And we couldn’t do it without our supporters. Since 2016, 100% of the proceeds from our Classic weekend events have gone into our Northwest Kansas Conservation Foundation. Over $325,000 has been raised and, through May of this year, over $268,000 has been distributed to youth programs and memberships, scholarships, and conservation and habitat programs. Details of the grants awarded by the foundation can be found on our conservation foundation page. At this year’s event we will take time to thank our sponsors, partners, and guests as we share some of the projects and programs the foundation has funded and why “We do it for the wildlife”.Learn More
The 2022 event was another success! Though the pheasants were fewer in the field, the camaraderie and the contributions from our sponsors, hunters and guests was phenomenal. The auctions raised $70,500 for our conservation foundation.
The 2022 Photo Album has been posted.
The Classic inducted two new members into the Classic Field of Fame: The Classic ammunition sponsor, Federal Premium Ammunition, and the (retired) Classic photographer, Rick Dykstra. They join the honored ranks with our 2021 inductees, past Classic Board member, Raelene Keller, Governor Sam Brownback, Tristar Arms, Classic firearm sponsor, Gus Bader, and Conestoga Energy’s Tom Willis.Learn More
March 1, 2022. The Northwest Kansas Conservation Foundation is pleased to announce grant funding support for the following programs. The Kansas Dept of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) was awarded $25,000 towards the 157.5-acre land purchase in Sherman County that will annex the current wildlife area that is managed for upland birds and public hunting. Additionally, Pheasants Forever (PF) was awarded $75,000 in support of the Corners Program and the new B.I.R.D.S program. The Foundation has already pledged and contributed $100,000 to the Corners Program. “Thank you for your commitment to support BIRDS and Corners for Wildlife. We are honored you are our partner in conservation”. Jordan Martincich, Director of Development, PF, Inc.Learn More
Jordan Martincich, Director of Development - Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever
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National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic 2023, presented by Federal Ammunition, is back in Minneapolis and promises to be an event you won’t want to miss! The nation’s largest upland tradeshow and convention has something for everyone including hunters, landowners, and bird dog enthusiasts. Coming attractions for 2023 include a Upland Film Festival, Public Lands Pavilion, Path to the Uplands Stage, Habitat Stage, Bird Dog Stage, and more than 400 unique vendors featuring outfitters, gear, food, and so much more!.See the 2023 Schedule of...Learn More
In 2021, the Classic started the Field of fame to honor those who have been instrumental in our success through their contributions and service. This year two inductees were honored. The first recipient was Federal Premium Ammunition. Federal has been our ammunition sponsor since 2012. The Classic proudly provides Federal Premium Ammunition to our hunters. The second inductee has also been involved since the first event. Rick Dykstra volunteered to be our roaming photographer, and he offered again in year two, by year three, he was dubbed the Classic’s official photographer. Rick put our event on his schedule, and he never missed. Due to health issues, 2021 was Rick’s last in his “official” capacity, but he will continue to be an honored guest every year at our...Learn More
We’re excited to have Amy Ray join the 2022 Classic. Amy is the President and CEO of The Sisterhood of The Outdoors, a company dedicated to creating opportunities for women to hunt, fish and learn to shoot. Their mission is to take women outdoors and provide meaningful opportunities for women in all outdoor and shooting sports. The staff are licensed guides, outfitters, weekend warriors, certified instructors and mentors to those willing to learn. For information about Amy and The Sisterhood of the Outdoors, visit https://www.sisterhoodoutdoors.com/. Read Amy’s Bio...Learn More