SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever has announced conservationist and public lands advocate, Steven Rinella, as the featured speaker for National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic 2018 coming to the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls on February 16, 17 & 18.
Rinella will deliver the keynote address to a crowd of more than 1,000 members and supporters at the National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic Banquet on Saturday evening, February 17th.
Steven Rinella is an avid outdoorsman, writer, television host and staunch public lands advocate who makes a living amongst America’s national forests, grasslands, and sage flats that belong to hunters from all walks of life – the nation’s public lands system.
He is the author of The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine, American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon, and recently published, Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter. Rinella's writing has also appeared in many publications, including Outside, Field and Stream, the New Yorker, Glamour, the New York Times, Men's Journal, Salon.com, O the Oprah Magazine, Bowhunter, and the annual anthologies Best American Travel Writing and Best Food Writing. In 2010, Rinella hosted “The Wild Within” on Travel Channel. Currently, he is the host of “MeatEater” on Sportsman Channel.
“Upland hunters are an indispensable factor for the nation’s conservation successes and iconic grassland landscapes that remain a focal point of public lands in North America,” expressed Rinella. “Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever members recognize that conservation is not a luxury in the 21st century, but a responsibility amongst the outdoor community. I look forward to sharing the weekend in Sioux Falls with devoted conservationists and discussing the important work carried out by ‘The Habitat Organization’ which is helping to reinvigorate Aldo Leopold’s ‘Land Ethic’ in our country.”
Purchase tickets now to hear Steve Rinella’s keynote speech at the 2018 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic Banquet.
In 2012, MeatEater was nominated for four Sportsman Choice Awards for Best New Series, Best Host, Best Hunting Show and Best Educational Show.
In 2011, The Wild Within was a James Beard Awards finalist for best Television Program, On Location.
American Buffalo won a number of awards including the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award. It was also chosen by Amazon.com as a Book of the Month selection and by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the best fifty non-fiction books of 2008.
Early Bird Registration Now Available for 2018 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic:
National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic 2018, presented by Federal Premium Ammunition, will be the nation’s largest tradeshow and convention for upland hunters, landowners, bird dog trainers, and wildlife habitat conservationists.
Additionally, the event will celebrate Pheasants Forever’s 35th anniversary and conservation impacts since the organization’s inception. Purchase your Saturday night banquet (2/17) tickets now for a chance to hear Steven Rinella and take part in the nation’s largest event for upland hunters: Early Bird Registration now available through December 1st.
About Pheasants Forever:
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 Forever have more than 145,000 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. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent $708 million on 517,000 habitat projects benefiting 15.8 million acres nationwide.