Jim Bearss was inducted in the Michigan Pheasants Forever Hall of Fame during the Michigan Pheasants Forever State Convention held in Lansing, Michigan on April 30th. Jim was a founding member of our chapter and served as our chapter’s treasurer from the very beginning until his untimely passing on June 28, 2019. The following is the inscription that is on Jim’s Hall of Fame Award. “Jim was a founding member of the St. Clair Chapter and served as the treasurer since the chapter’s inception in 1986. Jim’s passion for the habitat mission and his leadership and organizational skills contributed to making the St. Clair Chapter the longest, continuously running chapter in Michigan. Jim truly enjoyed his family farm. He faithfully worked on habitat projects on his property and enjoyed watching the wildlife that was attracted to the property due to his land stewardship. Time spent with his family and friends walking the trails, shooting the archery course, and working bird dogs was truly priceless! Jim was a Long Spur Society member, a Life Member, and a Michigan Pheasants Forever Volunteer of the Year. Jim passed away on June 28, 2019, and is greatly missed by all who knew him.”
Bill Vander Zouwen (MI PF Regional Representative) and Howard Vincent (PF CEO) presented Jim’s Hall of Fame Awards to Bob Watson who accepted the awards on behalf of the Bearss Family.