The 2020 Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever Film Fest will take us from the desert to the prairie as the thrill of erupting coveys, flushing pheasants, and our favorite four-legged friends are featured by Project Upland, Orvis, Ron Schara Productions, Duck Camp, and Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever. Join us and celebrate your passion for the uplands during a night of exciting and inspirational films hosted by PF & QF’s VP of Marketing and Communications, Bob St. Pierre and KFAN Outdoors Radio Personality, Billy Hildebrand at The Pourhouse in Downtown Minneapolis.
The annual Bird Dog Parade will once again kick-off the 2020 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 14. 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. Last year in Schaumburg, we had over 100 dogs participate representing over 35 different sporting dog breeds.
Join us on Friday from 10am-4:30pm, in the Minneapolis Convention Center Room 211, with host Chip Flory from AgriTalk, for an educational and inspirational workshop designed to showcase how precision data can boost the bottom line and provide wildlife habitat on private land. Agenda includes expert panel discussions, farmer-led success stories and interactive breakout sessions focused on how to get actionable insights and pursue working lands solutions to turn red acres green.
Join us Friday at 5pm in the Nicollet Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis to celebrate alongside passionate upland hunters and conservationists with food, a live band featuring Chris Kroeze of "The Voice," silent auction & raffles. Attendees are encouraged to wear vintage upland gear for a chance to win prizes, including Browning Gear!
Attend the Women, Wine & Wild Game event! Share your stories, get involved and cheers with new friends. Get inspired to provide opportunities for women to become engaged, dynamic conservationists in your community. Creating a community of women dedicated to carrying on our upland traditions and the Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever mission. Check-in begins at 11:30am, in the Minneapolis Convention Center Room 103.
Secure your bid number, win your next adventure! At this special raffle event starting at 1:30pm on Saturday. Admission includes: complimentary Beer from Leinenkugel's, chance to win a gun for every 50 tickets sold, large variety of Hunting & Fishing trips up for bid. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Show Floor Raffle booth or at Room 103 starting at 1:30pm. Space is limited.
Bring your appetite for fun and food! This evenings itinerary includes raffle games, an outstanding silent auction, a delicious plated dinner, guest speaker: Randy Newberg - the voice of the public land hunter in America, & our best live auction to date! Doors open at 5pm, located in the Minneapolis Convention Center Ballroom A.
National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic 2020 will be the nation’s largest tradeshow and convention for upland hunters, landowners, bird dog lovers, wild game cooking enthusiasts and wildlife habitat conservationists.
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.
The world's best dog trainers are at the 2020 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.
New for 2020 is the addition of the Public Lands Pavilion. The new attraction features an impressive lineup of the nation’s most recognized public lands advocates and will include a funding mechanism for attendees to help Pheasants Forever create a new public wildlife management area in the state through the organization’s successful Build a Wildlife Area Campaign. The Public Lands Pavilion is being sponsored by Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (BHA), Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS), and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Brand new this year, 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 you to get others involved.
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.
Sponsored by Running Aces, located at the Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever store:
Polaris ATV Raffle
$100/ticket, receive: an OnX Elite Membership, Orca Chaser and a gift from Running Aces with every ticket purchase.
Ultimate Guns & Gear Raffle
$20/ticket, You win you pick your prize! A winner is chosen for every 50 tickets sold.
While at National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, host Bob St.Pierre snuck away from the show floor to talk about the uplands with Ruffed Grouse Society’s President & CEO Ben Jones and a few Pheasant's Forever & Quail Forever staff members who happen to have spent their college years with Jones.
Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic presented by Federal Ammunition drew a record-breaking crowd of 32,467 attendees to the Minneapolis Convention Center over the weekend.
Take the Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic Mentor Pledge with Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever and ALPS OutdoorZ. A win-win for both mentors and the individuals they introduce to the outdoor lifestyle.
Saturday afternoon event to feature complimentary beer, chances to win guns, and great hunting and fishing trips up for bid.
Creating critical habitat on public lands is incredibly important, but Pheasant Forever & Quail Forever Farm Bill Biologists help to ensure wildlife is being provided quality grassland on private land as well.
A show for those who love the uplands and upland bird hunting: There’s nothing else quite like it in the world.
Top things to see and do at 2020 National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic in Minneapolis.
Host Bob St.Pierre is joined by Land Tawney, President & CEO of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers to talk about BHA’s origin story and the partnership around the new Public Lands Pavilion at National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic 2020 in Minneapolis this February.
Weekend seminars feature savory dishes utilizing upland birds, waterfowl and venison.
Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever President & CEO Howard Vincent and renowned public lands advocate Randy Newberg join the On The Wing Podcast to talk conservation, outdoor roots and much more.
National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic will feature the 3rd annual Precision Ag Workshop: Farm Forward in Minneapolis, MN on February 14th where attendees will learn how to optimize farming profits by integrating habitat opportunities.
Some of the nation's top trainers and experts will once again be dispensing wisdom, advice and stories at the largest upland hunting tradeshow and convention in the country.
From pheasants & quail to forest grouse, and from whitetails to wafting monarchs, sessions focus on creating and restoring upland wildlife havens.
First-ever Path to the Uplands Stage at Pheasant Fest focuses on how anybody can get started in the upland lifestyle – hunting (pheasants, grouse and more), bird dogs, shotguns and shooting, and habitat.
Calling all female conservationist for the second annual Women, Wine & Wild Game event at National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic.
Pheasant hunter Dick Bremer, who also happens to be the Minnesota Twins play-by-play announcer, will weave some special upland tales at Minneapolis event February 15.
Introducing our newest stage and exhibitor area to Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic, celebrating the country's 800 million acres of public lands!
The Pollinator Plaza is back by popular demand. Enjoy great pollinator information and hands-on activities, plus a few new features you won't want to miss!
National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic prides itself on showcasing the diversity among our beloved sporting dog breeds. See the list of breeds registered breeds for the 2020 Bird Dog Parade!
Make plans to visit the popular Landowner Help Desk at National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic. You’ll walk away with a comprehensive and FREE wildlife plan for your acres.
A New Year's Resolution: Introduce someone new or lapsed to the upland lifestyle this year.
Don't miss Chris Kroeze from "The Voice" at National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, Friday, February 14th in Minneapolis.
Enjoy Youth Village at the 2020 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, February 14-16 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The nation’s largest upland-themed event will be held February 14, 15 & 16, 2020, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in the Twin Cities.
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