditions of West Texas,” stated Danny Glenn, the newly elected president of the High Plains Chapter of Pheasants Forever. “We have a fun group of volunteers and look forward to sharing our passion for conservation with others in the community.”
Texas experienced much-improved pheasant hunting during the 2016 upland season thanks to timely precipitation that has helped the state’s pheasant range recover from a prolonged drought from 2011-2013. Landowner and biologist reports from earlier last year indicated localized concentrations of birds, especially in areas where Conservation Reserve Program enrollments have provided critical nesting habitat for hen pheasants. Utilizing the organization’s local model, the new chapter looks to support the recovering bird population in its region by implementing worthwhile conservation projects. “Pheasants Forever is a great cause and the chapter is hopeful it can help raise support of upland habitat right here in our community,” added Glenn.
The High Plains Chapter of Pheasants Forever will be highlighted in an upcoming article in the Pheasants Forever Journal of Upland Conservation, including background information about the men and women who have helped shaped the organization’s newest local committee.
High Plains Chapter of Pheasants Forever
Texas is home to one chapter of Pheasants Forever, nine chapters of Quail Forever, and over 1,900 members of "The Habitat Organization." For more information Pheasants Forever in Texas, contact Laura McIver, Regional Representative for Pheasants Forever in Texas, at (907) 750-2600 / firstname.lastname@example.org.