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About South Metro Denver Pheasants Forever Chapter #816

About South Metro Denver Pheasants Forever Chapter #816

A Local Colorado Chapter

Welcome to South Metro Pheasants Forever. We are a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant and quail and other wildlife populations in Colorado through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness, youth and novice outreach.

Pheasants Forever is the only national organization with a model of chapters keeping 100% of the funds they raise. While belonging to a larger national organization that has a voice on federal and state conservation policies, chapters are tasked with finding projects for their funds. Our Mantra: No Child Left Indoors!

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About Us

About Us

Our local chapter in Colorado was founded amongst those upland hunters and sportsmen and women in your community. Our goal is to provide those avid outdoormen and women an opportunity to assist in the protection and enhancement of pheasants and other upland bird populations around the local area.

Pheasants Forever was co-founded in 1982 by co-workers at the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch, outdoor editor Dennis Anderson and national advertising director Jeff Finden. Both recognized a need for habitat restoration and preservation to ensure the future of pheasants and other wildlife.

PF's first publication entitled "Rooster Tales," published in February 1983. This became the forerunner of today's Pheasants Forever Journal of Upland Conservation. The fledgling PF held its first banquet on April 15, 1983, drawing 800 people at the inaugural banquet. In January 2007, PF's third-ever National Pheasant Fest in Des Moines, Iowa, became the largest event in PF history, drawing over 24,500 attendees over a three-day span.

Twenty-five years after its inception, Pheasants Forever has become a grassroots, nationwide upland conservation movement - a national conservation powerhouse. The organization has grown to 110,000 members with over 600 chapters across the U.S. and Canada. Nationwide, Pheasants Forever has spent $260 million on program expenditures, which have helped fund 347,000 habitat projects affecting 4.4 million acres across North America. Along the way, PF has continued to employ the same unique organizational model of empowering local chapters to determine how 100 percent of their locally-raised conservation funds are spent. This local control allows chapters to see the fruits of their chapter efforts in their own communities.

Our Mission

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

South Metro Pheasants Forever will be leaders in upland bird habitat conservation, new hunter education and recruitment and creation of hunting access.

Our Values

We agree to:

  • Collaborate respectfully valuing every volunteer’s opinion and contribution
  • Maintain an environment of openness and transparency in governance
  • Maintain integrity in all dealings and decisions (especially related to conflicts of interest and adherence to the PF mission and allocation of funds and volunteer hours)
  • Move forward with a commitment to the Pheasants Forever Mission
  • Support Pheasants Forever priorities at both the State and National level
  • Create a family-oriented organization
  • Welcome all individuals committed to the mission
  • Develop future leaders of the Chapter
  • Share the responsibility for the efforts needed to succeed
  • Share in our collective success

Who Is Pheasants Forever?

A national organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of habitat for upland game and wildlife throughout the nation. 

  • Over 145,000 grassroots members and volunteers who have developed more than 10 million acres of pheasant and other wildlife habitats since inception.
  • 600 chapters completing over 35,000 projects annually.

What Can You Do To Help?

Please explore our website and discover more about the South Metro PF 816. You'll find detailed information on all our activities and upcoming events. Let us know what you think; we appreciate your feedback. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact us. We welcome people interested in the Pheasants Forever mission to attend our chapter meetings, listed on our meetings page.

    • Become a Pheasants Forever member or sponsor
    • Volunteer your time or resources to our chapter

Why Join Pheasants Forever?

  • Help Colorado’s Habitat and Youth
  • Help Ensure Future Hunting Opportunities for Our Children
  • Gain Fulfillment and Satisfaction Working with Youth and Novices
  • Share Your Knowledge, Skill, and Experience
  • Meet a New Friend or Hunting Partner
  • Learn New Hunting Areas and Tips
  • Increase Your Hunting Opportunities and Success
  • Learn About Hunting Dogs
  • Exchange Stories
  • Have More Fun!