MidSouth Quail Forever

Restoring Quail habitat in the MidSouth and surrounding areas.

Mid South Quail Forever 2020 Sporting Clays Shoot Fundraiser

COVID 19, QUAIL, AND YOUR SUPPORT

The chapter wishes to thank everyone who came out to support our event.  We had some challenges with the pandemic and efforts to comply with all the rules from QF.  We did the best we could.  Sorry those who were disappointed about lunch and confusion on where snacks and water was.  Just so you know, we are trying to make it up with a couple of surprises.  First, we normally give away a gun prize for every 30 entries.  well, this year we had 58 shooters (we had some no show/no pay).  Well, we decided to ROUND UP and give away TWO grand prizes.  As well, we added some door prizes (restaurant gift cards) to make up for lunch.  so here are the cash payouts and prizes:
HOA Main event David Cole; 2 flats shells
HOA 5 Stand      Steve Bryson: 1 flat shells
5 Stand payouts:
M David Cole $10
AA Steve Bryson  $25
A William Wickham $5
B Scott Mckee       $15
D  Chas Millstein    $5
E  Matt Mitchell       $10
Hunter  Bill Henderson   $5

Long Bird  Steve Bryson  $120 (4 dead birds)
ATF Raffle  Robert Gooch  
Henry Rifle Raffle   Sherrie Baskin

GRAND PRIZE #1  Upland Choice William Franklin (Reed's Gift Card)
Grand Prize #2      Firearm prize   Al Cook

Restaurant gift card door prizes
5 stand  David Cole
Long Bird   John Partridge
Main Event  Wm Gooch
                   Chas Millstein
                   Miller Bush
                   Mark Mitchell
                   Terry Baskin
                    L F Cox
gift cards and checks will go in the mail this week.  other winners have been contacted to arrange pick up

GREAT #AN OUTDOORS ACT PASSES WITH SUPPORT OF BOTH PARTIES



St. Paul, Minn. - July 22, 2020 - Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is celebrating today’s passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), a historic conservation bill passed in the House of Representatives by a landslide vote of 310-107. The GAOA will permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and allocate billions of dollars to the National Park Service and other land management agencies.

 

The bill – which will invest in restoring national parks, conserving land, creating hunter opportunities, and putting parks and playgrounds in urban areas – is considered one of the most important environmental proposals of our time. GAOA will help ease a $12 billion maintenance backlog for national parks and other public lands. Additionally, the landmark legislation provides $900 million per year in funding for LWCF to create positive conservation and recreation impacts throughout America.

 

“This remarkable conservation victory is one history won’t forget!” remarked Howard Vincent, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever President & CEO. “It was accomplished because our community stuck together and rallied our members around this effort to keep the pressure on Congress. It’s a difficult time in America, but we have so much to be proud of today because we all took a step toward something great in protecting this country’s natural resources and outdoor heritage.”

 

“This is an absolute giant of a moment for hunters, anglers and conservation as a whole. Dedicating resources to the Land and Water Conservation Fund – in addition to addressing maintenance backlogs on public lands – is a win of a lifetime, and we owe a huge thanks to the American people who spoke up so loudly. We offer mountains of praise for all the members of Congress who listened to the people and worked across the aisle to get the Great American Outdoors Act to the president’s desk.” Backcountry Hunters & Anglers President & CEO Land Tawney said. “This bipartisan and bicameral bill sets the stage for enhanced hunting and fishing opportunities on our public lands and waters where all Americans will have the opportunity to experience the great outdoors.”

 

In June, the Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act with a soaring 73-25 vote. Now approved by legislators in the House, the bill awaits the President’s signature which he has previously indicated that he will sign into law.

 

“The Great American Outdoors Act is the single greatest piece of legislation to enhance conservation and increase access for sportsmen and women not only in this lifetime, but for the generations of sportsmen and women to come,” Congressional Sportsmen Foundation President, Jeff Crane, said. “Working alongside partners like Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever has been instrumental in driving this victory, and we commend our leaders in Congress for standing up for our nation’s sportsmen and women.”

 

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever have been working on this legislation for years, ushering chapter volunteers and members of the National Youth Leadership Council to Washington D.C. for constituents to meet with Congressional leaders. PF & QF have also issued numerous Action Alerts to our members and followers, in addition to staff members focused heavily in D.C. on this significant environmental issue.

 

“Sportsmen and women who have spoken out for years in support of the LWCF and against the chronic underfunding of our public lands agencies should be very proud to be a part of this historic win for public lands, fish and wildlife habitat, and our hunting and fishing access,” says Whit Fosburgh, president and CEO of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. “These issues don’t make the front page every day, which is all the more reason to celebrate the willingness of our lawmakers to prioritize the Great American Outdoors Act with a spirit of urgency and bipartisanship. For Americans who are increasingly turning to the outdoors for solace and enjoyment during this pandemic, this vote confirms that our natural resources are worthy of robust investment, especially at a time when conservation and access improvement projects can create much-needed jobs.” 

 

The passing of GAOA and the impacts it will have on LWCF hits close to home for the nation’s leading upland habitat conservation group. Minnesota, where Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is headquartered, received more than $266 million in LWCF funding in the past five decades, protecting various parks, forests, rivers, and wildlife refuges. The bill will ensure the continuation of critical conservation efforts in Minnesota, as well as throughout America.

 

About Pheasants Forever

 

Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 138,000 members and 760 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent over $900 million on 550,000 habitat projects benefiting 19 million acres nationwide. 

 

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                  SPORTING CLAYS AND DOVE SEASON WARMUP
29 Shooters came out to help support youth projects and quail habitat on Saturday August 25th at Memphis Sport Shooting Association in Arlington, TN.
Thanks to our Sponsors; Accrabond, Brogan Lake Farms LLC, Joel Wall Brown, Memphis Net and Twine, Lynn Ebaugh MD, Robert and Kate Gooch Endowment Fund and Ike Mussleman
The gun was donated by Arms Fair and won by Allen Bargainer
Thank you for your support! Pictures in the photo tab at top of page.
See you next year!
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