Stevens County Pheasants Forever will hold their annual banquet Saturday, February 22 at Old Number 1 in Morris. Crowing hour starts at 4:30 p.m. There will be youth, women’s and general raffles, silent and live auctions, and a variety of prizes. The group’s Facebook page has a complete list. Kevin Williamson with Pheasants Forever told the KMRS Community Connection that over 90 percent of the group’s budget is spent on the wildlife habitat mission, and they also try to get more youth involved in pheasant hunting.
“The trend shows that it’s definitely not improving. It’s going down,” said Williamson. “So, that’s part of our mission and our goal as a broad organization and also locally to try to get youth involved. We’ve had a couple of youth hunts over the last few years, just trying to get kids that don’t necessarily have the access to get out and do that and help them experience it, learn about it, learn the safety, working with dogs and everything. So that’s been fun.”
The group has also been supportive of area high school trap shooting teams. One hundred percent of all proceeds raised remain in control of Stevens County Pheasants Forever. For info, contact 320-815-6067.