Pheasants Forever Calgary has added to new directors to its board.
Please welcome Beth and Scott to the team!
Beth first became involved with pheasants when she raised them as a 4H project in 1976. She has bred and trained Golden Retrievers and has competed in hunt tests at the Grand Master Hunter level with three of her dogs. She owns and operates a busy small animal and equine veterinary practice near Calgary. Beth worked in the deer hunting industry for a number of years doing reproductive surgery and has a keen interest in how hunting can (and should be) related to conservation. She is also passionate about the importance of habitat preservation. Beth feels that getting kids involved in shooting and outdoor skills is vital if we want to develop future generations who care about hunting and as a result she has two sons whose skill at trap shooting, bird hunting and archery far exceed her own abilities. In her spare time she can often be found riding her horses, training dogs, or exercising.
Scott has been running dogs and hunting upland birds in Southern Alberta since the 1980s. He has seen first hand the loss of habitat over the last 35 years and is passionate about its preservation. Scott spends most of the fall wandering around the prairies with his Brittany Spaniel, Rocco, chasing partridge, grouse, and pheasant. He is also an avid clay target shooter enjoying skeet, five stand and sporting clays. Scott also enjoys fly fishing, which by his own admission, is a work in progress. He is a strong proponent of helping and teaching the next generation about hunting and introducing them to the wonderful opportunity that Alberta affords. Scott is now retired after spending 35 years in the international oil and gas sector.
See the rest of the team at Meet the Team.