Minnesota Pheasants Forever recognized chapters and individuals from across the state for their wildlife habitat conservation efforts at its recent state convention. The Morrison County Pheasants Forever Chapter was named the Minnesota Pheasants Forever Chapter of the Year, and Scott Rall of Worthington was named the organization's Volunteer of the Year.
Minnesota Pheasants Forever Chapter Awards
The Morrison County Pheasants Forever Chapter was recognized as the Minnesota Pheasants Forever Chapter of the Year. The chapter supports the Minnesota Pheasants Forever Habitat Fund and is active in acquiring and improving habitat on public lands. Additionally, the chapter hosts youth camps, youth mentored hunts, supports local firearms safety courses and even sent Pheasants Forever magazines to troops stationed in Iraq. Two of the Morrison County Pheasants Forever Chapter committee members were also recognized, as Gary Groskreutz was the recipient of Pheasants Forever's Dedication Award and Mike Olson was inducted to Pheasants Forever's Long Spur Society for his continued chapter support.
Other Minnesota Pheasants Forever Chapter Awards include:
-"Youth Chapter of the Year" – Tri-County PF Chapter
-"No Child Left Indoors Youth Programming Award" – Watonwan County PF Chapter, MN Lady Slippers PF Chapter
-"Most Improved Banquet" – Tri-County PF Chapter
-"Best Banquet" – Kanabec County PF Chapter
-"Conservation Excellence - $100K Spending on Habitat" – East Central Spurs PF Chapter, Dakota County Ringnecks PF Chapter, Glacial Ridge PF Chapter
-"Conservation Excellence - $250K Spending on Habitat" – Chisago County PF Chapter
-"Conservation Excellence - $500K Spending on Habitat" – East Medicine PF Chapter, Kanabec County PF Chapter
-"Conservation Excellence - $1 Million Spending on Habitat" – Otter Tail County PF Chapter, Waseca County PF Chapter
-"Conservation Excellence - $2 Million Spending on Habitat" – Nobles County PF Chapter, Jackson County PF Chapter
Minnesota Pheasants Forever Overall Awards
Scott Rall is president of the Nobles County Pheasants Forever Chapter, a Life Member of Pheasants Forever, and is Minnesota Pheasants Forever's Volunteer of the Year. He serves on the Lessard - Sams Outdoor Heritage Council, is an active member of multiple organizations carrying out habitat and natural resource protection in southwest Minnesota and writes a weekly outdoors column in the Worthington Daily Globe.
-"Bill Sandy (Making a Difference) Award" – Lessard - Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
-"Wildlife Professional of the Year" - Jodie Provost, Private Lands Wildlife Habitat Specialist, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
-"Brood Booster Award" – Grant County Soil Water Conservation District
-"Corporate Sponsor of the Year" – Federal Premium Ammunition
For more information about PF, visit www.MinnesotaPF.org or contact Scott Roemhildt, Regional Field Representative for Pheasants Forever, at 507.327.9785, or Eran Sandquist, Regional Wildlife Biologist for Pheasants Forever, at 763.242.1273.