For Immediate Release

Media Invited to National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic 2013

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Media badges allowing complimentary admission to the event are now available

St. Paul, Minn. - January 10 -

Members of the media are invited to attend Pheasants Forever’s National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic 2013, coming to the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 15, 16 and 17th. Media badges allowing complimentary admission to the event are now available!

In addition to celebrating the organization's 30th Anniversary, National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic 2013 is the nation’s largest upland hunting and conservation event. This year’s show will feature:

Bird Dogs and Dog Trainers. Upwards of 40 different sporting dog breeds will be represented in a “Bird Dog Parade,” dog training seminars will occur throughout the weekend, and attendees will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with breeders, trainers, and dog kennel and club representatives. The event will also feature the leading dog trainers and handlers in the country, including Bob West, Tom Dokken, Rick Smith, Ronnie Smith and Delmar Smith.

Hunting & Habitat. Hundreds of outdoor exhibitors, hunting how-to seminars all weekend long and a Landowner Habitat Help Room where individuals can obtain a free wildlife habitat plan for their property. This year, US Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe will be an honored guest and is scheduled to discuss the current state and future prospects of upland conservation.

Wild Game Cooking. Renowned outdoor chefs and authors Georgia Pellegrini and Hank Shaw lead live cooking seminars, giving tips and tricks for preparing wild game.

Pheasant AND Quail. The Quail Classic portion will continue in this year’s event, devoted to quail hunting and conservation, including examining what can be done to restore bobwhite quail populations that have declined by as much as 90 percent in some areas. Stop by to see quail expert and host of Wingshooting USA Scott Linden and discuss all things upland.

To register for a media badge to be mailed to you, contact Rehan Nana, Pheasants Forever public relations specialist, at (651) 209-4973 or via email. Media registration will also be available at the event press room.

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 135,000 members and 720 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Chapters are empowered to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds are spent, the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure.

Rehan Nana (651) 209-4973 or email Rehan