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Event slated for Saturday, August 8th at Cabela's Dundee store encourages entire family to get outdoors

Dundee, Mich. - June 24, 2009 - Michigan Pheasants Forever (PF) is inviting your family to a fun-filled day at Cabela's in Dundee, Michigan, on Saturday, August 8th, 2009 for PF's Free Habitat Expo and 2009 State Convention. The Free Habitat Expo will take place from 10AM - 4PM and will include habitat and dog training seminars and great youth activities, to be followed by a banquet and awards ceremony to recognize volunteers from across the state for their contributions to PF.

The Free Habitat Expo portion of the event will allow individuals to learn about wildlife habitat management from leading wildlife professionals. Youth will also be able it get in on the habitat act by trying their hand at planting window box prairies. In fact, the great lineup of youth activities make the event one the entire family can enjoy!

In addition to archery, casting and the always-popular Laser Shot, youth will be able to take part in:
Mock Pheasant Hunt -Youth will learn the FUNdamentals of gun handling safety!
Tracks - Discover some of Michigan's wonderful wildlife and make a plaster track mold to take home.
Film Can Fishing -Youth will build and take home wilderness fishing kits that fit in the palms of their hands.
PF Passport to Adventure - Complete this hunt and you'll be entered in a raffle for a great gear giveaway!

The event will conclude Saturday evening with a banquet that includes a silent auction, live auction and an awards presentation to recognize volunteers from across the state for their contributions to PF. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Michigan PF's wildlife habitat and youth conservation education efforts.

"The best times outdoors are with family, which is why we've created an event that will bring families closer together," said Mike Parker, PF regional wildlife biologist in Michigan, "And a special thanks to Cabela's and their store in Dundee. They've always jumped at the chance to partner with Pheasants Forever in the name of conservation, and we're looking forward to a great event there this August."

To obtain a registration form or for more information about the Michigan PF Free Habitat Expo and 2009 State Convention, please contact Mike Parker at (517) 333-1272 or via email at mparker@pheasantsforever.org.

Michigan is home to 38 PF chapters and over 8,300 PF members. Those chapters have spent over $6.2 million to improve Michigan wildlife habitat, completing over 57,000 habitat projects benefiting over 393,000 acres for pheasants, quail and other wildlife.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are non-profit conservation organizations dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant, quail, and other wildlife populations in North America through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness, and education. PF/QF has more than 130,000 members in 700 local chapters across the continent.
 

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