Pheasants Forever as an organization is devoted to the future of shooting sports to help ignite a passion that can change someone’s life forever. Our shooting sports programs are designed as gateways for individuals into the world of shooting, upland hunting, and conservation. As a recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) strategy we aim to introduce thousands of individuals annually to shooting sports through a variety of community-based programs and engaging events.
Strong PF chapters have effective leadership and a sense of purpose within their community. Successful outreach programs spark chapter excitement, help recruit enthusiastic leaders, and provide a local investment. Safe and effective local shooting sports programs are a natural progression to passing on our hunting heritage and developing leaders in wildlife conservation. All of this will strengthen our chapters, increase membership, and ensure more mission!
- CHAPTER SUPPORT
- Pheasants Forever does not offer any national scholastic shooting team grants, because our unique grassroots model empowers our chapters with the responsibility to determine how their locally raised funds are spent to achieve the mission. That being said, local Chapters can adopt local shooting teams or create teams and help them earn dollars that will support them forever. Chapters that support teams are highly encouraged to annually sign and submit a Shooting for Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that establishes a mutually beneficial partnership between the PF Chapter and the shooting team. This is a great way for chapters of Pheasants Forever to get even more involved in their communities and to help young people learn firearm safety and perfect their shooting skills.
- To show our appreciation to the shooting sports community and as part of our R3 efforts to engage more people into outdoor activities, we are inviting shooting sports coaches and student athletes to the 2022 Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic in Omaha, NE on March 11th – 13th and providing complimentary show floor tickets. In order to receive the tickets teams must follow the directions (more detailed info later) and simply wear their shooting jerseys when they attend. We are also excited to once again present the “Path to the Uplands” stage that will feature a diverse lineup of presenters aimed at inspiring people to get outdoors including Shooting Sports Sunday.
- For more information about shooting sports opportunities in your area, please contact your local Pheasants Forever chapter today!
- The MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment Account Program provides a mechanism to build long term financial support for the team today and forever.