September 10, 2015
Quail summit & upland habitat highlight nation’s major gathering of bird hunters Feb. 19-21
Kansas City, Mo -(AmmoLand.com)- Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever is taking its annual celebration of upland hunting, National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, to Kansas City on February 19, 20 & 21, 2016.
The event will be hosted at the Kansas City Convention Center with Federal Premium Ammunition as the presenting sponsor.
“Kansas City converges two states which have a rich upland history rooted in the traditions of pheasant and quail hunting. Quail Forever is poised to take a more prominent role at our 2016 convention, and we invite upland hunters from Missouri and Kansas to join us for a celebration of wildlife habitat conservation,” said Howard Vincent, president and CEO of Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever. “National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic brought together over 22,000 passionate upland hunters in Kansas City during 2012, including 282 landowners who were provided conservation guidance on nearly 124,000 acres of land. ‘The Habitat Organization’ is excited to be back in Kansas City for 2016.”
National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic 2016, presented by Federal Premium Ammunition, will be the nation’s largest tradeshow and convention for upland hunters, landowners, sport dog trainers, and wildlife habitat conservationists. Additionally, the event will cater to quail-specific themes with a Quail Summit hosted on February 20, as well as more seminars, vendors, and hunting gear designed with quail hunters in mind. Early bird registration is now available for the show with a deadline of December 1.
Adding to the excitement of the 2016 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic will be country music artist, Gary West, as he performs “For the Love of Cash,” an authentic Johnny Cash tribute show. This high-energy performance will include songs from country music icons such as Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and others. West has worked with great entertainers over the years such as Little Jimmy Dickens and Del Reeves, and has also toured with Tommy Cash, Jett Williams, and “The Drifting Cowboys,” the original band of Hank Williams Sr.
“Visit KC is proud to welcome the National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic back to Kansas City for the second time in history. We look forward to showcasing our vibrant, revitalized downtown to the event’s 25,000 outdoor enthusiasts,” said Ronnie Burt, president & CEO of Visit KC, the city’s hospitality and tourism organization. “In addition to the impressive trade show at the KC Convention Center, our guests will encounter a unique cultural destination—one that both leaves a lasting impression and begs for a return visit in the very near future.”
Missouri and Kansas represent a stronghold for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever supporters nationwide. Since the inception of “The Habitat Organization” in 1982, a combined total of 71 chapters of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have contributed $6.3 million for wildlife habitat conservation efforts in Missouri and Kansas. These dollars equate to over 15,000 projects impacting nearly 310,000 acres of wildlife habitat.
For vendors interested in exhibiting at National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic 2016, contact Gerry Cliff, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s corporate sales representative, at (763) 350-7362 or email.
About Pheasants Forever:
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 700 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. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent $577 million on 489,000 habitat projects benefiting over 12 million acres nationwide.
For more information, visit: www.pheasantsforever.org.