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National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic Offers Landowner Help Room and Seminars

Published on: Jan. 21, 2012

Pheasant Fest will Feature “Habitat Help Room”

If you own land anywhere in the country, you can receive free land-use management consultation at Pheasants Forever's National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic 2012. The Landowner Habitat Help Room will feature leading technology, and entry is free with paid admission to the show. This dual event runs Feb. 17, 18 and 19 at the Kansas City Convention Center in downtown Kansas City.

Pheasant Fest’s Landowner Habitat Help Room will offer a dozen workstations featuring large-screen monitors providing a detailed look at each piece of property. Guided by a trained Pheasants Forever or Quail Forever biologist or partnering biologist from Missouri Department of Conservation, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism or the U.S. Department of Agriculture, landowners will be educated on ways they can improve their acres for wildlife and even what local, state and federal conservation programs they qualify for.

"Your next wildlife habitat project starts at Pheasant Fest," says Steve Riley, Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist Manager for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. "The Landowner Habitat Help Room goes beyond a typical trade show, and becomes an interactive event where wildlife habitat is the main focus and a lasting impact is made."

Come with a Property Description, Leave with a Management Plan

With the most current streaming data available, the Landowner Habitat Help Room will offer topographic and aerial maps on any piece of property in the entire country. Quail-management biologists will be on hand to help you use the mapping technology to create a wildlife-habitat management plan for your land. Here’s all you have to do to participate:

  • Attend National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic 2012 and visit the Landowner Habitat Help Room inside the Kansas City Convention Center’s Bartle Hall.
  • Bring the legal description of your property (township, range and section) or the ability to pinpoint that property’s exact location on the map.

That's it! You'll leave with a free wildlife-habitat management plan for your land.

Landowners have experienced the value of the Landowner Habitat Help Room at National Pheasant Fest. More than 1,800 of them have taken advantage of this service at past shows, leading to more than 185,000 habitat acres that have been evaluated for management recommendations by wildlife biologists during Pheasant Fest events since 2005.

Meet Us at the Premier Quail Classic

The country's largest event for upland hunters, sport dog owners and wildlife-habitat conservationists combines a national outdoor tradeshow, wildlife habitat seminar series and family event complete with puppies, tractors, shotguns and wildlife art.

This year marks the inaugural Quail Classic, held in conjunction with National Pheasant Fest. Quail Classic will highlight all things quail, and it will be the most in-depth conversation about quail in the country. Featuring daily seminars, keynote speakers and attendee participation, the Quail Classic portion of the 2012 event will be a first, representing the strong tradition of bobwhite-quail hunting and conservation found in Kansas, Missouri and across the Great Plains and Southeast United States. MOre Quail Blog authors Bill White and Scott Sudkamp will be among the speakers at quail seminars throughout the conference.

To learn more, visit the Pheasantfest website link shown at the bottom of this page.

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Comments

On February 20th, 2012 at 6:30pm Paul Callicoat M.D. said:

Talked to you at the conference. Had a great time. Learned a lot too. Hope you can come by my farm the next time you are near Joplin, thanks

On February 8th, 2012 at 1:12pm whitew said:

Thanks Jerry for responding,  you will be exposed to some of the best minds in the country as it relates to quail and pheasant management! Hope to see you there.

On February 8th, 2012 at 7:34am Jerry Tracy said:

I plan on being there on Friday and hope to attend as many seminars as I can in a 5 or 6 hour period.

On February 7th, 2012 at 11:49pm whitew said:

Anonymous, we have a Private Land Conservationist housed in the USDA office at Houston, MO and her name is Lesly Holt. She is all about quail and can be reached at (417) 967-2028 or  lesly.holt@mdc.mo.gov For anyone else looking for their Private Land Conservationist, go to our webpage http://mdc.mo.gov/landwater-care then scroll down til you see a gray box on the right side of the page " Who's My Local Contact". Select your county and you will get a list of Department staff that can help you, one of which will be your local Private Land Conservationist. Thanks for your interest in helping quail.

On February 7th, 2012 at 11:42pm whitew said:

Fran, let me know your land is and especially if you are in Missouri we can get you in contact with a local Private Land Conservationist. Other states have limited help, but may still be able to help you. Bill

On February 6th, 2012 at 10:33am Fran Hanks said:

Could I get a map evaluation and help without attending?

On February 6th, 2012 at 10:29am Anonymous said:

I have 160 acres in texas county. I don't know if I can attend in Kansas City but I could use some knowledge and help. What can I do?
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