We had a great turnout at the event on Thursday. Special thanks to Michelle and Cherry Creek State Park for allowing us to use the lakehouse for our event – it was a great space!
We had 29 people attend in person, with five new memberships purchased. We had a total of 35 people sign up, but not everyone could make it – we appreciate their support though!
Our dog health presenters, Elizabeth & Tara, provided really good and extensive information on dog health, nutrition, and field injuries/what to do. We will reach out to them to see if they can share their slides or a summary of their notes for attendees.
It was very nice having Sarah and Peyton from the PF biologist team there to talk about what they are doing and seeing in the field. We’d like to regularly include them in future events.
Everyone learned a lot from the presenters!
The event was held Thursday, November 9, 2023, at the Pelican Bay Lake House @ Cherry Creek State Park. Light bites & drinks were provided.
Attendees got to meet and listen to PF biologists report on their current projects as well as an upland hunting forecast! Attendees also heard fellow upland hunter and veterinarian technician, Tara Clingman CVT, make a presentation and demo on how to keep your bird dog safe and healthy this season. Tara covered relevant topics such as snake bites, other animal bites, cuts and wire injuries in the field, broken nails and paw injuries, dehydration, and overheating. She also demonstrated wound dressing and injury assessment.
Cherry Creek State Park waived the park entrance fee for those who attended this event. We also gave out prizes donated by top dog brands as well as Pheasants Forever!
Any questions? Please feel free to contact our Outreach & Events Coordinator and Banquet Chairwoman: Kylie Alstrup, firstname.lastname@example.org
South Metro Pheasants Forever wishes you and your bird dog a happy & healthy hunting season!