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PFYO 2014 Event

Sunday, September 21, 2014
David Cain at the Pheasants Forever Youth Outdoor Event held in September 2014.

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Wilcox Sportsmen Donation!

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Thanks for the donation to our youth and vet events!

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PF donates to Ridgway Firemen

Monday, December 01, 2014
Dick Bodenhorn, PF630 President, presents a donation to Scott Pontius, Ridgway Fire Chief.

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Elk and Pheasants

Saturday, November 01, 2014
Jane Bryndel tagging a new elk calf with PGC Biologist Jeremy Banfield. I was up at the crack of dawn to help capture and tag elk calves in Benezette, PA. What a great experience!

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Wounded Warrior Hunt 2014

Saturday, November 01, 2014
This past March the East Brady American Legion along with Rosebud Mining and Pheasants Forever put on a three day pheasant hunt for members of the Wounded Warrior Project at Queenstown’s Hunting Reserve. This project helps thousands of injured warriors returning home from the current conflicts and provided assistance to their families.

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Veterans Day Hero Salute 2014

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
What better way to implement our Save the Habitat Save the Hunt initiative than to take a group of American heroes pheasant and chukkar hunting? The Kinzua Allegheny Longbeards did just that on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 when they hosted their second annual Wheelin Sportsmen’s Veterans Day hunt.

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PFYO 2013 Second Event

Sunday, September 22, 2013
A seventeen year old disabled youth from Warren, PA had a dream come true in Clearfield County. Matt Bunk was hit by a truck at only eighteen months of age leaving him partially paralyzed and only the use of his left arm. Matt has always wanted to go hunting but never thought he would get the chance to do so.

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PFYO 2013 First Event

Friday, September 13, 2013
Jasmine Carlson showing off her rooster at the Pheasants Forever #630 PF Youth Outdoor event.

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Outhouse Races 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013
The Outhouse Race will start at noon on July 27, 2013 at the Elk Country Store in Medix Run. It is just one of the events planned for the Medix Run Rendezvous. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Pheasants Forever Youth Outdoor Foundation.

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2013 Banquet and PGC Tour

Saturday, July 27, 2013
Pictured left to right are Biologist, Mark Jackling, PF Habitat Coordinator, Jared Kuleck, PA Game Commission President, Robert Schlemmer, PA Game Commissioner, Ralph Martone and Game Lands Manager, John Dzymean, visiting PA Game Lands #44 in Elk County. Game Lands #44 is a cooperative project between the PA Game Commission & Pheasants Forever Chapter 630 of North Central PA.

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PF Prescribed Burn Team

Saturday, July 27, 2013
Pennsylvania Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever State Council's Prescribed Burn Team conducted their first official Rx burn this past April. Thanks to the State Council and PA chapter fundraising, the burn team was able to gather enough safety equipment and tools to plan and implement Rx burns safely and effectively.

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Pheasant Hunting Tips

Saturday, July 27, 2013
We are in the middle of pheasant season and I hope you are finding time between high temperatures and super storms to get out in the field. We still have a few more bird stockings on our local game lands. Here are some tips and thoughts I had on this fall's hunting season.

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2012 Mentored Youth Hunt

Saturday, October 06, 2012
Smiles were easy to come by at the 11th Annual Pheasants Forever Mentored Youth Hunt. Chilly wet weather greeted the early risers waited to start the local Pheasants Forever Chapter 630 Eleventh Annual Youth Mentored Pheasant Hunt held on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Each of these 52 youth from 12-16 years of age participated in the Fox Township Sportsmen Safety Day the weekend before.

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2012 Mentored Hunt Apps

Saturday, October 06, 2012
It is so important to keep the youth of today involved with hunting and conservation to become good stewards of nature in the future. The 11th Annual Pheasant Forever Mentored Youth Hunt is scheduled for October 6, 2012 on PA State Game Lands 44, near Shawmut in Horton Township. This event is sponsored by Pheasants Forever Chapter 630 with assistance from the Fox Township Sportsmen Club.

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PGC Work Day 2012

Saturday, October 06, 2012
Volunteers from the Clarion Walmart were on hand to help the PGC and PF plant trees on PA Game Lands #44 in Shawmut. It would have been easy to just stay in bed. It had rained all night and the morning was overcast. Lucky for us that over 30 volunteers showed at up PA Game Lands #44 in Shawmut, PA to help with the Fourth Annual PA Game Commission and Pheasants Forever Work Day.

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PFYO 2012 Event

Friday, September 21, 2012
Travis Greenawalt shows off his new hunting clothes made possible by the Pheasants Forever Youth Outdoor Foundation. The endowment was create to help physically challenged and terminally ill youth enjoy the outdoors.

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PF and PGC Work Day 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012
Volunteers from the Clarion Walmart were on hand to help the PGC and PF plant trees on PA Game Lands #44 in Shawmut. It would have been easy to just stay in bed. It had rained all night and the morning was overcast. Lucky for us that over 30 volunteers showed at up PA Game Lands #44 in Shawmut, PA to help with the Fourth Annual PA Game Commission and Pheasants Forever Work Day.

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2012 Spring PF Banquet

Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Justn Beck 2011 youth gun winner Justin Beck was a winner of a youth shot gun at the 2011 Pheasants Forever Mentored Youth Hunt, shown here with Dick Bodenhorn. The 2 youth guns given away were made possible with proceeds from the PF banquet. Andres Torres was the other lucky youth gun winner

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PFYO Event 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011
Arianna, daughter of Bill and Laura Evans of Tionesta, PA.

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PGC Work Day Results 3-2011

Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Thirty men, women and children turned out for the spring Pheasants Forever work day in conjunction with the PA Game Commission. One retired gentleman travel 3 hours from Bradford county to show his support by building habitat. Forty degree temperatures made sure everyone had to work to stay warm.

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PGC Work Day 2011

Saturday, January 01, 2011
Thirty men, women and children turned out for the spring Pheasants Forever work day in conjunction with the PA Game Commission. One retired gentleman travel 3 hours from Bradford county to show his support by building habitat. Forty degree temperatures made sure everyone had to work to stay warm.

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Youth Hunt 2010

Saturday, October 09, 2010
Youth hunter with his Dad, dog handler and highly trained pointer. This youth was lucky enough to harvest a male pheasant called a rooster. The day started cool with a beautiful sunrise as the early risers waited to start the local Pheasants Forever Chapter 630 Ninth Annual 2010 Youth Mentored Pheasant Hunt held on Saturday, October 9, 2010.

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Youth Hunt Planning 2010

Saturday, May 01, 2010
Photo of successful sportsmen from the 2009 Pheasants Forever Mentored Youth Hunt near Brandy Camp, PA. The 9th Annual Pheasant Forever Mentored Youth Hunt is scheduled for October 9, 2010 on the new State Game Lands 44, the Kocjancic Tract, in Fox Township. This event is sponsored by Pheasants Forever Chapter 630, with assistance from the Fox Township Sportsmen Club.

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Habitat 2010

Saturday, May 01, 2010
The three most important things that will improve the quality and quantity of wildlife is habitat, habitat and habitat. That is an old line but still very true. Pheasants Forever's members are truly passionate about conservation and creating, preserving and restoring habitat that benefits pheasants, rabbits and other wildlife. That's why Pheasants Forever provides one of the most efficient conservation model of any organization.

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March 2010 Work Day

Monday, February 01, 2010
The birds and rabbits have better hiding places from coyotes, hawks and fox thanks to the many helping hands that attended the Pennsylvania Game Commission Game Lands work day on March 27, 2010. People came from all over western PA to top pines trees and create brush piles on new Game Lands #44 near Shawmut, PA. Smaller animals will build homes in this new habitat this spring and in years to come.

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PF Youth Hunt 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009
Pheasants Forever Chapter 630 is pleased to announce that our Eighth Annual 2009 Youth Hunt, held on October 10, 2009, was another huge success. Two lucky kids won shotguns donated by our club. The winners for the Remington 870 20 gauge shotguns were Josh Zylinski, and Emily Pollino.

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PF Youth Hunt 2009 Planned

Wednesday, June 10, 2009
And so the tradition continues. The 8th Annual Pheasant Forever Mentored Youth Hunt is scheduled for October 10, 2009 on the new State Game Lands 44, the Kocjancic Tract, in Fox Township. This event is sponsored by Pheasants Forever Chapter 630, with assistance from the Fox Township Sportsmen Club.

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Students Hatch Chicks

Thursday, May 28, 2009
There were kids everywhere! Each and every one was excited to visit the St. Marys’ Middle School Outdoor Club classroom on May 28, 2009. Over 100 students were there to learn how other classes succeeding in hatching their pheasant chicks from eggs. Craig Barr from the Fox Township Sportsmen Club is the volunteer coordinator of the event that included 7 area schools; Fox Township, St. Mary’s Middle School, South St. Marys School, Queen of the World, St. Marys Catholic Middle School, St. Boniface, and Ridgway Middle School. Wayne Fordosti, the retiring science teacher of the St. Marys Middle School was the host of the event and enjoyed showing the kids the hard work of his 7 year old Outdoor Club. What started as a project to study hatching fish has grown in to a small tree farm, greenhouse, hatching chicks and even studying solar and wind power. Mr. Fordosti hopes to continue as a volunteer at the school for year to come but will leave big shoes to fill.

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Planning Your Food Plot

Thursday, May 28, 2009
’April showers bring May flowers’ but only if the soil was amended and the seed planted. Before you can plant, you need to plan. PF Chapter 630 has 4 planting projects for 2009

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GC Work Day March 2009

Sunday, March 01, 2009
The first volunteers at the Kyler Road site were greeted with the cackle of a male pheasant. A rabbit ran across the field. What a way to start the day! More then 50 men, women and children attend the Pennsylvania Game Land work day on March 28, 2009 on the new Brandy Camp parcel of State Game Lands # 044. Fox Township and Pheasant Forever members turn out in force along with other citizen willing to spend a few hours of their weekend improving the site for small game animals.

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Quick and Easy Pheasant Recipes

Saturday, November 01, 2008
There is nothing more satisfying then sitting down to a meal that you have harvested for yourself. If you have pheasants in the freezer, you should be sure to thank your favorite 4-legged hunting buddy by giving them a share of your wild game supper. The following are 2 recipes shared by our Pheasants Forever Chapter 630 members. You can substitute grouse or chicken depending on your luck in the field so far this fall.

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PF Sept 2008 Banquet

Saturday, September 13, 2008
These two lucky kids, William Thompson and Brandy Kalgren, each won a Remington 870 at this year's Pheasant Forever Chapter 630 Banquet held on September 13, 2008. Over 15 guns where raffled and auctioned along with numerous prints, original art, furniture, hunting and fishing gear as well as other prizes.

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PF Mentored Youth Hunt

Tuesday, July 01, 2008
I know it's hard to think about hunting in the middle of the summer heat but it is time to make plans for the fall pheasant hunting season. This year's Pheasants Forever Chapter 630 Mentored Youth Hunt will be held on October 11, 2008 in the Brandy Camp area of Elk County, Pennsylvania. This is one the club's biggest and best events of the year. Many hunters say introducing youth to pheasant hunting is one of the most rewards hunts of the year.

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Pheasants Forever Annual Banquet

Sunday, June 01, 2008
The North Central Pennsylvania Chapter 630 of Pheasants Forever is pleased to invite you to its 9th Annual Banquet on Saturday, September 13th 2008 beginning at 5:30 at the The Red Fern in St. Marys, PA.

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Pheasant Chicks Everywhere! June 2008

Sunday, June 01, 2008
Craig Barr and Randy Gradizzi no longer have time for hunting. They are too busy volunteering at the Fox Township Sportsmen's Club raising pheasant chicks for their Youth Hunting Area. This is only the second year for raising birds and they are already doubling the size of their operation with a second 50'x150' pen.

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Spring has Sprung and Planting has Begun - May 2008

Thursday, May 01, 2008
Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever are the only national conservation organizations that empower local chapters with 100% control of their fundraising dollars. This model has made us the most efficient organization in conservation.

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Habitat Planting Keeps Pheasants Forever Busy

Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Chris Yeager dedicates many hours each spring planting habitat for wildlife and Pheasants Forever. It doesn't hurt that he likes to drive a tractor. He also likes knowing that the results of his work will benefit animals for years to come. 'It takes 3'5 years for a warm season grass field to fully establish itself,' says Chris.

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Local Planting and Equiment Rates - April 2008

Tuesday, April 01, 2008
One of the greatest causes for decreased animal population is the lack of quality habitat. Just like people need a roof over their heads and good food to eat, animals need safe nesting and breeding habitat and proper food and water sources to remain healthy and strong. These elements are also vital for healthy reproduction of any species.

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PF Chapter 630 Local Habitat March 2008

Saturday, March 01, 2008
Chris on John Deere tractor plaing at Fox Township youth area 2007 Pheasants Forever is a national organization that focuses on habitat improvement. All animals benefit from the food and cover work planting annuals such as corn, sorghum and sunflower as well as many perennial grasses.

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Elk County Savings and Loan Gun Donation Feb 2008

Friday, February 01, 2008
Elk County Savings and Loan made a generous donation to Pheasants Forever Chapter 630 in January 2008. Karen Marshall is shown presenting a check for a Remington Model 870 Express 20 gauge pump-action shot gun to Jeff Yeager, Chapter 630's Banquet Chairman.

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Pheasant Stuffed Red Pepper Recipe Jan 2008

Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Many local Pheasant Forever members are lucky enough to have a few birds in the freeze so now is a good time to plan your wild game dinner. If you need a few more birds, pheasant season lasts until February 2, 2008 in our area. Visit www.pheasantsforever.org for more information on pheasants.

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Dorm Room Pheasant Recipe Dec 2007

Saturday, December 01, 2007
Now that you have stocked your freezer with birds, what are you going to do with them? Don’t let them go to waste. Pheasants and grouse may taste somewhat 'like chicken' but store bought chicken pales in comparison to the flavor of the game birds. Of course, if you are a bad shot, you made just need to substitute chicken in this recipe for your annual Wild Game Dinner.

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