For Immediate Release

Quail Forever Visa Card Program Passes $600,000 in Funds Generated for Habitat

Quail hunters bring clout to CRP discussion.

QF cardholders enrolled in the program donate to habitat with every purchase

St. Paul, Minn. - November 21 -

Quail Forever and Pheasants Forever’s (PF) affinity card partnership with U.S. Bank has generated more than $600,000 for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s (QF) habitat mission through its unique credit card program. Through the partnership, U.S. Bank - one of “The Habitat Organization’s” longest-tenured corporate supporters - donates to QF’s habitat mission each time a new credit card is activated, and again each and every time that card is used.

“It’s pretty amazing that our QF members carrying the Quail Forever Visa Card can create $600,000 in revenue for our habitat mission. My plea to members is simple - sign up for a Quail Forever Visa Card and use it for your gas, groceries, and everything in between. Every purchase with a QF Visa card will help us create the habitat necessary to fill your game vest this fall and next,” said Bob St. Pierre, vice-president of marketing and public relations for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever.

U.S. Bank’s Quail Forever Visa Signature┬« Card earns cardholders reward points, which can be redeemed for cash back, travel, gift certificates, and merchandise. Not only has this partnership improved Quail Forever's ability to offer members high-quality affinity credit products, but has shown U.S. Bank to be dedicated to the enhancement of habitat for pheasants, quail and other wildlife throughout the country. In addition to the consumer credit cards, Quail Forever and U.S. Bank also offer the PF Visa Business Rewards Card, ideal for small business owners.

“I’m a pheasant hunter and Pheasants Forever member,” added Chris Clawson, manager of the Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever partnership for U.S. Bank. “I also carry the Pheasants Forever Visa card and use it for all my hunting and outdoor purchases, let alone my other purchases too. I challenge all my fellow PF and QF members to use this card for purchases big and small to help us all create better habitat for future days afield.”

In addition to their corporate donations, U.S. Bank representatives annually attend a multitude of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever banquets to assist local chapters to sign up cardholders and raise funds. U.S. Bank also supports and exhibits at National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic, Quail Forever's largest annual event, and sponsors Pheasants Forever’s ink]Rooster Road Trip.

to learn more about the Quail Forever Visa Cards, or call 888-327-2265 ext. 94442.

For more information about becoming a Quail Forever corporate partner, please contact Brad Heidel, QuailForever director of corporate sales, at (651) 209-4956 or email Brad.

Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 135,000 members and 745 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Chapters are empowered to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds are spent, the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure.

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Rehan Nana, Quail Forever's Public Relations Specialist, at (651) 209-4973 or email Rehan