Chapter Events

2024 - GVPF's Fourth Annual Sip & Bid Fundraiser

2024 - GVPF's Fourth Annual Sip & Bid Fundraiser

SAVE THE DATE! In efforts to gather and raise some money for upcoming Gallatin Valley Pheasants Forever activities, we're hosting a Sip & Bid. A casual evening outdoors with cocktails, appetizers, raffles, silent auction and a small live auction. THIS IS OUR ANNUAL FUNDRAISER FOR THE YEAR!

When: Friday, May 31st, 2024 at 5:30pm

Where: 2960 Spring Meadows Drive, Bozeman MT (held outdoors)

Pre-purchase tickets are required. Purchase tickets can be found HERE !!

GVPF Young Hunter Program 2024

GVPF Young Hunter Program 2024

Date(s): August 3 - Sept 21, 2024

Hours: Vary depending on location (see youth hunter application for exact dates and times)

Event: Gallatin Valley Pheasants Forever Young Hunter Program

The Gallatin Valley Pheasants Forever Young Hunter Program is one of the best opportunities for youth in Montana to learn how to properly shoot a shotgun and hunt Pheasants & other game birds. It is spread over 5 Saturdays (1/2 day) and 2 evenings in August followed by a Youth Hunt in September. In the past, we have been able to provide a pheasant youth hunt behind highly trained pointers and skilled dog handlers in September for successful graduates of the program. The program provides instruction on Hunter safety, proper shooting form, wildlife conservation, bird habitat, bird species, bird dog types and how to care for them in the field, where and how to hunt, shotgun & ammo types and uses, proper care of guns, proper interaction with land owners and how to field dress wild birds. 

Participants will learn to shoot trap, skeet and sporting clays. All guns, ammo, clays, ear/eye protection and instruction are provided free of charge. 

We have room for 12 youth students between the ages of 11-15 who have successfully passed Hunter Safety Education course. Applications due by June 17th, 2024, selection begins in June. Participants and one parent or guardian are expected to attend all sessions.

If you have not completed a hunter safety course, you can find a hunter safety class near you here.

Steady to Wing Women's Upland Workshop 2024

Steady to Wing Women's Upland Workshop 2024

Dates : Friday - Sunday, September 20-22, 2024

Gallatin Valley Pheasants Forever is hosting a weekend of education and empowerment in the upland field for all women.

Unlock your hunting potential with an incredible opportunity! If you've been yearning to explore the thrilling world of hunting but have never had the chance or don't know where to begin, look no further. Join us for an unforgettable experience in the upland field, where you'll receive expert guidance every step of the way. No prior experience is needed, making this the perfect opportunity to embark on your hunting journey. Don't miss out on this incredible adventure!

We welcome you to a taste of what upland hunting can be..

Tickets will be released for sale August 9th at 9am. 

Check out our sponsorship opportunities here

MSU Hunting Access

MSU Hunting Access

Reserving Hunting Access at the MSU College of Agriculture Springhill Experimental Farm

**If the rules are not followed, your hunt reservation will be cancelled. If you're unclear, call/text Rose. 

The Gallatin Valley Chapter of Pheasants Forever has partnered with Montana State University College of Agriculture and Region 3 Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks to coordinate an online hunting reservation system for big game and upland bird hunting on the Springhill Experimental Farm through the generosity of local software provider Schedulicity.com.

Big Game Hunting : Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Upland Bird Hunting : Wednesday

Upland Bird Youth Hunting : Saturday

Read and follow the “Guide to the Online Reservation Process” below.

Review and sign a copy of the “MSU Springhill Farm Rules”. Located by clicking the green button at the bottom of this page. The statement needs to be signed, dated, hunters names included with ALS numbers and emailed to rosetimmer@gmail.com prior to your hunt. 

Your confirmation from Schedulicity needs to be printed and on your dash for the duration of your hunt and left in the drop box onsite with the wildlife you saw during your hunt at your departure.

Hunts can be booked 2 weeks in advance. 

While basic upland bird habitat is presently available on the Farm, we plan to work with MSU in improving the diversity and quality of cover types needed by upland game birds in the coming years.

Your cooperation in following the established rules and in using common sense and good (fair chase) hunting ethics when on the MSU property is necessary to help keep this land open to controlled public hunting. Have a fun and safe hunt!!

2023 Season dates: Upland bird (sharp-tailed grouse and Hungarian partridge) – September 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023. Ring-necked pheasant – October 7, 2023 to December 31, 2023.

Deer and Elk Season Dates: August 15, 2023 – February 15, 2024

Hunter access limited to 1 (one) each Upland Game Bird and 1 (one) each Big Game hunt/person/year.  

GUIDE TO THE ONLINE RESERVATION PROCESS FOR HUNTING ACCESS AT THE MSU COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE’S SPRINGHILL EXPERIMENTAL FARM

Step 1. Click on the link provided (https://www.schedulicity.com/scheduling/MCO5LD) to go to the Schedulicty.com site to make a hunting reservation(s). The link will take you to the Schedulicity.com site we are using to schedule hunting access at the Farm. We’d like big game hunts to be reserved by one person/group as follows: Sunday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday. We have no way to require this in our system so please book all days together.

Step 2. For purposes of the reservation system, big game hunting begins at 0600 and bird hunting at 0900. In practice, big game hunting begins at the legal hunting time of one-half hour before sunrise and upland bird hunting begins no earlier than 9 am, according to the rules established for the Experimental Farm.

Step 3. Please car pool to limit the number of vehicles used.

Step 4. Hunters must cancel a reservation that won’t be used at least 48 hours prior to the reservation to allow another hunter to make use of the date. Failure to do so may result in loss of hunting privileges at the Springhill Experimental Farm.

Once your reservation is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation message from Schedulicity.com. Print out the confirmation message and leave it on the dashboard of your vehicle in one of the two designated parking areas at the Farm. Write the names and ALS numbers of all hunters (max of 4) in the party on the printed message. When done hunting for the day, please leave the confirmation message in the drop box provided in the parking area. Please add a note or comment as to whether any game was observed and/or harvested to help us in adapting the hunting access program. We plan to improve upland game bird habitat on the Farm over time so comments on numbers seen and harvested is important to evaluate habitat needs and success in improving numbers.

Your adherence to good hunting ethics and the rules governing hunting access at the MSU Springhill Experimental Farm will go a long way toward keeping the property open to hunting in the future.

Thank you for your participation. Have a safe and enjoyable hunt.

Comments or questions can be sent to Rose Timmer, GVPF at rosetimmer@gmail.com or 406-581-1544.

MSU Springhill Farm Rules

Past Events

Steady to Wing Women's Upland Workshop 2023

Steady to Wing Women's Upland Workshop 2023

Dates : Friday - Sunday, September 22-24, 2023

Gallatin Valley Pheasants Forever is hosting a weekend of education and empowerment in the upland field for all women.

Unlock your hunting potential with an incredible opportunity! If you've been yearning to explore the thrilling world of hunting but have never had the chance or don't know where to begin, look no further. Join us for an unforgettable experience in the upland field, where you'll receive expert guidance every step of the way. No prior experience is needed, making this the perfect opportunity to embark on your hunting journey. Don't miss out on this incredible adventure!

We welcome you to a taste of what upland hunting can be..

This event sold out in 24 hours in 2022, tickets will be released for sale August 11th at 9am. 

Check out our sponsorship opportunities here

2023 - GVPF's Third Annual Sip & Bid Fundraiser

2023 - GVPF's Third Annual Sip & Bid Fundraiser

Date(s): Friday, June 09, 2023

Hours: 5:30 PM

Event: GVPF's Third Annual Sip & Bid Fundraiser

2022 - GVPF's Second Annual Sip & Bid

2022 - GVPF's Second Annual Sip & Bid

SAVE THE DATE! In efforts to gather and raise some money for upcoming Gallatin Valley Pheasants Forever activities, we're hosting a Sip & Bid. A casual evening outdoors with cocktails, appetizers, raffles, silent auction and a small live auction. 

When: Thursday May 12th, 2022 at 5:30pm

Where: 2960 Spring Meadows Drive, Bozeman MT (held outdoors)

Pre-purchase tickets are required. Purchase tickets at the registration link below. 

2021 - GVPF's First Annual Sip & Bid

2021 - GVPF's First Annual Sip & Bid

SAVE THE DATE! In efforts to gather and raise some money for upcoming Gallatin Valley Pheasants Forever activities, we're hosting a Sip & Bid. A casual evening outdoors with cocktails (open bar), appetizers, raffles, silent auction and a small live auction. 

When: Friday, June 25th, 2021 at 6pm

Where: 2960 Spring Meadows Drive, Bozeman MT (held outdoors)

Pre-purchase tickets are required. Purchase tickets at the registration link below. 

Our Live Auction will include: 

  • Five Bourbon Bottle Auction - Purchase a bottle of bourbon as your raffle ticket to win a Benelli Ultralight Weathercoat 20ga. Sponsored by GVPF ($1600 value)
  • Hosted Local Pheasant Hunt: 1 day of pheasant hunting for 2, North of Bozeman on private land, date pre-arranged, 2021 season. Donated by Tim Crawford ($600 value)
  • Custom Reclaimed Cedar & Redwood Adirondack Chairs: set of 2 Adirondack chairs with side table. Donated by Kyle Barner ($400 value)
  • Hosted Local Duck Hunt: 1 day of duck hunting for 2, Hunt to take place prior to mid Nov, 2021. Includes handmade duck call. Donated by High Water Mark Custom Calls, Trevor Welch ($800 value)
  • Georgetown Lake Winter Weekend Getaway: Thurs-Sunday reservations, sleeps 10, 4 Discovery Basin lift tickets. Donated by Chris Haas Real Estate and GVPF ($1402 value)
  • Hosted Local Pheasant Hunt: 1 day hunting for up to 4, 20 planted birds, 2 rooms for 1 night at the Sacajawea Inn with $250 dinner gift card, Nov 6th, 2021. Donated by Sacajawea Hotel, Lazy AC Game Birds and Ron Adlington ($1900 value)
  • Big Sky Getaway: 2 nights lodging at the Black River Condos, Big Sky Resort Lift Tickets for 2, Dinner for 2 at the Cabin in the Mountain Village. 2021/22 Season. Donated by Doug & JoDean Bing, Big Sky Resort, The Cabin ($2050 value)
  • Hosted Highline Pheasant Hunt: 1 day private hunting, 1 day public hunting for 2, 2 rooms for 2 nights in Malta, Hunt between Oct 13-25, 2021. Donated by Wayne Frederickson and Country Inn. ($1550 value)

Our silent auction will include: 

Custom etched bourbon bottle with your name on it, includes 4 glasses

Montana Featherwork framed art

Laurel Hatch Studio framed glycee print

Bosch Hammer Drill/Driver Combo

Johnsonville Sausage Grill

Big Sky Resort Lift Tickets for 2

Sitka Gear

Yeti Coolers

Smith Sunglasses

AND MORE.. 

GVPF Young Hunter Program

GVPF Young Hunter Program

The Gallatin Valley Pheasants Forever Young Hunter Program is one of the best opportunities for youth in Montana to learn how to properly shoot a shotgun and hunt Pheasants & other game birds. It is spread over 5 Saturdays (1/2 day) and 2 evenings in late July and August. In the past, we have been able to provide a 1/2 day pheasant hunt behind pointers in September for those who successfully graduate and hope to do so in 2021. The program provides instruction on Hunter safety, proper shooting form, wildlife conservation, bird habitat, bird species, bird dog types and how to care for them in the field, where and how to hunt, shotgun & ammo types and uses, proper care of guns, proper interaction with land owners and how to field dress wild birds. 

Participants will learn to shoot trap, skeet and sporting clays. All guns, ammo, clays, ear/eye protection and instruction is provided free of charge. 

We have room for 15 youth between the ages of 12-15 who have successfully passed Hunter Safety. Applications due by June 15th, 2021, selection begins in May. Participants and one parent or guardian are expected to attend all sessions. 

2020  23rd Annual Banquet & Fundraiser - Postponed

2020 23rd Annual Banquet & Fundraiser - Postponed

Mark your calendars! We have set the date for our 2020 Banquet and Fundraiser.

Here are the details:

When: Saturday, May 9th, 2020.

Drinks, Appetizers, Games & Silent Auction start at 5:30 pm and dinner is served at 7:30 pm.

Live auction will follow dinner.

For more information on becoming a sponsor, auction item donor or volunteer contact Rose Timmer: rosetimmer@gmail.com or 406-581-1544

2019  22nd Annual Banquet & Fundraiser

2019 22nd Annual Banquet & Fundraiser

Mark your calendars! We have set the date for our 2019 Banquet and Fundraiser.

Here are the details:

When: Friday, April 26th, 2019.

Drinks, Appetizers, Games & Silent Auction start at 5:30 pm and dinner is served at 7:30 pm.

Live auction will follow dinner.

Membership w/ Meal ($85)

Meal ($50)

1 Acre Sponsor ($400)

2 Acre Sponsor ($800)

4 Acre Sponsor ($1,600)

10 Acre Sponsor ($3,200)

Table Sponsor ($750)

For more information on becoming a sponsor, auction item donor or volunteer contact Rose Timmer: rosetimmer@gmail.com or 406-581-1544

2018  21th Annual Banquet & Fundraiser

2018 21th Annual Banquet & Fundraiser

Mark your calendars! We have set the date for our 2018 Banquet and Fundraiser.

Here are the details:

When: Saturday, March 31st, 2018.

Drinks, Appetizers, Games & Silent Auction start at 5:30 pm and dinner is served at 7:00 pm.

Live auction will follow dinner.

For more information on becoming a sponsor, auction item donor or volunteer contact Rose Timmer: rosetimmer@gmail.com or 406-581-1544

2017  20th Annual Banquet & Fundraiser

2017 20th Annual Banquet & Fundraiser

Mark your calendars! We have set the date for our 2016 Banquet and Fundraiser.

Here are the details:

When: Friday, March 31, 2017.

Drinks, Appetizers, Games & Silent Auction start at 5:30 pm and dinner is served at 7:00 pm.

Live auction will follow dinner.

For more information on becoming a sponsor, auction item donor or volunteer contact Rose Timmer: rosetimmer@gmail.com or 406-581-1544

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