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Pheasants Forever Visa Card Passes $600,000 Mark in Funds Generated for Habitat

Thursday, October 10th, 2013


The Fall 2013 issue of the Pheasants Forever Journal is landing in members’ mailboxes right now.  The entire magazine team is thrilled with this issue. From its stunning cover of a flushing rooster to a behind-the-scenes look at the Rooster Road Trip, this issue is filled with great photography and fun stories from pheasant country.  It also features a new advertisement from U.S. Bank, one of our organization’s most generous corporate partners.

U.S. Bank is the official credit card provider of the Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Visa program. And thanks to 2,200 active users of our special Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Visa cards, U.S. Bank has donated over $600,000 to “The Habitat Organization.” That’s a lot of funds generated for habitat by 2,200 card holders in an organization of more than 135,000 members.

We all have credit cards for our daily purchases – fuel, groceries, Prairie Storm ammo, hunting licenses, Irish Setter boots, etc. – so, why not use a credit card that gives back to the same mission you give so much passion towards?  A new couch purchase helps us fund a shelter belt planting project. Your monthly car insurance payment helps us introduce another youngster to the outdoors.  A new shotgun at Gander Mountain leads to a new public hunting area.

It’s true. Every time a Pheasants Forever Visa Card application is approved and activated, Pheasants Forever gets paid. Each time a Pheasants Forever Visa Card celebrates another anniversary, Pheasants Forever gets paid. And, each and every time any Pheasants Forever Visa Card is used to make a purchase, Pheasants Forever gets paid. You can make a difference for wildlife through the act of simply putting your Pheasants Forever Visa Card in the front of your wallet and using it for all your purchases. Imagine how many habitat dollars we could raise if 10 percent of our members carried the Pheasants Forever Visa!

And one final point, the folks at U.S. Bank are avid hunters just like you and me.  They share our same passion for days afield with bird dogs and flushing roosters.  Simply put; they get it!  Help us support our shared goals by signing up for the Pheasants Forever or Quail Forever Visa Card today and join us on this year’s Rooster Road Trip beginning on October 28th.

U.S. Bank also happens to be a proud sponsor of every Rooster Road Trip because they agree with our habitat mission and our desire to create public access for all bird hunters.  Thanks U.S. Bank and thanks to the 2,200 Pheasants Forever Visa Card holders.

Support Pheasants Forever today and apply for your own Pheasants Forever Visa Card.

The Pointer is written by Bob St.Pierre, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s Vice President of Marketing.  Follow Bob on Twitter @BobStPierre and listen to Bob and Billy Hildebrand every Saturday morning on FAN Outdoors radio on KFAN FM100.3.

Attention Gear Junkies: Recommendations for the Early Season Bird Hunter

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

There are online shopping destinations galore for the bird hunting gear junky.  However, there is only one place you can get upland apparel and also help create wildlife habitat with each swipe of a credit card: The Pheasants Forever Market Place.  No conservation group works harder to protect the places you and your bird dog rely on to hunt; no conservation organization does it as efficiently, with 92 cents of every dollar raised going directly to Pheasants Forever’s wildlife habitat conservation mission.  So with those statistics of efficiency fresh in your mind, here are my favorite early season items available through Pheasants Forever’s online store.

My Columbia’s Omni-Freeze long sleeve is my go-to shirt for keeping cool in the season’s early days of September and October. Photo courtesy Bob St.Pierre / Pheasants Forever

Columbia’s Omni-Freeze Long SleeveWithout question, this is the best early season shirt I’ve ever owned.  This baby is extremely comfortable and does honestly feel like it is cool on the skin even during those early 80 degree days of the season.  The only downside to this shirt is that it’s not made to be tough enough to go through the sticky stuff.  Buckle a strap vest over the top and you’re ready to enjoy the sunny days of early autumn in comfort.

Among the many great features of the Wing Works vest is the pair of water holsters (water bottles included). Photo by Anthony Hauck / Pheasants Forever

Wing Works Vest: Speaking of strap-style vests, there’s no better option than this Wing Works Vest featuring the PF logo.  It fits like a backpack, has sizeable pockets and can carry lots of water.  The only downside to this vest comes in ruffed grouse hunting.  The game bag is pretty open, so it does collect a lot of leaves and twigs.  Outside of that, this one’s a winner for early season walking.

Pheasants Forever Logo Blaze Orange Cap: When it comes to lids, I’m a no frills low profile fan.  This particular adjustable baseball cap fits my little melon just right and matches all my pheasant hunting gear.  If the simplicity of my taste in hats doesn’t mesh with yours, never fear; there are five pages of headwear options for you to consider in the PF store.

Blaze Orange Polo: Ever seen a blaze orange polo shirt in a store before?  Me neither.  This one is perfect for hot early season days when you are loafing through the tall grass and just want to feel the breeze on your arms.

Browning Badger Creek Quail Forever Short Sleeve Shirt: If you’re looking for a great casual shirt to wear in the lodge OR in the field, this great new Browning shirt is one of the best items ever to feature the Quail Forever logo.

Pheasants Forever Shotshell Dog Collar:  Since you’ve already got the credit card warmed up, you might as well pick up a little something something for your best bird dog and this cool new neckwear is just the ticket.

Remember to use your Pheasants Forever Visa Card in the Pheasants Forever Store and earn double points for every dollar you spend.  Every time you use your Pheasants Forever Visa Card, U.S. Bank pays a royalty to Pheasants Forever to help us fulfill our habitat conservation mission.  Thanks for shopping at the Pheasants Forever Market Place!

The Pheasants Forever Visa Card through U.S. Bank

The Pointer is written by Bob St.Pierre, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s Vice President of Marketing.  Follow Bob on Twitter @BobStPierre.