My Wingshooting USA television series kicks off its third season the week of Sept. 26 on five networks, including NBC Sports. I hope you’ll watch.
Highlights include the first hunt for my German Wirehair puppy Manny, a horseback hunt in South Dakota, and an Idaho hunt with the viewer who won the show’s “Take Your Kid Hunting” sweepstakes. The upland industry’s widest-ranging conservation and public service initiative also kicks off with the first broadcast.
You know as I do, it’s all about the dogs, so elite canine athletes and fast-paced hunting action are the primary focus of the program, with locations ranging from North Dakota to Oregon. Species include ringneck pheasants, sharptail grouse, chukars and prairie chickens. The fan favorite “Buddy & Me” segment returns with hunting, training and shooting tips dispensed by Linden’s older (and wiser) wirehair Buddy.
The debut episode also launches our public service effort, “TruckVault Cares … about conservation, canines & kids.” The viral, interactive and broadcast effort raises funds and awareness for six groups: Ruffed Grouse Society, International Hunter Education Association, AKC Canine Health Foundation, Scholastic Clay Target Program, North American Grouse Partnership and a nationwide coalition of hunting dog rescue clubs.
Win a trip to be on the show, too. We’re hunting on horseback for chukars at one of my favorite places. Enter here.
Show sponsors include the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s WingshootingUSA.org hunting promotion initiative; TruckVault secure vehicle storage systems; Happy Jack Inc. dog health products; Kent Cartridge; Fausti Shotguns; Ugly Dog Hunting Co.; Filson apparel; South Dakota Tourism and Watertown, SD; PreferredLodges.com; and Tri-Tronics electronic training collars.
In addition to NBC Sports (formerly VERSUS), the award-winning program airs on Sportsman Channel, AMG-TV, TUFF-TV and Legacy Television. Days and times vary by network; detailed program information and a preview episode are available here.