Stephenson County Illinois Highland Chapter Pheasants For Ever #108

Come and visit us for our 31st annual fall banquet. Eagles Club Saturday October 22nd. For ticket infomation please call 815-238-7316 or 815-235-3842.

For the past 28 years Highland Chapter remains the # 1 Pheasants Forever Chapter in the State of Ill and in 2013 we spent $102,091 within the geographic area of Stephenson County for wildlife habitat! Come and enjoy our annual fall banquet
Contact Pheasants Forever at 815-238-1833

Freeport This Fall October 2016. Full ticket  and schedule information will be undated in August 2016.

Apply for a scholarship!

The Pheasants Forever Highland Chapter established this scholarship to help outstanding students of natural resources conservation or a related agricultural field to complete their education at any accredited college or university. We will be awarding one (1) scholarship in the amount of $500.  The scholarship will be awarded at our 9th Annual Steak Under The Stars Fund Raiser (June Annually)

    The student must be:
        -    a resident of Stephenson County
        -    attending an accredited college or university
        -    majoring in natural resource field or related agricultural field
        -    a full time student who is carrying at least 12 credit hours 

A committee selected by the Pheasants Forever Highland Chapter will screen all applications.  The committee's decision will be based solely upon the student's need and achievement without regard to the student's race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, or handicap.  A personal interview may be required.

To apply, fill out the application form and send it to: 

    Scholarship Committee
    Highland Pheasants Forever Chapter C/O Curt Andree
6419 Basswood Road.
  McConnell, Illinois 61050
Applications must be received by May 1.

Its Winter Season

Thanks for another great year!

Pictures from our past banquets


President:    Curt Andree,
Vice Pres:  Mike O'Grady
Treasurer:   Mike Adkins
Secretary    Craig A. Schisler
Habitat Director:  Pat Martin


Lori Lawler Craig Schroeder Wil Tackett Becky Andree Rich Westwood Ken Beach  Howie Lawler  Steve Beltran
Jim Ritterbusch Mike O’Grady Max Boeke Chris Broege Brian Fox

Past Highland Chapter of
Pheasants Forever Sponsors

Mike Adkins

John Smithe

Curt Andree

Harn Construction

Ken Beach

T R Machine

Todd Block

Peter Tarpey

The Bocker Group

Walkers Mortuary LTD.

Dave Briggs

Tim Wedig

Briarwoods Builders

Stockton Auto Body, Stockton

Burke and Tubbs

Pat Widloff

Nextage Professional Realty

Boyd Meyer

Gerry & Cheryl Rausch

Dave Bunning

Fieldstones Restaurant

Dickman's Seed and Feed

Loescher Heating & A/C

Donna Eisenbise

Holland & Sons, Inc.

Schoefield Plmb & Well Service

Jim's Taxidermy

F-S Jay Kempel

Shannon Café

George Hiveley

Osenbaugh Seed, Lucas Iowa

Dick Uliehn

Vic Singley

Pat Martin

A special thanks to the following persons and companies for making our habitat fieldwork a little easier in 2010-11. Our efforts each year is a combination of a paid Habitat Team that conducts seeding and operation during the daytime, a Volunteer crew that conducts the operation after work and on weekends and our every growing landowner operation. So far this mix has worked quite well for the Chapter. We look forward to next year.

Habitat Team:
Jim Ritterbusch, NRCS.
Rich Westwood
Craig Schroeder, SWCD
Curt Andree
Howie Lawler
Craig Schisler
Marv Dominick
Jack Becke
Pat Sanders
Brian Fox
Mike O’Grady
Chris Broege
Mike Adkins
Max Boeke
Ken Beach
George Hiveley
Dick Lawfer
Howard Stadel
Dalton Lawler
Adam Beach
Brock Feld
Jeremy Ditmar
Pat Martin

Other habitat assistance from:

Dickman's Farm. Service

Rick Garnhart: Auctioneer 25 years

911 Operators: John Smithe

Stephenson County Sheriff Dept.

All area rural Fire Departments

N.I.T.E trailer sales

Pecatonica Bocker’s Auto Group: Chuck Hays

Creighton Barker: Auctioneer 25 years

F/S Jay Kempel

Freeport park Dist. Holland and Sons, Inc.

Osenbaugh Seed Co: Native grass seed

Todd Block Pearl City, Warren, Dakota Co-ops


Creighton Barker (auctioneer) 26 years
Peabudy North
Wolf Hollow
The Bocker Group
Sullivan’s Catering group.
Boeke Construction
Walker Mortuary
Floor to Ceiling
Lynn’s Original Florals
Curt Andree
Mike Gillespie
Oakdale Nature Preserve
Morse Electric
The Seasons
The Lindo Theatre
Nelson Julius
T. Bauch
R. Uline
Rack and Wing
Papa Murphy’s
Cub Food
Family Video
Country lane Pet Lodge
Ben Franklin
R & R framing
Roger Schaumberg
Ron Hazel
Quarry Ridge Hunt Club
Rick Garnhart (auctioneer) 26 years
Allen Weber
Merle Lawfer Estate
Deininger’s Floral
Freeport Park District
Country Cheese LLC, Davis
Burke and Tubbs
La Budde Woodworking
Kloster’s Taxidermy
Natural Water Gardens
Osenbaugh Seed Co.
Pearl City Elevator
Lawn & Leisure
Mrs Mikes
John Smithe
Sparkle Car Wash
Stockton Auto Body
Rockford Ice Hogs
FS Service: Jay Kempel
Coaches Golf and Grill, Lena
Luecke Jewelers (since 1921)
Fossil Creek Vineyard and Winery
Farm And Fleet
Joe Green
Imperial Palace
Rock Hollow sportsman club


Its Planting Season

Don't forgot to reserve your seed and equipment for the spring planting season.



Spring Burn


Habitat Director Pat Martin Habitat Team

Even more information is availble

Information about Scholarships

Don't forgot to check our spring scholarship application and annual fund raiser Steak Under the Stars this June!

Scholarship Coordinator Chris Broege


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