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Over 29,000 Expected at Pheasants Forever Festival and Banquet

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Public Affairs Director Jon Michaels (since 1977) talks with Jared Wiklund, Director of Communications of Peasants Forever and Quail Forever, about the big Festival and Banquet this weekend.

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SEMINAR STAGES SEMINAR STAGE PUBLIC LANDS PAVILION

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.

SEMINAR STAGE BIRD DOG STAGE

One of the most popular and highly anticipated events of National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, the Bird Dog Stage returns with a star-studded roster of trainers will be dispensing wisdom, advice, and stories.

SEMINAR STAGEPATH TO THE UPLANDS STAGE

The Path to the Uplands stage presented by ALPS OutdoorZ brings together a variety of well-respected influential story tellers from across the country to encourage individuals to find their own unique pathway into the outdoors.

SEMINAR STAGE HABITAT STAGE

The Habitat Stage is back again with a line-up that is sure to have something for everyone. Learn from experts on topics ranging from pheasants to quail to predators, to creating high quality habitat on small acreage to gardening for pollinators

TECHNICAL & POSTER SESSIONS UPLAND BIRD SESSIONS

This event packs years of experience and research into a handful of presentations and posters. You’ll have a chance to interact with today’s leading researchers on quail, pheasants, and other upland birds. Join us as we discuss all things upland bird

 

SHOW FLOOR ATTRACTIONS FRIDAY BIRD DOG PARADE

The annual Bird Dog Parade will kick-off the 2024 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic on Friday, March 1st at 11am. This event is unique to National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic and is highly attended. There will be over 100 dogs representing over 40 different sporting dog breeds!

SHOWFLOOR ATTRACTION YOUTH VILLAGE

Youth Village helps connect kids to nature and the uplands through a variety of hands-on activities and learning stations. Activities this year will feature all-time favorites such as an indoor BB gun range, coloring stations, inflatable archery range, and more!

SHOWFLOOR ATTRACTION HABITAT HELP DESK

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

TICKETED EVENTS THURSDAY CONCERT FOR CONSERVATION

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, in partnership with Pepper Entertainment, are proud to announce the first-ever Concert for Conservation, featuring Trampled by Turtles w/Chester Floyd & Carl Hansen LIVE at Washington Pavilion on Thursday, February 29, in Sioux Falls.

FRIDAY FRIDAY NIGHT UPLAND RALLY

Join us Friday, March 1st to celebrate alongside passionate upland hunters and conservationists with great food, silent auction, raffles and more! Doors open at 5 pm in the Ramkota Event Center. Includes daily admission to show floor and an Annual Pheasants Forever Membership.

SUNDAY WOMEN ON THE WING BRUNCH

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. This year proves to be bigger than ever as we continue this Sunday brunch celebration.

FRIDAY - SUNDAY BIRD DOG FIELD CARE CLASS

Our bird dogs deserve more than we can provide, even in the best of circumstances. Come to the Bird Dog Field Care Class and leave with the knowledge, confidence, and equipment to provide the care our K9 companions need to keep them healthy and in the field.

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