Bring the whole family for a great evening featuring:
No-Host Cocktails starting at 5:00 PM, a delicious Daryl Biechler Prime Rib or Grilled Chicken Dinner,
Great Prizes, a variety of Raffles, enjoyable Auctions, games for the kids, and camaraderie with fellow hunters and friends. Over 50 guns
will be given away at the Banquet.
DubuqueLand Pheasants Forever is a completely volunteer, nonprofit organization of area pheasant hunters and
conservationists working to improve wildlife habitat on the ground and introduce more youth to our great hunting
and conservation heritage. The funds raised stay with DubuqueLand Pheasants Forever to support our many projects
in Dubuque and surrounding counties. Some recent examples of work done through your support are:
Check out our web site (www.dubuquepheasants.com) to see
more examples and photographs of how your support helps continue programs of habitat development, land
purchase for public hunting, youth hunting activities, and conservation.
- We led the purchase of 265 acres in Oxford Junction that opened to public hunting in Fall 2017. There will
be additional adjoining 190 acres open for public hunting in Fall 2018. This Oxford Junction land acquisition
followed our purchase of 96 acres, Leifker Wildlife Area, south of Cascade, that opened for public hunting in
Fall 2016. These purchases compliment previous land acquisitions at Whitewater Canyon, near Bernard, Iowa and
Ringneck Ridge, near Worthington, Iowa. We continue to evaluate new sites for public hunting in our local area.
In addition, our 2017 contribution to the Iowa State Trust Fund assisted in the 2017 acquisition of 6 properties
- Improve and upgrade habitat on public and private land. Enhancements include seed donations, food plots, controlled
burns, tree/shrub plantings, and winter cover plantings.
- Co-Host the Annual Heritage Classic Youth Day at Izaak Walton. This free event attracts over 120 youths, ages 10-16,
to experience gun safety, shotgun and rifle shooting, fly-fishing, dog training, archery, and more.
- Host our Annual Mentored Youth Hunt at Ringneck Ridge. This free event provides 20 youths a pheasant hunt
- Supported and donated guns for Hunter Safety Education, local High School Trap Teams, and area Sport Camps.
- Co-Host both the winter and summer local Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) programs.
- Hosted the 4thAnnual Veterans Hunt. This event provided a free pheasant hunt for 80 local Veterans.