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1 Red Cedar Pheasants Forever – 20 Plus Years of Habitat Development

2 Pheasants Forever is the ONLY National Conservation Organization where Local Chapters get to KEEP 100% of the Funds they Raise.

3 MISSION  RESTORE WILD PHEASANT POPULATIONS THROUGH HABITAT DEVELOPMENT

4 Pheasant Needs  SECURE NESTING COVER  BROOD COVER  WINTER COVER  WINTER FOOD

5 Secure Nesting Cover  Native prairie grasses and wildflowers provide secure nesting sites and insects for broods.

6 Native Grass Seeding in Otter Creek Township, Dunn County

7 Brood Cover - Flowers = Bugs

8 An Established Native Grass Seeding

9 Pheasant Facts: Nesting  Native Grass is the Best Nesting Cover because it can be Flattened by Winter Snow and then Springs back up Soon after Snow Melt  If a Nest is Destroyed by a Predator a Hen may Re-nest with Fewer Eggs. If One or More Eggs Hatch, she will Not Re-nest

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11 Red Cedar Pheasants Forever has completed 42 nesting cover projects on 643 acres since 1990.

12 Habitat Management Burning is used Maintain Grass Cover on the Millar Property, Red Cedar Township, Dunn County

13 Habitat Management Mowing can be used to Maintain Grass Cover

14 THE BEST WINTER COVER

15 Wetland Restoration, Dunn County  Before  After

16 Pheasant Fact  The best Winter Food Plots are Located Adjacent to Winter Cover  The Most Important Function of Winter Food is to Help Hens Maintain Good Body Condition so they can Lay a Large Clutch of Eggs in the Spring.

17 Winter Food Plots Since 1990, Red Cedar Pheasants Forever has assisted in 425 food plot projects covering 1,063 acres.

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19 Winter Food Plot, Dunn County  Summer  Winter

20 Land Purchase  Don Prochnow Property  68 Acres, 1994  Elk Mound Township

21 Land Purchase  Bill Schutts Property  96 Acres 1994  Elk Mound Township

22 Land Purchase  Tom and Phyllis Cook Property  40 Acres, 1999  Elk Mound Township

23 Land Purchase  Francis and Phyllis Robelia Property I  40 Acres, 2000  Spring Brook Township

24 Land Purchase-Red Cedar Women's Pheasants Forever  Don Schley Property  10 Acres, 2000  Elk Mound Township

25 Land Purchase  Chris Link Public Hunting Grounds  157 Acres  Red Cedar Township

26 Chris Link Cooperative Land Acquisition  Red Cedar PF  Chippewa Valley PF  Dunn County Fish and Game  National Wild Turkey Federation  WI Stewardship  NAWCA

27 Chris Link Property  Professional artist Scott Storm chooses the Chris Link Property as the subject for his sixth and final Limited Addition Legacy VI Painting

28 Land Purchase  Jerry Millar Public Hunting Grounds  57 Acres, 2005  Red Cedar Township

29 Land Purchase  Francis and Phyllis Robelia Property II  40 Acres, 2007  Spring Brook Township

30 All Land Is Donated to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

31 2009 Disabled Hunters Event

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33 Menomonie Middle School Students Planting Trees on Chris Link Public Hunting Grounds.

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35 Red Cedar Pheasants Forever: The First Chapter in Wisconsin to Raise and Spend over $1,000,000 on 475 Habitat Projects affecting over 3,000 acres of Land.


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