Oakland County Pheasants Forever
6th Annual Banquet Sat. April 13th 2013
Lyon Oaks Banquet Center
Doors Open 5:00pm Dinner 7:00pm
52251 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, MI 48393
Thank You to everyone that attended our 4-13-13 Banquet!
Next Years banquet is scheduled for March 2014
at Lyon Oaks Banquet Center
Next Chapter Meeting To be announced.
Michigan Wild Pheasant Restoration Initiative 2011
Oakland County Chapter president Rob Goodman (left) discusses the Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative kick off with state senator Debbie Stabenow (right) in Lansing. Michigan Pheasants Forever held its 16th Annual State Convention on Saturday, January 15th. At the event, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow joined Howard Vincent, Pheasants Forever's National President and CEO, to participate in formally announcing Michigan's new Pheasant Recovery Initiative.
Welcome to the internet home of the Oakland County MI Chapter of Pheasants Forever. The chapter was selected as the Michigan Chapter of the Year for 2008. This is our fifth year and along with our website we have added more content - chapter news, updated links, donate page, banquet items (live & silent), website sponsorship program, news from PF national, seed order and photos from chapter activities and events. Like prior years you will be able to purchase your banquet tickets and packages directly on line.
The Oakland County Chapter was re-established after a several year period of inactivity in June 2006 and is Michigan's 40th chapter. The chapter plans to focus on enhancing existing local wildlife habitats and youth education.
Oakland County has a total area of 908 square miles is divided into 25 separate townships.
Back in the 1940's and 1950's Oakland County had excellent habitat and likewise excellent pheasant and quail populations. In 1950 the population was 396,000. As of 2005, the population was estimated at 1,214,361. Today the excellent agriculture of Oakland County has been overshadowed by its industrial and residential growth. The result is a mixture of big city, suburban, and rural lifestyles.
Michigan's 40 PF and one QF chapters account for over 10,000 members statewide. Those chapters have spent more than $6.1 million to complete over 51,000 habitat projects since the first Michigan PF chapter was formed in Jackson County in 1986. Those projects have benefited more than 350,000 acres for wildlife. PF, and its quail division Quail Forever, apply a unique and successful model of empowering local chapters with the responsibility to determine how 100% of their locally raised conservation funds will be spent. PF and Quail Forever are the only national conservation organizations to employ this unique locally-driven chapter model.
For the fifth consecutive year, Pheasants Forever (PF) received the highest rating possible from Charity Navigator. PF scored a 4-star rating on Charity Navigator's 0-to-4-star rating scale. In fact, the non-profit watchdog group gave PF an "exceptional" designation indicating that PF outperforms most charities in America in its efforts to operate in the most fiscally responsible way possible. To view Charity Navigator's evaluation of PF, log onto: www.charitynavigator.com and search Pheasants Forever.
Thank you for your time and consideration, and please contact us if we can be of any assistance. Also plan on attending our upcoming banquet on April 13, 2013 see banquet page for details!