Land acquisition and habitat management for public hunting has many benefits beyond only pheasants and pheasant hunting. Green space preservation, pollinators, all sorts of wildlife, air/water/soil quality, etc. With so many benefits I am sure the general population could get behind supporting this (as in Minnesota). Partnerships work as well to generate funding for a common cause (Ducks Unlimited, PF, QF, etc.). At the risk of sounding overly optimistic perhaps non- or anti-hunters might support something like this if pitched as wildlife/pollinator habitat. I do think what they've done in Minnesota could work well here.