Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic draws thousands of hunters

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic, a huge show highlighting the best in bird hunting, takes place this weekend in downtown Milwaukee's Wisconsin Center.

It's billed as the largest show in the county for upland hunters, bird dog owners and wildlife habitat conservationists touting almost anything and everything a bird hunter would want.

"I like to show the guns off and just let people see them, that have not seen guns before like this," said L.C Smith gun collector Bruce Bonney. "Some of them are rare -- there's only 25 of them or so -- we'll get them out here and the guys can see them."

Around 25,000 people are expected to take in more than 100 seminars during the three-day event.

"Just the impact on Milwaukee itself, you can't imagine the amount of people that come here so economic-wise it's a great thing," said Tom Dokken with Oak Ridge Kennels.

The Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic continues Sunday, February 16th from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.