A parade of bird dogs kicked off the recently concluded National Pheasant Fest, Pheasants Forever’s annual three-day gathering of upland hunters, sport dog owners and wildlife habitat conservationists.

Held at the Minneapolis Convention Center, this year’s event – which was also a celebration of the PF’s 30th anniversary as a conservation organization, drew over 28,000 attendees.

Attendees visited with hundreds of hunting and conservation related exhibitors and vendors, and attended seminars on topics ranging from bird dog training and habitat management to wild game cooking and shooting techniques and equipment. Rudy’s Youth Village offered kids a chance to learn about the outdoors and conservation through hands-on activities.

For more information on Pheasants Forever and next year’s National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, visit www.pheasantsforever.org.

And now, on with the Bird Dog Parade…

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The Deutsch Langhaar http://dl-gna.org/

The Drathaar www.vdd-gna.org

The English Pointer www.americanpointerclub.org

The English Springer Spaniel www.essfta.org

The German Shorthaired Pointer www.gspca.org

The Golden Retriever www.grca.org