Spent $3,900 on portable radios to continue safe communications for the control burn team.
Donated $7,500 to assist Chippewa County PF in an acquisition of a 145 acre addition to the Byholt Marsh WMA in western Mn.
Gave $8,000 to PF’s Minnesota Land & Legacy Fund which annually funds acquisitions of WMAs and Waterfowl Production Areas in Minnesota for public hunting. This donation helps fund the purchase of the almost 300 acre Joe Duggan Family Wildlife Management Area in Southern Minnesota. Joe Duggan is a recently retired, long time employee of Pheasants Forever National office. Joe was very instrumental in at least three of our larger WMA acquisitions.
Conducted burns on 383 acres to assist landowners with their grassland habitat management in the last two years.
Currently sponsoring seven area county high school trap teams with a total outlay for the year of $10,000 with 303 students participating.
Gave $13,000 of funding to PF’s Legislative Action Fund in Washington D.C., which has had a major influence on the conservation element of the farm bill. PF continues to be recognized as the most influential and effective conservation organization on agricultural issues.
Continued seven nesting cover project contracts
Planted and maintained food plots on four of the county’s WMAs.
Held the 3rd annual Hermann von Knobelsdorff Memorial Sporting Clays Tournament for the areas’ high school trap teams in 2018. Followed it with the 4th annual event in 2019. 58 total students participated in the two shoots.
Contracted with county farmers for winter food plots or supplied planting expense reimbursement.
We appreciate the support you have provided us in the past and look forward to upcoming projects in the future!