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Anoka County Habitat Work Day

River's Bend Park

4999 142nd Ave NW

Anoka, MN 55303

The date and time for this event are still being worked out. 

Previous Events

Previous Events

2024 Pheasants on Ice

2024 Pheasants on Ice

Anoka County Pheasants Forever held our annual ice fishing derby at Boulevard Bar & Grille. This fundraising event equipped our chapter to support habitat projects, youth education/engagement, and helped us to advance the mission of Pheasants Forever.
The event was held from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on February 10th, 2024.
Ice fishing gear, guns, and more were raffled.
Sportsman's Warehouse was there with Shotguns, Handguns, and Rifles being raffled. Winners can exchange the value of their prize for store credit if desired.
Prize list includes:
Ruff Land Dog Kennel with accessories
Otter Vortex Pro Resort
Otter Pro Lodge
Otter Pro Cabin
Vexilar FLX 30, FLX 20, FL18
Aqua-Vu AV 722 - 2 available
Razor Augers with Clam Plate: 6" - 5 available
Ice Fishing Rods - 30 available
MTB 10 Pro Pack Gift Boxes 
Mr. Heater Flex Cooker and Flex Heater Set
TUCR Bullwhip 30"
TUCR Noodle 30"
Pheasants Forever Spearing Decoy and Bottle Opener set, custom made and painted by John Hoppe
Annual Youth Day 2023

Annual Youth Day 2023

September 9, 2023

10:00am - 2:00pm

Beaverbrook Tri-County Sportsman's Club 

2023 Pint Night

2023 Pint Night

Saturday, May 20, 2023
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Boulevard Bar & Grille

Pint night fundraiser for the Anoka County Pheasants Forever Chapter. All proceeds benefit our youth and habitat programs. 

- 50/50 Cash Drawings

- $20 registration for hosted beer

- Gun Drawings including:

  • Delton Echo 316L 
  • Ruger American 30-06
  • SIG 365 Rainbow .380
  • Ruger Security 9
  • Glock 19 G5
  • Smith and Wesson 642
  • Smith and Wesson Shield 2.0
  • Taylors Custom Revolver .357 Mag
  • Weatherby Element Tungsten 12ga
  • Benelli Nova Camo 12 ga
Pheasants on Ice Fishing Derby 2023

Pheasants on Ice Fishing Derby 2023

Our annual ice fishing derby was cancelled in 2023 due to poor ice conditions!

Annual Youth Day 2022

Annual Youth Day 2022

Saturday, September 10, 2022
10:00am - 2:00pm
Beaverbrook Tri-County Sportsman's Club

This is a free, activity-based event for kids age 15 and under. Registration is on-site the day of the event. Please arrive at any time between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm and participate in the following activities:

  • .22 rifle shooting
  • Antler Measuring
  • BB Gun Shooting
  • Blood Trail Course
  • Caricature Drawing
  • Habitat Planting
  • Duck Identification
  • Fur Identification
  • Casting Clinic
  • Mock Turkey Hunt
  • Trap Shooting (20 ga. & .410 shotguns)

ACPF will supply all firearms, ammo, ear and eye protection. However, please feel free to bring your own ear & eye protection if you have it.

If you represent an organization that would like to participate with a youth shooting sports or outdoors activity, please contact Derek Madsen at madsen.derek@gmail.com

6th Annual Pheasants on Ice Derby

6th Annual Pheasants on Ice Derby

Date(s): Saturday, February 05, 2022
Hours: 11:00 AM
Event: 6th Annual "Pheasants on Ice" Derby

Come join us on Saturday, February 5, 2022, on beautiful Lake George in Anoka County for our 6th Annual "Pheasants on Ice" ice fishing derby.

Order derby tickets here.

Details of the tournament include:

  • Tournament runs from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • On-site registration begins at 8:30 AM at Lake George Regional Park boat landing
  • Tickets can be purchased online prior to event; $15 per adult, $10 per child (12 and under)
  • $20 onsite day of derby entry fee for adults
  • $10 entry for kids (12 and under)
  • Cash or checks accepted on site
  • No credit cards accepted on site
  • Over $15,000 in prizes
  • On-ice raffles (see below)
  • Bait will not be sold at the tournament
  • Dress warm!!
  • No shelters allowed in the tournament area
  • Please park in the Lake George Regional Park parking lots
  • No parking on the road leading to the boat landing
  • Please see tournament rules below

Derby Prizes:

  1. Vexilar FL-28 Genz Pack
  2. Otter XT X-Over Cabin
  3. Eskimo HC 40 10" Propane Auger
  4. Lowrance Hook 7
  5. Eskimo Sting Ray 8'' Power Ice Auger
  6. Otter Thermal Vortex Lodge Hub
  7. Camp Chef Smoker Grill (Pellets & 2 Rubs)
  8. Lowrance Hook 9
  9. Aqua Vu Micro Rev 5.0
  10. Eskimo Sting Ray 8'' Power Ice Auger
  11. Lowrance Hook 7
  12. Fish Rendezous Hub
  13. Otter Pro Sled with Cover & Hitch
  14. Aqua Vu Stealth 4.3
  15. Eskimo Sting Ray 8'' Power Ice Auger
  16. Fish Rendezous Hub
  17. Eskimo Quick Fish 3
  18. Banded Gear Chair & (2) Custom Ice Fishing Rods from Gary's Rod & Reel
  19. Moultre Deer Feeder (30 Gallon)
  20. Eskimo Sting Ray 8'' Power Ice Auger

On-Ice Raffles:

  1. Shotgun Raffle (4 Winners)
    • Weatherby 12 ga.
    • Winchester SXP Field 12 ga. Pump
    • Winchester SXP Waterfowl Hunter Camo 12 ga. Pump
    • Legacy Pointer Field Semi-Auto 12 ga.
  2. Rod Woten Fly Fishing Trip (2-People)
  3. Fishing Rod Raffle (2 winners)
  4. Two Minnesota Wild Club Level Tickets
  5. Mammoth Ranger 45 Quart Cooler
  6. Cliff Lake Resort Package
  7. Eskimo Sting Ray 8'' Power Ice Auger
  8. Bean Bag Board Game
  9. Vexilar FL-18 Pro Pack II
  10. Tuned Up Ice Fishing Package

Youth Raffle

  1. Stoeger 12 ga. Pump Synthetic Stock Shotgun
  2. Ice Fishing Rods (20 winners)
  3. Misc items

Ice Derby Rules:

1.  The contest is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. February 5, 2022, on Lake George in Anoka County.

2.  Should the contest not be held for any reason on February 5, 2022, it will not be rescheduled and refunds may be allowed or paid participants will be placed in a raffle for derby prizes.

3.  Entry fee for the contest is $15.00 for adults that sign up on-line, $20.00 for adults that sign up on site the day of the tournament, and $10 for kids 12 and under. Cash and checks will be accepted. Credit cards will are accepted online but not at the on-site registration.

4.  Contest and random drawing prizes are the responsibility of the winners. Licensing, registration, transportation, taxes, and all incidental or consequential expenses incurred are the responsibility of the winners. Random drawing prizes must be claimed at the event. Contest prizes must be claimed by Noon on Sunday (the day after the contest) except for firearms.

5.  Each contestant will be allowed to fish one pole per hole per ticket. Contestants may purchase up to two tickets for two holes. You may register as many fish as you want, but only the heaviest fish per contestant will qualify for a contest prize.

6.  Contestants must fish in the contest area during the contest and use the pre-drilled holes provided.

7.  Anyone fishing within the contest area must have a contest tag and it must be visible at all times. Any contestant that purchases two tickets for two holes must have two contest tags visible at all times.

8.  Contestants are not allowed to enter ­fishing contest area prior to 11:00 a.m. on the day of the contest.  The contest will be a shotgun start.

9.  Contestants are allowed to move to and fish in other unoccupied holes in the contest area.

10.  Contestants must enter the contest area through an inspection point.  All bags, buckets, bait, containers, etc. must be inspected prior to entering the contest area.

11.  Contestants may leave the contest area between 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., however, must re-enter through an inspection point.

12.  All fish entered into the contest must be brought to the weigh-in station immediately and must be alive. Please bring fish to weigh-in station in a bag or bucket, as the contest is live release. Dead or frozen fish are ineligible. Judges shall have the right to verify all fish are legally caught. The decision of the judge is fi­nal. Contestants are responsible for verifi­cation of weight of fish at time of weigh-in. All fish registered have been legally gifted to the Anoka County Chapter of Pheasants Forever.

13.  All contestants must be in the weigh-in line at or before 2:05 p.m. on the day of the contest.

14.  The top 20 prizes are determined by largest weight and time registered. In the event of a tie, the first ­fish registered takes priority.

15.  Contest results remain unofficial until verifi­ed by the head judge. Unofficial results will be posted on the ice throughout the contest hours. Efforts will be made to keep the board as up-to-date and accurate as possible.

16.  Contestants are responsible for their own safety, actions and property at all times.

17.  Contestants and holes must be in plain view from all sides at all times. No shelters will be allowed. Anything on the ice is subject to search and removal of items may be required.

18.  No motorized vehicles are allowed in the contest area other than those of contest officials and police personnel. Any contestant bringing a motor vehicle within the contest perimeter will be disqualifi­ed.

19.  Contestants are allowed to park in the lots at Lake George Regional Park. There is no on-ice parking for contestants. Contestants are encouraged to carpool.

20.  All laws of the State of Minnesota prevail.

21.  All contestants must have a valid Minnesota fishing license.

22.  Licenses are not sold on the lake.

23.  All bait fi­sh must be four inches or smaller. Any bait fish more than four inches long will not be allowed within the contest area.

24.  No spears or ice augers are allowed. Ice chisels are recommended as holes are pre-drilled.

25.  Glass containers are not allowed in the contest area and will be con­fiscated by contest officials.

26.  Heaters, chairs, bait pails, depth fi­nders and underwater cameras are allowed.

27.  Failure to comply with any contest rules subjects contestants to disquali­fication and removal from contest area as determined by contest officials. Contest officials reserve the right to refuse sale and/or revoke a contest ticket to anyone.

28.  All contestants and other spectators hereby consent to the use of any names, photographs or likenesses of themselves to be used in the promotion of our contest, including but not limited to print, radio, television or any other media. 

29.  The Anoka County Chapter of Pheasants Forever thanks you for supporting our efforts to protect the environment and request that you remove garbage—including cigarette butts— from the ice when you leave. Pack it in and pack it out! Waste containers are provided.

22nd Annual Chapter Youth Day

22nd Annual Chapter Youth Day

Date(s): Saturday, September 11, 2021
Hours: 10:00 AM
Event: 22nd Annual Chapter Youth Day

This is a free, activity-based event for kids age 15 and under. Registration is on-site the day of the event. A big thanks to the following sponsors of our event. Youth education is a major focus of our chapter and these contributors stand with the Anoka County Chapter of PF in providing our local youth with a quality outdoor experience.

  • Beaverbrook Tr-County Sportsman's Club
  • Northwest Suburban Chapter of Pheasants Forever
  • Andover High School Trap Team
  • Anoka County 4-H
  • Centennial High School Trap Team
  • James Hungaski Illustration
  • Minnesota Official Measurers
  • Minnesota Trappers Assoc.
  • NWTF - Struttin' Toms Chapter
  • Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge
  • Totino Grace High School Trap Team

Please arrive at any time between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM and participate in the following activities:

  • .22 rifle shooting
  • Antler Measuring
  • BB Gun Shooting
  • Blood Trail Course
  • Caricature Drawing
  • Casting Clinic
  • Duck Identification
  • Fur Identification
  • Trap Shooting (20 ga. & .410 shotguns)

ACPF will supply all firearms, ammo, ear and eye protection. However, please feel free to bring your own ear & eye protection if you have it.

If you or your organization would like to be a contributor to this event please contact John Newpower at jwnewps@gmail.com.

See you on Sept 11th!

5th Annual Pheasants on Ice Derby

5th Annual Pheasants on Ice Derby

Date(s): Saturday, February 01, 2020
Hours: 11:00 AM
Event: 5th Annual "Pheasants on Ice" Derby

20th Annual Chapter Youth Day

20th Annual Chapter Youth Day

Date: Saturday, September 08, 2018
Hours: 10:00 AM - 2:00PM
Event: 20th Annual Youth Day

This is a free, activity-based event for kids age 15 and under. Registration is on-site the day of the event.

A big thanks to the following sponsors of our event. Youth education is a major focus of our chapter and these contributors stand with the Anoka County Chapter of PF in providing our local youth with a quality outdoor experience.

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