Posts Tagged ‘Munsterlander’

Dog of the Day: “Anni”

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013


“Anni” is Nicholas Waldmann’s black and white Munsterlander. After a serious infection last hunting season left Waldmann wondering if “Annie” would survive, she recovered and the pair is looking forward to the next rooster campaign. “I’m glad she’s still here,” Waldmann says.

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Meet a National Board Member: Bill Zehnder

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Frankenmuth, Michigan's Bill Zehnder

As a non-profit, Pheasants Forever operates under the guidance of a volunteer board of directors.  That guidance takes many forms, but boiled down, the board is responsible for ensuring Pheasants Forever operates in the best interest of our members and also helps shape our vision for the future.  There are currently 16 individuals on the national board and they meet three times a year.

Through this new series of blog posts, I’ll introduce each of our national board members and share some of their personality and passion for our organization.  Up today is Bill Zehnder.

Bill Zehnder

Born in what town: Frankenmuth, Michigan

Current Town of Residence: Frankenmuth, Michigan

Family: Wife (Karen), 4 daughters, 2 sons-in-law and 4 grandchildren

Occupation: Restaurant and Hotel Owner/Operator

Dogs: Large and Small Munsterlanders

Favorite place to pheasant hunt: South Dakota

Favorite pheasant hunting shotgun: Benelli

Best pheasant hunt of your life was: About 10 years ago when we were hunting pheasants and sharp-tailed grouse, I came upon a covey of grouse.  At that time I was using a Browning square-back A-5 gun that held 5 shells.  Five birds got up and I emptied the shotgun.  All my hunting partners were spread out along a ridge watching the whole experience and saw me drop all five birds (much to my surprise!).  I look at it as a “hole in one” in upland bird hunting and something that will never be replicated again, primarily because I don’t carry that heavy shotgun any more. 

How did you first get involved with Pheasants Forever? 

Twenty plus years ago, my dad was pheasant hunting in Nebraska and went to an early Pheasants Forever banquet there.  He came back home and decided, “hey, we’ve got to do this here in Michigan.”  He was the founding President and Chairman/Chapter leader of the Saginaw County Pheasants Forever Chapter some 25 years ago. 

What is your favorite aspect about serving on the National Board? 

I enjoy the ability to interact with some high quality, conservation-minded individuals.  And, I also enjoy working toward instilling the conservation and land stewardship ethic in our youth.

What is the single biggest challenge facing Pheasants Forever in the future?  

Funding is always a challenge, as well as creating awareness amongst the population of how important conservation practices are to our air, our food, our water and the quality of life that we enjoy here in America. 

Previous Blog Profiles of National Board Members

Bob Brengman

Bruce Hertzke

Paul Hanson

Diane Lueck

Kim Price

Robert Larson

The Pointer is written by Bob St.Pierre, Pheasants Forever’s Vice President of Marketing.