Unique Model

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 is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.

How do we achieve this mission across more than 45 U.S. states and parts of Canada? Through the dedicated efforts of our:

  • 149,000 members
  • Diverse staff – including more than 150 wildlife biologists
  • Local chapters – more than 700
  • Many non-governmental, governmental, nonprofit and corporate partners
The sum of these parts has made Pheasants Forever the recognizable leader in wildlife habitat projects accomplished and the leading advocate for wildlife habitat conservation.


Unique Chapter Model

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, along with its quail division, Quail Forever, host more than 700 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, national conservation education programs and state and federal legislative advocacy, is forwarded to Pheasants Forever headquarters.


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.

Nonprofit Status

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


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 pheasants, quail 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.