Nebraska’s Cornhusker Chapter of Pheasants Forever has been honored by Field & Stream magazine in its November issue. The chapter was one of three conservation organization chapters highlighted in the Heroes of Conservation feature. Last year, Field & Stream honored the Twin Rivers Chapter of Pheasants Forever in Jones County, Iowa, as the 2007 Conservation Chapter of the Year at the Heroes of Conservation Awards Gala.
Five Years after Pheasants Forever was formed, a group of hunters established a chapter in the Nebraska state capital in 1987. In 2007, the Cornhusker Chapter enhanced nearly 20,000 acres of land. “What’s unique about us is that since we’re in Lincoln, we have a lot more people than habitat,” says Joe Loxtercamp, chapter president. It was also one of the first PF chapters to hold a mentored-youth hunt, and it has introduced more than 275 children to pheasant hunting in the past 13 years.
For additional information about Pheasants Forever, please visit www.PheasantsForever.org