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2017 Annual Banquet – April 1st – Mountain View Country Club

STATE COLLEGE, PA – The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of Pheasants Forever will hold its Eighth Annual Membership Banquet on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Mountain View Country Club, 100 Elks Club Rd., Boalsburg, PA.  Doors will open at 5:30 PM with dinner at 6:30 PM.  Our guest speaker will be Dr. Mark Michelotti, Veterinarian at Centre Animal Hospital in State College.  He will talk about first aid for your hunting dog.   

Last year’s banquet was a huge success. We increased attendance by 20%, and gave away 9 firearms, 3 all-expenses paid upland bird hunts, 5 wildlife prints, and over a hundred other raffle prizes including items from Pheasants Forever and local businesses. Our goal is to make 2017’s banquet better and give away more prizes. With your help we hope to part ways with at least 10 firearms, 3 upland bird hunts, a couple Yeti coolers, several wildlife prints, raffle items such as chainsaws, Orvis hunting chaps, hunting vests, hundreds of shotgun shells, dog supplies, adult beverages, gift cards for local businesses, prizes for ladies and kids, and much, much more.

With the funds raised from the previous banquet and help from our conservation partners last year, we restored 51 acres of upland nesting cover plus 15 acres of wetlands and over 3 miles of stream habitat. We also hosted a beginner and youth pheasant hunt, and a dog training seminar with instructor Lisa Price. 

Tickets options are: 

– Individual cost $75 and include (1) dinner and (1) one-year membership in Pheasants Forever.  

– Couples Tickets $95 and include (2) dinners and (1) one-year membership in Pheasants Forever. 

– Individual Sponsor Tickets $280 and include (2) dinners, (1) one-year membership in Pheasants Forever, recognition in the program and a gift, (10) strips of raffle tickets ($200 value), (1) entry into the exclusive sponsor raffle (minimum prize valued at $150), and (1) chance to win a $300 ticket package.  

– Business or Group Sponsor $560 and include (4) dinners, (2) one-year memberships in Pheasants Forever, recognition in the program and a gift, (20) strips of raffle tickets ($400 value), (2) entries in the exclusive sponsor raffle (minimum prize valued at $150), and (2) chances to win a $300 ticket package.  

A prize will be drawn from the sponsor raffle for every 8 sponsors signed up. Last year we had 24 sponsors in the raffle and gave away three guns. 

Contact Jesse Putnam at 814-598-9789 (call or text) or Mark Thomas 814-241-8748 for more details or pay directly by using PayPal. Tickets are limited to 150. We expect to sell out.


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One of the feature prizes for the 2017 Annual Banquet will be a 5 Day South African Hunting Safari, donated by one of our Sponsors, Wild Wildebeest Safaris

Check out their video. It will get anyone excited for a South African Hunt.

Dog Training Seminar with Lisa Price – February 25th, 2017

STATE COLLEGE, PA – The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of Pheasants Forever is sponsoring a “Dog Training Seminar with Lisa Price” on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Fox Gap Rod and Gun Club in Rebersburg.

Lisa Price is a pointing dog trainer who focuses on preparing dogs to hunt for their owners and/or participate in AKC Hunt Tests. She has trained dozens of dogs of various breeds to Master Hunter level and has also made a lot of gun dog owners happy with a polished companion. Price is also a writer who has been published in Cabela’s, Gun Dog, Pointing Dog Journal, and the Ruffed Grouse Society magazine. Learn tips at the seminar for training pointing dogs – including staunch pointing, steadiness to flush and shot, honoring (the point of another dog) and retrieving. Lisa will also cover intro to gun fire, birds, the e-collar, plus other topics as requested.

This is a free event for dogs and owners and will be a hands-on, in-the-field experience held rain or shine. Owners should bring their dog, dog crate and basic training gear such as a check-cord and leash. Space is limited to the first 25 participants – registration required.

Fox Gap Rod and Gun Club is located 3.5 miles east of Rebersburg on Route 192. Make a right turn onto Fox Gap Road. Take Fox Gap Road to the dead end. The driveway to the club is on the left.

To reserve a spot, or for more information, call Chip at 814-933-9555 or e-mail him at 239foxgap@gmail.com

2016 Wing Ding and Youth Pheasant Hunt

STATE COLLEGE, PA – The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of Pheasants Forever will hold a Wing Ding on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the Old Fort American Legion. The chapter will also present a habitat project update. There will be all-you-can eat chicken wings, raffles and prizes.

Cost is $20 / person. Doors will open at 5:30 PM. Proceeds will benefit local habitat restoration such as the native grass planting and pollinator plot establishment in Central Pennsylvania. To make a reservation, or for more details, call or text Mark Thomas at 814-241-8748.

REBERSBURG, PA – Fox Gap Rod and Gun Club, located in Rebersburg, PA, is hosting a free pheasant hunt for junior hunters ages 12 to 16 on October 8, 2016. The Central PA Chapter of Pheasants Forever and Fox Gap Rod and Gun Club are sponsoring this hunting opportunity, with support from The Pennsylvania State University Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society. No hunting license or prior hunting experience is required to enter. Qualified instructors will teach safe firearms handling, and provide supervised trap shooting before the hunt. Experienced bird dogs and their handlers will guide the hunters on a pheasant hunt. A mentor will accompany each junior hunter to insure safety. A spokesman from Pheasants Forever will discuss conserving and creating habitat for wildlife and hunting. Firearms, ammo, and lunch will be provided for the day.

Parents please have your child write a brief description of his/her interest in learning about hunting and conserving land for wildlife. Send your write-up by September 11, 2016 to: Gary San Julian, 562 Melissa Lane, State College, PA 16801, or: jgs9@psu.edu Include your telephone number. Four successful hunters will be selected and notified by phone on September 25. Parents of the junior hunters are encouraged to join their youth in the field as additional mentors.

Don’t miss this chance for a free pheasant hunt!

Upcoming Events

Our Seventh Annual Membership Banquet will take place on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Mountain View Country Club, 100 Elks Club Rd., Boalsburg, PA. Doors will open at 5:30 PM with dinner at 6:30 PM. The dinner for this year will be a buffet menu featuring a beef carving station.

2014 Youth Pheasant Hunt

The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of Pheasants Forever and the Fox Gap Rod and Gun Club will hold an upland bird Youth Hunt at the club in Rebersburg on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Interested participants must be 12 to 16 years old and write an essay on what upland bird hunting means to them. Send the essay to Central PA Pheasants Forever, P.O. Box 509, Lemont, PA 16851. Four teams of two kids each will be selected to participate in the Youth Hunt by members of Penn State’s Chapter of The Wildlife Society. The selection will take place on October 5 and winners will be notified by phone. Winners will receive a guided upland bird hunt and lunch. For details, e-mail Chuck at cvm5196@psu.edu or visit the website at www.centralpapheasants.org . Registration Form

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Wing Ding and Wild Pheasant Talk

On Thursday, September 25, 2014 the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of Pheasants Forever will hold a Wing Ding and Wild Pheasant Talk at the Old Fort American Legion. Chapter President Jesse Putnam will talk about Pennsylvania’s Wild Pheasant Recovery Areas (WPRAs). Over the last six years, Jesse has been trapping wild pheasants in South Dakota and Montana and transferring them to the four WPRAs in Pennsylvania. There will be all-you-can eat chicken wings, raffles and prizes. Cost is $15 / person. Doors will open at 5:30 PM and the Wild Pheasant Talk will begin at 6:30. Proceeds will benefit local habitat restoration such as the native grass planting on SGL 333. To make a reservation, or for more details, e-mail Jesse at putnam80@gmail.com , or call him at 814-598-9789. You can also visit the website at www.centralpapheasants.org .