ELLIS — Pheasants Forever has named Tony Jacobs of Wichita as the organization’s new regional representative for western Kansas. Jacobs will raise funds for wildlife habitat and conservation education working with local, state, and federal natural resources agencies on behalf of Kansas Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever chapters.
Jacobs looks to grow Pheasants Forever’s presence in Kansas, which is currently home to more than 50 Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever chapters and nearly 7,000 Pheasants Forever and/or Quail Forever members. Due in part to strides made by Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever, and their partners, Kansas is recognized as a national leader in upland hunting opportunities. Jacobs, a lifelong pheasant hunter, wants to continue this trend by working with regional and national partners to improve and increase the amount of quality habitat for both upland birds and upland hunters.
"This state has such a great hunting heritage, so it’s important that we get out on the ground and provide more high-quality habitat for pheasants and quail populations," Jacobs says. "It’s an uphill battle in a lot of the country, but here in Kansas we have the opportunity to showcase what is possible when time, talent, and resources are dedicated to wildlife and habitat conservation. I am very proud to be a part of the nation's leading upland conservation organization, and I look forward to fostering, promoting, and growing the Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever mission.”
Pheasants Forever empowers county and local chapters with the responsibility to determine how 100 percent of their locally-raised conservation funds will be spent. As a result, chapter volunteers are able to see the fruits of their efforts locally while belonging to a larger national organization with a voice in federal and state conservation policy.
Jacobs earned a B.S. in hospitality management from Kansas State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Friends University. He will work out of his office in Ellis and can be reached at 785-764-6240.