Walton’s Joins “The Habitat Organization” with Field to Fork Support of Conservation

St. Paul, Minn. – June 20, 2019 –Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is proud to announce Walton’s Inc.has joined the organization as the newest national partner in conservation. Walton’s, whose slogan is “Everything but the Meat,” is a meat processing supplies distributor and retailer focused on seasonings, sausage casings, packaging, and equipment for making sausage and jerky.

The relationship between the two businesses centers around wild game cooking content under the headline of “Gamebird Gourmet.” Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever take pride in being a leader in the conservation community at connecting the dots between quality habitat, a bird in the bag, and a delicious meal on the plate. Through Gamebird Gourmet content, Walton’s will have an opportunity to showcase their products in conjunction with upland bird recipes in the organization’s publications, websites, social media channels, and events.    

Walton’s also has a long history of supporting Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever chapters in their home state of Kansas.  Likewise, Walton’s has also been a sponsor of Pheasants Forever’s television shows produced by Ron Schara Productions. Those shows are The Flush on Outdoor Channel and Rooster Tales on Sportsman Channel and FOX Sports.  

“At Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, we’re steadfast believers that there is no better meal than the ones we harvest ourselves behind a good bird dog in quality habitat. This new partnership with Walton’s will help us further connect that great meal from the field all the way to the fork,” explained Chris Kalis, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s director of corporate partnerships.

“Walton’s is excited to be able to support and partner with Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever.  At Walton’s, we specialize in providing seasonings, supplies, and equipment for meat processing and that is heavily centered around all types of wild game,” explained Austin Walton, Retail Products Manager at Walton’s Inc. “Conservation of wildlife habitats is an important priority for us, and Pheasants Forever is the perfect partner to further that goal and make sure that upland habitats and hunting remains accessible, while also providing hunters with the tools and knowledge needed to prepare and process their own wild game at home.”

In addition to Gamebird Gourmet content, the following highlight key components of the relationship:

  • National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic – As a gold sponsor for the 2020 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic in Minneapolis, Walton’s will have a large presence on the show floor of the Minneapolis Convention Center on February 14, 15 & 16, 2020.  More details at www.PheasantFest.org
  • Women, Wine and Wild Game – These new events engage women interested in sustainable food, hunting, or otherwise have an affinity for the outdoors.  The events are designed to demonstrate the connections between land stewardship, opportunities to hunt wild game, and also to foster a greater understanding of the organization’s mission.  Walton’s will be a foundational partner in these events. 
  • Chapter Banquets – Walton’s provides discounted products for the organization’s chapters to purchase for local fundraising events across the country.

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.