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PF Bird Dog Classic Field Trial

The PF Bird Dog Classic event is offering free youth hunts to young people just getting into bird hunting. If you or someone you know is interested in participating, download the registration form or visit this page for more information.

Calling All Dog Lovers

To All Field Trial Competitors, All Hunters, All Outdoor Enthusiasts and anybody that want some Family Fun:

Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever and Bird Hunters United are sponsoring our 3rd Annual Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever National Bird Dog Classic for Habitat on October 12-13, 2013 in Mapleton, KS at Timber Hills Lake Ranch. This is our annual fund raising endeavor to raise the much needed money for Missouri and Kansas local wildlife habitat improvement programs and supporting our BHU Youth Events.

We would love to have you and your buddies participate in our PF Bird Dog Classic; just bring your great bird dogs, your shot gun and some shells and have a lot of fun. All the information about our Dog Trial is in our website Please go to the site and find out how much fun you can have this October.

You can sign up online; it is quick and easy to sign up your dog(s). This event is for the novice, the amateur, the experienced field trial guy/gal too. We have some other components for the entire family to enjoy. Wobble Trap competition, Retrieving on land and water, Family Fun Day with 16 free Fun Field Trials for the inexperienced and youth to try out your new bird dog.

Many events for the entire family, so please go to our website above for all the details.

Remember we have a discounted Entry/Registration date as of September 25th; get your entry in before Sept 25th for significant savings.

See you all in October,

Ed Holland
PF Bird Dog Classic Chairman
M  816.810.9535

National Bird Dog Classic for Habitat

We’re pleased to pass along that on Saturday, October 12-13, 2013 the 3rd annual Pheasants and Quail Forever National Bird Dog Classic for Habitat will be held at Timber Hills Lake Ranch in Mapleton, KS. This event is open to all and will include a field trial, wobble trap, and retrieving competition. It should be a great event for dog enthusiasts and for the whole family!

PF/QF National Bird Dog Classic for Habitat

On October 13, 2012 at the Timber Hills Lake Ranch near Mapleton, KS there will be an event taking place that will be of interest to bird dog owners, bird hunters, and those interested in supporting the mission of Pheasants and Quail Forever. You’re invited to participate with your dog in this field trial challenge. For more information, download this registration form.

Calling All Birds Dogs…

Pheasants Forever Quail Forever’s National Bird Dog Classic for Habitat.

Bird Hunters United sanctioned field trail to be held in Higginsville, MO on Saturday, February 4, 2012

Calling all bird dogs and their owners! Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever will be hosting the National Bird Dog Classic for Habitat on Saturday, February 4 at K & L Kennels in Higginsville, Missouri. The goal of this trial is to raise awareness for National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, taking place this February 17, 18 & 19, 2012 in Kansas City, and to raise funds for Pheasants Forever’s wildlife habitat mission.

“We are very excited for this event to be taking place in concurrence with National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic,” says Ed Holland, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever National Board Member and event organizer, “Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever do more for upland conservation than any other organization, and I am thrilled to lead an event that combines my love of bird dogs with the organization’s habitat efforts.” Proceeds from the National Bird Dog Classic for Habitat will be donated to Pheasants Forever in an effort to improve wildlife habitat and carry on the nation’s upland hunting tradition.

The Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever National Bird Dog Classic for Habitat is a Bird Hunters United sanctioned event, and will include Open Pointing, Open Flushing, Doubles, Hunter, and Youth divisions. Each dog and their handler will have a chance to test their skills in the Bird Hunters United trialing format; a timed course in which a 3 bird set, consisting of quail, are placed prior to the competitors entering the field. Once released, the dog and its handler compete against the other competitors’ times. Trials will begin promptly at 8am and last until 5pm.

Winners of the Youth, Hunter, Open Pointing and Open Flushing divisions will win a new shotgun and dinner admission to the National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic Banquet taking place Friday, February 17, where the shotguns and trophies will be presented in front of a crowd of guests. Winners of the Doubles division will win admission to attend the banquet as well as other exceptional prizes.

The event is expected to draw over 140 participants. Entry fee is $125 for the Open and Hunter division, $150 for Doubles, and $75 for Youth. The entry fee will include one three-bird run, one Quail Forever Annual Membership, a weekend pass to National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic in Kansas City on February 17, 18, & 19, 2012, along with one banquet ticket for the Friday night awards banquet. Registration applications are available online here.

Also involved are the Warrensburg Missouri Boy Scouts, whom will be selling lunches to the public for six dollars in an effort to raise funds for their troop. Volunteers will also receive a weekend pass to National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, plus lunch provided by the Boy Scouts.

If you would like to volunteer, there will be a meeting held in the Kansas City area at 6pm on Thursday, January 12, 2012. Visit K&L Kennels for directions to the trialing grounds. For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jordan Martincich, Pheasants Forever’s Eastern Kansas Regional Representative, at (785) 242-3175 / Email Jordan. For information regarding event details, please contact Elsa Gallagher, Quail Forever’s Regional Wildlife Biologist for Missouri, at (573) 680-7115 / Email Elsa.

Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Foreverh ave more than 130,000 members and 700 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Chapters are empowered to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds are spent – the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure.