Kevin Reagan

Vice President
Steve Foerstler

Debbie Rynearson

Habitat Coordinator
Johnny Gunter

Jeff Coleman
Kevin Goodner
Johnny Gunter
Ethan Rynearson
Ron Rynearson
Mark Stinson

Past Presidents
Mark Breckner

Anthony Cline

Dan Parcell

Larry Piatz


Yolo County Chapter

Yolo County Pheasants Forever Scholarship



The Yolo County Pheasants Forever Scholarship Program was established to recognize and provide a financial award to one or more outstanding Yolo County graduating seniors who plan to major in and enter the career of wildlife biology, agriculture, or a related field. Eligibility to apply for the Yolo County Pheasants Forever Scholarship is: a graduating Yolo County high school senior that plans to attend an institution of higher education and major in wildlife biology, agriculture, or a related field. One or more scholarships will be awarded each year based on the funds available. Scholarships are nonrenewable. The awards will be based on scholastic achievement, extra-curricular activities, community service, and completion of an essay of an assigned topic. The amount will be $500.00 per recipient.

Recipients of the Yolo County Pheasants Forever Scholarship will be selected by a committee comprised of members of the Board of Directors of Yolo County Pheasants Forever. Preferential consideration will be given to applicants who are majoring in wildlife biology, agriculture, or affiliated majors. Recipients must enroll as full-time students in accredited, nonprofit institutions of higher education and continue in attendance for the entire academic year without interruption, barring illness, emergency, or required military service.


Scholarship Application



A Hunt to Honor our Veterans


January 21st, 2017, will be a day to remember for a few of our honored veterans. On this day, they had the opportunity to do a guided hunt at Hastings Island Hunting Preserve that was hosted by Yolo County Pheasants Forever Chapter #566 and orchestrated by Spencer Defty.

Defying our January winter elements with a break between storms, these vets set out to bag some beautiful pheasants. Each hunter was teamed with a dog handler and his dog as well as a guide when they set out into their respective fields. Every one of our guest vets bagged a pheasant and returned pleased with his hunt. A warm meal in the clubhouse awaited this happy group of hunters and our volunteer dog handlers and guides at the end of their successful hunt.

This hunt is just a small way Yolo County Pheasants Forever Chapter #566 tries to say “Thank you!” and honor our veterans for their service to our country. Our thanks go to Hastings Island Hunting Preserve for hosting this event, Spencer Defty for coordinating the veterans – those who participated in this hunt and to all of those who have served our country. Without their efforts and sacrifices, this event would not have been possible.



A Day for Youth Hunters


Wind, nor rain nor chance of flood could keep a great day of hunting from happening at Hastings Island Hunting Preserve. That is just how the day, January 7th, began for the Yolo County Chapter #566 Pheasants Forever Mentor Youth Hunt.

A blazing fire inside the clubhouse greeted the sixteen youth participants and their families as they arrived for sign-in. The youth were broken into groups which included one youth hunter, a chaperone and a guide with well-trained dogs, as they ventured into the field to go after some beautiful pheasants. Each youth came back from their adventure successful in their quest and with a smile a mile wide, despite the cold biting wind and being wet clear through. Some participants waited around the clubhouse and took advantage of the clay shooting practice before their shoot time and others ventured there after their hunt.

At the end of the hunt, they were treated to a wonderful cheeseburger meal and soda prepared by the kitchen at Hastings Island. Each youth received a raffle prize at the end of the event, with one lucky youth leaving the proud owner of a Henry Crickett rifle.

Each January this event is held at Hastings Island Hunting Preserve. It iis open to youth hunters in Yolo County and beyond. Yolo County Chapter #566 of Pheasants Forever would like to give a big thank you to Hastings Island Hunting Preserve and their excellent staff for hosting this event.



Sporting Clays & BBQ


Unfortunately, we had to cancel our clays shoot. Stay tuned to this channel for information on a new date for it.



15th Annual Banquet
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Yolo County Fairground

Hosted bar - the drinks are on us!
Tri-tip and/or chicken dinner
Live auction
Games for guns
General raffle
Women's raffle

For more information or to register, download our flyer.



As We Look Forward to our 15th Annual Banquet in September...

We Thank the Generous Sponsors of our 14th Annual Banquet


Blue Wing Gallery
Woodland, CA

Bogle Vineyards
Woodland, CA

Sportsman's Warehouse
Rocklin, CA

Terra D'Oro Wines
Plymouth, CA

SportDOG Brands
Knoxville, TN

Bird Dog Whiskey
Bowling Green, KY

Andis Wines
Plymouth, CA

Napa Valley Balloons
Napa, CA

Greg Padilla Bail Bonds
Sacramento, CA

Duckhorn Wine Company
St Helena, CA

Sebastiani Wines
Napa, CA

Yolo Brewery
West Sacramento, CA

River Oaks Golf Club
Nicholas, CA

Diamond Pet Foods
Meta, MO

Camanche Hills
Ione, CA

Cache Creek Casino Resort
Brooks, CA

Girls with Guns
Red Bluff, CA

Havalon Knives
Cincinnati, OH

Capital Confections
Sacramento, CA

Superior Farms
Sacramento, CA

Sacramento River Cats
Sacramento, CA

O'Reilly Car Parts
Dixon, CA

B's Gallery
Dixon, CA


Wild Wings Golf Club
Woodland, CA

Hastings Island Hunt Preserve
Rio Vista, CA

Rhino Outfitters
Stockton, CA

Davis, CA

First Northern Bank of Dixon
Dixon, CA

Elk Grove, CA

Dixon Hardware & Lumber
Dixon, CA

Le Petite Salon
Dixon, CA

Kelly Gere Salon
Carmichael, CA

Every Baking Moment
Dixon, CA

Kilroy's Guns & Ammo
West Sacramento, CA

Bass Pro Shop
Rocklin, CA

Triple Crown Automotive
Woodland, CA

Dutch Brothers Coffee
Dixon, CA

HWA - Hilton Williams Architects
Sacramento, CA

Alpen Optics
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

3-Dog Meats
Sacramento, CA

Pam Stoehsler
Klamath Falls, OR