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Seward County PF

Seward County
*17th Annual Banquet*
February 25, 2017

Seward County Fairgrounds
Ag Pavilion
Seward, NE 68434

For more information or tickets contact…
Gary Gadeken at 402-474-0777
*Youth Mentor Hunt*
October 15, 2016

Oak Creek
Brainard, NE

For more information contact…
Aaron Hershberger at 402-471-6144

Youth Mentor Hunt 2015
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The National Youth Leadership Council is made up of 20 young conservation leaders from around the country who represent their age group on issues related to wildlife conservation and hunting. They work at the local, state and national level to be ambassadors for outdoor traditions and land stewardship, as well as advise Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever on youth programs.

Kayla Gadeken is a 14 year old from Seward, Nebraska, who was nominated to the National Youth Leadership Council by Jerry McDonald, Pheasants Forever Eastern Nebraska Regional Representative, and mentored through the application and selection process by the Seward County Pheasants Forever chapter. Gadeken enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors. She has been involved in 4H since she was 5 years old and has received a variety of awards and recognition from 4H. Some of her favorite 4H activities include riding and showing her horses, Junior Leadership, Competitive Rifle Shooting and the Junior Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program. She competed in the 2012 U.S. Junior Olympic Championships in Precision 50-Meter Rifle and 10-Meter Air Rifle and was the 2012 NRA National Champion (14 and under) in Sporter Air Rifle.

Gadeken is excited about her NYLC appointment and looks forward to helping others enjoy the outdoors. She has already met with state officials in an effort to rekindle the Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program (WHEP) in Nebraska.

“As a member of the National Youth Leadership Council, one of my goals is to help get young people my age involved with the outdoors. Sitting, listening and watching nature, as well as hunting, is a major draw for me, and I want other people my age to have those experiences,” says Gadeken.

Link is attached in case you want to read more.

Drill Contact Information

Great Plains 7′ No-Till Grass Drill

Rental Rate: $10 per acre for Pheasants Forever members
$20 per acre for non-members

Truax 10′ No-Till Grass Drill

Rental Rate: $12 per acre for Pheasants Forever members
$25 per acre for non-members

Seward County Pheasants Forever
Merlyn Nielsen
1817 – 294th Road
Seward, NE 68434
402-890-3235 (cell) 402-646-2090 (home)

Year Purchased:  2002 (Great Plains Drill), 2015 (Truax Drill)

Seward County Drill


These drills were funded with the support from the Seward County PF Chapter,
Nebraska Environmental Trust and Nebraska Game & Parks Commission


2014 Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever
Habitat Results

Habitat Results by Chapter – pdf

Nebraska Historical Habitat Results by Year – pdf

Historical Youth Mentor Hunt Results by Chapter – pdf

YMH Historical Report – pdf

 Youth Mentor Hunt

highlights from 2011 Youth Mentor Hunt