Welcome to the next generation in conservation and pheasant hunting enthusiasts. In efforts to help our younger generation play a larger role in our efforts to conserve and provide habitat for upland game, our chapter provides today's youth with opportunities to learn about what Pheasants Forever is truly about. Iowa provides conservation educational materials, safety of firearms and mentor youth hunts for those kids who may not have the same opportunities as most. Take a moment and read about our youth events or find out how you can become a key component of helping future Pheasants Forever Members.
The Henry County Pheasants Forever 2020 Scholarship has been awarded to Braeden Duwa. Braeden was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to attend the educational institute of his choice. He may use his scholarship for tuition, books, fees, and housing at an accredited institution of higher education.
Henry County Pheasants Forever has had a tradition of supporting the youth through financial contributions to area trap teams and 4-H shooting sports, as well as local youth hunts. Feeling we could do more, in 2017 the HCPF board of directors created a college scholarship. We are excited to award this scholarship to an area high school senior who has demonstrated a passion for wildlife conservation and habitat.
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. If you know of an upcoming local high school graduate, please let them know of our scholarship. Applications, along with rules and regulations will be posted in early spring.
Youth Hunter Safety and Education
While we all like to have fun in the field and chase pheasants for miles, safety is one of the most important aspects. We promote and encourage hunter safety in the field. Through these classes and education we show both youth and adults the proper ways to hold, maneuver and proper gun care. Getting those who are not familiar with a gun, comfortable with handling their firearm so that they can enjoy their hunts successfully. For more information when or where our hunting safety classes can be found, please follow the links below.
Annual Youth Mentor Pheasant Hunt
Pictured above are Henry County PF/QF Board members: Tim Bolin, Bob Miller, Mike Vens, and Keith Gehling along with 4 local youth hunters.
Pheasants Forever mentored pheasant hunts are the ideal way to introduce kids and teens to hunting, as experienced volunteer hunters from Pheasants Forever coach youth on the importance of firearm safety, wildlife habitat and hunting technique.