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Source: Pheasants Forever press release

Hays, KS - Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever announce Jim Schweitzer of Omaha, Nebraska, as the organization's new regional representative for western Kansas. Schweitzer's primary duties with "The Habitat Organization" will include starting and servicing Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever chapters and members in the region to enhance the organization's wildlife habitat mission.

Schweitzer will advise Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever chapters in raising and expending funds on wildlife habitat and conservation education. He will also work with local, state, and federal natural resource agencies on behalf of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever chapters in western Kansas.

Schweitzer joins Pheasants Forever after more than a decade with Odyssey Healthcare as a senior sales representative. He has been involved with Pheasants Forever at the local chapter level for more than 20 years, having served on the Burt County (Nebraska) Pheasants Forever Chapter's committee the past seven years and as the coordinator of that chapter's youth/mentor hunt the past three years.

"We have a saying here in the Midwest that 'people don't care what you know until they know you care,'" said Schweitzer, "I care about pheasants, quail and other wildlife, and am looking forward to working with Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever volunteers that are just as dedicated as I am."

"Jim's combined professional and Pheasants Forever experience will serve him very well in accomplishing the mission of Pheasants Forever in western Kansas," said Pete Berthelsen, Pheasants Forever Senior Field Coordinator, "But what we value most at Pheasants Forever is passion, and Jim's dedication to habitat improvement is a welcome addition to a region with a great deal of potential habitat work."

Schweitzer earned his B.A. from the University of Oxford in Oxford, England. He will make his home out of Hays, Kansas. Schweitzer can be reached at 402-679-0707 and via email at jschweitzer@pheasantsforever.org.

Kansas is home to 40 Pheasants Forever, 11 Quail Forever chapters and more than 5,600 Pheasants Forever and/or Quail Forever members. For information about "The Habitat Organization" in eastern Kansas, please contact regional representative Jordan Martincich at (785) 242-3175 or jmartincich@pheasantsforever.org.