Raise funds to acquire and restore critical wildlife habitat and open it to public recreation - that's the goal of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s Build a Wildlife Area program. Through a unique funding mechanism utilizing state, federal, and other grants, the Build a Wildlife Area program puts 100 percent of the funds donated directly toward land acquisition projects, creating public access, conserving critical habitat for wildlife and preserving outdoor heritage traditions
300% Return on your investment - Iowa Build a Wildlife Area matches donated funds at least 3:1. There is no better way way for you to put new places open to hunting on the Iowa map!
Donors will receive recognition at the state convention and for significant contributions, donors will have their name etched on the Build a Wildlife Area monument sited at the area. Upon project completion a dedication ceremony to celebrate our great outdoors and recognize our donors will be held on select Build a Wildlife Area sites.
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s Build a Wildlife Area program:
• Creates Public Access: The program has played a significant role in the organization’s opening over 200,000 acres to public hunting and outdoor recreation.
• Conserves critical habitat for wildlife: Preserving the land for the benefit of upland wildlife and other wildlife.
• Preserves outdoor heritage traditions: Giving hunters more access to continue our outdoor heritage tradition.
The 206 acre Petersen Addition in Southwest Jackson County connects the McAndrews Wildlife Area and the Eden Valley Refuge to create a 605 acre public land complex!
This project is located in a key area within short driving distance of several major urban areas including Dubuque, Cedar Rapds, Iowa City, and Davenport. The estimated population within 50 miles of the property is 946,000!
This beautiful property provides habitat for deer, pheasant, quail, turkey, waterfowl and a wide variety of other game and non-game species!
The 281 acre Tama County property is located 2.4 miles west of the Meskwaki Casino on US HWY 30.
This property has potential for great upland and waterfowl hunting, as well as deer hunting. It has access to the Iowa River and will be transferred to the Iowa DNR once fundraising is complete.
To donate to this project contact:
Eric Sytsma, Southern Iowa Regional Representative