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Madison, Wisconsin – Pheasants Forever (PF) announces the schedule of seminars slated for National Pheasant Fest 2009 Presented by Cabela’s. The Fest takes place February 6, 7 & 8 at Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. The 3-day event will have seminars on bird dogs, wildlife habitat, conservation and hunting on the hour throughout the weekend, and the complete seminar schedule can be seen here.
The Bird Dog Bonanza Stage Presented by Native™ performance dog food and SportDOG – We’ve devoted an entire stage to our canine companions! The Bird Dog Bonanza Stage Presented by Native™ performance dog food and SportDOG Brand® electronic dog training systems will feature dog training seminars and sport dog demonstrations. Speakers will include Native™ ProStaffers Susan Barnes, Rick McConico, Bill Monk, Todd Sterrett, and Chad and Jodi Hines, as well as SportDOG’s Tom Dokken, Rhett Kermicle 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, stage presenters will sit on a Bird Dog Panel for a Question & Answer discussion with Pheasant Fest attendees.

Cabela’s Dog Room – Even more bird dog experts, vets, and outdoor personalities including; Scott Linden from Scott Linden Outdoors and Field & Stream Radio and the dynamic duo of Dez & Dash – Dez Young and his Llewellin setters from the popular outdoor shows “Hunting With Hank,” “Dash in the Uplands” and “Upland Days with Dez and Dash.”

Renewable Energy & Wildlife Habitat Forum Presented by Alliant Energy – The Renewable Energy & Wildlife Habitat Forum will take place on Saturday and Sunday at National Pheasant Fest 2009, with leading experts from PF, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Alliant Energy presenting on a number of topics, including “Biomass is More Than Grass,” “Biomass for Energy & Wildlife” and “Land Management Planning.” The highlight of the Forum will be an expert Roundtable Discussion on “Biomass and the Birds” beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Conservation on Your Land – A full slate of presentations throughout the weekend on topics including pheasants, turkeys, bobwhite quail, predators, deer management and more.

Hunting – It’s all hunting here, with pheasant hunting, duck hunting and even trapping being covered.

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, the special three-day weekend package includes admission to all three days of 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.

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 130,000 members in 700 local chapters across the continent.

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