Pheasant Country garners award, announces officersMitchell’s local branch of the habitat organization Pheasants Forever announced its new officers for this year shortly after receiving the largest banquet membership of the year award by Pheasants Forever at Pheasant Fest on Feb. 18, in Kansas City, Mo.
By: Sports Staff, The Daily Republic
Mitchell’s local branch of the habitat organization Pheasants Forever announced its new officers for this year shortly after receiving the largest banquet membership of the year award by Pheasants Forever at Pheasant Fest on Feb. 18, in Kansas City, Mo.
Dave Allen, the president of Pheasant Country, was given the award that he considers the “Super Bowl of Pheasants Forever.”
The award is given annually to a branch of Pheasants Forever that has the largest number of members attend its annual banquet from the previous year. This is the first time a chapter from South Dakota has received the award.
Allen is joined on the board of directors by Mike Anderson, Mike Kuchera, Al Hyatt, Wade Musick, Scott Phillips, Mike Thompson, Marc Bernard, Doug Backland, Brad Zimmerman and Kelly Hohn.
Deb Kuchera and Mike Thompson are the banquet directors. Nancy Hyatt is the treasurer and Danelle Backlund is the group’s secretary.
The habitat chairmen are Mike Kuchera and Marc Bernard, while Kevin Yeo, Doug Schley and Mike Blaadid are the youth directors.
Pheasant Country has more than 1,000 members and is the largest chapter of Pheasants Forever, which consists of 730 chapters from the United States and Canada. The group donated nearly 100 youth memberships last year.
Pheasant Country meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at The Depot, to join the group contact Dave Allen at 605-996-8649 or attend a meeting. The cost to join is $35 or $50 for a banquet ticket as well as membership.
This year’s Pheasant Forever banquet will be on Oct. 19 at the Corn Palace. The banquet always takes place the night before pheasant season begins.