February Newsletter

February Newsletter

February 15, 2016 by

The Clays for a Cause Team at last years' dedication

Metro PF & Clays for a Cause Collaborate on Spring Shoot  

This year our chapter will collaborate with Clays for a Cause to raise funds for the James Meger Memorial WMA near Marshall, MN. The organization Clays for a Cause started as a group of Minneapolis women who shoot together on a sporting clays team. Founder and current president Kristi Backer Palmer describes their beginning this way: “It all began as a project in a personal and professional development training program in which I am involved. Our assignment was to create a service project.  Chris and I had just been hunting in ND and the county we normally hunt in had lost over 11,000 acres of CRP and public hunting land in the last year to crops.  Currently, the public land available for hunting in MN is also limited and declining due to farming bills where CRP is being changed to cropland.


Some of my most precious memories and experiences are outdoors walking the field with my husband and our two labs hunting pheasants or grouse, so I decided to give back to the habitat I love so much.  I engaged the gals on my sporting clay shooting team – “The Bird Busting Babes” and we created a family friendly sporting clay fundraiser called Clays for a Cause.  Our inaugural event took place at Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club on March 22, 2014.   Since it’s conception, Clays for a Cause has raised almost $10,000 that has been used to purchase and preserve 2 specific habitat areas in Wright County through the Build a Wildlife Area Fund sponsored by Pheasant Forever.”
Our board is super excited about this collaboration. The women from Clays for a Cause are bringing new energy and focus to this year’s spring shoot. It will be our first habitat contribution in five years. 100 % of the profits raised from this event will go in the ground in Lyon County. We hope you will join us  from 9 a,m,to 2 p.m.pm on Saturday, April 23rd at MN Horse & Hunt for this event!

2016  EVENTS


January29-30 - PF State Convention


February 19-21 - Pheasant Fest / Kansas City


March 23rd - Improve your shooting / Pat Laboone


April23rd - Clays for a Cause Habitat Fundraiser


May26th - Learn to shoot sporting clays! Horse & Hunt.


June 9th - Shawn Garlinghouse Legacy Shoot


July/August - Learn to shoot trap / West End GC

Women Teaching Women to Shoot / Horse & Hunt.


September - Richfield/ Holy Angels Trap Team Fundraiser


October - Garlinghouse Youth Hunt / Marshall Youth Hunt


November / December - Holiday Party!

Watch for upcoming flyers on each of these events

Gary Gilbertson Receiving the Dedication Award at this year's State Conference, Thank you Gary for all you give!

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