Madison, Wis. – January 7, 2009 – The number one attraction at National Pheasant Fest presented by Cabela’s, the Bird Dog Bonanza, will be back when the event comes to Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin, February 6, 7 & 8 2009. The popularity of sporting dogs is such that an entire section of the National Pheasant Fest 2009 show floor will be dedicated to the National Bird Dog Bonanza presented by Native™ Performance Dog Foods and SportDOG Brand® electronic dog training systems.

The Bird Dog Bonanza is where you can find exhibitors and information on everything bird dog related, including training, nutrition and breeds. Over 30 of them in fact…ever heard of a Wachtelhund? You’ll find it at the Bonanza! The Bird Dog Bonanza will also include the Bird Dog Alley of dog-related exhibitors and the Bird Dog Stage with hourly seminars / demonstrations from some of the world’s foremost flushing, pointing, and retrieving dog trainers. Dog training seminars and sport dog demonstrations will be conducted throughout the weekend on the hour.

“Our Native Performance Dog Food team is really looking forward to the 2009 event in Madison,” said John Howard, Director – Pet Solutions for Native Performance Dog Foods, “We view Pheasant Fest as the best event each year to interact with bird dog and conservation enthusiasts. If you love dogs and upland hunting, we can’t think of a better event to attend.”

“Without a doubt, year after year, the Bird Dog Bonanza is the main draw at National Pheasant Fest,” said Joe Duggan, PF’s Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Relations, “That said, we continue to improve the Bonanza each and every year, and this one is no exception with Native Performance Dog Foods taking the lead role for the first time.”

Speakers will include Native ProStaffers Susan Barnes, Rick McConico, Bill Monk and Todd Sterrett, as well as SportDOG’s Tom Dokken, Rhett Carmichael and Rick Grant. These experts will demonstrate everything from how to turn your pup into a successful hunting partner to discussions on proper exercise and nutrition. They’ll even give advice on picking a puppy appropriate for your family. During each day, the Bonanza’s presenters will sit on a Bird Dog Panel for a Question & Answer discussion with Pheasant Fest attendees.

National Pheasant Fest 2009 presented by Cabela’s will combine a national consumer show, habitat seminar series, and family event complete with puppies, tractors, shotguns, and art. In fact, the Fest promises to be the country’s largest event for upland hunters, sport dog owners, and wildlife habitat conservationists.

For the special price of $30, a National Pheasant Fest advance ticket package includes three-day weekend admission to National Pheasant Fest 2009 ($30 value), 1-year membership to Pheasants Forever ($30 value) which includes a subscription to the Pheasants Forever Journal of Upland Conservation (5 issues), membership card and decal, and a free Pheasants Forever hat ($16.95 value) which you can pick up at National Pheasant Fest. Single day tickets to the event will sell for $10 at the show, and the annual PF membership alone is $30. In other words, purchasing advance tickets to National Pheasant Fest is a $77 value at less than half the price, a savings of over 60 percent! To order tickets and for more information, log onto www.PheasantFest.org.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are non-profit conservation organizations dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant, quail, and other wildlife populations in North America through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness, and education. PF/QF has more than 129,000 members in 700 local chapters across the continent.

For additional information about Pheasants Forever, please visit www.PheasantsForever.org .