Pheasant country expanding in Texas
Pheasants Forever volunteers in Texas have expanded the organization’s influence for wildlife habitat conservation and youth education with a new chapter in Hale County in western Texas.
Texas experienced much-improved pheasant hunting during the 2016 upland season thanks to timely precipitation that has helped the state’s pheasant range recover from a prolonged drought from 2011-2013. Landowner and biologist reports from earlier last year indicated localized concentrations of birds, especially in areas where Conservation Reserve Program enrollments have provided critical nesting habitat for hen pheasants.
The High Plains Chapter of Pheasants Forever has elected Danny Glenn as president, Lisa Kersh as vice president, Rick Vanhersh as Treasurer, Jerry Matlock as habitat chair, Brandey McCrory as webmaster, Brenda Tyler as banquet chair, and Bailee Cross as director of youth/education. All are from Plainview. The chapter will hold its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25.
For more information about the chapter or to become involved, contact chapter president Glenn at email@example.com. For more information about Pheasants Forever in Texas, contact Laura McIver, Regional Representative for Pheasants Forever in Texas, at (907) 750-2600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texas is home to one chapter of Pheasants Forever, nine chapters of Quail Forever, and over 1,900 members of “The Habitat Organization.”