Irish Setter Laces up Commitment to Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever as Official Boot Partner

St. Paul, Minn. – July 30, 2019 – Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are excited to announce that Irish Setter Boots™ has renewed its partnership for the 4th year in a row as the “Official Upland Hunting Boot” of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. The relationship reaffirms the brand’s commitment to wildlife habitat conservation and accessible public lands. 

“We know outdoor enthusiasts value the incredible habitat conservation work that Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever performs across the country every year,” said Maurice McClurg, Irish Setter Marketing Manager. “We’re proud to support an organization that preserves habitat and creates access to land where we all can lace up our boots for memorable experiences.” 

“The partnership with Irish Setter is one of those perfect scenarios when a product our members and employees love to wear in the field is also a company that helps us create more habitat in those fields,” said Chris Kalis, director of corporate partnerships for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. “We’re thrilled to have Irish Setter on board for another year of important conservation work together.”

Pheasant and quail hunters in the United States and Canada have relied on Irish Setter Wingshooter hunting boots since 1950. Designed and crafted for the most demanding upland hunters, Wingshooter boots are an American classic. They feature full-grain, waterproof leather combined with the UltraDry™ waterproofing system and a cushioned, debris-shedding wedge sole that lets hunters go all day, mile after mile.

In addition to marketing opportunities in Pheasants Forever JournalQuail Forever Journal, and the organization’s online media channels, Irish Setter’s partnership with Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever also includes:

  • National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic – As a silver sponsor for the 2020 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic in Minneapolis, Irish Setter boots will be displayed for the event’s attendees in “Rooster Row,” one of the premiere booth locations for the convention taking place at the Minneapolis Convention Center on February 14, 15 & 16, 2020.  More details at
  • Rooster Road Trip – Irish Setter will be the exclusive boot partner for the 2019 public lands hunting trip across pheasant country in October 2019. Check out for last year’s highlights.
  • Bird Dog ID Contest on Facebook – Once a month, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever post a Facebook contest allowing members to guess the breed of bird dog pictured.
  • Chapter Banquets – Irish Setter provides every chapter with a 30% off discount card for use at local fundraising events across the country.

About Irish Setter

Based in Red Wing, Minnesota, Irish Setter is a division of Red Wing Shoe Company, which produces a full line of performance hunting boots and rugged outdoor work footwear. Designed by people who are passionate about hunting and working in the outdoors, Irish Setter continues to craft boots with leading technologies and the finest materials to offer customers premium quality outdoor footwear. For more information about Irish Setter’s legacy, products and retailer locations, visit

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 140,000 members and 740 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent $867 million on 540,000 habitat projects benefiting 18 million acres nationwide.