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Lewis and Clark County 4H Shooting Sports Club receives donation from Chapter

Lewis and Clark County 4H Shooting Sports Club receives donation from Chapter

January 03, 2019 by Shelley Murphy

Jeff Sturm, Headwaters Chapter of Pheasants Forever board member, presented a check for $400 to Scott Allen with the Lewis and Clark County 4H Shooting Sports club. This money will allow Scott to give scholarships to at least 4 kids who otherwise might not be able to participate. As the Shooting Sports club grows the Headwaters Chapter is committed to growing its support of this great program. A big thank you goes out to our members who were so generous in paying up for auction items at our 2018 banquet that were targetted at supporting youth programs.

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Chapter members head to South Dakota for a pheasant hunt with NYLC!

Chapter members head to South Dakota for a pheasant hunt with NYLC!

January 03, 2019 by Shelley Murphy

Chapter Board member Mark Studt, and Chapter NYLC (National Youth Leadership Council) member Luke Murphy, packed their bags and hit the road for a tried and true South Dakota pheasant hunt. Winner South Dakota is home to T-bones Treehouse Lodge which graciously hosted the event. The hunt and activities were sponsored by The Rosebud Chapter of Pheasants Forever (South Dakota). Mark and Luke enjoyed a couple days of South Dakota birds as well as some evening shooting competitions. We won't say who won those fast draw matches.... Other NYLC members from around the US ventured to South Dakota for the event as well. The National Youth Leadership Council of Pheasants Forever is a fantastic opportunity for youth to get involved in Pheasants Forever and habitat conservation. We are proud to have our own Headwaters member, Luke Murphy, representing Montana on the NYLC.

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2018 Youth Hunt another year of success!

2018 Youth Hunt another year of success!

December 01, 2018 by Shelley Murphy

The Headwaters Chapter of Pheasants Forever had another successful youth hunt. We hosted 6 kids, all with different backgrounds and shooting skills, on our annual hunt. We had a couple roosters harvested and saw plenty of others along the way. The habitat is outstanding this year and it seemed as if the bird numbers were good. Huge thank you to chapter members Pat Howe, Kirk Miller, Matt Murphy, Luke Murphy, Greg Wirth and Morris Haney for showing the kids a great day. Photo credit to Pat Howe.

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2017 Youth hunt a success!

2017 Youth hunt a success!

December 13, 2017 by Shelley Murphy

Our Youth Hunt took place on Saturday September 23rd at the Canyon Ferry Wildlife Management Area. We had seven eager young men who put in the miles on the ground which resulted in everyone having shooting opportunities and a number of wild roosters being harvested. Thanks again to Luke Murphy and Greg Wirth for organizing the event and for MT Fish Wildlife and Parks for hosting the event. Matt and Shelley Murphy, Pat Howe and Kirk Miller also brought their bird dogs and helped mentor the young hunters. Photo credits to Pat Howe, Shelley Murphy and Kirk Miller

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Canyon Ferry WMA Work Day a Success

Canyon Ferry WMA Work Day a Success

June 03, 2017 by Kirk Miller

Over 20 volunteers show up to plant 500 trees

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Congratulations to Luke Murphy, Headwaters 563 Chapter!

Congratulations to Luke Murphy, Headwaters 563 Chapter!

April 24, 2017 by Mark Studt

Luke has been selected to sit on the board of the National Youth Leadership Council of Pheasants Forever. We are very excited to have a representative from our Chapter on the Board representing Montana. Luke will attend his first meeting in Roscommons MI over the 4th of July where they will begin planning for Pheasant Fest 2018 in Sioux Falls, SD. Luke will also be working with our local chapter on youth hunts, habitat and more. Congratulations Luke!

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Kirk Miller elected as new Headwaters 563 President

Kirk Miller elected as new Headwaters 563 President

March 14, 2017 by Shelley Murphy

We would like to welcome Kirk Miller as our new Headwaters Chapter President. Kirk is an avid upland game bird hunter and is excited to take on the responsibility of leading our chapter. Thank you Kirk and we wish you much success.

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Blackfoot Brewery Community Night a Success!

Blackfoot Brewery Community Night a Success!

January 10, 2017 by Shelley Murphy

We were invited to participate in Blackfoot Brewery's community night this past week. Headwaters Chapter members gathered from 5-8pm and $1.00 from every beer sold was donated to the chapter during this time. Mother Nature and the College National Championship game may have slowed traffic a little but overall, we had a great night and met a few new members. Always a success and happy to be represented so well. Thanks Blackfoot and Headwaters members!

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Jeff Sturm awarded Habitat Stewardship award for the Headwaters Chapter

Jeff Sturm awarded Habitat Stewardship award for the Headwaters Chapter

December 15, 2016 by S. Murphy

The Headwaters Chapter was please to select Jeff Sturm to receive our Polaris Habitat Stewardship award for 2015-2016. Jeff and his family have spearheaded the seed ball projects, working with school children and 4H children to produce and distribute seed balls in Montana. Further, Jeff has been instrumental in many of our habitat projects including maintenance, clean up days and coordinating with the area PF biologists as well as FWP biologists for future habitat needs. THANK YOU JEFF for your dedication to our bird habitat.

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2016 Montana Chapter of the Year

2016 Montana Chapter of the Year

December 02, 2016 by S. Murphy

We are very excited to share that the Headwaters Chapter 563 was selected as Chapter of the Year! Our chapter was able to contribute funds to fund our state PF Farm Bill Biologists, purchase the Truax seed drill and trailer, and we have contributed to several habitat projects including the Townsend Wildlife Management Area, Chokecherry Bend Ranch and Bird Creek Ranch projects. Pictured is Dan Bailey, Montana Regional Representative and Doug Williams, Headwaters Chapter Treasurer, accepting the award on behalf of the Headwaters Chapter.

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New Seed Drill Trailer

New Seed Drill Trailer

December 20, 2015 by Randy Piearson

The new trailer for the Pheasants Forever grass seed drill has arrived in Helena. This trailer was custom modified to safely haul the organization's seed drill that is housed at the Freezeout Lake Wildlife Management Area Headquarters, just outside Fairfield Montana. The grass drill and trailer will be available to landowners in the Spring of 2016 wishing to improve nesting cover on their property.

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Ammo Grant

Ammo Grant

November 27, 2015 by Randy Piearson

National PF headquarters donates $100 to the Headwaters Chapter to help pay for the Chapters 2115 Youth Hunt

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North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association

North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association

June 22, 2015 by Randy Piearson

Pheasants Forever and the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) have a formal relationship as "Conservation Partners" in supporting each others' mission. In the spirit of fostering that partnership, the Board of Directors Montana Sharptail Chapter of NAVHDA agreed to offer a 2-year family membership, along with a chapter hat ($100.00 value) to all Pheasants Forever Chapters in the state of Montana. More information can be found here NAVHDA International: http://www.navhda.org/ Montata Sharptail Chapter: http://mtsharptailmembers.blogspot.com/ http://www.montanasharptail.com/

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Headwaters Chapter Honors Major Sponsors

Headwaters Chapter Honors Major Sponsors

June 14, 2015 by Randy Piearson

Randy Piearson and Marcy Schottler personally delivered Pheasants Forever Sponsorship plaques and medallions to major Helena area sponsors for 2015. Pictured in his picture are Randy Piearson, Headwaters president and Brian Sundelius, General Manager for Chevrolet of Helena. Chevrolet of Helena is a 2015 Platinum sponsor for the Headwaters Chapter.

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Headwaters Chapter Erect Signs at Canyon Ferry WMA

Headwaters Chapter Erect Signs at Canyon Ferry WMA

May 28, 2015 by Randy Piearson

Chapter President, Randy Piearson and Habitat Coordinator, Jeff Sturm erect a Pheasant Forever Habitat sign at Canyon Ferry WMA. The Headwaters Chapter, in conjunction with the Gallatin PF Chapter purchased several grass seed mixtures for Fish, Wildlife & Parks nesting projects this spring at the WMA. A no-till drill was used to re-seed several locations off Canton Drive and the old Meyers homestead off the East Side highway.

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Pheasants Forever Purchases No-Till Seed Drill

Pheasants Forever Purchases No-Till Seed Drill

April 24, 2015 by Randy Piearson

The Headwaters Chapter is a key financial contributor to a new no-till seed drill. The Truax drill will be stored at the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks headquarters at Freezeout Wildlife Management Area. The drill will be available to all Montana PF Chapters and our partners in habitat restoration.

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PF Members at Canyon Ferry WMA

PF Members at Canyon Ferry WMA

April 10, 2015 by Randy Piearson

Members of the Gallatin and Headwater PF Chapters met with Adam Grove, the Canyon Ferry Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Manager and Fred Jakubowski, the Canyon Ferry WMA Technician.

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Kelly Kuntz Scholarship Fund

Kelly Kuntz Scholarship Fund

April 01, 2015 by Randy Piearson

From left to right: Dan Prebil, co-owner of Kleen King/Dayspring Restoration, Randy Piearson, president of the Headwaters PF Chapter and Todd Gilbreath, sales person for Helena Motors

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