Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Volunteers Launch New Chapter in Twin Cities Metro

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are pleased to announce a new chapter launch in Minnesota’s Twin Cities Metro area. Officially chartered as the Great Water Chapter of Pheasants Forever #985, local volunteers have begun planning outdoor education opportunities, learn-to-hunt events, and future habitat conservation projects to promote the region’s hunting heritage, protect public lands and conserve critical wildlife resources
"I grew up with a love for all types of outdoor recreation including hunting and fishing. Once I got my first bird dog a few years ago I instantly developed a passion for pheasant hunting,” said Great Water Chapter treasurer Matt Bresina. “Earlier this year I learned about the opportunity to start a local Pheasants Forever chapter and knew it was a great way for me to give back and meet likeminded individuals. My hope is to have a meaningful, positive impact on pheasant habitat and to help recruit new hunters and conservationists to the sport and organization.”
Last year in Minnesota, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever impacted Over 62,000 acres of public and private lands. This was achieved through an array of partnerships and programs including fee-title acquisition, easement acquisition, public land restoration and enhancement, and work achieved via the organization’s Farm Bill Biologist partnership which focuses on voluntary conservation programs and working lands. It’s this grassroots, local conservation model that will be embraced by the Great Water Chapter of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever as they contribute to further habitat improvement projects, state initiatives and hunting/outdoor education events in their region.
The chapter has just begun electing officers and has held their first two regular meetings. Going forward, the chapter will meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month. In the coming weeks they’ll be planning their chapter kick-off event, which will take place on Jan. 20, 2022. Hunters and conservationists interested in joining the chapter as volunteers are encouraged to attend. For more information about the chapter or to become involved, please contact Great Waters chapter president Joe Sebesta at
“I am so excited the Great Water Chapter of Pheasants Forever is up and running,” said Will Clayton, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s senior regional representative for eastern Minnesota. “Pheasants Forever has a lot of members in western Hennepin County and now there’s an active chapter ready to serve those individuals and deliver our mission to conserve habitat and protect public access.” 
For more information about Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever in Minnesota, to join a chapter or inquire about starting a chapter, contact eastern Minnesota senior regional representative Will Clayton at (320) 905-0226/
About Pheasants Forever
Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 120,000 members and 750 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent over $975 million on 560,000 habitat projects benefiting 22 million acres nationwide.