In 1982, a group of pheasant hunters saw the connection between upland habitat loss and declining pheasant populations. An organization dedicated to wildlife habitat conservation was needed, and Pheasants Forever was formed. Pheasants Forever’s mission work quickly garnered it a reputation as “The Habitat Organization,” a tagline the nonprofit conservation group uses proudly to this day. 

Pheasants Forever's mission is to conserve pheasants, quail, and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public access, education, and conservation advocacy.


How do we achieve this mission across more than 40 U.S. states and parts of Canada? Through the dedicated efforts of our:

130,000 members

Diverse staff – including more than 175 biologists

Local chapters – more than 750

Many nongovernmental, governmental, nonprofit and corporate partners

130,000 members

Diverse staff – including more than 175 biologists

Local chapters – more than 750

Many nongovernmental, governmental, nonprofit and corporate partners

The sum of these parts has made Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever the recognizable leader in wildlife habitat projects accomplished and the leading advocate for wildlife habitat conservation.


Unique among national conservation organizations, chapters of Pheasants Forever retain 100 percent decision-making control over their locally-raised funds. This allows chapter volunteers to develop wildlife habitat projects and conduct youth conservation events in their communities, while belonging to a national organization with a voice regarding state and federal conservation policy.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever host more than 750 fundraising events annually, most commonly annual chapter banquets. These banquets are an important source of revenue and provide chapters with the funds needed to accomplish thousands of wildlife habitat projects annually.

Only your annual $35 membership, which funds Pheasants Forever’s award-winning magazine, professional services of regional biologists and representatives, our national conservation education programs and state and federal legislative advocacy, is forwarded to the national office. Find your local chapter here.


Pheasants Forever is a grassroots, volunteer, membership-based organization. Members are a diverse group of hunters, farmers, ranchers, landowners, conservation enthusiasts, and wildlife officials. The common thread is all want to make a difference for wildlife by conserving or creating habitat. Become a Pheasants Forever member here.


Pheasants Forever, Inc. is tax exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our tax identification number is: 41-1429149. View our financial information here.


It’s Pheasants Forever’s vision that current and future generations of hunters and conservationists are able to enjoy abundant populations of wild pheasants, quail and other wildlife.

Wildlife habitat faces monumental challenges in an ever-changing world. Agricultural expansion, a growing population, water wars, urban sprawl and oil and mineral exploration are all threats to the habitats quail, pheasants and other wildlife call home. If there are to be places for wildlife going forward, we’ll have to work harder, be more creative, and build more partnerships than ever before.

Our advantage today is more people than ever care about wildlife, which also makes it a time of opportunity. There’s room for wildlife habitat on every farm and ranch to better protect our natural resources and to leave uplands and wetlands for future generations to enjoy.