Events

Upcoming Events

2024 Banquet

2024 Banquet

Date(s): Saturday, September 28, 2024
Hours: 5:00 PM

Come and join us for a great evening!

A great meal by Dostal's Catering!

Games, Prizes, Raffles!

Sponsors are appreciated, and tickets are on sale now.  Contact us today!  Ticket purchases are required in advance of the event.

Click here to like and follow LinnCoPF on Facebook!

2023 Heroes Hunt

2023 Heroes Hunt

Date(s): Saturday, October 07, 2023
Hours: 8:00 AM

The 2023 Linn County Pheasants Forever HEROES HUNT is scheduled for Saturday October 7, 2023 all current and retired law enforcement.  2023 marks the 9th annual event at Highland Hideaway Hunting in Riverside! 

 - In order to conduct this full day event we are seeking sponsors.  Click here for sponsorship details!

 - This Heroes Hunt registration is open only to law enforcement officers (LEOs) (current or retired). 

 - NEW IN 2023 - this event will be a FULL DAY event - stay tuned for event details! You won't want to miss the fun!

 - Those participating in the hunt will be assisted by professional guides with their gundogs. No personal gundogs will be permitted in the field. All participants will be treated to a Highland Hideaway lunch and have an opportunity to win raffle prizes that support Linn County Pheasants Forever habitat projects. All hunters must be able to walk in tall grass over a rough terrain. All selected participants will be required to possess a valid Iowa hunting license and be a current member of Pheasants Forever. A Pheasants Forever annual membership costs only $35 and includes a member card, window decal and five issue subscription to the Pheasants Forever Journal magazine. (Licenses and the Pheasants Forever memberships can be purchased at Highland Hunting the day of the event.) Hunters must provide their own shotgun and it is required that you wear blaze orange and eye protection. Ammunition will be provided and distributed by your field guide. 

Event Registration / Applications can be processed in two ways: 1. online or 2. by printing and submitting via email or mail.

Registration for the event is open. Applications for participants are selected on a first-come first-serve basis.  Due to having a limited number of participant slots, we ask that this application form be submitted as soon as possible, the application process will close September 1.  

Participants will have lunch the day of their hunt and have an opportunity at raffle prizes that support Linn County Pheasants Forever habitat, outreach and education projects in and around Linn County.  All participants must be current or retired LEOs. Licenses and Pheasants Forever memberships can be purchased the day of the event.
To register, use this link 2023 Heroes Hunt Registration

We feel it is important to offer this event free of charge to our LEOs. In order for this event to continue in this manner, we are seeking sponsors to assist with the costs that are incurred. Thank you in advance for considering sponsorship. If you or someone you know is interested in being a sponsor, please let us know. 

You will hear more from Linn Co PF and Wade Kisner, Hunt Coordinator Linn County Pheasants Forever Chapter 45 before October to confirm you are registered and details of the event. If you would like additional details on the event or know of someone who is interested in sponsorship, please contact Wade Kisner via email: Kisner66@gmail.com.

Past Events

2022 Heroes Hunt

2022 Heroes Hunt

Date(s): Sunday, October 09, 2022
Hours: 8:00 AM

  1. The 2022 Linn County Pheasants Forever HEROES HUNT took place for all current and retired law enforcement.  This 8th annual event was hosted by Iowa's Linn County Pheasants Forever Chapter #45 and took place on Sunday, October 9 2022 at Highland Hideaway Hunting in Riverside! 

- This Heroes Hunt registration is open only to law enforcement officers (LEOs) (current or retired). 

Those participating in the hunt will be assisted by professional guides with their gundogs. No personal gundogs will be permitted in the field. All participants will be treated to a Highland Hideaway lunch and have an opportunity to win raffle prizes that support Linn County Pheasants Forever habitat projects. All hunters must be able to walk in tall grass over a rough terrain. All selected participants will be required to possess a valid Iowa hunting license and be a current member of Pheasants Forever. A Pheasants Forever annual membership costs only $35 and includes a member card, window decal and five issue subscription to the Pheasants Forever Journal magazine. (Licenses and the Pheasants Forever memberships can be purchased at Highland Hunting the day of the event.) Hunters must provide their own shotgun and it is required that you wear blaze orange and eye protection. Ammunition will be provided and distributed by your field guide. 

Applications can be processed in two ways: 1. online or 2. by printing and submitting via email or mail.

The two application methods can be accessed through this event page. The online version (link is here & below) or by using the printed application (attachment is in this event titled is a printable registration form) (please print form & send to host).

Registration for the 2022 Heroes Hunt is open. Applications for participants are selected on a first-come first-serve basis.  Due to having a limited number of participant slots, we ask that this application form be submitted as soon as possible, the application process will close October 1.  

Participants will have lunch the day of their hunt and have an opportunity at raffle prizes that support Linn County Pheasants Forever habitat, outreach and education projects in and around Linn County.  All participants must be current or retired LEOs. Licenses and Pheasants Forever memberships can be purchased the day of the event.
To register, use this link 2022 Heroes Hunt Registration

We feel it is important to offer this event free of charge to our LEOs. In order for this event to continue in this manner, we are seeking sponsors to assist with the costs that are incurred. We are offering levels of sponsorship. If you or someone you know is interested in being a sponsor, please let us know. The following levels cover the cost:
   O BRASS Sponsor $250 funds 2 hunters
   O BRONZE Sponsor $500 funds 4 hunters 
   O SILVER Sponsor $750 funds 6 hunters
   O GOLD Sponsor $1000 funds 8 hunters 
   O PLATINUM Sponsor $2000+ funds multiple hunter

Click here to express interest in sponsoring this event.

You will hear more from Wade Kisner, Hunt Coordinator Linn County Pheasants Forever Chapter 45 before October to confirm you are registered and details of the event. If you would like additional details on the event or know of someone who is interested in sponsorship, please contact Wade Kisner via email: Kisner66@gmail.com.

2022 Banquet

2022 Banquet

Date(s): Saturday, August 27, 2022
Hours: 5:00 PM

Come and join us for a great evening!

A great meal by Dostals Catering!

Games, Prizes, Raffles!

Sponsors are appreciated, and tickets are on sale now.  Contact us today!  Ticket purchases are required in advance of the event.

Click here to like and follow LinnCoPF on Facebook!

2021 Heroes Hunt

2021 Heroes Hunt

Date(s): Sunday, October 17, 2021
Hours: 8:00 AM

The VETERAN'S HEROES HUNT is hosted by Iowa's Linn County Pheasants Forever Chapter #45 will take place on Sunday, October 17 at Highland Hideaway Hunting in Riverside!

- The Heroes Hunt registration is open only to veterans, who have not participated in the hunt in the past 

Those participating in the hunt will be assisted by professional guides with their gundogs. No personal gundogs will be permitted in the field. All participants will be treated to a Highland Hideaway lunch and have an opportunity to win raffle prizes that support Linn County Pheasants Forever habitat projects. All hunters must be able to walk in tall grass over a rough terrain. All selected participants will be Veterans, are required to possess a valid Iowa hunting license and be a current member of Pheasants Forever. A Pheasants Forever annual membership costs only $35 and includes a member card, window decal and five issue subscription to the Pheasants Forever Journal magazine. (Licenses and the Pheasants Forever memberships can be purchased at Highland Hunting the day of the event.) Veterans/Hunters must provide their own shotgun and it is required that you wear blaze orange and eye protection. Ammunition will be provided and distributed by your field guide. 

Applications can be processed in two ways: 1. online or 2. by printing and submitting via email or mail.

The two application methods can be accessed through this event page. The online version (link is here & below) or by using the printed application (attachment is in this event titled "Mail-in registration form (print)" (please print form & send to host).

Registration for the 2021 Heroes Hunt opens July 1. Applications for participants are selected on a first-come first-serve basis.   Due to having a limited number of participant slots, we ask that this application form be submitted as soon as possible, the application process will end the first Friday of October.  

Participants will have lunch the day of their hunt and have an opportunity at raffle prizes that support Linn County Pheasants Forever habitat, outreach and education projects in and around Linn County.  All participants must be veterans. Licenses and Pheasants Forever memberships can be purchased the day of the event. 2021 Heroes Hunt Registration

We feel it is important to offer this event free of charge to our veterans. In order for this event to continue in this manner, we are seeking sponsors to assist with the costs that are incurred. We are offering levels of sponsorship. If you or someone you know is interested in being a sponsor, please let us know. The following levels cover the cost of veterans:
   O BRASS Sponsor $250 funds 2 veterans
   O BRONZE Sponsor $500 funds 4 veterans 
   O SILVER Sponsor $750 funds 6 veterans
   O GOLD Sponsor $1000 funds 8 veterans 
   O PLATINUM Sponsor $2000+ funds multiple veterans

Click here to express interest in sponsoring Veterans for this event.

You will hear more from Wade Kisner, Hunt Coordinator Linn County Pheasants Forever Chapter 45 before October to confirm you are registered and details of the event. If you would like additional details on the event or know of someone who is interested in sponsorship, please contact Wade Kisner via email: Kisner66@gmail.com.

2021 Banquet

2021 Banquet

Date(s): Saturday, August 21, 2021
Hours: 5:00 PM

Come and join us for a great evening!

A great meal by Dostals Catering!

Games, Prizes, Raffles!

Sponsors are appreciated, and tickets are on sale now.  Contact us today!  Ticket purchases are required in advance of the event.

Click here to like and follow LinnCoPF on Facebook!

Pass it On! Outdoor Mentors Collaboration

Pass it On! Outdoor Mentors Collaboration

Date(s): Friday, January 15, 2021
Hours: 12:00 AM

In January 2021 Linn County Pheasants Forever provided hats to young adult hunters as they were hosted by Corridor Outdoor Adventures

at Highland Hideaway Hunting who were learning to hunt pheasants. During the hosting of two events, seven people attended the event with Johnson County Conservation serving as safety officers, Highland Hideaway Guides Steve Ries and Chewy Garcia.  Check out Corridor Outdoor Adventures - Non-Profit Organization in the corridor between Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, Iowa for further info on the event.

LinnCoPF Tree Display at 2019 Cedar Rapids Festival of Trees

LinnCoPF Tree Display at 2019 Cedar Rapids Festival of Trees

Date(s): Nov 09 - 10, 2019
Hours: 9:00 AM

Take a stroll through our Winter Wonderland at the 2019 Festival of Trees.  Come see the Pheasants Forever sponsored tree which was decorated by the Corridor Clay Crushers Collegiate shooting sports team and local shooting sports student athletes.

This event is hosted by the Cedar Rapids JayCees which features decorated holiday trees and festive displays as well as a Holiday Market.  There will be a special treat for youth attendees will be able to stop into Santa's Workshop for a snack, a holiday craft and an opportunity to snap a selfie with the big guy himself.  Adults won't go home empty handed either.  Our Holiday Market will feature several businesses offering cash and carry items and samples of their holiday goods and products.  What a great way to support our local community.

For details of the event, check out the Cedar Rapids Festival of Trees Facebook page.  Click here to like and follow LinnCoPF on Facebook!

Women in the Outdoors Workshop

Women in the Outdoors Workshop

Date(s): Saturday, November 09, 2019
Hours: 9:00 AM

Beyond BOW - Upland Bird Hunting

Join Becoming an Outdoors Woman, Iowa County and Linn County Pheasants Forever Chapters, and the Iowa DNR their Upland Bird Hunt Weekend on November 9th and 10th in Homestead, IA. The event centers around the habitat, the hunt, and the harvest.

Hunters will gather Saturday morning to begin learning about pheasant and other upland bird habitat and how they're biology impacts hunting tactics for a successful hunt. The afternoon will focus on firearms, clothing and other necessary equipment and wrap up with shooting practice and a "mock hunt". Saturday evening will include lessons on hunting dogs and how to get started training them.

Sunday morning will feature the hunt and upon return, instructors will be on hand to demonstrate how to field dress and share their favorite recipes and crafts using pheasant feathers.

Please note:

This is an active, skills-based event. Come prepared to get muddy, and dressed for the variable fall weather. We will do quite a bit of walking on varying terrain! Shotguns, ammunition, and orange vests will be provided, but participants may also bring their own equipment.

We have 20 gauge shotguns available for check out, if you'd like to use one, please make sure to note this in the registration.

All participants are required to complete hunter education prior to attending.  Visit www.iowadnr.gov/huntered to check out the various ways you can complete the course or to locate a class in your area.

Participants are required to purchase an Iowa hunting license and habitat stamp prior to attending.  You can purchase online or to locate a retailer in your area.   

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Lodging

Lodging is on your own.  Below are some suggested places to stay in the area.

Zuber's Homestead Hotel - 2206 44th Avenue, Homestead, IA 52236 - 800-491-9631

Die Heimat Country Inn Bed & Breakfast - 4434 V Street, Homestead, IA 52236 - 319-250-5147

Ramada by Wyndham Williamsburg and Wasserbahn Waterpark - 2211 U Ave, Williamsburg, IA 52361 - 800-946-5338

Holiday Inn Express Coralville - 970 25th Ave, Coralville, IA 52241 - 877-859-5095

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Agenda

Homestead Welfare Club - Homestead, Iowa
November 9-10, 2019

Saturday, November 9

9:00–10:00:          Registration

10:00–10:30         Welcome & Introductions

10:30–11:30         Upland Birds - Their Habitat and Where to Hunt 

                             Habitat Specifics 

                             Pheasant & Quail Biology 

                             Places to Hunt

11:30–3:00           Travel to trap club for Lunch (Provided) and Fireamrs Safety & Handling 

                             Firearm & Ammunition Selection

                             Where to Obtain Equipment

                             Firearms Shooting (Sporting Clays)

3:00–3:30             Break and head to Welfare Club

3:30–5:30             Hunting Gear & Tactics

                             Selecting the Right Gear

                             Hunting Methods & Conditions

                             Hunter Safety & Ethics

                             Mock Upland Bird Hunt

5:30–7:00             Supper (Provided)  

7:00–8:30             Hunting Dogs

                             Hunting Dog Breeds & Their Traditional Uses

                             Selecting a Puppy

                             Tips to Field Training

Sunday, November 10

6:30–7:30:           Breakfast (Provided)

8:00–11:00          Mentored Upland Bird Hunt

11:00–12:00        The Harvest

                            Field Dressing, Cleaning & Cooking

                            Recipies & Crafts to Use the Harvest

12:00–12:30        Wrap-Up & Depart

2019 Heroes Hunt

2019 Heroes Hunt

Date(s): Oct 20 - 20, 2019
Hours: 7:00 AM

The VETERAN'S HEROES HUNT is hosted by Iowa's Linn County Pheasants Forever Chapter #45 will take place on Sunday, October 20 at Highland Hideaway Hunting in Riverside! 

- The Heroes Hunt registration is open only to veterans, who have not participated in the hunt in the past 
- And all veterans are invited to participate in sporting clay (even if you have participated in the hunt in the past) 

Those participating in the hunt will be assisted by professional guides with their gundogs. No personal gundogs will be permitted in the field. All participants will be treated to a Highland Hideaway lunch and have an opportunity to win raffle prizes that support Linn County Pheasants Forever habitat projects. All hunters must be able to walk in tall grass over a rough terrain. All selected participants will be Veterans, are required to possess a valid Iowa hunting license and be a current member of Pheasants Forever. A Pheasants Forever annual membership costs only $35 and includes a member card, window decal and five issue subscription to the Pheasants Forever Journal magazine. (Licenses and the Pheasants Forever memberships can be purchased at Highland Hunting the day of the event.) Veterans/Hunters must provide their own shotgun and it is required that you wear blaze orange and eye protection. Ammunition will be provided and distributed by your field guide. While Veterans who have hunted in previous hunts will not be eligible to hunt, they will be able to participate in the Sporting Clay event. 

Applications can be processed in two ways: 1. online or 2. by printing and submitting via email or mail.

The two application methods can be accessed through this event page. The online version (link is here & below) or by using the printed application (attachment is in this event titled "2019 Heroes Hunt Registration (please print form & send to host)".

Registration for the 2019 Heroes Hunt opens July 1, 2019. Applications for participants are selected on a first-come first-serve basis.   Due to having a limited number of participant slots, we ask that this application form be submitted as soon as possible, the application process will end the first Friday of October.  

Participants will have lunch the day of their hunt and have an opportunity at raffle prizes that support Linn County Pheasants Forever habitat, outreach and education projects in and around Linn County.  All participants must be veterans. Licenses and Pheasants Forever memberships can be purchased the day of the event.  REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

We feel it is important to offer this event free of charge to our veterans. In order for this event to continue in this manner, we are seeking sponsors to assist with the costs that are incurred. We are offering levels of sponsorship. If you or someone you know is interested in being a sponsor, please let us know. The following levels cover the cost of veterans:
   O BRASS Sponsor $250 funds 2 veterans
   O BRONZE Sponsor $500 funds 4 veterans 
   O SILVER Sponsor $750 funds 6 veterans
   O GOLD Sponsor $1000 funds 8 veterans 
   O PLATINUM Sponsor $2000+ funds multiple veterans

Click here to express interest in sponsoring Veterans for this event.

You will hear more from Wade Kisner, Hunt Coordinator Linn County Pheasants Forever Chapter 45 before October to confirm you are registered and details of the event. If you would like additional details on the event or know of someone who is interested in sponsorship, please contact Wade Kisner via email: Kisner66@gmail.com.

REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

Linn County Fair 2019 (Annual Event)

Linn County Fair 2019 (Annual Event)

Date(s): Thursday, June 27, 2019
Hours: 9:00 AM

Linn County PF Board members Doug, Kim, Wade, and Julia assisted Linn County Iowa Pheasants Forever during the 2019 Linn County Fair Youth Day located in Central City at 201 Central City Road 52214!  We were even lucky to have royalty associated with our board as youth Julia was the 2019 Linn County Fair Princess!

LinnCoPF Pollinator and Monarch Workshop and Open House

LinnCoPF Pollinator and Monarch Workshop and Open House

Date(s): Monday, May 20, 2019
Hours: 6:30 PM

The Linn County Pheasants Forever is partnering in this event with Monarchs of Eastern Iowa

What you can plant at YOUR house to help our pollinators? Come join Pheasants Forever and Monarchs in Eastern Iowa to learn how you can make an impact locally to pollinator insects and monarch butterflies. See what simple things you can do to help from your own house. Come join us at the Ely Public Library.

Habitat of pollinators are critical to all foods that we eat! Want to make an impact to help their habitat? Come to this open-house to make an impact in our community. All ages are welcome.

This event is hosted by Linn County Pheasants Forever (non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant and other wildlife populations in and around Linn County).

Please Friend Linn Co PF on Facebook: Linn County, Iowa Pheasants Forever
More about Linn County PF can be seen on their website: http://www.linncopf.org/

LinnCoPF Education at Ely Iowa Street Party Summer Kickoff

LinnCoPF Education at Ely Iowa Street Party Summer Kickoff

Date(s): Monday, May 20, 2019
Hours: 6:30 PM

The Linn County Pheasants Forever has partnered with the Ely Library with this Education and Outreach even to educate families on shooting sports and projects that Linn County PF has done in Linn County. Come and enjoy a simulation laser fire system at the Ely Public Library. Educate that shooting sports is in local schools and American Legions.  Share that habitat of pollinators are critical to all foods that we eat! All ages are welcome.

This event is hosted by Linn County Pheasants Forever (non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant and other wildlife populations in and around Linn County).

Please Friend Linn Co PF on Facebook: Linn County, Iowa Pheasants Forever
More about Linn County PF can be seen on their website: http://www.linncopf.org/

LinnCoPF Pollinator Workshop and Seed Ball Sharing to 1st 10 Bikers

LinnCoPF Pollinator Workshop and Seed Ball Sharing to 1st 10 Bikers

Date(s): Thursday, May 09, 2019
Hours: 6:45 PM

We are fortunate to have bike trails in our communities, what a better way to help spread pollinator insects and monarch butterfly habitat than along our trail system! Come ride with the Wednesday Night Bike Club and join in this knowledge sharing! We will leave Kickstand and take the trail to Hoover Park pavilion to see the presentation at 6:45.

The Linn County Pheasants Forever hosted a "Pollinator Pop" (pollinator seed ball) workshop and open house in Fall 2018 with the Thursday Night Czech Village Bikers of Cedar Rapids, IA. During this event we will share the importance of us helping with habitat along the bike trail systems.
Habitat of pollinators are critical to all foods that we eat!

This event is hosted by Linn County Pheasants Forever (non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant and other wildlife populations in and around Linn County).

Please Friend Linn Co PF on Facebook: Linn County, Iowa Pheasants Forever
More about Linn County PF can be seen on their website: http://www.linncopf.org/

LinnCoPF Pollinator Workshop and Seed Ball Sharing to 1st 10 Bikers

LinnCoPF Pollinator Workshop and Seed Ball Sharing to 1st 10 Bikers

Date(s): Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Hours: 6:45 PM

We are fortunate to have bike trails in our communities, what a better way to help spread pollinator insects and monarch butterfly habitat than along our trail system! Come ride with the Wednesday Night Bike Club and join in this knowledge sharing! We will leave Kickstand and take the trail to Hoover Park pavilion to see the presentation at 6:45.

The Linn County Pheasants Forever hosted a "Pollinator Pop" (pollinator seed ball) workshop and open house in Fall 2018 with the Wednesday Night Bike Club of Cedar Rapids, IA. During this event we will share the importance of us helping with habitat along the bike trail systems. Habitat of pollinators are critical to all foods that we eat!

This event is hosted by Linn County Pheasants Forever (non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant and other wildlife populations in and around Linn County).

Please Friend Linn Co PF on Facebook: Linn County, Iowa Pheasants Forever
More about Linn County PF can be seen on their website: http://www.linncopf.org/

LinnCoPF & Linn Co Conservation Seed Ball Making

LinnCoPF & Linn Co Conservation Seed Ball Making

Date(s): Monday, May 06, 2019
Hours: 6:00 PM

The Linn County Pheasants Forever attends this event with Linn County Conservation at the Lowe Park in Marion. What you can plant at YOUR house to help our pollinators? Come join Pheasants Forever and Linn Co Conservation to learn how you can make an impact locally to pollinator insects and monarch butterflies. Habitat of pollinators are critical to all foods that we eat! Want to make an impact to help their habitat? Come to this open-house to make an impact in our community. All ages are welcome.

This event is hosted by Linn Co Conservation and assisted with Linn County Pheasants Forever (non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant and other wildlife populations in and around Linn County).

Please Friend Linn Co PF on Facebook: Linn County, Iowa Pheasants Forever
More about Linn County PF can be seen on their website: http://www.linncopf.org/

3rd Annual Pheasants Forever Collegiate Trap Tourney (2019 Spring Hosted Dual)

3rd Annual Pheasants Forever Collegiate Trap Tourney (2019 Spring Hosted Dual)

Come out and support our Pheasants Forever #45 hosted collegiate trapshooting tournament & the local college team: Corridor Clay Crushers!

Student athletes from Kirkwood College, Mount Mercy University, and Wartburg College make up the Corridor Clay Crushers will be competing in a dual against Hawkeye Community College at this meet.

Come on out and cheer on this local collegiate shooting sports team!

Click here to like and follow LinnCoPF on Facebook!

Women in the Outdoors Workshop

Women in the Outdoors Workshop

Date(s): Saturday, March 30, 2019
Hours: 9:00 AM

Linn County PF is hosting a workshop for women in the outdoors with co-hosts: North Linn Fish and Game and Black Dog Guns & Ammo. During this event we will have women sharing knowledge with women with firearm safety, cleaning and handling. During this seminar attendees will have the opportunity shoot a .22 cal, various shotguns, archery and rifle. We are working to keep this event free to the attendees. The event is limited to 20 people. The registration link will be shared in the facebook event.

2019 Banquet

2019 Banquet

Date(s): Saturday, March 23, 2019
Hours: 5:00 PM

Come and join us for a great evening!

A great meal by Dostals Catering!

Games, Prizes, Raffles!

Sponsors are appreciated, and tickets are on sale in January.  Contact us today!

Click here to like and follow LinnCoPF on Facebook!

2019 Wild Game Feast at Faith Bible Church (Cedar Rapids)

2019 Wild Game Feast at Faith Bible Church (Cedar Rapids)

Date(s): Saturday, February 02, 2019
Hours: 9:45 AM

Faith Bible Church's 20th Annual Wild Game Feast

February 2, 2019 from 9:45 AM to 2:00PM

Join us for a day of outdoor sports related exhibits, informative and entertaining seminars. And of course, the buffet style lunch with an array of home cooked wild game dishes followed by some great tasting desserts! Come early and get donuts and coffee in the morning.

There will be a keynote spiritual message followed by the drawing of several grand prizes.

We look forward to seeing you February 2. This is a no cost event.

Iowa State Pheasants Forever Convention

Iowa State Pheasants Forever Convention

Date(s): Friday, January 25, 2019
Hours: 5:00 PM

Join volunteers and professionals from across the state to celebrate our accomplishments, network, learn new fundraising strategies, and get updates from our national staff and partners about our latest initiatives and programs!

Friday night will be the hunter's social, an evening to share hunting stories and strategies with fellow upland hunters and speak with upland hunting gear vendors and partners from across the country!  Come on January 25th to see/hear Linn County PF's board member from 1982, Forrest Kramer be inducted into the State of Iowa Pheasants Forever Hall of Fame for lifetime achievements with Pheasants Forever!  Also the night will conduct chapter and partner awards as well as conservation faces of Iowa landowner awards.  Linn County is excited to have Forrest Kramer as an instrumental person in our organization!

Saturday will feature national program updates, keynote speakers, breakout sessions featuring Linn County Pheasants Forever's Tina Elwood Gehrke along with North Polk and Iowa Counties.  The three PF Chapters will share activities that they have in their communities for habitat, outreach and education.  Saturday night will feature the Iowa PF/QF State Council fundraising banquet!

Nick Larson is the host and creator of the Project Upland podcast. He lives with his wife, son and English setter in Duluth, Minnesota where he avidly pursues the outdoors with a passion. He spends most of his time hunting, or at least thinking about hunting, grouse and woodcock in the northern forests of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

When he's not upland bird hunting, he truly enjoys spending time at the cabin, reading outdoor literature and continually studying his pursuits. He also enjoys sharing his passions with others as well as interviewing and connecting with those that are deeply immersed into the outdoor lifestyle.

Linn County Hunter Education Class - Ely Iowa

Linn County Hunter Education Class - Ely Iowa

Date(s): Saturday, January 12, 2019
Hours: 8:00 AM

The Linn County Pheasants Forever pairs up with the Ely American Legion Basic Marksmanship Coaches to host a hunter's education class with facilitator Charlie Bray from Johnson County Conservation.

Guest speakers and instructors will come from several county and state agencies.

The Iowa DNR Hunter Education class will be offered at the American Legion Post 555 on January 12 & 13 in Ely.
Sign up online using this Iowa DNR Hunter Education link:

Thanks to Linn County, Iowa Pheasants Forever for providing lunch on Jan 12 & 13 session.

LinnCoPF Tree Display at 2018 Cedar Rapids Festival of Trees

LinnCoPF Tree Display at 2018 Cedar Rapids Festival of Trees

Date(s): Nov 17 - 18, 2018
Hours: 10:00 AM

Take a stroll through our Winter Wonderland at the 2018 Festival of Trees.  Come see the Pheasants Forever sponsored tree which was decorated by the Corridor Clay Crushers Collegiate shooting sports team and local shooting sports student athletes.

This event is hosted by the Cedar Rapids JayCees which features decorated holiday trees and festive displays as well as a Holiday Market.  There will be a special treat for youth attendees will be able to stop into Santa's Workshop for a snack, a holiday craft and an opportunity to snap a selfie with the big guy himself.  Adults won't go home empty handed either.  Our Holiday Market will feature several businesses offering cash and carry items and samples of their holiday goods and products.  What a great way to support our local community.

For details of the event, check out the Cedar Rapids Festival of Trees Facebook page.  Click here to like and follow LinnCoPF on Facebook!

Chef Dave's Schwewan Pheasant Stir Fry & Iowa Spicy Corn Chowder

Chef Dave's Schwewan Pheasant Stir Fry & Iowa Spicy Corn Chowder

Date(s): Sunday, October 21, 2018
Hours: 5:00 PM

Join us for a live video streaming of this event on Sunday October 21, 2018 • 9:30AM-10:30AM

Highland Hunting LLC in Riverside Iowa

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Special thanks to event Sponsors:  Kinetic Dog Food  Rivett Refuge (of Mina, SD) Guide: Megan Marzolf (of Marzolf X Kennels, Wentworth, SD)

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Learn how to clean a pheasant - Field to Table Knowledge Sharing

Learn how to clean a pheasant - Field to Table Knowledge Sharing

Date(s): Sunday, October 21, 2018
Hours: 10:00 AM

Want to learn where your food comes from and once you have it, how do you clean it? What a better way to know the source of food than to obtain a local upland bird or water fowl. Linn County, Iowa Pheasants Forever will conduct knowledge sharing on how to clean a pheasant during the 2018 Heroes Hunt hosted by Linn County Pheasants Forever.

If you cannot attend in person, no worries, this event will be streaming live on Facebook. We will conduct two one hour sharing sessions: 10AM and again at 1PM

Sign up to participate today or go to the Facebook event to see the live streaming

2018 Heroes Hunt

2018 Heroes Hunt

Date(s): Sunday, October 21, 2018
Hours: 8:00 AM

The VETERAN'S HEROES HUNT is hosted by Iowa's Linn County Pheasants Forever Chapter #45. The 2018 Heroes Hunt is scheduled for Sunday, October 21. The 5th Annual Heroes Hunt will take place at the Highland Hideaway Hunting in Riverside, Iowa.

Applications can be processed in two ways: 1. online or 2. by printing and submitting via email or mail.

The two application methods can be accessed through this event page. The online version (link is here & below) or by using the printed application (attachment is in this event titled "2018 Heroes Hunt Registration (please print form & send to host)".

The 2018 is closed. If interested in 2019, please "contact us" through this website.

Applications for participants are selected on a first-come first-serve basis.  Due to having a limited number of 60 participant slots, we ask that this application form be submitted as soon as possible, the application process will end the first Friday of October (October 5, 2018) (and registration is now closed for 2018).

At the 2018 event, we have planned to host 60 veterans who will spend one-half day in the field hunting pheasants with professional guides and elite gun dogs. All participants will be treated to a Highland Hideaway lunch and have an opportunity to win raffle prizes that support Linn County Pheasants Forever habitat projects in Linn County. To be selected for the hunt all participants must be a veteran. Selected hunt participants are required to possess a valid Iowa hunting license and be a current member of Pheasants Forever. A Pheasants Forever one year membership includes member card, window decal and five issue subscription to the Pheasants Forever Journal magazine at a cost of only $35.00. (Licenses and the Pheasants Forever memberships can be purchased at Highland Hunting the day of the event.) Veterans/Hunters must provide their own shotgun and wear appropriate blaze orange hunting clothing. Ammunition will be provided and distributed by your field guide.

Participants will have lunch the day of their hunt and have an opportunity at raffle prizes that support Linn County Pheasants Forever habitat, outreach and education projects in and around Linn County.  All participants must be veterans. Licenses and Pheasants Forever memberships can be purchased the day of the event.

If using the printable version, please complete the application and send to Linn County Pheasants Forever, P.O. Box 10394, Cedar Rapids, IA 52410 or emailed to Wade Kisner, Hunt Coordinator, kisner66@gmail.com. Selected hunt participants will be notified with additional event information before September 2018.

We feel it is important to offer this event free of charge to our veterans. In order for this event to continue in this manner, we are seeking sponsors to assist with the costs that are incurred. We are offering levels of sponsorship, by banding birds. During each hunting session, several pheasants will be placed in fields with leg bands. The veterans who are fortunate to harvest a pheasant with a band becomes eligible to be entered into a drawing for a shotgun. If you or someone you know is interested in being a sponsor, please let us know. The following levels cover the cost of veterans:

  • O BRASS BAND Sponsor $250 funds 2 veterans
  • O BRONZE BAND Sponsor $500 funds 4 veterans
  • O SILVER BAND Sponsor $750 funds 6 veterans
  • O GOLD BAND Sponsor $1000 funds 8 veterans
  • O PLATINUM BAND Sponsor $2000+ funds multiple veterans
LinnCoPF Pollinator Pop Workshop and open house

LinnCoPF Pollinator Pop Workshop and open house

Date(s): Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Hours: 6:00 PM

The Linn County Pheasants Forever will host a "Pollinator Pop" (pollinator seed ball) workshop and open house on Wednesday October 10 from 6PM to ~7:30PM CST at the Ely Public Library.

Habitat of pollinators are critical to all foods that we eat! Want to make an impact to help their habitat? Come to this open-house to make an impact in our community. All ages are welcome.

This event is hosted by Linn County Pheasants Forever (non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant and other wildlife populations in and around Linn County).

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More about Linn County PF can be seen on their website: http://www.linncopf.org/

Chef and Blogger Hank Shaw - LIVE in Des Moines (see link in Description to register)

Chef and Blogger Hank Shaw - LIVE in Des Moines (see link in Description to register)

Date(s): Friday, October 05, 2018
Hours: 5:00 PM

UPDATE as of Oct 1

The Event Scheduled for October 6 in Cedar Rapids has been cancelled due to low registration numbers. There is an event in DesMoines that is an option on October 5, 2018 - click HERE to sign up for that event.

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My name is Hank Shaw. I write. I fish. I dig earth, forage, raise plants, live for food and kill wild animals. I’ll drink fancy Scotch, craft beer, Pabst Blue Ribbon, a fine Barolo or a Bud, depending on my mood or who’s offering. I spend my days thinking about new ways to cook and eat anything that walks, flies, swims, crawls, skitters, jumps – or grows. I am the omnivore who has solved his dilemma. This is my story. https://honest-food.net/about

You may have seen him at Pheasantfest - Award-winning chef and blogger Hank Shaw is coming to Cedar Rapids! Don't miss this event! Sign up now with this event that is partnered with Linn County Conservation and Kirkwood Community College.
Check out details on Hank on his website: https://honest-food.net/about/

Please sign up to attend this event that is: Saturday October 6, 2018
at 5PM. The cost is ONLY $35 to attend and this includes Hank's special cookbook!

Register here:
http://bit.ly/2u7Sf04 or go to www.kirkwood.edu under Continuing Education and click "search for a class" and enter class number "100842" in the "Class ID" field.

3rd Annual Pheasants Forever Collegiate Trap Tourney (Fall Dual 1 of 2) vs. Southeastern

3rd Annual Pheasants Forever Collegiate Trap Tourney (Fall Dual 1 of 2) vs. Southeastern

Date(s): Saturday, September 29, 2018
Hours: 10:00 AM

Come out and support our Pheasants Forever #45 hosted collegiate trapshooting tournament & the local college team: Corridor Clay Crushers!

Student athletes from Kirkwood College, Mount Mercy University, and Wartburg College make up the Corridor Clay Crushers will be competing in a dual against Southeastern Community College at this meet.

Come on out and cheer on this local collegiate shooting sports team!

3rd Annual Pheasants Forever Collegiate Trap Tourney (Fall Dual 1 of 3) vs Ellsworth Community College

3rd Annual Pheasants Forever Collegiate Trap Tourney (Fall Dual 1 of 3) vs Ellsworth Community College

Date(s): Saturday, September 22, 2018
Hours: 10:00 AM

Come out and support our Pheasants Forever #45 hosted collegiate trapshooting tournament & the local college team: Corridor Clay Crushers!

Student athletes from Kirkwood College, Mount Mercy University, and Wartburg College make up the Corridor Clay Crushers and attending team in this Dual is Ellsworth Community College

Come on out and cheer this local Collegiate Shooting Sports team on!

2018 Hawkeye BSA Sporting Clays Fundraiser

2018 Hawkeye BSA Sporting Clays Fundraiser

Date(s): Friday, September 21, 2018
Hours: 12:30 PM

Friday, September 21, 2018 from 12:30pm to 6:00pm

Reserve your spot today for the Annual Sporting Clays Classic! Event held on Friday, September 21, 2018 and will be located at Highland Hideaway Hunting. Contact Heather Lampe via email at: heather.lampe@scouting.org.

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Linn Landowner Forum & Expo

Linn Landowner Forum & Expo

Date(s): Sunday, September 16, 2018
Hours: 12:00 PM

Linn Landowner Forum & Expo

  • Sunday, September 16, 2018, 1 to 5 pm. Registration and vendors open at noon.
  • Clearwater Farm 4970 Lakeside Road, Marion, Iowa 52302
  • Free to attend

Details at www.monarchresearch.org
Register soon; space is limited!
Can’t come this time? RSVP that you’re interested, and you will be included in future events.

RSVP by Sept. 4 in one of these ways:

  • Online at www.monarchresearch.org
  • Tear, fold, and return a response postcard you may have received via mail
  • Phone Linn County Conservation, 319-892-6450
Outdoor Journey For Girls - 2018 August Event

Outdoor Journey For Girls - 2018 August Event

Date(s): Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Hours: 9:00 AM

Iowa Women in Natural Resources, IWINR, is an organization dedicated to the professional development of individuals interested in working in the natural resource field. Membership is open to anyone interested in the purposes of Iowa Women in Natural Resources.

Our Mission: To provide a network and support system for women in natural resources and environmental fields, to promote the entrance, advancement and retention of women in natural resources and environmental careers, and to promote opportunities and training for the development of environmentally responsible attitudes and behaviors.

This organization offers classes for women and girls - use the below link for details on this program and details on registration

Iowa Women in Natural Resources and Journey for Girls

Outdoor Journey for Girls August Registration (location Madrid, Iowa)

Clover Woods Camp & Retreat

1991 Peach Ave
Madrid, IA 50156

Monarch and Pollinator  Habitat Tour

Monarch and Pollinator Habitat Tour

Date(s): Monday, July 23, 2018
Hours: 9:00 AM

Come see pollinator habitat at various stages and learn how to make your own pollinator paradise!

The USDA and Pheasants Forever presents this event where the following topics are covered:

  • What to expect in the first year, second year, and established pollinator plantings
  • How to establish native species
  • Long-term maintenance
  • Native plant identification
  • Weed identification
  • Mid contract management
  • Converting low quality habitat to high quality pollinator habitat

Time and Location

Monday, July 23rd, 2018 - 9:00-11:00am
2101 Linn Grove Road in rural Martelle, IA

RSVPs are preferred, but not required. To RSVP, call Abigail Hansen at (515)419-9583 or email at Abigail.Hansen@ia.usda.gov

Outdoor Journey For Girls - 2018 July Event

Outdoor Journey For Girls - 2018 July Event

Date(s): Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Hours: 9:00 AM

Iowa Women in Natural Resources, IWINR, is an organization dedicated to the professional development of individuals interested in working in the natural resource field. Membership is open to anyone interested in the purposes of Iowa Women in Natural Resources.

Our Mission: To provide a network and support system for women in natural resources and environmental fields, to promote the entrance, advancement and retention of women in natural resources and environmental careers, and to promote opportunities and training for the development of environmentally responsible attitudes and behaviors.

This organization offers classes for women and girls - use the below link for details on this program and details on registration forms:

Iowa Women in Natural Resources and Journey for Girls

July 10-12 Journey For Girls Registration (at Hickory Hills)

Black Hawk CCB- Hickory Hills
3338 Hickory Hills Road
LaPorte City, IA 50651

Linn County Fair - Youth Day 2018

Linn County Fair - Youth Day 2018

Date(s): Thursday, June 28, 2018
Hours: 8:00 AM

Come out and meet members of the Linn County Pheasants Forever during the Linn County Fair in Central City, IA.  The Linn Co PF will have a booth set up to educate youth and families of our organization, current projects, public land partnerships, bee and pollinator programs, habitat improvements AND MORE.

We hope to see you there!

Habitat Project at Andrew's Christian Academy in Cedar Rapids Iowa

Habitat Project at Andrew's Christian Academy in Cedar Rapids Iowa

Date(s): Friday, June 15, 2018
Hours: 10:00 AM

A Milkweed Planting is planned for July 23 2018 at Andrews Christian Academy (located at 2773 Edgewood Rd, Cedar Rapids, IA 52411)

Greg Johnston prepared the soil in the fall of 2017 to assist with the seed taking hold and frost-seeded CP-25.  The event will be attended by youth who attend the Andrew's Christian Academy as well as some staff.

Iowa Youth Trapshooting Championships This Week in Cedar Falls

Iowa Youth Trapshooting Championships This Week in Cedar Falls

Date(s): Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Hours: 9:00 AM

Good luck this week and weekend to the Cedar Rapids Jefferson J-Hawk Trap and Cedar Rapids Prairie Trap Teams who will compete in the Iowa Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) State Trapshooting Tourney in Cedar Falls. This week will focus on trapshooting singles, doubles and handicap. The following two weekends will be skeet and sporting clays at other venues. #IowaSCTP #IowaDNR #SSSF #SCTP

Starting Wednesday, June 6th the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Iowa State Trapshooting Association (ISTA) will be hosting the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) state trapshooting championship event at the ISTA home grounds just north of Cedar Falls.

Middle school and elementary aged athletes will begin the competition on Wednesday with high school athletes competing Thursday through Sunday. Over 630,000 clay targets will be fired at during the five days of competition with 2,639 youth from 117 Iowa teams scheduled to participate.

This week’s trap championship event is the first culminating event to a season of trap, skeet and sporting clays competitions that started last fall where Iowa teams logged 800 competition events from September 1 through the end of May. Iowa youth have fired at nearly 1.7 million clay targets in these local competitions alone.

Event Details
Wednesday, June 6th – Rookie and Intermediate Divisions (Grades 8 and under)
Thursday, June 7th – Doubles and Handicap (i.e. added distance) Events, All Ages
Friday, June 8 through Sunday June 10 – High School Divisions
Iowa State Trapshooting Association Home Grounds
6138 W Cedar Wapsi Rd, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Complete event program can be found at:
http://www.iowadnr.gov/…/uploads/Law%20Enf…/2018eprogram.pdf

Become a Women in the Outdoors - 2018

Become a Women in the Outdoors - 2018

Date(s): Friday, April 27, 2018
Hours: 10:00 AM

Important Registration Information - Please Read

Workshop fees include instruction in all sessions, program materials, use of demonstration equipment, t-shirt, session takeaways, meals and lodging. The workshop is being held at Honey Creek State Resort in Moravia, IA. Lodging is available in modern cabins with shared bathrooms for 3-5 occupants or in hotel rooms for 1-2 occupants.

Participants are welcome to make their own lodging arrangements through the DNR Park Reservation System to reserve a camping spot at Honey Creek Resort. 

Registration is complete upon receipt of your registration, payment and your medical form. You will get a confirmation email upon successful registration. Thirty days prior to the workshop, participants will receive an email with a check list of what to bring, a pre-event survey, and map to Honey Creek State Resort.

Cancellation deadline is March 23, 2018.  Cancellations on or before March 23, 2018 will receive a full refund.  After that date, no refund will be provided. You may send a substitute in your place.

Scholarships
Limited funds are available for scholarships to first-time particpants. Scholarship applicants pay a $130 registration fee and need to complete the online registration and scholarship application form.  Scholarship application forms can be submitted via email to Rachel.Ladd@dnr.iowa.gov or by mail: 
Iowa DNR 
Attn: Rachel Ladd
502 East 9th St
Des Moines, IA 50319 

The $130 registration fee, online registration and scholarship application form must all be received in order to be considered for a scholarship award.  If you do not receive a scholarship and no longer wish to attend, a $130 refund will be issued.  All scholarship requests must be received by no later than March 5, 2018.  Scholarship applicants will be notified by no later than March 9, 2018 of their award status.  

Participants understand that photographs may be taken during the session and may be used in future promotional opportunties.

Medical Form
Please download the medical form and email to Rachel.Ladd@dnr.iowa.gov or mail to:

Iowa DNR
Attn: Rachel Ladd
502 East 9th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319

Registration
Important: Each participant will need to register individually. On the registration page, please make sure to choose one class for each session. This will ensure that you are registered for the classes you want. Each class will show how many remaining seats are available. Once a class has reached it's capacity, the class will be closed. 

Jefferson High School Trap Team Hosted Tourney

Jefferson High School Trap Team Hosted Tourney

Date(s): Saturday, April 14, 2018
Hours: 10:00 AM

Jefferson High School Trap team is hosting a middle school and high school trap tournament in Cedar Rapids at Otter Creek on April 14, 2018.  The Linn County Pheasants Forever supports this team in 2018 and recommends that you attend this event as a spectator.  Schools invited to this event include (and is not limited to): CR Jefferson, CR Kennedy, CR Xavier and ~15 other middle school and high school teams.  Generally at an event of this nature there is more than 150 student athletes in attendance.  There are nearly 4,000 students across the state of Iowa participating in high school shooting sports.

If you are interested in this event contact the Jefferson Trap coach or register online via SSSFonline.com Shotv5 system.

Monarch and Pollinator Habitat Workshop

Monarch and Pollinator Habitat Workshop

Date(s): Thursday, April 12, 2018
Hours: 5:30 PM

On April 12, 2018, at Wickuip Hill Learning Center - Learn now to plant and maintain your own pollinator paradise.  

This event is a partnership hosted event between the Linn County PF, ISU Extension, USDA, and Linn County Conservation.

2018 Banquet

2018 Banquet

Date(s): Saturday, March 17, 2018
Hours: 5:00 PM

Come and join us for a great evening!

A great meal by Dostals Catering!

Games, Prizes, Raffles!

Linn County Hunter Safety Class at Wickiup Hill

Linn County Hunter Safety Class at Wickiup Hill

Date(s): Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Hours: 6:30 PM

Are you an adult or youngster who’s interested in doing some hunting? Are you an adult interested in heading west for a hunting trip? If your answer was “yes,” then you may be interested in attending these classes. If you want to obtain an Iowa hunting license and you were born after January 1, 1972,it’s mandatory that you complete hunter education training.The class is free; the Iowa Department of Natural Resources provides all course materials. Attendance at all classes is necessary to receive certification. Participants must be 12 years old to use their certificates. To register for this training go to the Hunter Education section and register on-line at https://register-ed.com/programs/iowa and look under the Iowa Hunter Education Classroom Course and select View upcoming events, then follow directions.

Pheasant Fest - Annual Pheasants Forever National Convention

Pheasant Fest - Annual Pheasants Forever National Convention

Date(s): Feb 16 - 18, 2018
Hours: 12:00 PM

2018 NATIONAL PHEASANT FEST & QUAIL CLASSIC

Whatever your passion - whether it's pheasants or quail, conservation, bird dogs, shooting, cooking wild game, or passing on our hunting heritage to the next generation, 2018 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic has something for you!

2018 Iowa Women in Natural Resources

2018 Iowa Women in Natural Resources

Date(s): Friday, February 16, 2018
Hours: 12:00 AM

Iowa Women in Natural Resources, IWINR, is an organization dedicated to the professional development of individuals interested in working in the natural resource field. Membership is open to anyone interested in the purposes of Iowa Women in Natural Resources.

Their Mission: To provide a network and support system for women in natural resources and environmental fields, to promote the entrance, advancement and retention of women in natural resources and environmental careers, and to promote opportunities and training for the development of environmentally responsible attitudes and behaviors.

Annually a conference is conducted, click here for the 2018 conference details (conference is Feb 16 in Prairie City Iowa)

Iowa State Capitol Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund Advocacy

Iowa State Capitol Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund Advocacy

Date(s): Monday, February 12, 2018
Hours: 12:30 PM

Join us at the Capitol. It's time to fund the Trust!

On Monday, February 12, we're headed to the Capitol to let our legislators know that after years of waiting, it's time to fund the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund. We are on the verge of better water quality and natural resources protection for generations to come, and you can help!

Here are the details:

  • What: Fund the Trust Day
  • Where: The Iowa Capitol building, 1007 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines
  • When: Monday, February 12
    • 12:30 p.m.: Check-in begins
    • 12:35 - 1 p.m.: Citizen advocate training
    • 1 p.m.: Program begins
    • 1 - 3:45 p.m.: Advocates talk with legislators about funding the Trust!

Attendees that pre-register get a free "Fund the Trust" T-shirt for their participation. 

Faith Bible Church: Game Feed - 2018

Faith Bible Church: Game Feed - 2018

Date(s): Feb 03 - 03, 2018
Hours: 9:45 AM

Faith Bible Church Wild Game Feed will take place Feb 3, 2018. This is an annual event that Linn County Pheasants Forever is involved with in the Linn County community.

The Wild Game Feast in early February in Cedar Rapids, allows 400 regulars and guests of Faith Bible to share a meal of wild game. In addition to the sometimes exotic cuisine, the Wild Game Feast includes educational sharing on outdoor sports— everything from bird-dog training to wildlife photography. Those including friends and neighbors through the Wild Game Feast know the shared experience will create additional opportunities to talk about their faith in Jesus.

Learn more about the event using this link to Faith Bible Church Game Feed  or after the event via Faith's website: http://www.faithb.org/ 

Iowa Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever Convention

Iowa Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever Convention

Date(s): Jan 26 - 27, 2018
Hours: 2:00 PM

Key Events

Friday, January 26, 2018

5:30PM—Bees, & Brews Social begins! Dinner & Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to follow.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

8:00AM—Morning learning sessions & chapter sessions start!

10:35AM—Address given by our president & CEO, what’s going on in Iowa, and awards!

12:00PM—Lunch

12:15PM—KEYNOTE, Matt Dunfee from the Wildlife Management Institute

2:00PM—Afternoon learning sessions & chapter sessions resume

5:30PM—Iowa State Council Fundraising Banquet

7:00PM—Dinner 

**Register for the whole weekend before the end of the yearto recieve an early bird t-shirt! Choose size (S-4XL) at checkout!

Full agenda and paper registration form can be found on Iowa PF's Facebook page. 

For more information, contact Eric Sytsma at (515) 423-4747 or by email at esytsma@pheasantsforever.org OR Brice Morris at (319) 431-7543 or by email at bmorris@pheasantsforever.org.

Linn County PF Presentation at Rockwell Collins Green Community of Practice CoP

Linn County PF Presentation at Rockwell Collins Green Community of Practice CoP

Date(s): Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Hours: 12:00 PM

Rockwell Collins has a program for employees continued learning both for work and personal growth.  The Linn County Pheasants Forever, PF State President Mike Schmitz, Emery Davis/ Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist will give a presentation to the Rockwell Collins Green Community of Practice members over lunch on January 23.  The CoP is for Rockwell Collins employees.  If you are an employee of Rockwell Collins and interested in this event, you can sign up for the event using the Google+ community page.

If you are interested in having Pheasants Forever of Linn County come speak at your event, your business or learn more about habitat restoration or improvements, please click "CONTACT" in the menu and let us know.

Iowa DNR Hunter's Safety Class (Pheasants Forever & American Legion hosted)

Iowa DNR Hunter's Safety Class (Pheasants Forever & American Legion hosted)

Date(s): Jan 13 - 14, 2018
Hours: 8:00 AM

To register for this class, use this link to the Iowa DNR website: https://register-ed.com/events/view/114229

Linn County Pheasants Forever will provide food during this class on Saturday Jan 13.

About the Event

This is a 2-part Hunter Education Course. To receive a certificate students must attend the classroom portion January 13, and the Field Day January 14. On January 13 lunch, snacks, and drinks will be provided by the Linn County Pheasants Forever. Students should bring a pencil to the class.  Class is conducted at 1535 Main St, Ely, IA 52227 (location: American Legion Post 555 (the St. Quentin Post))

Overview

Hunter education is a mandatory program that is designed to introduce students to several life-long skills that are important to many different types of outdoor recreational opportunities. The course teaches students basic survival and first aid skills, water safety, wildlife identification, and the basics of wildlife management, hunting laws, and firearm/archery safety. Hunter education also stresses the importance of individual responsibility and outdoor ethics.

Iowa law requires that anyone born after January 1, 1972 must be certified in hunter education before they are eligible to purchase an Iowa hunting license.

Typically there is no charge for the course, unless lunch is furnished or room rental is required. If a charge is required for the items mentioned previously, the class will indicate the amount to be charged in the special instructions section prior to completing the class registration process. All charges must be paid upon arrival to the class in the form of cash or check.

About the Class

Hunter Education Classroom courses are offered by knowledgeable and certified volunteer instructors and Iowa Conservation Officers.

Classroom courses are typically 12-15 hours in length and are held over 2 to 3 sessions (days). In order to receive certification, a student must attend all sessions (days) and pass the final exam.

Age-Related Information

We do not prevent attendance based on age; however:

  • Any child under 11 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during every session.
  • A person who is 11 years old or older may enroll in a course, but those who are 11 and successfully complete the course shall be issued a certificate which becomes valid on that person's 12th birthday.
Linn County Hunter Education Class - Ely Iowa

Linn County Hunter Education Class - Ely Iowa

Date(s): Jan 06 - 07, 2018
Hours: 12:00 AM

The Linn County Pheasants Forever pairs up with the Ely American Legion Basic Marksmanship Coaches to host a hunter's education class with facilitator Charlie Bray from Johnson County Conservation.

Guest speakers and instructors will come from several county and state agencies.

The Iowa DNR Hunter Education class will be offered at the American Legion Post 555 on January 6&7 in Ely.
Sign up online using this Iowa DNR Hunter Education link:

Thanks to Linn County, Iowa Pheasants Forever for providing lunch on Jan 12 & 13 session.

Pheasants Forever Tree Display at the Cedar Rapids Festival of Trees

Pheasants Forever Tree Display at the Cedar Rapids Festival of Trees

Date(s): Nov 18 - 19, 2017
Hours: 10:00 AM

Take a stroll through our Winter Wonderland at the 2017 Festival of Trees.  Come see the Pheasants Forever sponsored tree which was decorated by the Corridor Clay Crushers Collegiate shooting sports team.

This event is hosted by the Cedar Rapids JayCees which features decorated holiday trees and festive displays as well as a Holiday Market.  There will be a special treat for youth attendees will be able to stop into Santa's Workshop for a snack, a holiday craft and an opportunity to snap a selfie with the big guy himself.  Adults won't go home empty handed either.  Our Holiday Market will feature several businesses offering cash and carry items and samples of their holiday goods and products.  What a great way to support our local community.

2nd Annual Pheasants Forever Collegiate Trap Shoot

2nd Annual Pheasants Forever Collegiate Trap Shoot

Date(s): Saturday, October 21, 2017
Hours: 10:00 AM

Come out and support our Pheasants Forever #45 Corridor Clays Trap Shooting Team!

Kirkwood College, MT Mercy University, and Wartburg College, along with our trap shooting team are serving as hosts for this event.

Come on out and cheer our team on!

2017 Heroes Hunt for Veterans

2017 Heroes Hunt for Veterans

Date(s): Sunday, October 08, 2017
Hours: 12:00 AM

Thanks to those who helped make the event a success: Sponsors, volunteers, veterans.  We were able to facilitate pheasants hunts for over 80 veterans on October 8, 2017.

We look forward to planning our event for October of 2018.  

Click here to see a video produced by TV9 KCRG.

When registration opens in the late summer, we request that veterans provide the following information to us by the last Friday of November. 

If you have questions of this event, contact:
Wade Kisner, Hunt Coordinator
Linn County Pheasants Forever Chapter 45
P.O. Box 10394, Cedar Rapids, IA 52410Kisner66@gmail.com

Additional information on this event may be found at www.linncopf.com

For photos of the event, see PHOTOS section of this website for select photos. Or go to a sharing page for images of the events here: CLICK HERE

Linn County Fair (Annual Event)

Linn County Fair (Annual Event)

Date(s): Thursday, June 29, 2017
Hours: 12:00 AM

Come join us at the Linn County Fair Youth Day located in Central City at 201 Central City Road 52214!

2017 Annual Banquet

2017 Annual Banquet

Date(s): Saturday, April 22, 2017
Hours: 5:00 PM

2017 Spring Banquet

April 22nd, 2017
IBEW Local #405 Hall
1211 Wiley Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA

Family Fun Day! 2016

Family Fun Day! 2016

Date(s): Sunday, September 18, 2016
Hours: 1:00 PM

Bring the kids! Intro to Archery, Fishing, Trap shooting, BB gun, pellet gun and, 22 shooting!

Savanna Grassland Tree Planting Project at Squaw Creek Park - 2016

Savanna Grassland Tree Planting Project at Squaw Creek Park - 2016

Date(s): Monday, August 22, 2016
Hours: 11:57 AM

On August 22, 2016, the Linn County Pheasant Forever partnered with several local organizations including Hawkeye area Boy Scouts, Kirkwood Community College Conservation Club, PF Chapter members (Kyle and Chris Robinson, Jeff Pitlik, Dennis Goemaat, Forrest Kramer) for tree planting project at Linn County Conservation's Squaw Creek Park with a special Savanna Grassland Tree Planting Project.  See the project folder for this group's efforts for this habitat project.

Education

Education

We partner with the Linn County Conservation Board, North Linn Fish and Game Club in Central City and the Ely American Legion with their Hunter Education Programs. Find out more about their Hunter Education and additional programs:

Conservation Board Linn County Conservation Board
North Linn Gun Club
Ely Iowa American Legion
Education Iowa DNR Hunter's Education
Registration for Iowa DNR Hunter Education Classes

While we all like to have fun in the field and chase pheasants for miles, safety is one of the most important aspects. We promote and encourage hunter safety in the field.

Hunter education classes show both youth and adults the proper way to hold, maneuver and practice proper gun care. We at Iowa believe it is essential for kids to become familiar with gun operation and be comfortable with handling their firearm.

For more information on our youth hunts, please contact us through our website. If you are interested in enrolling yourself or your child in the Iowa hunter education course, please click the link below.

Iowa DNR Hunter Education

Sign up to volunteer for Youth Events

Annual Heroes Hunt

Annual Heroes Hunt

Each year Linn County Chapter #45 gives back to those service or law enforcement officer men and women by showcasing a Heroes Hunt. Our chapter has a mission to give to those who defend our freedom so that we are ability to hunt, fish, and enjoy the outdoors! Annually out chapter hosts a pheasant hunt where we provide a hunt, shells, pheasants, guide dogs & handlers, clay birds, and etc. Annually, our event is in October. If you are interested in attending, please complete your registration form as soon as possible as we are limited to the numbers that we can host. In 2022, we are backing the blue. If you are a law enforcement, we welcome you to this event. Thank you for your service! You don't want to miss out on this event, plus the raffles and outstanding lunch that we will be providing! We look forward to hearing from you!

2022 Heroes Hunt Registration

Click here for Video from a previous Heroes Hunt

Shooting Sports

Shooting Sports

The Linn County Pheasants Forever assists a local collegiate shooting sports team with hosting a collegiate 16 yard trap shoot in Cedar Rapids in the month of October. The student athletes on this team volunteer for at least five Pheasants Forever events during the year to maintain this partnership.

Click here to Volunteer

Click here for Corridor Clay Crushers Info

Habitat Initatives

Habitat Initatives

Linn County PF believes in enhancing our environment and habitat. This area of the website displays projects and efforts to enhance the place or environment where a plant or animal naturally or normally lives and grows. Look at the events above to see if there are current habitat events you could be involved with.

See additional details on our LinnCoPF Habitat Page

Annual Banquet

Annual Banquet

Each year Linn County Pheasants Forever has an annual banquet to get fellow pheasant hunters and those in the community to gather together in support of our pheasants. Raising money to help the efforts of conservation and habitat that is related to our pheasant population. As well, educating those new members and or youth in why our Pheasants Forever Chapter is important to the sport in our communities.

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Monthly Meetings

Monthly Meetings

Join us for our monthly meetings. The Linn County Pheasants Forever would like to invite all members to attend these meetings. We discuss local habitat projects, youth events, annual banquet or other items related to Pheasants Forever and our local community in Iowa. We meet the first Wednesday of each month at Nasso's in Marion.

Member Hunts

Member Hunts

Forming bonds and friendships in the field, all in the efforts of conservation. From time to time we have members getting together as a group to hunt some pheasants in our great state of Iowa. Check our collection of photos, from the photos of our members in the field, to our chapter events and hunts. All our chapter group photos can be found here. Even a few photos of our favorite hunting companions chasing some birds.

Click here if you own land where we could host a future event

R3: Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation

R3: Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation

Linn County Pheasants Forever believes in our legacy of R3: Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation. It is critical for to recruit, retain and reactivate people our outdoors activities!

Click here if you own land where we could host a future event

Wild Game Dinners

Wild Game Dinners

A Wild Game Dinner (or game feed) features game or quarry is any animal hunted for sport or for food. The type and range of animals hunted for food in Iowa can include (and is not limited to): pheasant, quail, chukar, dove, rabbit, squirrel, duck, goose, deer, etc. In some cases local game feeds may include game from different parts of the world. A wild game feed may also include activities such as: - A live auctions - Silent auctions - Raffles - Education

Interested in partnering with Linn Co PF for wild game feed?

Click Events to see this year's Game Feeds

Advocation

Advocation

Linn County Pheasants Forever members advocate locally, at a state and national level for initiatives that impact the mission of this organization.

Local, State & National Conventions

Local, State & National Conventions

The Linn County Pheasants Forever Chapter #45 is active locally in and around Linn County. Follow our chapter on Facebook or via this website (http://www.linncopf.org/) Involvement at a state level is visible here: -[http://iowapf.net/ Iowa Pheasants Forever] And at a national level here: -[https://www.pheasantsforever.org/Pheasant-Fest.aspx National Pheasant Fest]

Contact us & become a member of Linn County PF

Family Fun Events

Family Fun Events

Linn County PF plans Fun Day Events for the entire Family! See the photos featured here for events of our 2016 Family Fun day!

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