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Chapter News - November 01, 2012

Morgan County Pheasant Hunting Training

Morgan County Pheasant Hunting Training

Date: Thursday, November 01, 2012

Morgan County Pheasants Forever chapter to host a information session November 2012 tbd, on how to become a better pheasant hunter!

Fort Morgan, Colorado - November 2012 -
The Colorado pheasant and quail season opens on Saturday, November 10th and the Morgan County Pheasants Forever (PF) chapter is hosting a free informational seminar November tbd, on how to join the hunt. The seminar will be held at the (tbd). Ed Gorman, the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife (CPW) small game program leader (and an excellent pheasant hunter!), will be on hand to discuss pheasant and quail populations outlooks throughout eastern Colorado, successful techniques that can be used, and where to go. A large portion of the presentation will focus on Colorado's Walk-In Access program, which provides free public access for licensed Colorado hunters to high quality pheasant and quail range.

The Morgan County PF chapter works with CPW to acquire lands in Morgan County for the Walk-In Access program. These lands are selected for dove, quail, goose, pheasant, or rabbit hunting possibilities. Morgan County PF also works across the county with private landowners to develop wildlife habitat, through development of annual fooplots, windbreaks and thickets, and especially tall native grasses for nesting and roosting cover. The chapter's efforts build habitat for all species, including pheasants and quail, and also provide important ecosystem support, including wildlife viewing, local revenues, and basic wildland stability.

The Morgan County PF chapter is also the lead organization in hosting the Morgan County Youth and Women's Hunt each spring. In conjunction with other conservation organizations in Morgan County, PF introduces novice youth and women hunters to the sport in a organized and controlled situation.

For more information on this presentation or wildlife habitat development options, please contact Stephen Smith, chapter president, at (970) 483-7426.

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 130,000 members and 700 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Chapters are empowered to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds are spent, the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure.