Habitat Help Page
At Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, our mission is Habitat and we want to help you establish the best possible.
Getting StartedNot all habitat is created equal. If you want to establish or improve habitat for Pheasants or Quail it's important to understand some basic concepts. We've created some documents that provide some background information to establishing and improving your habitat. Be sure to check out the grants availabe to landowners at the bottom of this page.
Download "How To Choose the Right Grass Mix"
Order SeedIf you are ready to establish quality nesting and brood rearing cover for upland nesting birds, you can go directly to ordering seed. Our experts have designed mixes that will provide the best benefit to nesting quail or pheasants in Illinois at a great price, remember, we want you to plant the best habitat and we understand it has to be affordable.
Technical AssistanceIllinois is home to 5 PF/QF Farm Bill Biologists who have been trained in the various Farm Bill Conservation Programs and also understand the other conservation programs, cost share and incentives available to Illinois Landowners. If you are fortunate enough to have one of these skilled professionals working in your area - give them a call. Please visit our Contact Us page for information on our FBBs.
If you have any questions about the Farm Bill Biologist Program in Illinois please contact the Illinois Director of Conservation Programs.
Landowner Assistance Grants and IncentivesPheasants Forever and Quail Forever chapters, in cooperation with the Illinois State Pheasant and Habitat Fund offer cost share and incentives to landowners for certain eligible practices that create or improve habitat for pheasants and quail.
Download the 2013 State Grant Application
These applications should be completed and sent to the local PF or QF chapter. Email Dick Wyatt if you need contact information for your local PF chapter or email Tim Caughran for contact information for a local QF chapter.
For more info on grants, click here for the Chapter Grant How To
If you have questions about the grant programs, email the Director of Conservation Programs.