Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are proud to announce a pair of new chapters in Ohio. The first is a dual Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever chapter based in Dayton, Ohio, and the second is a Pheasants Forever chapter located in the state's northeast corner. Each volunteer group will focus on habitat conservation efforts in their respective region to positively influence pheasants, quail, and other wildlife.
“We’ve been growing steadily this year in Ohio, and these two new chapters are a great ample of the excitement there is in the state for conservation,” said James Harris, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s regional representative in Ohio and West Virginia. “There’s a real passion for conservation among these new members and I’m looking forward to seeing the positive impact they have on their local habitat and communities.”
With these most recent additions, Ohio is now home to 33 Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever chapters, with over 4,500 members statewide. Additionally, staff and volunteers are excited for the renewed Habitat Share agreement to help improve upland habitat on public land and are still celebrating the successful acquisition of the Mallett Property, a 415-acre complex of grasslands, seasonal wetlands, and riparian forest in Marion County, Ohio, which has expanded the existing Big Island Wildlife Area to more than 6,000 acres.
“We have a lot of people here in Dayton who are really passionate about the outdoors,” said David Durbin, the newly minted president of the Dayton chapter. “They may not even be hunters, but are still interested in protecting the natural world. We we want to find that balance between hunting and conservation to help our area thrive.”
The Dayton chapter will hold their first pint night Wednesday, December 7 at 7 p.m. at Star City Brewing in downtown Miamisburg, Ohio. They’ll have door prizes, a $100 Scheels gift card raffle and raffles tickets on sale for a CZ Bobwhite 20 gauge. The chapter holds their regular meetings at the same location on the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. They are also working on a Spring fundraiser but haven’t set an exact date or location yet.
For more information on Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Dayton, Ohio chapter, contact David Durbin at email@example.com
The northeast Ohio chapter covers Cuyahoga, Medina, Summit and Portage counties. Their regular meeting location will vary throughout their coverage area, and will be held on the 2nd Thursday of every month. The hope to hold their first pint night in early January 2023. They also wants to focus much of their efforts on habitat protection and production.
“Right now there is not a wild pheasant population in our area,” said Stephen Fallis, the chapter president. “We have several areas near us that do pheasant releases at certain times of the year. Those are fine, but it’s not the same as wild birds. I hunted one of those areas Thanksgiving morning and was one of about 50 trucks in the parking lot. So the interest is there, but the habitat to sustain a wild population of birds isn’t — and we want to change that.”
The northeast Ohio chapter covers Cuyahoga, Medina, Summit and Portage counties. Their regular meeting location will vary throughout their coverage area, and will be held on the 2nd Thursday of every month. They hope to hold their first pint night in early January 2023.
For more information on Pheasants Forever in northeast Ohio, contact Stephen Fallis at (440)-313-3138 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever make up the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. This community of more than 400,000 members, supporters and partners is dedicated to the protection of our uplands through habitat improvement, public access, education and advocacy. A network of 754 local chapters spread across North America determine how 100 percent of their locally raised funds are spent — the only national conservation organization that operates through this grassroots structure. Since its creation in 1982, the organization has dedicated more than $1 billion to 567,500 habitat projects benefiting 22 million acres.