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Prairie Rockets

Local Illinois Chapter of Quail Forever #3009

Serving Menard and Surrounding Counties

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The Prairie Rockets Chapter was the fourth Quail Forever Chapter formed in Illinois.

The Chapter held its First Annual Banquet on Saturday, April 8th, 2006 at the Hill Prairie Winery in Oakford, Illinois. Our priorities are directly tied to local wildlife habitat enhancement, youth hunter outreach & education, etc. Chapter committee member Dave Hedrick running a special raffle!Attending a Quail Forever banquet is an excellent way to contribute to a good cause, because your county chapter retains all of the money (exclusive of membership fees) that we raise! The QF emphasis upon local chapter control of funds and spending priorities is unique among local area conservation chapters and their parent organizations. We are located in Menard County in Central Illinois, and our membership is primarily drawn from Menard and the surrounding counties. (Cass, Mason, Logan, and Sangamon)

Local chapter meeting are typically held at 7 pm at the J&B Sports Bar in Petersburg, and are scheduled as needed. All chapter members and prospective members are always invited to attend any chapter meetings. We will now be organizing our chapter projects concerned with wildlife habitat enhancement and youth hunter support. You don't have to attend all of the meetings - any level of participation is appreciated, so don't be shy!


2010 Chapter Officers:

  • President – Aaron Kuehl 217-341-7171
  • Treasurer – Dean Broughton (Assistant Frank Llano)
  • Habitat Chair – George Staab (Assistant Dean Broughton)
  • Banquet Co-Chairs – Kyle Thomas & Aaron Kuehl
  • Youth Chair – Scott Hacke
  • Recruitment Chair – John Grosboll (Assistant Larry Dale)
  • Secretary – Jim Hart

Additional 2010 Committee Members include Bill VanderLaan, Mark Metzger, Tim Wallace, Tom & Gloria Schwartz, Lisa Kuehl, Dave Hedrick, and Dr. Bob Kaufmann.

Quail photo by Roger HillPlease be patient while we develop our web site, and please let us know what additional information you would like to see posted here about our local Quail Forever chapter and its activities. In the meantime, you can also click on the following links to learn about the national Quail Forever and Pheasants Forever organizations, as well as the QF Illinois State Chapter at www.illinoisqf.org.

The local committee of the QF Prairie Rockets Quail Forever Chapter extends a special thanks to the many local sponsors, underwriters, and donors that have made our events and projects so successful. We extend an invitation to members of other Quail Forever and Pheasant Forever chapters to join us in our activities, and of course we are always happy to sign up new members for our chapter. Our chapter is not just for quail hunters and pheasant hunters - it's also for anyone interested in upland wildlife habitat and upland hunting of any form. We hope to see you at one of our banquets or activities - become a Prairie Rocket!

Questions/Comments about our web site? Call Larry Dale at 217-632-2668

About our name: "Prairie Rocket" is a term used by early settlers to describe the flight characteristics of the bobwhite quail - try shooting at a wild prairie rocket while hunting - and you will easily see how they got their name and reputation!

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