Deer Creek Pheasants Forever, Chapter 545, is part of a national, non-profit conservation organization dedicated to habitat development and conservation education. All money raised at our Banquets will remain with the chapter and be used to fund local habitat projects, youth events and conservation education in Pickaway, Ross and Fayette counties.
During the growing season, the chapter assisted landowners with such programs as the Scioto CREP, Pheasant SAFE, Quail Border Initiative and the General Conservation Reserve Sign-up. These continue to be successful programs not only for pheasants, but for many other species of wildlife in Pickaway, Ross and Fayette Counties. Projects are in cooperation with Farm Services Agency, Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife and others.
Our Chapter Mission
Protect, restore, and enhance wildlife habitat by establishing and maintaining local projects.
Pheasants Forever is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant and other wildlife populations in North America through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness, and education.
About Deer Creek Pheasants Forever
Our local chapter in Ohio 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 Local Habitat Projects
We actively partner with other chapters and Ohio organization of natural resources on many habitat projects.
Who Is Pheasants Forever?
A national organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of habitat for upland game and wildlife throughout the nation.
What Can You Do To Help?
Please explore our website and discover more about the Deer Creek Chapter of Pheasants Forever. 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 monthly meetings, listed on our events page.