About

Who we are

natjamesPheasants Forever, Hancock County Chapter members are diverse and dedicated to the heritage of hunting, and the education and safety training of our youth.

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.

At the heart of Pheasants Forever is the unique grassroots system of fundraising and project development that allows members to see the direct result of their contributions. Pheasants Forever and its quail division, Quail Forever, empower county and local chapters with the responsibility to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds will be spent - the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure. As a result, chapter volunteers are able to see the fruits of their efforts locally, while belonging to a larger national organization with a voice on federal and state conservation policy.

Find out more about the officers behind the scenes of our Hancock County Chapter here.

Our work

Wildlife Habitat Projects -
The system of empowering local chapters and volunteers to make the best decisions for wildlife in their local area has resulted in the average annual completion of over 20,000 projects. Since its inception in 1982, Pheasants Forever's wildlife habitat projects have benefited more than 5.3 million acres across the continent. In that time, PF has participated in over 1,000 different land acquisitions totaling over 135,000 acres. Those land acquisition projects have been completed in conjunction with local, state and federal natural resource agencies, and all of those projects are today open to public hunting.

Habitat Conservation Advocacy -
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's mission is directly tied to a strong framework of federal conservation programs. Authority for critical conservation programs, such as the Conservation and Wetlands Reserve Program, is granted by the U.S. Congress in the Federal Farm Bill's Conservation Title. In total, federal farm conservation programs allow us to manage nearly 50 million acres for wildlife habitat.

Habitat Conservation Education -
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have developed programs and materials that promote education and public awareness, including its Ringnecks and Whistlers youth programs and the Leopold Education Project.

52-Week gun raffle

Our 52-week gun raffles are our second largest fundraiser, next to our annual banquets each Spring. The tickets sold are good for the entire length of the 52 week period, from January through December, and each ticket will remain active no many how many times the number wins.  The winning numbers are based on the same numbers from the Ohio Lottery Friday Night Pick-3 Drawing (straight bet).

Only 1,000 tickets are sold, and each ticket costs $30.  For more information or to arrange the purchase of raffle tickets, contact someone from our leadership team here.

Keep track of the winners on our Facebook page, or follow along here on our gun raffle page.

lessons

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