Conservation groups and kids are the latest beneficiaries of Scott Linden’s Wingshooting USA TV series, sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
The NSSF’s “Win a Shot on the Show” sweepstakes encouraged viewers to take a kid hunting. Thousands of viewers entered at www.wingshootingusa.org, with winner Maurice Moore of Kansas City, KS inviting a close friend and his daughter to join show host Scott Linden on a hunt this fall. Moore also won a custom-fitted ESP electronic hearing protection system.
In-show promotional efforts have yielded cash for Delta Waterfowl, highest vote-getting conservation group in the Black’s Wing & Clay “Hot Dog” Competition. Viewers voted for their favorite dog on each episode at www.blackswingandclay.com, with each dog representing a conservation group. “Shadow,” a Labrador Retriever at R&R Pheasant Hunting in Seneca, SD, captured the top spot for Delta Waterfowl. Viewer Brandi Westmoreland of Sulphur Springs, Texas was chosen at random to win $500 in Cabela’s gear. Over two dozen conservation groups received national television exposure on Wingshooting USA and at the Black’s website as part of the feature.
Linden said: “Shadow is the epitome of perseverance. She soldiered on despite heat, hinky birds, and cover that debilitated even our cameramen! If you doubt her devotion to serving hunters, just take a look at those eye patches… that’s bloody, bare skin worn off by the abrasive milo she willingly crashes through day after day!”
Wingshooting USA’s second season is currently in production and will air this fall. Repeat broadcasts of the 2009-2010 episodes have recently been green-lighted by three additional networks and are currently airing in over 175 markets, available to 60 million households.