Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever recently named Brandon Wilmoth as the organization’s new outreach coordinator in the state of Kansas. Collaborating with an extensive network of chapter volunteers, Wilmoth will work to increase youth and adult participation for upland hunting and other outdoor activities in the state.
“We’re excited to partner with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism to make this position a reality and support a strong hunting heritage in the state of Kansas,” stated Rich Wissink, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s director of youth programs. “Brandon Wilmoth has the enthusiasm, work ethic, and creative ideas to make a rapid and positive impact on the mission of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever in Kansas. Most importantly, he has a genuine love for conservation in his state and wants to make it a better place for outdoor enthusiasts.”
All of the efforts made today by Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have little impact without future outdoor advocates taking a stand for wildlife habitat conservation. With this in mind, Pheasants Forever has become a leader in youth initiatives among other conservation groups. To date, chapters across the country have mentored more than 350,000 youth for outdoor experiences, and local chapter events are now reaching nearly 100,000 youth and adult participants on an annual basis.
“As an avid outdoorsman, it’s a privilege to have the opportunity to introduce others, most especially Kansas youth, to the outdoor experience,” said Brandon Wilmoth, outreach coordinator in Kansas for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. “Rather than having youth indoors playing video games, I’m looking forward to getting them involved and excited in the greatest interactive game I know of – the vast hunting and fishing opportunities of Kansas.”
A native of Wellington, Kansas, Wilmoth is a sixth grade social studies teacher who earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Pittsburg State University before receiving his Master’s in Education at Baker University. In addition to his lifelong love of hunting and conservation, Wilmoth also has a passion for education which is evidenced by innovative programs he has created for students within his local school system. For more information about youth programs or becoming involved with conservation education in Kansas, contact Brandon Wilmoth at (620) 230- 0929 or email.