Help Celebrate the Legacy of Kim Price
By David R. Bue, Pheasants Forever Vice President of Development
You may recall reading the heartfelt piece "A Salute to Kim Price" by Howard K. Vincent, Pheasants Forever CEO and President, that appeared in the spring 2012 Pheasants Forever Journal. I certainly do.
The salute was difficult for me to read because it wasn't too long before Kim passed away that I was chasing Kansas roosters and bobwhites with him and his brother, Tim. In fact, I had the pleasure of watching both of them harvest their first Kansas pheasants and bobwhites over Denver and Aspen, my vizslas.
For those who had the opportunity to meet Kim, you know that he had a deep love for the upland hunting tradition. For those who didn't know him, I would like to pass along a few ways Kim left his mark on the world of upland conservation.
Kim Leaves His Mark
Kim's passion for quail and conservation led him to start Covey Rise magazine, where he used his journalism expertise to educate others on the plight of bobwhite quail. His interest in upland conservation then brought him to Pheasants Forever where he became a national board member in 2007 and Quail Forever patron member shortly after.
Kim was a champion for quail on our national board and helped position Quail Forever as the nation's leading organization for quail habitat restoration. We all miss Kim and the great things he did for upland conservation.
Kim's passing, however, is not the end of the Kim Price story or the Kim Price legacy. He did a great many good things for upland birds, including making a lasting impact after his passing. Kim chose to support the Grassroots Conservation Campaign by joining Pheasants Forever's Habitat Legacy Society through his purchase of a life insurance policy in Pheasants Forever's name.
This means he not only made a mark on the world of upland conservation while he was here, but also after he left. Kim was a leader and he would want others to follow his lead by making a lasting impact as well.
Kim, happy hunting, and save some for us!