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Local Habitat Efforts

Michigan Pheasants Forever's members are truly passionate about creating, preserving and restoring habitat that benefits pheasants, quail and other upland wildlife. This unique model empowers local chapters with the responsibility to determine how 100 percent of their locally-raised conservation funds will be spent.

Whether it's through improving habitat, informing the public about land management or educating future generations of hunting enthusiasts, conservation is the underlying principle in all we do at the grassroots level.

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Michigan Wildlife Council highlights Pheasants Forever

The Michigan Wildlife Council is dedicated to increasing public awareness about wildlife, and as part of their education campaign, they showcased Pheasants Forever on the January 25th show.

Check out the VIDEO

Michigan 2017 Seed Program

SIGNATURE SERIES

FOOD AND COVER MIXES

First Seed Shipments will be made MARCH 1, 2017.  Head to the PF Habitat Store which will show the current mixes available!
High-energy grain food plots are an essential wildlife management practice. When designed and placed correctly, these areas reduce bird mortality and help bring hens through the winter in peak condition for breeding.

The nine Signature Series grain mixes include sorghum blends (Blizzard Buster, Covey Rise, Winter Shield, etc.), and diverse recipes like Winter Survival Mix, Rooster Booster or Dove & Quail Mix (blends of corn, sorghums, sunflowers, buckwheat, millets, and more) that fit almost every planting situation.
 
Here's why you'll want to choose one of Pheasants Forever's Signature Series Food and Cover Mixes:
 
  •      Food plots provide critical winter wildlife habitat
  •      They’re specially-formulated and designed by Pheasants Forever’s certified wildlife biologists
  •      A large variety of food plot mixes provides options for different regions and your kind of hunting
  •      Your product purchase supports Pheasants Forever and wildlife habitat conservation
Check out our most popular food plot seed mixes, like Blizzard Buster, Covey Rise, Rooster Booster and Winter Shield – all engineered to carry ring-necks through tough winters. Upland hunters will find the short stature (3') of Early Longtail Milo perfect for wingshooting.
 
Most importantly, Pheasants Forever is here to see your food plot from seed to sprout. Have questions about mixes, food plot size and location, equipment, herbicides and fertilizer? Our comprehensive Signature Series Food Plot Guide will help, and for technical questions, just contact Jim Wooley at JWooley@pheasantsforever.org

MPRI 2016 Accomplishment Report

The Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative (MPRI) is a conservation initiative to restore and enhance Michigan pheasant habitat, populations and hunting opportunities on private and public lands. It will accomplish this through public-private cooperatives of 10,000 acres or more that will improve habitat for pheasants and other wildlife on a landscape level. The MPRI works by acquiring state and federal resources to assist landowners within the cooperatives in improving wildlife habitat on their property and by improving habitat on selected state game areas, recreation areas, or other public lands.

MPRI 2016 Accomplishment Report

Priority Pheasant Restoration Areas Initiative

Private landowners and hunters have a new resource available to them. Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC), in partnership with Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA), and Pheasants Forever (PF) have collaborated to fund a new wildlife cooperative coordinator position, housed at MUCC.  Anna Mitterling, who is filling this position, will assist in creating, implementing, and maintaining wildlife cooperatives of private landowners around the state to create, maintain, and improve wildlife habitat. Contact ANNA MITTERLING or call (517) 346-6454.

Financial Assistance Document For Developing Wildlife Habitat in Southern Michigan

The Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative (MPRI) is a grass-roots conservation initiative to restore pheasant populations and habitat in Michigan’s traditional pheasant range. A variety of MPRI partners provide technical and financial assistance to help landowners enhance their lands for pheasants and other wildlife. Below is a summary of programs MPRI partners offer to assist private landowners. For more information about MPRI visit: www.michigan.gov/pheasant

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA): Farm Bill Programs:

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
Wetlands Reserve Easements (WRE)
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

US Fish & Wildlife Service:

Partners for Wildlife Program (PWP)
Conservation Districts
Pheasants Forever
National Wild Turkey Federation
Quality Deer Management Association
Ruffed Grouse Society
Ducks Unlimited

Michigan DNR Wildlife Division:

Private Lands Program (PLP)

Assistance:

The following MPRI biologists can help develop and assist pheasant cooperatives in the three MPRI priority areas. This service is provided free of charge through the partners of this initiative
Jason Myers: Huron, Tuscola, & Sanilac counties • 989-673-8171 ext. 107
Dennis Tison: Lenawee, Hillsdale, & Monroe counties • 517-263-7400 ext.119
Monique Ferris: Gratiot, Saginaw & Clinton counties • 989-875-3900 ext. 101
Kara Vigneau: Genesee County • 810-230-8766 ext. 102
Donna Kanan: Shiawassee County • 989-723-8263 ext. 3

YouTube Habitat Tips

The entire series of Habitat Tips can easily be viewed now and in the future by subscribing to the Nebraska Pheasants Forever YouTube Channel or by liking and following us on Nebraska Pheasants Forever on Facebook. To help them build their weekly distribution list, feel free to subscribe to their channel.