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Saint Paul, Minn. – November 20, 2008 – Minnesota-based Pheasants Forever and its quail division, Quail Forever, recently received four honors in the Minnesota Magazine & Publications Association (MMPA) 2008 Publishing Excellence Awards. The Pheasants Forever Journal of Upland Conservation garnered Gold, Silver and Bronze Excellence Awards, while the Quail Forever Journal of Upland Conservation garnered a Bronze Excellence Award.

Pheasants Forever took home a Gold Excellence Award in the Best Single-Topic Issue, Special Section or Supplement (Association Over 30,000) category for the feature “The ’07 Farm Bill – Fight for Conservation.” Pheasants Forever also received a Silver Excellence Award in the Best Single Cover (Association Over 30,000) category for the Spring 2008 issue of the Pheasants Forever Journal. And Pheasants Forever received a Bronze Excellence Award in Overall Excellence (Association Over 30,000) for the Fall 2007, Winter 2008 and Summer 2008 issues of the Pheasants Forever Journal.

Quail Forever received a Bronze Excellence Award in the Best Use of Visuals/Illustrations category (Association Under 30,000) for the feature “Commerce, Conservation and the Democracy of Hunting” from the Fall 2007 Quail Forever Journal.

The Pheasants Forever Journal and Quail Forever Journal are created by the same staff of three: Editor Mark Herwig, Art Director Todd Sauers and Graphic Designer Sara Holle. “These awards are reflective of the dedication and creativity of the Journal staff,” said Cheryl Riley, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Vice President of Education and Outreach who oversees the Journal operations, “It’s yet another testament to how this organization continues to get the most out of its available resources.”

The Pheasants Forever Journal is the seasonal publication for Pheasants Forever, and is published five times a year. The Quail Forever Journal is the seasonal publication for Quail Forever and is published four times a year. Subscriptions are included as part of the membership packages. Both feature stories on upland bird hunting, guns, sporting dogs, habitat improvement projects, environmental issues, legislative action and other outdoor interests. To become a member, visit www.PheasantsForever.org and www.QuailForever.org .

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are non-profit conservation organizations dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant, quail, and other wildlife populations in North America through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness, and education. PF/QF has more than 129,000 members in 700 local chapters across the continent.