Record 30,462 Supporters Turn Out for the 2017 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic

2017 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic Draws Record 30,462 Supporters. USA – -(Ammoland.com)-Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s 2017 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic presented by Federal Premium Ammunition concluded Sunday, February 19th, drawing a record-setting 30,462 supporters to the Minneapolis Convention Center. Planning has already commenced for the much-anticipated 2018 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic on February 16th-18th 2018 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, which will coincide with the organization’s 35th anniversary. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever also hosted the “Bees, Butterflies, Birds & You” Pollinator Symposium on Friday, February 17th 2017. The event featured eight of the nation’s top pollinator experts who highlighted new programs, strategies and research being used to provide quality habitat for a host of grassland and wildflower-dependent species, including pollinators, upland birds and other wildlife. In addition to providing significant economic impact for the host city and attending outdoor industry vendors, Pheasants Forever uses its National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic to recruit members for its wildlife habitat conservation mission. Accompanied by a trained Pheasants Forever or Quail Forever biologist, landowners were educated on ways they can improve their acres for wildlife and even what local, state, and federal conservation programs they qualify for enrollment. Share powered by Waywire.com About Pheasants Forever Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 149,000 members and 720 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent $708 million on 517,000 habitat projects benefiting 15.8 million acres nationwide.

National Pheasant Summit, Pollinator Symposium highlight weekend buzz.

National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic
National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic
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USA – -(Ammoland.com)-Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s 2017 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic presented by Federal Premium Ammunition concluded Sunday, February 19th, drawing a record-setting 30,462 supporters to the Minneapolis Convention Center. Planning has already commenced for the much-anticipated 2018 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic on February 16th-18th 2018 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, which will coincide with the organization’s 35th anniversary.

The annual national convention and outdoor tradeshow featured a very successful, first-ever National Pheasant Summit which hosted Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard, and Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson to discuss future conservation efforts in the pheasant range. Of particular note, elected officials all voiced their support for a robust Conservation Reserve Program as part of the 2018 Farm Bill, and Peterson – the Ranking Member on the House Agriculture Committee – voiced his support for raising the national acreage cap from the current allotment of 24 million acres to 46 million acres.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever also hosted the “Bees, Butterflies, Birds & You” Pollinator Symposium on Friday, February 17th 2017.

The event featured eight of the nation’s top pollinator experts who highlighted new programs, strategies and research being used to provide quality habitat for a host of…

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