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Yet another way to watch the show: MAVTV. This progressive and growing network is on Dish Network (satellite channel #361) and several hundred cable systems. We launch this Saturday at 2 p.m. Eastern time, so check us out!

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News release: Wingshooting USA helps members, supporters raise funds with a mouse click

Scott Linden hopes to put TruckVault’s money where his viewers’ mouse is. The second annual version of his public service fundraiser launches June 25 on the six TV networks carrying his show, Wingshooting USA. Dubbed “TruckVault Cares … about conservation, canines & kids,” the initiative motivates sportsmen to raise funds and awareness for six different groups, and possibly win prizes for themselves.

Six groups benefit from votes tallied at www.truckvaultcares.com: Ruffed Grouse Society, International Hunter Education Association, Quail Unlimited, National 4H Shooting Sports, Scholastic Clay Target Program, and a nationwide coalition of hunting dog rescue clubs. Linden says all groups also benefit from the “cross-pollination” among shared and potential members who learn more about each group when they vote and watch informational segments on his TV show. Together, the groups claim over a million member-supporters.

Last year’s effort attracted over 170,000 web visits, and this year’s should prove just as popular, Linden said. This year prizes will be awarded every 5,000 votes as well as at the conclusion of voting on Dec. 31, 2012. A South Dakota duck and pheasant hunt at Warne Ranch is one of the prizes, as are Peet shoe dryers, Kent Cartridge ammunition, Filson apparel, a TruckVault, Ugly Dog Hunting Co. gear, and Happy Jack dog care products.

Last year, each group was represented at the online voting site by a Labrador puppy. Viewers have chosen English Setters as the breed for this year’s pups. Every vote puts kibble into the pup’s food bowl and sends a proportional amount of the $10,000 fund to that group’s treasury.

Through television commercials and in-show educational features, print ads and online promotion, Wingshooting USA viewers will be urged to vote online for their favorite group, and motivate their friends to vote. Members can also use social media to “get out the vote” among friends, sending new voters to the site to raise even more funds.

Wingshooting USA is the official TV series of the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Created and hosted by Scott Linden, the program airs on six networks year-round, available in 207 million households via cable, satellite and over-the-air stations in all media markets


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Lynn Burdick will be hunting on horseback with her sons and me as the grand prize winner of the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s “Take Your Kid Hunting” sweepstakes on the TV series. She tops a list of five winners; the remainder will be hunting with their child at a nearby bird hunting preserve thanks to NSSF. Those winners include: Bruce Visniski of Muskegon, Mich.; Robert Cheeseman of Burlington, New Jersey; Thomas Mathias of Lancaster, New York; and John Rexrode of Henderson, N. Carolina.

The grand prize trip will be filmed for an upcoming Wingshooting USA episode, and takes place this November at our headquarters lodge, Ruggs Ranch in eastern Oregon. A working cattle ranch in addition to elite bird and big game hunting lodge, Ruggs Ranch’s 86,000 acres are an ideal setting for Linden and the Burdicks to hunt from horses for chukars, Hungarian Partridge and pheasants. Information on the destination is available here.

I am so proud of you all! Thousands of viewers entered the contest, which is designed to encourage parents to welcome their youngsters to bird hunting. My recent survey of Wingshooting USA viewers supports the promotion’s goal, with respondents indicating a 30% increase over last year in the number introducing someone to the sport. Based on the survey response, Wingshooting USA viewers took a new hunter into the field over 2 million times last season!

The fourth annual “Take Your Kid Hunting” sweepstakes launches in late June; entries at http://www.wingshootingusa.org. The title sponsor of Linden’s television series and the “Take Your Kid” initiative, the National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.

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Christy Kota has cast the 60,000th vote in Scott Linden’s Wingshooting USA TV conservation initiative “TruckVault Cares … for conservation, canines & kids.” The multimedia effort raises funds and public awareness for six non-profit groups. It is sponsored by TruckVault secure vehicle storage systems, with additional support from Filson apparel, Fausti shotguns, Kent Cartridge ammo and Tri-Tronics electronic dog training collars. The National Shooting Sports Foundation is title sponsor of the show.

Kota will receive a gift certificate from program sponsor Filson for her vote. In addition to the 60,000 votes, the initiative’s web pages have seen over 200,000 visits by viewers seeking more information on each group and sponsors. Groups benefitting from the year-long effort include Ruffed Grouse Society, Gun Dog Rescue groups, International Hunter Education Association, North American Grouse Partnership and the AKC-Canine Health Foundation. Every vote sends a proportional amount of the $10,000 prize fund to the group’s treasury. Besides sharing in the funds raised, host-creator Scott Linden says all groups benefit from heightened public awareness of their work.

Every voter is entered to win gear from a long list of prizes … TruckVault, Scott Linden’s own Fausti shotgun, prints, dog crates and e-collars.

Together, the groups claim over a million member-supporters. The AKC Canine Health Foundation leads in voting, having surpassed the 27,800 vote mark. Second place is occupied by the Scholastic Clay Target Program. For more information or to vote, go to http://www.truckvaultcares.com.

Through television commercials and in-show features, Wingshooting USA viewers are educated to each group’s mission and urged to vote online for their favorite group. Members can also use social media to “get out the vote,” sending additional voters to the site to raise more funds. Each group is represented at the site by a Labrador puppy; voting is tracked by adding kibble to each puppy’s food bowl. The initiative runs through March, 2012.

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Thought you should be among the first to hear the great news … a press release that went out today:

Scott Linden’s Wingshooting USA television series launches Dec. 26 on the Pursuit Channel, starting a two-year strategic alliance that will include programming and promotion activities on the air, in social media and other venues for both parties. The show will air year-round on Pursuit, which is available at the basic tier on both Dish Network and DirecTV to 38 million households. Wingshooting USA will air Fridays 7 p.m., Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m. and Mondays 12:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Pursuit becomes the fifth network to pick up the series, the fourth to carry it year-round.

“We are thrilled at Wingshooting USA coming aboard the Pursuit Channel. With Pursuit’s outstanding distribution model coupled with Wingshooting USA’s premium content, I am confident that we together will be able to reach the vast majority of the 6 million wing shooting hunters across the country,” Pursuit Channel’s CEO Rusty Faulk said. In addition, Faulk also mentions that “Even though the wingshooting community is relatively small, it’s a very important segment of the outdoor demographic. We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to work closely with Scott to grow the wingshooting segment of the outdoors”.

Entering its fourth season in 2012, Wingshooting USA is the official series of the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Major sponsors include TruckVault, Cabela’s, Happy Jack, Filson, Kent Cartridge, Fausti shotguns, Ugly Dog Hunting Co., Tri-Tronics, State of South Dakota and Numa eyewear. Voted “favorite upland series” two years running in a national survey, the award-winning show is now available to over 200 million homes every week.

Pursuit was founded by Rusty Faulk and Merrill Sport in 2008. It is the most widely-distributed pure hunting and fishing network in the U.S, offering almost 100 programs from producers including Cabela’s, Mossy Oak, Hank Parker and Al Lindner.

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