[Before you read on, help out your favorite cause by voting NOW at these sites:
www.wingshootingusa.org … Take one of your kids hunting on the show next season. Click on the “Win a Shot on the Show” icon.
www.blackswingandclay.com … Cash for your conservation group, Cabela’s gear for you! Click on the “Hot Dog” icon.
www.nativedogfood.com … a TON of food for hunting dog rescue club. Click on the “”Win a Ton” icon in the upper left corner.]
Now, where were we?
The chance to support conservation groups, hunting dogs and youth are part of the new “Wingshooting USA” television series, which debuted Wed. Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday 9:30 p.m. (East) on In Country TV (Dish Network Channel 230). The program launches on Sportsman Channel (DirecTV Channel 605) Saturday Oct. 3 at 11 p.m. (East).
Here are early online comments as the first broadcast aired …
Think you have a winner on your hands Scott- impressive- focus was on the dogs and not the advertising – Shadow
I liked it and will be watching it in the future – Big Dave
Watching it now. So far it looks great !! Sadie_Marie
Producer/host Scott Linden surveyed hundreds of bird hunters and hunting dog owners to create what he calls “a good show that does good.” Highly educational and interactive, the program, sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, offers viewers multiple chances to vote a la’ “American Idol” on everything from favorite dog breeds to a “most valuable dog” in each episode. They can also enter to “win a shot on the show” for a viewer and child at NSSF’s website, www.wingshootingusa.org. Also featured is Linden’s popular “Buddy & Me” training feature, where he learns as much as his dog does.
Highest vote-getters mean cash awards for one conservation group, a ton of Native performance dog food for breed rescue clubs, and merchandise prizes for viewers. A list of over two dozen beneficiary groups includes: American Kennel Club, North American Grouse Partnership, SCI’s American Wilderness Leadership School, Pheasants Forever and breed rescue groups for virtually every hunting dog, among others.
Visit our sponsors:
“Access is a key issue and a major influencer on hunting participation. Without easy access to quality hunting many people choose to hunt less or give up hunting all together. In response, the NSSF launched the WingshootingUSA.org Web site to help hunters find the easy access to the quality hunting available at today’s hunting preserves,” said Dave Miles, NSSF Director of Marketing and Broadcast Media. “We are very excited about the Wingshooting USA television show and its ability to drive traffic to our web site, and more importantly, to drive enthusiastic participants afield.”
“There’s something for everyone on the show. Whether you’re a novice or seasoned bird hunting veteran, you’ll find something, from great dog work to training tips, to plenty of birds. You might even become a better shooter,” Linden added.
In addition to NSSF, major sponsors include Happy Jack dog health products, Native performance dog food, ESP hearing protection, Black’s Wing & Clay Waterfowl directory, state of South Dakota, TriTronics training collars, Cabela’s, and artist Ross Young.