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Woodbury County Chapter

Welcome. We are the Woodbury County of Pheasants Forever (PF), a nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasants and other upland bird populations in North America.

Pheasants Forever is the only national organization with a model of chapters keeping 100% of the funds they raise. While belonging to a larger national organization that has a voice on federal and state conservation policies, chapters are tasked with finding projects for their funds. The Woodbury County Chapter takes full advantage of this model using funds raised for projects locally as well as other areas in the state of Iowa.

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In Memory of Phil Brunkhorst

In loving memory of Philip J. "Phil" Brunkhorst (1940-2016)

Phil was a long standing member and sponsor to our local chapter and will be long remembered by his friends and family.

In Memory of Darrel Kessler

In Memory of Darrel Kessler (1941-2014)
Darrel has been an on going supporting member of Woodbury County Pheasants Forever since the chapter was founded 29 years ago.
Each year Darrel, along with his older brother Don, have been handling the general raffle at the annual banquet. He was well known for always offering a helping hand with any event that the chapter put on. Darrel was a life long hunter and fisherman and our chapter will miss him as he was a part of our lives.

Our Chapter Mission

Protect, restore, and enhance wildlife habitat by establishing and maintaining local projects.

    • Create, improve, and preserve upland bird habitat
    • Foster youth hunting and outdoor activities.
    • Develop, distribute and foster conservation education.
    • Introduce and advance prudent management of conservation policies.

Pheasants Forever is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant and other wildlife populations in North America through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness, and education.

About Woodbury County Pheasants Forever

Our local chapter in Iowa was founded amongst those upland hunters and sportsmen and women in your community. Our goal is to provide those avid outdoormen and women an opportunity to assist in the protection and enhancement of pheasants and other upland bird populations around the local area.

Woodbury County Pheasants Forever was founded in 1984 recognizing a need for habitat restoration and preservation to ensure the future of pheasants and other wildlife.


Our Local Habitat Projects

We actively partner with other chapters and Iowa organization of natural resources on many habitat projects.

    • Habitat field days are conducted when opportunities arise.
    • We involve young people through activities such as youth hunts and habitat projects.
    • Habitat projects and efforts to restore and preserve public lands.
    • Contribute to funding purchasing and restoration of local land throughout our community.

Our Fundraising

    • Our annual fundraising banquet, which is attended by more than 325 people, generates thousands of dollars. The banquet is held in late February each year.
Who Is Pheasants Forever?

A national organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of habitat for upland game and wildlife throughout the nation.

  • Over 145,000 grassroots members and volunteers who have developed more than 10 million acres of pheasant and other wildlife habitat since inception.
  • 600 chapters completing over 35,000 projects annually.
What Can You Do To Help?

Please explore our website and discover more about the Woodbury County Chapter. You'll find detailed information on all our activities and upcoming events. Let us know what you think; we appreciate your feedback. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact us. We welcome people interested in the Pheasants Forever mission to attend our monthly meetings, listed on our events page.

    • Become a Pheasants Forever member or sponsor
    • Volunteer your time or resources to our chapter