What’s your favorite bird dog breed? Pheasants Forever’s second annual “Bird Dogs for Habitat” campaign challenges upland hunters to cast a vote and make a donation on behalf of their favorite dog. All tax-deductible donations support Pheasants Forever’s wildlife habitat conservation mission – and the places where bird dogs love to hunt.
Without CRP for the past 26 years, we wouldn’t have seen many of the tremendous wildlife and environmental benefits that this nation has enjoyed along with its support of the hunting tradition. The future of CRP really hangs in the balance right now and PF is working to retain a strong program, as many acres as possible and coming up with new initiatives that will put habitat on the ground.
Through online credit card payments, Pheasants Forever will accept contributions placed in support of 45 different breeds of bird dogs. Each $1 donated is equal to one vote for that bird dog breed. In other words, a $100 donation is equal to 100 votes for a particular bird dog breed. U.S. Bank and its Pheasants Forever Visa Card program have started the donations off with a $5,000 contribution, which will be evenly distributed among all breeds. It’s easy to do and your donation will be matched 1:1 so your contribution for the future of CRP is doubly important.
Last year’s first-ever Bird Dogs for Habitat campaign raised more than $48,000, which all directly supported Pheasants Forever’s wildlife habitat efforts. That first campaign included just 25 breeds for people to vote and donate on behalf. That number has expanded to 45 breeds to represent virtually all sporting dog owners. Last year’s winning breed was the Vizsla, which accrued $5,877 in contributions. As an added incentive to this year’s campaign, all Pheasants Forever Dog Life Membershipssold at $500 each during December will also count toward that breed’s vote total.
We cannot let the Vizsla win again!
Get Em’ Out There