Mahaska County Pheasants Forever - Youth Page

Iowa's Next Pheasant Hunters

Iowa's Next Pheasant Hunters

Mahaska County Pheasants Forever is dedicated to fostering the next generation of outdoorsmen and women! In 2010 the chapter won the prestigious "No Child Left Indoors" award at the 2010 National Pheasant Fest in Des Moines! 

"This chapter truly believes that the only way to influence the future of conservation and outdoor recreation is to provide tremendous opportunities for our youth. The chapter routinely develops new and outstanding programs for young people." -Rick Young, PF/QF VP of Field Operations

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Local Shooting Sports Teams

Local Shooting Sports Teams

Mahaska County has been fortunate through the years to partner with and support a great number of youth shooting teams including:

  • Eddyville Youth Hunter Education Challenge Team
  • North Mahaska Trap Team
  • Oskaloosa High School Trap Team
  • Pella Trap team
  • Pella Christian Trap team
Youth Outdoor Day

Youth Outdoor Day

The chapter partners with the Mahaska County Conservation Board and other local groups to host the Mahaska County Youth Outdoor Field Day. This event provides conservation and outdoor skills learning opportunities for hundreds of local children and their parents. 

Activities change year to year, but have included:

  • Bowfishing
  • Fishing
  • Fish Filleting
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Trap Shooting
  • Beekeeping
  • Pollinator education
  • Tree Identification
  • Mammal Research
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Oskaloosa's K9 Units "Duke" Demonstration
  • Retreiver demonstrations
  • Camping

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