The Future of Pheasants Forever
All of the efforts made today by Pheasants Forever have little impact without future conservation leaders taking a stand for wildlife habitat conservation. With this in mind, Pheasants Forever has become a leader in youth initiatives among other conservation groups and strives to create the conservation leaders of the future.
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, 2018, 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 is 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.
Pheasants Forever Education: No Child Left Indoors
Pheasants Forever's concerted effort to actively recruit conservation leaders for the future is part of the organization's No Child Left Indoors Initiative. As part of this effort, our organization is dedicated to working with members, chapters, and conservation partners to provide opportunities for youth and their families to share our outdoor traditions.
See the national Pheasants Forever Youth website for more information: