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Education on Habitat with Local Bike Clubs

Education on Habitat with Local Bike Clubs

May 11, 2019 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

The Linn County Pheasants Forever has relationships with the Iowa Bike Coalition and two bike clubs in Cedar Rapids (Wednesday Night Bike Club and the Meet me at the Market crew

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Linn County PF at the Fair 2019

Linn County PF at the Fair 2019

July 08, 2019 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

Linn County PF board members were active at the 2019 Linn County Fair - PLUS check out the royalty we have!

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Education, Outreach and Recruitment were messages of May 2019

Education, Outreach and Recruitment were messages of May 2019

May 31, 2019 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

Members of the Linn County Iowa Pheasants Forever board and volunteers helped with several events in May 2019 to educate, recruit and retain in our communities.

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Student Athletes engaged with Linn Co PF

Student Athletes engaged with Linn Co PF

May 11, 2019 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

Linn Co PF support shooting sports teams who have supported our local organization

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2019 Linn Co PF engaged with Youth Shooting Sports

2019 Linn Co PF engaged with Youth Shooting Sports

March 02, 2019 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

As we see demographic changes, competing interests and shifts in popular American culture have all contributed to the decline in participation rates in hunting and fishing. To address these trends, Linn County Pheasants Forever is focusing our efforts on strategically maintaining and increasing participation in hunting, angling and the shooting sports as part of a national movement referred to as R3. R3 means recruitment, retention and reactivation of hunters, anglers and shooting sports participants. True R3 efforts focus on the needs of individuals and the process required to ensure their starting and continued participation in hunting, angling and the shooting sports. Linn County Pheasants Forever supports local shooting sports teams by partnering and giving to those who assist with our chapter events.

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Linn County PF members attend National Pheasant Fest

Linn County PF members attend National Pheasant Fest

February 24, 2019 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

Linn County PF was represented by both youth and adults in 2019. Pictured here is the National Shooting Sports Director/ John Linquist, and Linn Co youth members Tayler Wolfs and Hunter Gehrke with Key Note Speaker for Leadership Everyday at National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic.

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In Recognition of 2015 Hall of Fame Winner Chuck Scheer

In Recognition of 2015 Hall of Fame Winner Chuck Scheer

February 11, 2019 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

Linn County Pheasants Forever was fortunate to have Chuck Scheer involved with our organization over the years. Chuck was a 2015 State of Iowa Pheasants Forever Hall of Fame Winner for his conservation, education, outreach efforts for 20+ years.

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Congrats to Forrest Kramer

Congrats to Forrest Kramer

January 25, 2019 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

Congrats to Forrest Kramer of Linn Co PF who was inducted into the state of Iowa Pheasants Forever Hall of Fame in 2019!

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Hunter's Education sponsored by Linn Co PF

Hunter's Education sponsored by Linn Co PF

January 12, 2019 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

Hunter's Education sponsored by Linn Co PF in Ely Iowa's American Legion post 555.

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Annual Linn County PF Banquet on March 23, 2019

Annual Linn County PF Banquet on March 23, 2019

January 03, 2019 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

?? Feeling lucky? ?? Come to the 2019 Linn Co PF Banquet!

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Thanks to 2018 Linn Co PF Banquet Sponsors including Legacy Acres

Thanks to 2018 Linn Co PF Banquet Sponsors including Legacy Acres

December 14, 2018 by Tina Elwood-Gehrke

It was a BEAUTIFUL day for outdoor adventures in December 2018. Thanks to 2018 Banquet Sponsors Trevor and Stacy at Legacy Acres Hunting Club! Linn County, Iowa Pheasants Forever appreciate you donating the hunt to our banquet auction!! This hunt at Legacy Acres Hunting Club near Parnell, Iowa was FANTASTIC! Check out Legacy Acres as a place to hunt this winter! Check out the good time & those ?? !!! Great job Guides/Sponsors Doug and Kim Wyman!!

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LinnCoPF at 2018 Festival of Trees

LinnCoPF at 2018 Festival of Trees

November 17, 2018 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

Linn County Pheasants Forever supports their community at the 2018 Cedar Rapids Festival of Trees #LinnCoPF

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LinnCoPF's 2018 Heroes Hunt was highlighted on KCRG TV9 of Cedar Rapids, Iowa

LinnCoPF's 2018 Heroes Hunt was highlighted on KCRG TV9 of Cedar Rapids, Iowa

October 22, 2018 by Tina Elwood-Gehrke

KCRG TV9 provided two video stories highlighting two points of view for the LinnCoPF's 2018 Heroes Hunt

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Ocra Cooler Raffle with Cedar Rapids Collegiate Trap Team

Ocra Cooler Raffle with Cedar Rapids Collegiate Trap Team

October 21, 2018 by Tina Elwood-Gehrke

Cedar Rapids Collegiate trap team sponsored by Linn County PF raffled off a cooler today at the 21 October Heroes Hunt. Congrats to Steve for winning the cooler at the 2018 Heroes Hunt.

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Largest

Largest "yet" LinnCoPF Heroes Hunt in October 2018

October 21, 2018 by Tina Elwood-Gehrke

In October 2018, the Linn County Pheasants Forever the had their largest ever Veteran's Hunt (titled Heroes Hunt). There were ~16 guides and expert bird dogs who guided these Veterans. We were fortunate to have demonstrations and special guests at the 2018 Heroes Hunt. Chefs David and Debbie from Kinetic Dog Food assisted by prepared two special Iowa recipes and there were bird cleaning demonstrations done on Facebook live. This was a great event and we are looking forward to our 2019 Heroes Hunt. Watch the @linncopf facebook page and the linncopf.org website events for details of this and other events.

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2018 Fall Pollinator Seed Ball Workshop in Ely, Iowa @LinnCoPF

2018 Fall Pollinator Seed Ball Workshop in Ely, Iowa @LinnCoPF

October 10, 2018 by Tina Elwood-Gehrke

Linn Co PF hosted 40+ people at a Fall Pollinator Seed Ball Workshop in Ely, Iowa

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Linn County Pheasants Forever Aids Youth Shooting Sports

Linn County Pheasants Forever Aids Youth Shooting Sports

September 29, 2018 by Tina Elwood-Gehrke

The Corridor Clay Crushers hosted two collegiate Trap Tourneys (Fall 2018)

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Linn County PF attends R3 Summit (Sept 2018)

Linn County PF attends R3 Summit (Sept 2018)

September 27, 2018 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

Linn County PF Board Members spent a day in DesMoines networking with Iowa DNR, National PF, county and city groups as well as non profits around the topics of Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation [R3]

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2018 Hawkeye Area Boy Scouts of America Sporting Clays Classic

2018 Hawkeye Area Boy Scouts of America Sporting Clays Classic

September 21, 2018 by TINA ELWOOD-GEHRKE

The 2018 Hawkeye Area Boy Scouts of America Sporting Clays Classic took place on September 21. Pheasants Forever sponsored a team as well as Linn County PF board members and friends participated in this fundraising event. The BSA event took place near Riverside Iowa at the Highland Hunting Hideaway and was attended by over 40 registrants.

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Local Landowner Forum boasts of high attendance

Local Landowner Forum boasts of high attendance

September 16, 2018 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

Linn Co. PF at Landowner Forum & Expo 2018

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Linn County PF attends Focus on Forever Workshop (Aug 2018)

Linn County PF attends Focus on Forever Workshop (Aug 2018)

August 11, 2018 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

Linn County PF sees need for Education & Outreach and grows their knowledge through a Focus on Forever Workshop (Aug 2018)

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Linn County PF Habitat Project at Andrews Christian Academy

Linn County PF Habitat Project at Andrews Christian Academy

July 11, 2018 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

Milkweed Planting at Andrews Christian Academy

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Linn County PF at the Fair 2018

Linn County PF at the Fair 2018

June 28, 2018 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

Linn County PF board members volunteered at the 2018 Fair

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LinnCoPF at 2018 Festival of Trees

LinnCoPF at 2018 Festival of Trees

June 15, 2018 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

Linn County Pheasants Forever supports their community this upcoming November 2018 #LinnCoPF

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Iowa Youth Trapshooting Championships This Week in Cedar Falls

Iowa Youth Trapshooting Championships This Week in Cedar Falls

June 06, 2018 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

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.

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Good luck to CR Jefferson & Prairie @ Iowa Youth Trapshooting Championships

Good luck to CR Jefferson & Prairie @ Iowa Youth Trapshooting Championships

June 06, 2018 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

Good luck to Cedar Rapids Trap Teams Jefferson & Prairie @ Iowa Youth Trapshooting Championships

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CR Jefferson Trap Team thanks Linn County Pheasants Forever

CR Jefferson Trap Team thanks Linn County Pheasants Forever

June 03, 2018 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

Cedar Rapids Jefferson J-Hawks Trap Team thanks Linn County Pheasants Forever

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Fundraiser for Youth Shooting Sports 2018

Fundraiser for Youth Shooting Sports 2018

May 05, 2018 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

The Corridor Clay Crushers are selling raffle tickets NOW thru October 2018 for an Orca Cooler

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Iowa Scholastic Shooting Sports Collegiate Trap Tourney

Iowa Scholastic Shooting Sports Collegiate Trap Tourney

April 28, 2018 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

Iowa Collegiate Shooting Sports conducted their 2018 season end tourney on April 28, 2018 at the Stockdale Gun Club in Ackley, Iowa

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Linn County Pheasants Forever supports local shooting sports teams

Linn County Pheasants Forever supports local shooting sports teams

April 15, 2018 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

Linn County Pheasants Forever voted at their April meeting 2018 to support three more shooting sports organizations.

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Support the Cedar Rapids Jefferson J-Hawks Trap Team

Support the Cedar Rapids Jefferson J-Hawks Trap Team

April 14, 2018 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

The Cedar Rapids Jefferson J-Hawks hosted a trapshooting Tourney at Otter Creek Sportsman's club in April 2018

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Linn County PF Supports 2 Women for BOW

Linn County PF Supports 2 Women for BOW

April 14, 2018 by Kyle Robinson Framing

Linn County PF provided two sponsorships to Cedar Rapids women to attend Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW)

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Gunnery Sgt Russo is presented with a Linn County PF Heroes Hunt print

Gunnery Sgt Russo is presented with a Linn County PF Heroes Hunt print

March 27, 2018 by Kyle Robinson Framing

On March 26, PF Board Members Kyle Robinson and Wade Kisner present local Veteran Vinny Russo a Linn County PF Heroes Hunt print

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POTENTIAL CHANGE TO CRP language in the GROW Act, Senate Bill 2557

POTENTIAL CHANGE TO CRP language in the GROW Act, Senate Bill 2557

March 20, 2018 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

THE GROW ACT (S.2557) WOULD PUT PHEASANT HABITAT – AND PLACES TO HUNT – AT RISK FOREVER. DON'T LET IT HAPPEN.

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Thanks to Sponsors for contributions to the 2018 Linn County PF Banquet

Thanks to Sponsors for contributions to the 2018 Linn County PF Banquet

March 18, 2018 by Kyle Robinson Framing

Thanks to Sponsors for contributions to the 2018 Linn County PF Banquet!! Friends of the Linn County PF, we ask that you consider utilizing these businesses first when you chose to shop and do business...

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Annual Linn County PF Banquet on March 17, 2018

Annual Linn County PF Banquet on March 17, 2018

March 17, 2018 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

?? Feeling lucky? ?? Many attendees were lucky at the Annual Linn County PF Banquet on March 17, 2018

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Linn County PF speaks at Iowa DNR Hunter Safety Class

Linn County PF speaks at Iowa DNR Hunter Safety Class

March 14, 2018 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

Thanks to Linn County PF members Josh Fossum, Hunter Gehrke, Tina Elwood Gehrke for talking at the hunter safety class tonight at Wickiup Hill.

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Linn County PF attends annual Iowa DNR / Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation meeting

Linn County PF attends annual Iowa DNR / Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation meeting

February 24, 2018 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

Several Linn County PF members attend the annual Iowa DNR / Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation meeting #pheasantsforever #MidwayUSA #positivecoachingalliance Pictured here is John Lindquist of PF speaking.

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LinnCoPF Sponsored Youth at Pheasant Fest 2018

LinnCoPF Sponsored Youth at Pheasant Fest 2018

February 19, 2018 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

Linn County Pheasants Forever chapter sponsored area youth to attend the 2018 NATIONAL PHEASANT FEST & QUAIL CLASSIC (in Sioux Falls South Dakota) on Feb 16-18, 2018

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2018 NATIONAL PHEASANT FEST & QUAIL CLASSIC was in February in South Dakota

2018 NATIONAL PHEASANT FEST & QUAIL CLASSIC was in February in South Dakota

February 19, 2018 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

The National 2018 NATIONAL PHEASANT FEST & QUAIL CLASSIC took place Sioux Falls South Dakota on Feb 16-18, 2018. Linn County Pheasants Forever chapter was represented at several workshops and booths.

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Linn County Pheasants Forever Advocates for Iowa Natural Resource Funding

Linn County Pheasants Forever Advocates for Iowa Natural Resource Funding

February 12, 2018 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

It’s our responsibility. It’s our time. It’s our legacy. On February 12, 2018, Linn County Iowa's Pheasants Forever's Dennis Goemaat, Forrest Kramer and Greg Johnston met with their representatives at the Iowa State Capitol in DesMoines to advocate for the Iowa Water, Land and Legacy initiative. Check out this news article and pictures to learn more...

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Linn County Pheasants Forever Habitat Resource

Linn County Pheasants Forever Habitat Resource

February 11, 2018 by TINA ELWOOD-GEHRKE

Do you have a need or interest in habitat restoration in your community or help with habitat in your community or land that you own? Become a member of Linn County PF and we can help guide you with these needs!

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Pheasants Forever Linn County Iowa assists with Faith Bible Church Wild Game Feed

Pheasants Forever Linn County Iowa assists with Faith Bible Church Wild Game Feed

February 08, 2018 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

Faith Bible Church's Wild Game Feed took place on February 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, annually and the event 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 interaction with organizations, local retailers, bird-dog training, and additional educational sharing. Keep future events of this nature in mind and share with your friends and neighbors about this event for next year; the Wild Game Feast. Learn more about Faith Bible Church here: http://www.faithb.org/ Learn more about the event using this link to Faith Bible Church Game Feed.

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Iowa State Pheasants Forever Convention in Ames - 2018 Highlight

Iowa State Pheasants Forever Convention in Ames - 2018 Highlight

January 30, 2018 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

The 2018 Iowa State Pheasants Forever Convention in Ames took place in January 2018. The meeting highlights education, State Art Council and sponsorship of the selection & production of the "Iowa Print of the Year" (CONGRATS Greg Bordignon!) Check out this article to see what events took place during this event!

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Linn County PF Outreach and Adult Education with Rockwell Collins

Linn County PF Outreach and Adult Education with Rockwell Collins

January 23, 2018 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

On January 23, 2018, members of the Linn County PF board and the PF State President spoke at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids about our organization, community outreach, habitat improvement projects and our upcoming banquet in March.

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Heroes Hunt (4th annual) Video Story hosted by Hunt Coordinator Wade Kisner - 2017 October

Heroes Hunt (4th annual) Video Story hosted by Hunt Coordinator Wade Kisner - 2017 October

January 07, 2018 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

Check out this video story to the 2017 Heroes Hunt hosted by Linn County Iowa Pheasant Forever!

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LinnCoPF in the CR Festival of Trees

LinnCoPF in the CR Festival of Trees

November 18, 2017 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

Linn County Pheasants Forever supports local non-profits

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2017 Heroes Hunt - Hosted by Linn County Pheasants Forever

2017 Heroes Hunt - Hosted by Linn County Pheasants Forever

October 22, 2017 by TINA ELWOOD-GEHRKE

KCRG TV 9 shares with us the results and details of the 2017 Heroes Hunt. Click for more details to see the video newsfeed from TV9 abotu the event.

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Linn Co. PF Sponsors 2nd Annual Collegiate Trap Tourney

Linn Co. PF Sponsors 2nd Annual Collegiate Trap Tourney

October 21, 2017 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

Linn Co. PF Sponsors 2nd Annual Collegiate Trap Tourney in Cedar Rapids Iowa

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2017 New NRA President

2017 New NRA President

October 13, 2017 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

Iowa's own Pete Brownell was elected as the NRA president in 2017. Pete Brownell is the owner of Brownells in Grinnel, Iowa. For details on Pete Brownell's presidency, click this link.

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From Field to Feast

From Field to Feast

October 13, 2017 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

Want new recipes for Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail? Check out this article about a hardcover, full-color, lushly photographed cookbook paying homage to the upland game species of America, which offer unmatched flavor and culinary potential for our area hunters!

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Rooster Road Trip

Rooster Road Trip

October 13, 2017 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

Want to follow Pheasant Hunting on the road? Follow Anthony Hauck in social media or in the PF national website as he journeys in bird hunting in beautiful places. https://www.pheasantsforever.org/BlogLanding/Blogs/Anthony-Hauk.aspx

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2017 Hawkeye Area Boy Scouts of America Sporting Clays Classic

2017 Hawkeye Area Boy Scouts of America Sporting Clays Classic

September 22, 2017 by TINA ELWOOD-GEHRKE

The 2017 Hawkeye Area Boy Scouts of America Sporting Clays Classic was a TON of fun!

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Habitat Project Savanna Grassland Tree Planting Project Outreach at Squaw Creek - 2016

Habitat Project Savanna Grassland Tree Planting Project Outreach at Squaw Creek - 2016

August 22, 2016 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

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

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2015 Hunter Education Partnership

2015 Hunter Education Partnership

October 11, 2015 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

In 2015 the Linn County Pheasants Forever worked with the Wickiup Hill Learning Center, Linn County when hosting Hunter Education Classes...

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Iowa's Pheasant Population Jumps 37 Percent; Quail Highest Count in 21 Year

Iowa's Pheasant Population Jumps 37 Percent; Quail Highest Count in 21 Year

September 01, 2015 by Kyle Robinson

Iowa’s pheasant population increased for the second year in a row to a statewide average of 24 birds, up 37 percent over 2014. This is the highest bird count since 2008 for most of the state, and in southeast Iowa, it’s the highest count in more than a decade.

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Contribution from the family of David Clemons

Contribution from the family of David Clemons

March 31, 2015 by TINA ELWOOD-GEHRKE

In March 2015, Linn County Pheasants Forever received a memorial donation honoring National Guard Veteran/ CR Jefferson Teacher David G. Clemons who passed away Sept 11, 2014.L

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Linn County Habitat Projects

Linn County Habitat Projects

December 23, 2014 by TINA ELWOOD-GEHRKE

Linn County Pheasants Forever and habitat restoration and improvements

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Thanks to the Linn Co PF Board 2014

Thanks to the Linn Co PF Board 2014

October 25, 2014 by TINA ELWOOD-GEHRKE

Thanks to the Linn Co PF Board 2014

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2014 Hawkeye Area Boy Scouts & Linn County PF Team up on Habitat Efforts

2014 Hawkeye Area Boy Scouts & Linn County PF Team up on Habitat Efforts

May 10, 2014 by TINA ELWOOD-GEHRKE

In May 2014 the Linn County Pheasants Forever Chapter participated with the Hawkeye Area Boy Scouts in a habitat effort together.

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2013 Heroes Hunt

2013 Heroes Hunt

October 30, 2013 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

In 2013, the Linn County PF conducted their first Heroes Hunt for veterans, firemen, police and other service people

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2009 Linn County PF Banquet

2009 Linn County PF Banquet

September 15, 2009 by Tina Elwood Gehrke

In 2009, the Linn County Iowa Pheasants Forever hosted a banquet in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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