Events

2024 Annual Banquet

2024 Annual Banquet

Order your tickets online or at the door.

https://pfqf.myeventscenter.com/event/2024-Annual-Banquet-Mower-County-Habitat-88178

Happy Hour starts at 5pm @ the Holiday Inn, Austin MN 55812

9th Annual Hunt For a Cure

Date(s): Saturday, October 07, 2023
Hours: 8:00 AM
Event: 9th Annual Hunt For a Cure

Details

  • $150 Registration Fee per person - payment required day of the event
  • All proceeds to benefit cancer research at The Hormel Institute
  • 4 birds released per participant
  • Participants may bring their own dogs
  • Participants will be assigned to hunt a 2-hour window
  • Dress for the weather
  • Hunters and others walking in the field MUST wear blaze orange (Both a cap and vest are recommended)
  • Bring a 12 or 20-gauge shotgun with a working safety and your own shells
  • A parent or guardian MUST accompany hunters 12 to 16 years of age

Contact information:

Stacia Pudenz

cowgirlstacia@gmail.com

507-219-8350

Also information is on our Facebook Page.

5th Annual DAV

Disabled American Veterans Hunt

Date(s): Friday, October 06, 2023
Hours: 8:00 AM
Event: 4th Annual DAV Disabled American Veterans Hunt

This event is open to all Disabled American Veterans in Minnesota and FREE to all participants. This is our way of saying thanks to the men and women who gave so much to ensure the freedoms we enjoy in this country.

Who: All Minnesota Disabled American Veterans who enjoy pheasant hunting.

What: Our 4th Annual DAV Pheasant Hunt - AM hunt of 30 - PM hunt of 30.

Sponsored by Mower County Habitat and Pheasants Forever Chapter #670

When:  Friday October 6, 2023 

We had lunch for both groups 

Where: Three Arrows Hunting Preserve - 78590 125th St LeRoy, MN 55951

Why: For fun with fellow vets, enjoyment of the great outdoors and because we want to say “thank you for your service.”

Note* We have trac chairs for the morning and afternoon hunts available to those who have challenges with mobility.

13th Annual Youth Hunt

Date(s): Saturday, October 28, 2023
Hours: 8:00 AM
Event: 13th Annual Youth Hunt

  • Youths 12 to 16 years old (16 year olds are allowed)
  • Must show valid Firearms Safety Certificate
  • Cost of the hunt is free and no hunting license is required
  • A parent or guardian must accompany the youth and will be required to sign a waiver form. You may walk in the field with your child, although you are not allowed to carry a shotgun.
  • Dress for the weather
  • Hunters and others walking in the field must wear blaze orange. Both a cap and vest are recommended. Some vests are available on site.
  • Adult volunteers and dogs will be provided to accompany hunters
  • Bring a 12 or 20 gauge shotgun with a working safety. If you do not have a shotgun, please let us know when you RSVP and we can make arrangements for you to borrow one. Shot size of your shells should be between 6 and 8. If you need shells, please let us know when you RSVP.

Check the Mower County Habitat and Pheasants Forever Website or follow them on Facebook.

For questions or for registration Call or email Stacia Pudenz

Cell: 507-219-8350
Email: cowgirlstacia@gmail.com

12th Annual Youth Hunt

12th Annual Youth Hunt

Date(s): Saturday, October 22, 2022
Hours: 8:00 AM
Event: 12th Annual Youth Hunt

The registration form can be found under the word Download.

  • Youths 12 to 16 years old (16 year olds are allowed)
  • Must show valid Firearms Safety Certificate
  • Cost of the hunt is free and no hunting license is required
  • A parent or guardian must accompany the youth and will be required to sign a waiver form. You may walk in the field with your child, although you are not allowed to carry a shotgun.
  • Dress for the weather
  • Hunters and others walking in the field must wear blaze orange. Both a cap and vest are recommended. Some vests are available on site.
  • Adult volunteers and dogs will be provided to accompany hunters
  • Bring a 12 or 20 gauge shotgun with a working safety. If you do not have a shotgun, please let us know when you RSVP and we can make arrangements for you to borrow one. Shot size of your shells should be between 6 and 8. If you need shells, please let us know when you RSVP.

Check the Mower County Habitat and Pheasants Forever Website or follow them on Facebook.

For questions or for registration Call or email Stacia Pudenz

Cell: 507-219-8350
Email: cowgirlstacia@gmail.com

2023 Annual Banquet

2023 Annual Banquet

Date(s): Saturday, March 04, 2023
Hours: 5:00 PM
Event: 2023 Annual Banquet

Join us for drinks food and fun. 

Pre-order your tickets or get at the door

8th Annual Hunt For a Cure

8th Annual Hunt For a Cure

Date(s): Saturday, October 08, 2022
Hours: 8:00 AM
Event: 8th Annual Hunt For a Cure

Details

  • $150 Registration Fee per person - payment required day of the event
  • All proceeds to benefit cancer research at The Hormel Institute
  • 4 birds released per participant
  • Participants may bring their own dogs
  • Participants will be assigned to hunt a 2-hour window
  • Dress for the weather
  • Hunters and others walking in the field MUST wear blaze orange (Both a cap and vest are recommended)
  • Bring a 12 or 20-gauge shotgun with a working safety and your own shells
  • A parent or guardian MUST accompany hunters 12 to 16 years of age
4th Annual DAV Disabled American Veterans Hunt

4th Annual DAV Disabled American Veterans Hunt

Date(s): Friday, October 07, 2022
Hours: 8:00 AM
Event: 4th Annual DAV Disabled American Veterans Hunt

This event is open to all Disabled American Veterans in Minnesota and FREE to all participants. This is our way of saying thanks to the men and women who gave so much to ensure the freedoms we enjoy in this country.

Who: All Minnesota Disabled American Veterans who enjoy pheasant hunting.

What: Our 4th Annual DAV Pheasant Hunt - AM hunt of 30 - PM hunt of 30.

Sponsored by Mower County Habitat and Pheasants Forever Chapter #670

When:  Friday October 7, 2021 - 1st Hunt 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM - 2nd Hunt 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

We had lunch for both groups  11:30 AM-1:00 PM - group photo @ 12:30 PM.

Where: Three Arrows Hunting Preserve - 78590 125th St LeRoy, MN 55951

Why: For fun with fellow vets, enjoyment of the great outdoors and because we want to say “thank you for your service.”

Note* We have trac chairs for the morning and afternoon hunts available to those who have challenges with mobility.

2022 22nd Annual Mower County Habitat & Pheasants Forever Banquet

2022 22nd Annual Mower County Habitat & Pheasants Forever Banquet

Date(s): Saturday, April 30, 2022
Hours: 5:00 PM
Event: 2022 22nd Annual Mower County Habitat & Pheasants Forever Banquet

The 22nd Annual Banquet of the Mower County Habitat & Presents Forever Chapter #670.

Silent auction, food and prizes. 

Registration online or at the door.

Rooster bucks are available with the online registration or at the door

11th Annual Youth Hunt

11th Annual Youth Hunt

Date(s): Oct 23 - 23, 2021
Hours: 8:00 AM
Event: 11th Annual Youth Hunt

Our 11th Annual Youth Hunt was a great time for 35 area youth hunters and family members.  This hunt was Free to Youths 12 to 16 years old and was held at Three Arrows Hunting Preserve in LeRoy Minnesota on the 23rd of October, 2021.

Parents or guardian accompanied the youth on the hunt and walked the field with their young hunters.  It was a sea of blaze orange in the pheasant fields of LeRoy and the weather was crisp and clear for the hunters, a picture perfect day that had temperatures that allowed the dogs to work hard all through the hunts.

Adult volunteer dog handlers and their dogs were provided for the hunters to aid in the flushing of the pheasants.

Hunters provided their own 12 or 20 gauge shotgun with a working safety.  If they did not have a shotgun, one was provided for them by our Pheasants Forever Chapter.  Shot gun shells were also provided for the hunters.  Refreshments were provide before and after the hunt.  The youth and were also treated to raffle prizes of hunting accessories and two lucky youth won their own shotgun.

We would like to thank our dog handlers for their volunteer spirit and the opportunity to watch their dogs work.

We would also like to thank our corporate sponsor for this event the SEMA Equipment Company of  Grand Meadow Minnesota.

Thank you also goes out to Ben Jacobsen and his team at Three Arrows Hunting Preserve who provide the venue for us to have our events.

A thank you also should be extended to our chapter members who work so very hard to put on these hunts.  We are thankful that we can give back to the next generation and provide for them a wonderful opportunity in the great outdoors.  We hope you will remember this time in fields fondly as you grow and can someday carry on our legacy of habitat conservation and preservation.

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2021 7th Annual Hunt For A Cure

2021 7th Annual Hunt For A Cure

Date(s): Oct 02 - 02, 2021
Hours: 8:00 AM
Event: 2021 7th Annual Hunt For A Cure

Our 7th Annual Hunt For A Cure is in the history books

What a great time we all had in the pheasant fields on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We have so many people to thank that we hope we don't miss anyone:

Thank you to all our very generous Corporate Sponsor Absolute Energy of Lyle MN, who helped to make this event possible with their donation.

Thank you to all our our dog handlers who graciously donated their time and dogs to hunt for folks in need of dogs

Thank you to all the PF Mower County Habitat chapter members who worked so hard to put this event on.

Thank you to Ben Jacobsen and his team at Three Arrows Hunting Preserve for having a place to hold this event this and every year we have held it.

Thank you to Paul Kirtz and Diamond Tents and Tables for use of the big tent that helps our event be comfortable for our participants.

But the BIGGEST THANK YOU GOES OUT TO ALL OF OUR HUNTER PARTICIPANTS.

Because of you, we had the most successful Hunt For A Cure to date with 68 hunters helping to raise monies for the Hormel Cancer Research Center of Austin, MN.

If you know any pheasant hunters that may want to participate next year, please pass this information along to them so that they may plan on attending the 2022 event (tentatively scheduled for Saturday October 8, 2022.)

Mark Your Calendars Saturday October 8, 2022 for next year's DAV Pheasant Hunt.

Here is a link to the KIMT story for the 2021 event. https://www.kimt.com/content/news/7th-annual-Hunt-for-Cure-raises-money-for-cancer-research-575447051.html

Thank you everyone who participated in our 7th Annual Hunt For A Cure to benefit the The Hormel Cancer Research Center  a "World Class" institution dedicated to eradicating cancer in our lifetime.

Without YOU we cannot do what we do!

Save any of the photos you below you want by (Left Clicking) on the thumbnail.  This makes the open in a bigger viewing window.  Then (Right Click) and save to your computer.  ENJOY!

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2021 3rd Annual DAV Disabled American Veterans Hunt

2021 3rd Annual DAV Disabled American Veterans Hunt

Date(s): Friday, October 01, 2021
Hours: 8:00 AM
Event: 2021 3rd Annual DAV Disabled American Veterans Hunt

Our 3rd Annual DAV Pheasant Hunt was held Friday October 1, 2021. This event was open to all Disabled American Veterans in Minnesota and  FREE to all participants. This is our way of saying thanks to the men and women who gave so much to ensure the freedoms we enjoy in this country.

We have so many people to thank that we hope we don't miss anyone:

Thank you to all our very generous sponsors who made this event possible with their donations of money, goods and services.

Thank you to all our our dog handlers who graciously donated their time and dogs to hunt for the vets.

Thank you to all the PF Mower County Habitat chapter members who worked so hard to put this event on.

Thank you to Ben Jacobsen and his team at Three Arrows Hunting Preserve for having a place to hold this event this and every year we have held it.

Thank you to Ironwood Springs Christian Camp, Oxbow Park and Chesterwoods Park for letting us use your trac-chairs.

Thank you to all the vets who came out to hunt.  The looks on your faces told the story.

Who: All Minnesota Disabled American Veterans who enjoy pheasant hunting.

What: Our 3rd Annual DAV Pheasant Hunt - AM hunt of 30 - PM hunt of 30.

Sponsored by Mower County Habitat and Pheasants Forever Chapter #670

When:  Friday October 1, 2021 - 1st Hunt 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM - 2nd Hunt 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

We had lunch for both groups  11:30 AM-1:00 PM - group photo @ 12:30 PM.

Where: Three Arrows Hunting Preserve - 78590 125th St LeRoy, MN 55951  

http://huntthreearrows.com/index.html

Why:  For fun with fellow vets, enjoyment of the great outdoors and because we want to say “thank you for your service.”

Note* We had 4 trac-chairs for the morning and afternoon hunts available to those who have challenges with mobility.

If you know any DAV Veterans, please pass this information along to them so that they may plan on attending the 2022 event (tentatively scheduled for Friday, October 7, 2022.)

All hunters will need to provide their own firearms (we recommend 12 gauge shotguns) but shells were provided to all hunters.

Mark Your Calendars Friday, October 7, 2022 for next year's DAV Pheasant Hunt.

Davin Alan - PF Chapter #670
1003 9th Street NW
Austin, MN 55912
davinalan@charter.net

Here is a link to the KIMT story for the 2021 event. https://www.kimt.com/content/news/Hunt-for-Disabled-Veterans-to-support-those-whove-served-575440471.html

Here is a link to the KAAL story for the 2021 event. https://www.kaaltv.com/news/3rd-annual-disabled-american-veterans-pheasant-hunt/6256703/?cat=10151

If you want to see all the fun we had at last year's hunt, here is a link to pictures of the event.

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2021 21st Annual Mower County Habitat & Pheasants Forever Banquet

2021 21st Annual Mower County Habitat & Pheasants Forever Banquet

Date(s): Jul 31 - 31, 2021
Hours: 5:00 PM
Event: 2021 21st Annual Mower County Habitat & Pheasants Forever Banquet

Mark your calendars for this GREAT event and fundraiser.  The 21st Annual Banquet of the Mower County Habitat & Pheasants Forever Chapter #670.  Great Fun, Great Food and lots of great prizes await.

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2021 Paint The Town Pink Fundraiser

2021 Paint The Town Pink Fundraiser

Date(s): Saturday, February 20, 2021
Hours: 12:00 AM
Event: 2021 Paint The Town Pink Fundraiser

On February 20th 2021, Mower County Habitat and Pheasants Forever Chapter #670 co-sponsored a charity trap shoot/BB gun shooting event with the Cedar Valley Conservation Club to benefit the Hormel Cancer Research Center for the Annual Paint The Town Pink festivities.

Pheasants Forever Chapter #670 provided volunteers as well as the clay targets and shells for all the participants to use during the events.  The Paint The Town Pink event was a progressive fundraiser that offered participants the chance to win prizes by filling out a bingo card as they went around Austin and participated in 16 different events ranging from turkey bowling, to trapshooting.  The Cedar Valley Conservation Club was the site of trapshooting (hot pink clay targets provided by PF Chapter #670) as well as air soft BB gun shooting for all who wished to participate.

Participation from the Austin community was brisk at this event and the traffic that came to CVCC was pretty constant from 1:00-4:00 pm on Saturday February 20.  

We are proud to support the fundraising efforts for this ”world-class" facility.  Hats off to you for the work you do Hormel Cancer Research Center.

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2021 Annual Youth Scholarship

2021 Annual Youth Scholarship

Date(s): Tuesday, February 09, 2021
Hours: 8:00 AM
Event: 2021 Annual Youth Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION SHEET

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Students should be graduating seniors in Mower County with a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
  2. Students must be either
    1. pursuing a career in conservation, natural resources, environmental education, conservation law enforcement, biology, or other related field at an accredited institution of higher education (i.e. Junior College, Community College, Technical College, College or University), or
    2. pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education AND very active on a personal level in conservation/habitat-related community and/or extra-curricular activities.
  3. Students must demonstrate leadership skills and the motivation to participate in extra-curricular activities.
  4. Students must demonstrate a commitment to and passion for conservation and improvement of wildlife habitat.
  5. Students must submit an autobiography and essay supporting Requirements 2, 3 and 4 above.  (See application for details).
  6. Two letters of recommendation must be attached to the application.
  7. High schools/students must submit completed applications and attachments to the Mower County chapter post marked or delivered by May 17,2021 to the name and address listed on the application.
  8. Employees of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever and their family members are not eligible to apply.  (This restriction does not apply to volunteers and family members of volunteers.)

SELECTION PROCESS:

  1. Mower County chapter officers will review student qualifications and select the local chapter winner by May 28th.
  2. Two scholarships for the amount of $500 each will be awarded.
  3. The Mower County chapter will notify winner via the phone number provided by the student.

Please download and fill out the document to the right and return it to:

Contact Name: Sue Thorpe

Mailing Address: 26398 547th Ave, Austin, MN 55912

Contact Phone: 507-279-0374  (cell)

2020 10th Annual Youth Hunt

2020 10th Annual Youth Hunt

Date(s): Saturday, October 17, 2020
Hours: 8:00 AM
Event: 2020 10th Annual Youth Hunt

Because of Covid-19, there will be a few changes to this year’s hunt. Social distancing will be observed and face masks will be required when a six foot minimum cannot be maintained. No lunch will be provided at the hunt. The hunt will also be split between a 15 youth morning hunt and a 15 person afternoon hunt. The good news is that we will be giving away a gun at both sessions.

  • Youths 12 to 16 years old
  • Must show valid Firearms Safety Certificate
  • Cost of the hunt is free and no hunting license is required
  • A parent or guardian must accompany the youth and will be required to sign a waiver form. You may walk in the field with your child, although you are not allowed to carry a shotgun.
  • Dress for the weather
  • Hunters and others walking in the field must wear blaze orange. Both a cap and vest are recommended. Some vests are available on site.
  • Adult volunteers and dogs will be provided to accompany hunters
  • Bring a 12 or 20 gauge shotgun with a working safety. If you do not have a shotgun, please let us know when you RSVP and we can make arrangements for you to borrow one. Shot size of your shells should be between 6 and 8. If you need shells, please let us know when you RSVP.

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2020 6th Annual Hunt For A Cure

2020 6th Annual Hunt For A Cure

Date(s): Oct 03 - 03, 2020
Hours: 8:00 AM
Event: 2020 6th Annual Hunt For A Cure

Our 6th Annual Hunt For A Cure Fundraising Event for the Hormel Cancer Research Center was held on Saturday October 3rd, 2020. We are hoping to raise several thousand dollars again this year for the Hormel Cancer Research Center and are so proud to work with such a world class organization.

It was a great day for pheasant hunting. Cool, with just a few sprinkles to wet the dogs noses so they could find those birds that were sitting tight in the grass.

We cannot go any further without thanking our Corporate Sponsor

ABSOLUTE ENERGY of Lisle MN.

Without the their help and the help of all the participants, we just couldn't put on great events like these and raise the much needed funds for cancer research.

Thank you again (as this was our second big event in two days) to all the volunteer dog handler hunter hosts, Ben Jacobson and his team at Three Arrows Hunting Preserve and all the really, really, great volunteers from Chapter #670 Mower County Habitat and Pheasants Forever. You all are the spark that lights the fire for these good works!

Here is a link to the story that KIMT did on our 2020 Hunt For A Cure.

https://www.kimt.com/.../Sixth-Annual-Hunt-for-a-Cure...

Stay tuned for our post on the check presentation where we will release the information on just how much we raise for this year's hunt.

Mark your calendars for the first week of October 2021 for the 7th Annual Hunt For A Cure.

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2020 2nd Annual DAV HUNT

2020 2nd Annual DAV HUNT

Date(s): Friday, October 02, 2020
Hours: 8:00 AM
Event: 2020 2nd Annual DAV HUNT

Our 2nd Annual DAV Hunt is in the books.  This event which honors those who served our country and paid the price of Disabled American Veterans was a great time at Three Arrows Hunting Preserve in LeRoy, MN - October 2, 2020.  The weather was beautiful autumn day with  sunny skies and a crisp nip in the air.

This link is for a promotional story KIMT did for this year's 2nd Annual DAV Hunt.  https://www.kimt.com/content/video/572610482.html

Here is a link to a story by the Austin Daily Herald.  https://www.austindailyherald.com/2020/10/out-on-the-hunt/

Here is a link to the KTTC story about the event.  https://kttc.com/2020/10/02/disabled-veterans-gather-for-a-special-pheasant-hunt/

Be watching for next year's event in early October 2021.  Our plans are already underway to host an even bigger and better event for our DAV Vets.

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2020 - 20th Annual Banquet for Mower County Habitat & Pheasants Forever Chapter #670

2020 - 20th Annual Banquet for Mower County Habitat & Pheasants Forever Chapter #670

Date(s): Saturday, February 22, 2020
Hours: 6:00 PM
Event: 2020 - 20th Annual Banquet for Mower County Habitat & Pheasants Forever Chapter #670

Our 2020 - 20th Annual Banquet has come once again and this time we hope without a nice snow storm.  Thank you to all our loyal Pheasant Phans & supporters who join us every year for this great time.

Please see the links over to the right of this page to download, print out and return the 2020 Registration Form and ticket payment to us to ensure your place at a table for this year's event.

You won't want to miss this gathering as we recount the events of the past 20 years our organization has been doing. The good work we all do in "fostering and maintaining an legacy of habitat conservation and preservation for future generations" has been significant and we could not have done it without your help.

We want to again thank our Sponsors, our faithful members, and all the committee members who worked so hard to put this year's event on.

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2019 5th Annual Hunt For A Cure

2019 5th Annual Hunt For A Cure

Date(s): Saturday, October 19, 2019
Hours: 8:00 AM
Event: 2019 5th Annual Hunt For A Cure

Our 5th Annual Hunt For A Cure Fundraising Event for the Hormel Cancer Research Center will be held on Saturday October 19th, 2019.  We raised $6,000 last year for the Hormel Cancer Research Center and were very glad we could contribute to the effort.  

This year, with your help, we hope to raise $10,000.

We truly enjoy being able to support this "World Class" cancer research center and continue the fight to eradicate the scourge of cancer in our lifetime.

Here is a link to last year's event photos: 2018 4th Annual Hunt For a Cure Photos

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2019 Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener

2019 Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener

Date(s): Oct 11 - 12, 2019
Hours: 8:00 AM
Event: 2019 Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener

The 9th Annual Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Opener, was held October 11-12, 2019. This year’s event was hosted for the first time by Austin, located in the southeastern part of the state.

“I thank the people of Austin for graciously offering to host the 2019 Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener,” said Gov. Tim Walz. “The Pheasant Opener has become a special Minnesota tradition, made possible by our tremendous host communities. I look forward to another fantastic opener in Austin this year.”

THE LINKS BELOW WILL LET YOU SEE PICTURES OF THE MANY EVENTS OF THE 2019 MGPHO

Hunter Host - Land Owner Banquet - October 3, 2019

DAV Veterans Hunt

Governor Walz visits Riverland Community College

Lt. Governor Flanagan Reads to area students

Middle School Orange Sock Give Away

High School Orange Sherbet Give Away

Murphy's Lake - Worlein Tract Land Dedication Ceremony

MGPHO Reception & Banquet Friday October 11, 2019

Hunt Morning October 12 - Breakfast

Women's Hunt - 1 of 2 Women's Hunts

Brag Board - Shots with all the Pheasants Harvested

Pin Oak Tree Dedication - JC Hormel Nature Center

Austin was selected through an application process that considered hunting and in the area, event facilities and community support. With the recent resurgence in the pheasant population in the Austin area, now is the perfect time to showcase this hunting resource. Austin’s outdoors heritage also includes the Cedar River State Water Trail, grasslands, State parks, nearby state recreational trails. Austin has 13 miles of paved bike trails in town and the over 500 acre Jay C. Hormel Nature Center consisting of restored prairie grasslands, woodlands and a new interactive interpretive center.

“We’re very excited to host the Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Opener,” said Sandy Forstner, chairman of the Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener committee in Austin. “This will be a great way to showcase not only the many hunting opportunities available surrounding Austin, but also the wide range of tourism opportunities in the immediate area.”

In addition to pheasant hunting, the weekend event will include a public dedication of Murphy Lake Worlein Tract north of Austin, and a Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener Community Banquet. Information and updates will be available at www.exploreminnesota.com/MNGPHO.

Initiated by Governor Dayton in 2011, this annual event has become a tradition that highlights the local hunting, recreational, and tourism opportunities host communities have to offer. This is the first Pheasant Hunting Opener for Gov. Walz as Governor, however, he’s attended previous openers as an invited guest.

Explore Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are assisting local partners in planning the event.

2019 Annual Pheasants Forever Scholarship

2019 Annual Pheasants Forever Scholarship

Date(s): Thursday, April 18, 2019
Hours: 5:00 AM
Event: 2019 Annual Pheasants Forever Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Students should be graduating seniors in Mower County with a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
  2. Students must be either
    1. pursuing a career in conservation, natural resources, environmental education, conservation law enforcement, biology, or other related field at an accredited institution of higher education (i.e. Junior College, Community College, Technical College, College or University), or
    2. pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education AND very active on a personal level in conservation/habitat-related community and/or extra-curricular activities.
  3. Students must demonstrate leadership skills and the motivation to participate in extra-curricular activities.
  4. Students must demonstrate a commitment to and passion for conservation and improvement of wildlife habitat.
  5. Students must submit an autobiography and essay supporting Requirements 2, 3 and 4 above.  (See application for details).
  6. Two letters of recommendation must be attached to the application.
  7. High schools/students must submit completed applications and attachments to the Mower County chapter post marked or delivered by May 21, 2019 to the name and address listed on the application.
  8. Employees of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever and their family members are not eligible to apply.  (This restriction does not apply to volunteers and family members of volunteers.)

SELECTION PROCESS:

  1. Mower County chapter officers will review student qualifications and select the local chapter winner by May 28th.
  2. One scholarship in the amount of $1000 will be awarded.
  3. The Mower County chapter will notify winner via the phone number provided by the student.

DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS:

The recipient may use their $1000 scholarship for tuition, books, fees and housing at any accredited institution of higher education.  The Mower County chapter will work with the student to determine when the check is issued.  This will ensure the greatest benefit to the recipient and avoid violation of eligibility requirements.

PLEASE HAVE YOUR INFO FILLED OUT AND RETURN BY MAIL OR IN PERSON TO:

Contact Name: Sue Thorpe

Mailing Address: 26398 547th Ave, Austin, MN 55912

Contact Phone: 507-279-0374  (cell)

2019 - 19th Annual Banquet for Mower County Habitat & Pheasants Forever Chapter #670

2019 - 19th Annual Banquet for Mower County Habitat & Pheasants Forever Chapter #670

Date(s): Feb 23 - 23, 2019
Hours: 5:00 PM
Event: 2019 - 19th Annual Banquet for Mower County Habitat & Pheasants Forever Chapter #670

Our 2019 19th Annual Banquet has come once again with nice snow storm. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to all our loyal Pheasant Fans & supporters who braved the elements and joined us for this great time.

We want to thank our Sponsors, our faithful members, and all the committee members who worked so hard to put this year's event on.

Special shout out to Landherr Labradors for their generous donation of a beautiful "Snow" Lab (fitting for this year) that put the icing on the cake for our banquet.

Be sure to check back often to our page for information about the upcoming "Governors Pheasant Hunting Opener.

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