The annual Bird Dog Parade will once again kick-off the 2023 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 17. All parade participants will walk the parade route to the ribbon cutting ceremony that will open up the weekend show. This event is unique to National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic and is highly attended. In past years, we had over 100 dogs participate representing over 40 different sporting dog breeds.
Join us Friday at 5pm in the Hyatt Regency's Grand Ballroom to celebrate alongside passionate upland hunters and conservationists with great food, silent auction, raffles and more!
Bring your appetite for fun and food! This evening's itinerary includes raffle games, an outstanding silent auction, a delicious plated dinner, guest speaker & our best live auction to date! Doors open at 5pm at the Minneapolis Convention Center's Ballroom.
Spread your wings and join us Sunday morning for brunch and mimosas! Hear from inspiring leaders in the community, learn how to get involved, and cheers with our Women on the Wing community. Get inspired to provide opportunities for women to become engaged, dynamic conservationists in your community.
The Public Lands Pavilion features an exciting lineup of dynamic speakers and an exhibitor area celebrating the country’s 800 million acres of prairies, forests, mountains, and public lands open to all Americans for hunting, hiking, and exploring.
The world's best dog trainers are at the National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic Bird Dog Stage! This is the nation's leading event for bird dog owners and sporting dog enthusiasts. This year, you have the opportunity to learn from and meet with the best bird dog trainers and handlers in the field today!
The Wild Game Cooking Stage slices and dices away the "gamey" stigma attached to wild game recipes. The result? Great meal ideas that are flavorful and easily prepared. The stage also highlights that the hunt is only half the experience--it's harvesting, preparing and serving flavorful wild game dishes that connect us to the land and conservation.
Back by popular demand, this unique stage presented by ALPS OutdoorZ will serve as a platform for dynamic individuals to share their passion for the wide-open spaces and serenity that is provided by upland wildlife habitat. Different motivations drive our interest in these common grounds, but these presenters will aim to tell a compelling story including how they got involved, why they are still connected, and inspire others to get involved!
From pheasant and quail habitat to prescribed fire, working lands and more, the Habitat Stage, supported by key Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever conservation partners Polaris, Scag Power Equipment, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA), offers a powerhouse seminar lineup.
The Habitat Help Desk is an area of the show floor dedicated to helping landowners meet their habitat goals. Landowners can consult with trained wildlife biologists on how to improve their acres for wildlife habitat, as well as what local, state and federal conservations programs their properties qualify for. Additionally, landowners can view a rainfall simulator for a demonstration of soil heath concepts, visit a publications table for take-home habitat info, or gain valuable conservation insights from various other displays.
All of the efforts made today by Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have little impact without future conservation leaders taking a stand for wildlife habitat conservation. In an effort to engage and educate future conservation leaders, our organization is dedicated to working with members, chapters and conservation partners to provide opportunities for youth and their families to share our outdoor traditions. Featuring decoy carving, coloring stations, an indoor air rifle range, indoor archery range and activity center.
Back by popular demand, the Pollinator Plaza will provide information on popular pollinator species, citizen science research projects, fundraising campaigns, and habitat programs being implemented to provide quality habitat for a host of grassland and wildflower-dependent species, including pollinators, upland birds and other wildlife.
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are happy to announce the Bird Dog Parade will once again be kicking-off the 2023 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic this year.
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