Thirty men, women and children turned out for the spring Pheasants Forever work day in conjunction with the PA Game Commission. One retired gentleman travel 3 hours from Bradford county to show his support by building habitat. Forty degree temperatures made sure everyone had to work to stay warm.
Crews topped and stacked pine trees, fire cherry and the like to create brush piles for small animals on new State Game Lands #44. Cover and a safe nesting location are essential to keep the smaller animals away for the predators. In the next few years, the trimmed areas will sprout with blackberries and scrub to give the animals even more food and habitat.
A second crew headed into the game lands to take down a fence that was transported to the new game lands. It will later be reinstalled to shelter small crab apple tree seedlings.
PF sponsored a lunch for the hungry crews. Homemade soup, chili, hot dogs and fudge tasted better than ever after a full mornings work.
Our Pheasants Forever Chapter 630 is proud to be able to contribute man-power to these events, building habitat for now and the future.
PF Chapter 630 is a very successful chapter thanks to the continued support of our members. Come see out display at the Central PA Outdoor and Sports Show at the Clearfield Fair Grounds, March 25-27, 2011. Our next meeting is Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 7:00 PM at the Capital City fire hall on Front Street in Ridgway, PA.
Visit our web site at http://www.northcentralpa.pheasantsforever.org/. For more information, call Jane at 814-772-4604.
Jane H Bryndel
Publicity and Treasurer