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There's No Place for Youth Like National Pheasant Fest!
Pheasant Fest's Youth Village features activities the entire family can enjoy
For Immediate Release
Anthony Hauck (651)209-4972

Saint Paul, Minn. - December-06 -

Pheasants Forever (PF) announces special attractions highlighting the Youth Village at this January's National Pheasant Fest presented by Cabela's. The Youth Village, sponsored by Pizza Ranch, offers activities for young people of all ages. Highlights include archery, laser shot, and live birds and aquatic creatures!

National Pheasant Fest will take place January 18th, 19th and 20th at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in Saint Paul, Minnesota. "This will be Pheasants Forever's biggest and best Youth Village yet," said Rich Wissink, PF's Youth Program Specialist, "We have an assortment of activities that are not only fun, but also educational. More importantly, the Youth Village is something the entire family can enjoy."

The Youth Village sponsored by Pizza Ranch is a great place for families to hang out at National Pheasant Fest, with its family stage offering everything from live storytelling, how-to demonstrations on skills such as casting and fly-tying, and nature crafts. Youth and their families will also have the chance to meet Pheasants Forever's lovable youth mascot, Rudy the Rooster.

Members of Pheasants Forever's National Youth Leadership Council will also be on hand at the Youth Village at National Pheasant Fest, running many of the activities and working in the booth. Members on the NYLC are spokespersons for their age group on hunting and conservation issues and help advise Pheasants Forever.

Youth ages 7-17 also have the unique opportunity to attend the all-night Pheasant Fest Family Camp-In at the Science Museum of Minnesota (located across the street from the Saint Paul RiverCentre. The camp-in will start at 5 PM on Saturday, January 19th and will conclude at 8 AM on Sunday, January 20th. This super science and conservation event, held in conjunction with the National Pheasant Fest, will be packed full of a variety of fun, hands-on activities and programs. To register or for general camp-in information, log onto www.NationalPheasantFest.org/page/pfestAttendee.

For the special price of $30, a National Pheasant Fest advance ticket includes floor admission for the entire three-day weekend, as well as a one-year membership to Pheasants Forever. The PF membership includes a free PF hat (a $17 value), a subscription to the Pheasants Forever Journal of Upland Conservation (5 issues) and PF member card and decal. Single day tickets to the event will sell for $10 at the show, and the annual PF membership alone is $30. In other words, purchasing advance tickets to National Pheasant Fest is a $77 value at less than half the price, a savings of over 60 percent! Tickets are available at any Ticketmaster outlet (find links at www.NationalPheasantFest.org) or by calling (651)989-5151. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Saint Paul RiverCentre Box Office (located in the southeast lobby of Xcel Energy Center).

National Pheasant Fest 2008 presented by Cabela's will combine a national consumer show, habitat seminar series, and family event complete with puppies, tractors, shotguns, and art. In fact, the Fest promises to be the country's largest event for upland hunters, sport dog owners, and wildlife habitat conservationists. For more information about National Pheasant Fest 2008 presented by Cabela's, please contact Pheasants Forever toll free at (877)773-2070 or log onto www.NationalPheasantFest.org.

Pheasants Forever is a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of quail and other wildlife populations in North America through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness, and education. Such efforts benefit landowners and wildlife alike.

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