Cedar Creek Pheasants Forever will hold their fundraiser banquet on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the American Legion in Albia. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Jim & Charlie’s will cater the meal. This year marks their 33rd year of raising money for pheasant and quail habitat as well as habitat for turkey, deer and other nesting birds.
With the harsh winter last year, good winter habitat and food sources are needed for the survival of pheasants and quail. This past year Cedar Creek PF provided corn, sorghum, soybean and sunflower seed to plant 261 acres of food plots on 20 projects. A total of 61 acres of native grasses were drilled or inter-seeded to provide nesting cover and pollinators. Additionally, 100 acres of CRP were burnt to improve nesting and brooding cover.
Through a partnership with Cargill and Monroe SWCD, cracked corn was provided to help feed song and game birds throughout the winter. Cedar Creek PF members helped with local hunter safety courses and Albia shooting sports teams. Pheasants Forever has their own Farm Bill Biologist, Shane Weinberg, who works out of the NRCS office to help provide federal and state habitat program signups and do habitat plans for Monroe County land owners.
All these activities are made possible due to the community support of the annual Cedar Creek PF banquet.
This year’S banquet features 13 gun raffles, Kysek cooler, Ruff Land Kennel, PF sign and clock, set of three industrial metal trunks, PF State of Iowa metal art, State of Iowa Mirror, Larry Zach, Scot Storm and Terry Redlin prints, shop vac, work bench, binoculars, camping lantern, knives, tools, Purina dog food, 16 ton delivered rock,
Also, Stihl weed eater, Stihl leaf blower, Kubota and John Deere toys, $900 in gift certificates, can cooker, rod and reels, trail cameras, Craftsman mobile tool chest, gun cases, Grizzy cooler, backpack, multi positional ladder, complete service on John Deere riding lawnmowers, compact tractor, gator or combine inspection, $300 in pork meat certificates, weather station clock, fillet knifes, wood American flag, and many other things yet to come.
Pheasants Forever membership and meal tickets are $50, member’s spouse or significant other meal ticket $15. Child meal ticket $15. Tickets are available at door or by sending your check to Cedar Creek Pheasant Forever, c/o Andy Wuebker, 1270 635th Ave, Lovilia, Ia. 50150 More information is available on Facebook about $350 table sponsors and $200 Silver sponsors or by calling Jim Nelson, president of Cedar Creek PF at 319-231-8976.