EIN 41-1429149

Pheasants Forever Incorporated

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Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.
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Pheasants Forever Incorporated is a parent organization to a group of 28 other organizations.
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Program areas at Pheasants Forever Incorporated

Wildlife Habitat Initiatives: During the 2022 fiscal year, Pheasants Forever, Inc. completed approximately 7,800 habitat projects impacting 145,000 acres. Since its inception in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent $1.04 billion and completed 577,300 habitat projects. These projects include land acquisitions, shelterbelts, wetlands, food plots, nesting cover, tree planting, maintenance and include the purchase of habitat equipment. Following are current year highlights of the various projects completed by Pheasants Forever: Land Acquisitions - Land acquired by, or with the help of, Pheasants Forever is generally donated to state and federal wildlife agencies for public wildlife management areas. During the year, Pheasants Forever spent $17.7 million to help purchase 1,824 acres of land, including conservation easements. Since inception, Pheasants Forever has helped purchase, and put into public domain, more than 200,000 acres of land at a cost of $272 million. Shelterbelts - A well designed shelterbelt can effectively protect wildlife from exposure to harsh weather conditions. Shelterbelts also provide loafing, feeding, roosting and escape cover for pheasants and other upland wildlife throughout the year. In harsh winters, shelterbelts become rescue cover, allowing a nucleus of breeding individuals to survive the winter and repopulate the rural landscape the next spring. During the year, Pheasants Forever expended $692,000 to plant trees and has spent nearly $25 million on planted trees since 1982. Wetlands - Wetlands provide an excellent source of winter cover and provide the best overall survival rates for pheasants. A wetland's dense network of stems provides effective insulation from cold temperatures and wind chill and provides shelter from blowing and drifting snow. Pheasants Forever restored 612 acres of wetlands during the year and 87,696 acres of wetlands since inception. Food Plots - Winter cover is much more effective with a high energy food source nearby. Well-placed food plots establish safe foraging patterns, restrict unnecessary movements, and provide a dependable food source. A dependable high energy food source is needed to carry female birds through harsh winters in good condition and leads to a reduction in mortality rate during the following spring nesting season. During the year, Pheasants Forever planted 82,872 acres of food plots and has planted 2.2 million acres of food plots since 1982. Nesting Cover - Throughout the pheasant range, nesting cover is the single most important factor for wildlife populations. Establishing the right vegetation and managing it properly will provide pheasants with concealment from predators and protection from various weather conditions. Additionally, our nesting and brood-rearing projects that plant prairie grasses and forbs (flowering plants) also improves habitat for bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Pheasants Forever established or improved 25,380 acres of nesting cover during the year, and nearly 3.2 million acres since 1982. Maintenance - During fiscal year 2022, Pheasants Forever completed 1,286 projects to maintain quality habitat on over 33,000 acres. Since 1999 the organization has completed more than 56,000 maintenance projects covering more than 3.6 million acres. Equipment - Pheasants Forever chapters purchase specialized habitat equipment which is either donated to local wildlife agencies or made available to local landowners to aid in establishing and/or maintaining their own habitat projects. During the year, Pheasants Forever expended $760,000 to purchase habitat equipment and has spent $20.4 million on habitat equipment since inception. Farm Bill Biologist Program - Pheasants Forever has developed a network of more than 320 trained biologists that work directly with local landowners, state and federal agencies and others around the country. These Farm Bill Biologists, Coordinating Wildlife Biologists, Habitat Specialists and others assist landowners and property managers in designing, developing, and funding habitat improvements on private lands and public lands. PF Biologists and other trained field staff possess the knowledge of federal, state, and local programs to assist landowners in finding the right program to meet their personal habitat and land use goals. Through a unique partnership, Farm Bill Biologists are located in local USDA service centers in priority habitat areas throughout the pheasant and quail range. During fiscal year 2022, Pheasants Forever biologists worked with nearly 38,000 landowners to improve wildlife habitat on 1.8 million acres.
Chapter, Volunteer and Member Services: Pheasants Forever's regional field representatives provide support, information, hands-on education to the public, and work on implementation of wildlife habitat development and restoration. PF's representatives also assist members and chapter volunteers to improve wildlife habitat in the most efficient and effective way. In addition, Pheasants Forever provides support for and informs and updates, the more than 135,000 members and nearly 750 chapters, as to the need for ongoing work in wildlife conservation and provides assistance to accomplish that goal.
Public Awareness, Education and Outreach: The education and outreach component of Pheasants Forever provides year-round youth programs that offer a pathway of activities that cultivate and grow land stewards and hunting conservationists of all ages. The focus is on hunter recruitment, retention, and reactivation. This initiative is carried on in part through the No Child Left Indoors (R3) Initiative and other outreach activities. The organization's publications, The Pheasants Forever Journal of Upland Conservation (published four times a year) and The Quail Forever Journal of Quail Conservation (published four times a year) and the joint Upland Hunting SUPER issue (published once for both PF and QF audiences) are distributed to members along with a variety of printed and electronic communications disseminated to educators, chapter leaders, and other stakeholders. These periodicals contain information pertaining to the need for wildlife habitat development and restoration, the benefits of water and soil conservation, current issues and policies affecting conservation and the tradition of hunting, chapter activities and other special features. During the 2022 fiscal year, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever chapters hosted 2,000 outreach events that introduced habitat education, our hunting heritage, shooting sports and conservation engagement to over 166,000 youth and adult participants across the country. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever outreach events include events, workshops, educational materials and resources. Education & Outreach efforts support PF and QF chapters in community activities that engage youth and their families in outdoor, hands-on activities aimed at recruiting, retaining & reactivating hunter conservationists and engaged advocates for wildlife habitat. Such events include hunter safety classes, learn to hunt events, pollinator habitat projects, summer camps, shooting programs and outdoor field days. Youth 17 or younger can become Ringnecks and/or Whistler members. Over 15,000 youth members receive the youth publication Upland Tales four times a year. Youth leadership is encouraged at the local level and through state youth leadership councils and a National Youth Leadership Council comprised of about 25 active young leaders from across the country. Educational brochures also are available on subjects such as habitat and pheasant population dynamics.
Pheasants Forever's governmental affairs function provides policy advice on and advocates for issues impacting wildlife habitat throughout the United States.

Who funds Pheasants Forever Incorporated

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Land Conservation Trust of Southern IllinoisConservation of Land, Wildlife and Natural Resources in Southern Illinois$5,500,002
Foundation for California University of PennsylvaniaGrant Funded Environmental Programs$2,678,653
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)Conservation Projects$2,519,823
...and 58 more grants received totalling $12,232,039

Personnel at Pheasants Forever Incorporated

Howard K. VincentPresident and Chief Executive Officer$378,291
James KoerberChief Financial Officer$242,790
Robert st PierreChief Marketing and Communications Officer / Vice President of Marketing$148,669
David BueChief Development Officer / Vice President Development$191,354
Richard YoungVice President of Field Operations$262,067
...and 13 more key personnel

Financials for Pheasants Forever Incorporated

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$67,102,122
Program services$3,572,021
Investment income and dividends$400,112
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$481,124
Net rental income$161,091
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,321,164
Net income from fundraising events$6,312,646
Net income from gaming activities$4,697,351
Net income from sales of inventory$1,797,906
Miscellaneous revenues$1,157,689
Total revenues$87,003,226

Form 990s for Pheasants Forever Incorporated

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-05-09990View PDF
2021-062022-07-11990View PDF
2020-062021-04-14990View PDF
2019-062020-09-15990View PDF
2018-062019-06-19990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s

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Data update history
January 2, 2024
Received grants
Identified 44 new grant, including a grant for $5,500,002 from Land Conservation Trust of Southern Illinois
July 21, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
July 14, 2023
Used new vendors
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July 3, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 7 new personnel
May 10, 2023
Received grants
Identified 7 new grant, including a grant for $51,850 from World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
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Social advocacy organizationsWildlife protection organizationsAnimal organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
MembershipsLobbyingConservation easementFundraising eventsNational levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
1783 Buerkle Cir
Saint Paul, MN 55110
Metro area
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
Ramsey County, MN
Website URL
(651) 773-2000
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
D30: Wildlife Preservation, Protection
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
Parent/child status
Parent of group exemption
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