For Immediate Release

MidwayUSA Named Presenting Sponsor of National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic

Milwaukee, Wisconsin will host nation’s largest upland event February 14, 15 & 16, 2014

Saint Paul, Minn. - December 30 -

Pheasants Forever (PF) and Quail Forever (QF) proudly announce MidwayUSA will serve as the presenting sponsor for National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic 2014. The event will be held February 14-16, 2014, at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic 2014, presented by MidwayUSA, will be Pheasants Forever’s tenth such event, combining a national consumer show, habitat seminar series and family event complete with puppies, tractors, shotguns and art. This annual gathering has grown into the nation’s largest event for upland hunters, farmers, sport dog owners and wildlife habitat conservationists. In addition, this year’s event will celebrate Pheasants Forever’s 31st anniversary as the leader in upland conservation.

“MidwayUSA has been an ardent supporter of Pheasants Forever’s mission, and we are very proud to have them become National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic 2014’s presenting sponsor,” said Joe Duggan, Pheasants Forever’s vice president of corporate relations. “With Wisconsin’s strong outdoor community and traditions, we fully expect this year’s National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic to be the largest show to date and are very optimistic about drawing over 30,000 attendees to our three-day event.”

“Brenda and I, along with the rest of the folks at MidwayUSA, strongly believe in the mission of conservation. Conservation organizations provide leadership in the area of stewardship of our game and land resources, as well as fight to protect our hunting rights. We’ve always believed in giving back to our communities and our industry,” noted Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO of MidwayUSA.

“We are very proud to be the presenting sponsor of National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic 2014,” continued Potterfield.

MidwayUSA was founded in Columbia, Missouri, in 1977 as a small retail firearms store. Since then, the company has grown to be the nation’s premiere firearms-related retailer. MidwayUSA continues to offer Just About Everything© for shooting, reloading, gunsmithing and hunting needs.

In 2007, Larry and Brenda Potterfield established the MidwayUSA Foundation, a 501©(3) not-for-profit, charitable organization. The foundation exists to “help communities and organizations raise funds to support their high school, college and other youth shooting teams and activities.” Additionally, the foundation manages donor directed endowed funds for communities and organizations.

For more information on National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic 2014, please contact Brad Heidel, Pheasants Forever’s director of corporate sales, at (651) 403-1772 or email Brad. For all other inquiries, please contact Rehan Nana, Pheasants Forever’s public relations specialist at (651) 209-4973 or email Rehan.

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 140,000 members and 745 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.

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Rehan Nana, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's public relations specialist, at (651) 209-4973 or email REhan