Build a Wildlife Area

Help us Raise funds to acquire critical wildlife habitat and open it to public recreation

With the support of people like you, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have created over 204,000 acres of permanently protected and publicly accessible upland wildlife habitat. Now, through the ambitious goals of our Call of the Uplands® campaign we aim to increase this total by nearly 40%.

Habitat protection, enhancement and public access is at the core of our mission and these key activities are at the heart of the Build a Wildlife Area program: to raise funds to acquire and restore critical wildlife habitat and open it to public recreation.


  • Creates Public Access: Permanently protecting over 204,000 acres since 1982.
  • Conserves critical habitat for wildlife: Preserving strategic lands for the benefit of upland wildlife and other wildlife.
  • Preserves outdoor heritage traditions: Giving hunters more access to continue our outdoor heritage tradition.

Thanks to the support of our chapters, members, donors and partners, we have created remarkable wildlife areas and public access opportunities across the United States:

By donating to our Build a Wildlife Area program, you will ensure our organization is able to secure more properties like this:


If you would like to discuss ways to support the Build a Wildlife Area program at a leadership level of $1,000 or more, please contact Joe Long at



Year Acres Project County
2019 281 Iowa River Corridor WMA Tama
2018 45 Buffalo Creek WMA Addition Delaware
2017 218 Lake George WMA Hancock
2011 157 Five Ridge Prairie Preserve Plymouth
2011 171 Jennet Heritage Area Story
2011 110 Lundberg Property Pocahontas
2010 280 Turin WMA: RT Reese Homestead Addition Monona
2010 305 Buffalo Creek WMA: Takes Addition Delaware
2010 897 Mississippi River Emergent Wetland Lee
2009 124 Muskrat Slough WMA Addition Jones
2009 341 Old Town Conservation Area: Romeo Tract Addition Harrison
2009 160 Ringneck Marsh Wildlife Area Clinton
2008 152 Cortright Wildlife Area Buchanan
2008 160 Ocheyedan River WMA Clay
2008 123 Taylor Wildlife Area Addition Worth
2008   61 Boersma Wildlife Area Lyon
Year Acres Project County
2014 121 Willow Creek State Habitat Area Edgar
2010 1,000 Forever Fields Upland Management Area Knox
2010 108 Busby-Meyer Wildlife Area Vermillion
Year Acres Project County
2018 1,080 Veteran's Wildlife Area Sherman
2014           484             Tuttle Creek Wildlife Area: Blue Valley Wildlife Area Addition Pottawatomie
Year Acres Project County
2020 960 Cupido WMA Addition Norman
2019 293 Joe Duggan Family WMA & WPA Jackson
2017 128 Kunkel WMA Addition Mille Lacs
2014 147 Lake Bella WMA: North West Unit (Worthington Wells tract) Nobles
2014 147 Lake Bella WMA: North West Unit (Worthington Wells tract) Nobles
2014 280 Finden WPA Pope
2014 640 Minnesota Veterans WMA Wright
2013 104 Kvernmo WMA Lincoln
2013 762 Gun Lake WMA Aitkin
2012 197 Mel Roehrl WMA Stearns
2011 185 Randall WPA Kandiyohi
2009 65 Pelican Lake WPA Wright
2008 372 Art Hawkins WPA Grant
2007 1,031 Roger M. Holmes WMA Douglas
2007 155 Wachter WMA Nobles
2006 159 Buck Family Memorial WMA Goodhue
2005 124 Teal Lake WMA Jackson
2005 310 Winter WMA: West Unit Pipestone
2005 240 Chetomba Creek WMA Renville
2004 400 Hunters Paradise WMA Traverse
2003 318 Mud Lake WMA: Morrison County Unit Morrison
Year Acres Project County
2021 40 Flaxville WPA Addition Daniels
2018 263 Teton River Wildlife Area Teton
Year Acres Project County
2019 94.06 Revere Wildlife Management Area Polk
Year Acres Project County
2018 40 Meadowlark WPA: Addition Polk
2014 714 Avon Bottoms Wildlife Area Rock
2009 204 Nagel WMA St. Croix