Hard to say whether this is truly a national story, but the fact
is that Iowa, a state with a rich and proud upland hunting
tradition, is in trouble when it comes to bird numbers these days.
A grassroots effort is underway to help fund the return of robust
bird hunting in Iowa.
Here is a note from Pheasants Forever about an upcoming
Riverside, Iowa – Pheasants Forever is hosting
a Fall Fun Trail on Sunday, September 25th at Highland Hideaway
Hunting in Riverside, Iowa. The trial is open to pointing and
flushing breeds, with all proceeds going to Pheasants Forever’s
Reload Iowa effort to improve wildlife habitat and carry on Iowa’s
upland hunting tradition.
Pheasants Forever’s Fall Fun Trial will include a singles (one
hunter and one dog) and doubles (two hunters and one dog) division.
In the singles division, hunter and dog will have 15 minutes to
score on three quail, and in the doubles division, hunters and dog
will have 20 minutes to score on five quail. The event is limited
to the first 50 entries, and individuals and teams may enter
multiple times. Prizes will be awarded for the first place winner
in each division.
“The success of our Spring Fun Trial demonstrated how passionate
hunters are about conservation,” said Tom Fuller, Pheasants
Forever’s Regional Representative in eastern Iowa. One hundred
percent of proceeds from the event will go to the Reload Iowa
effort, a strategy for establishing and improving 1 million acres
of wildlife habitat, increasing the number of upland hunters and
increasing hunting-related revenue to local communities.
The singles event is $30 per run and the doubles event is $50
per run. Clay shooting (5 stand) will be available between runs for
$10. Lunch will also be available. Visit Highland Hideaway Hunting
for directions. For more information about the trial, including
full rules, contact Tom at (319) 321-9775.