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Stearns County Pheasants Forever

Stearns County Pheasants Forever

New issue of "The Rooster Review" newsletter now available!


Mel Roehrl
State Wildlife Management Area Dedication

We are especially pleased to name this outstanding WMA in honor of Mel Roehrl who as a founding director in 1983 has provided conservation leadership and dedicated service to SCPF for over 30 years. Mel and the rest of the SCPF directors are excited to add another 303 acres of grassland and wetland habitat into public ownership and continue our legacy of WMA/WPA acquisitions in Minnesota in partnership with other conservation groups, agencies, businesses, individuals and habitat funding programs like the Build A Wildlife Area (BAWA) program. Build A Wildlife Area History and Accomplishments in Minnesota Started in 2003, Pheasants Forever National and the Anoka County

Chapter of Pheasants Forever combined forces with Outdoor News, Gander Mountain and Game Fair to launch the initial BAWA campaign to form funding partnerships with conservation groups, businesses, individuals and others to purchase and acquire public hunting areas in Minnesota. Success of this program by outdoor enthusiasts has been nothing short of astonishing with over 3,000 acres of new WMA/WPA land acquired across Minnesota!

Stearns County Pheasants Forever’s Public Land Acquisitions 1987 to 2014

Do you enjoy hunting and shooting sports?
Pass it on!!

Hunting and Fishing license sales are declining. In order to keep the shooting sports alive we need to get youth involved. 

Stearns County Pheasants Forever is actively assisting area high schools with participation in what is rapidly becoming the most successful youth shooting program – the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League. If you are interested in donating time, talent, or making a financial contribution Click Here for More Information.

Stearns County Pheasants Forever 
4 Million toward Local Habitat and Conservation Projects

This year at the Minnesota Pheasants Forever Convention Stearns County Pheasants Forever received Conservation Excellence Award for achieving 4,000,000 in contributions toward local habitat and conservation projects. Stearns County Pheasants Forever is only the second chapter in PF history to reach the 4 million dollar mark!

Stearns County Chapter's Joe Opitz (Third from left) is chosen as Minnesota Pheasants Forever's Volunteer of the Year! Congratulations Joe, well deserved!

 Stearns County Chapter of Pheasants Forever

If by chance you're not familiar with the Stearns County Chapter of Pheasants Forever, be sure read up about us on the Chapter History page. If you're not familiar with the Pheasants Forever organization, be sure to check out the organization's national website at or the Minnesota Pheasants Forever website at  Pheasants Forever (PF), and its quail branch, Quail Forever (QF) are national conservation organizations "dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail, and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education, and land management policies and programs." Note how there is no reference to hunting our mission statement. PF/QF is not centered around hunting as many may believe. Nor is it focused solely on pheasant or quail conservation. PF/QF is an all-around conservation organization dedicated to the conservation of all wildlife and their habitats.


How do we operate? PF/QF is unique in that it allows local chapters such as ours to keep 100% of the money we raise and spend it locally on conservation efforts right here in our own community. Thus, every dime we raise at our banquet and from every fundraiser we have throughout the year is spent right here in Central Minnesota on valuable habitat and conservation education efforts. No other national conservation organization operates under such a truly grassroots structure. That local control of money we raise right here in Stearns County has allowed us to do some pretty amazing things.

Our goal for this website is to bring you the best, most up to date news on upcoming events and conservation projects as well as educate our site visitors on the conservation needs of Stearns County and surrounding area. Be sure to check back regularly for updates.

If you have any questions, comments, or ideas for our website, let us know.

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