Pheasants Forever’s national showcase, Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic, once again enjoyed tremendous success in our state. This is the third time that Pheasant Fest has been held in the Hawkeye State. The event was held in Des Moines in 2007 and 2010 previously. The event helped re-establish Iowa’s Pheasants Forever (PF) members as national leaders of conservation.
“Chapters in Iowa have done the most habitat work in the country,” said Jared Wiklund, Public Relations Specialist at PF and a former Iowa regional representative. “They continue to be a leader in wildlife habitat conservation.”
This year’s event drew more than 22,654 attendees to the show, including more than 700 individuals who signed up as PF or Quail Forever (QF)members, including three patron members and 67 life members. The state of Iowa currently boasts over 18,000 members spread among 100 PF and three QF chapters across the state.
“Iowa’s tradition of pheasant hunting and passion for wildlife habitat conservation was very apparent at our 2015 event,” said Howard Vincent, President and CEO of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. “I would like to extend the sincere gratitude of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever to all of Iowa’s countless volunteers and chapters who were committed to making our convention a major success.”
Pheasant Fest will head to Kansas City, Missouri for the show in 2016.